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April 21, 2015
Commentary: Can the GOP learn from California?
LOS ANGELES—Jim Brulte, California's Republican chairman, has sobering but useful words for his party's leaders and 2016 candidates: If they don't learn from what happened to the GOP here, they may doom themselves to repeating its decidedly unpleasant experience. "California...
April 21, 2015 - 2:16am
April 16, 2015
Commentary: Farming Moves North With the Temperatures
Before there was a California, New England fed itself. Somehow. The soil was lousy, the climate cold and the diet limited (lots of cabbage, no avocados). At least there was plenty of water. Thanks to improved transportation, the production of fruits and vegetables followed the...
April 16, 2015 - 2:08am
April 14, 2015
Commentary: California water crisis is real
SAN DIEGO—In the Bible, Jesus turns water into wine. But in California, there are those who would take that miracle in the other direction. The Golden State needs water, and lots of it. The place has been parched for the past four years as it suffers through a record drought—the...
April 14, 2015 - 1:35am
May 19, 2014
California family cat comes to child’s rescue (with video)
(Reuters) — Tara, the California cat that became a YouTube sensation after being caught on video saving a boy from a dog attack, has been invited...
May 19, 2014 - 7:30am
February 4, 2014
California educator accused in YouTube video charged with sex abuse (video)
(Reuters) - A California educator who resigned after a woman accused her in a YouTube video of abusing her when she was a 12-year-old student has been charged with 16 counts of felony child abuse, local prosecutors said on Monday. The former teacher, Andrea Michelle Cardosa, was...
February 4, 2014 - 1:06pm
October 14, 2013
Hunter survives 19 days in snowy California wilderness
(Reuters) - A 72-year-old California deer hunter was recovering Monday after surviving on squirrels and packing leaves around him for warmth...
October 14, 2013 - 12:15pm
September 27, 2013
California man charged in 'sextortion' case of Miss California Teen USA
SANTA ANA, CALIF. – A 19-year-old man was charged Thursday with hacking webcams at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women to...
September 27, 2013 - 10:36am
September 21, 2013
California law to regulate fracking signed by Gov. Brown
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (Reuters) - California's first regulations on fracking and related oil production practices will go into effect next year in the most populous U.S. state under a bill signed into law on Friday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing,...
September 21, 2013 - 9:15am
August 26, 2013
Yosemite wildfire grows, fueling dangerous winds
(Reuters) - A colossal wildfire raging across the western edge of Yosemite National Park swept further into the park on Sunday and forced the...
August 26, 2013 - 7:26am
August 4, 2013
One dead, others injured as car drives through L.A. boardwalk
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rapidly accelerating car driven by a young man screeched across a sidewalk and straight into a crowd enjoying one of Southern...
August 4, 2013 - 9:36am
July 23, 2013
Deputies: Bynes hospitalized after starting fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after a witness said he spotted flames on her pant legs...
July 23, 2013 - 4:12pm
July 16, 2013
Man found in California motel awakens with amnesia
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Four months after he was found unconscious in a Palm Springs, Calif., motel, doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke with no memory of his past and speaking only Swedish. Michael Boatwright, 61, woke up with amnesia, calling...
July 16, 2013 - 10:20am
July 5, 2013
Many injured at Calif. fireworks when platform tips (see video)
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- More than two dozen people were injured when a wood platform holding live fireworks tipped over, sending the pyrotechnics into a crowd at a Fourth of July show northwest of Los Angeles, authorities said Friday. Between 8,000 and 10,000 revelers were...
July 5, 2013 - 7:27am
June 26, 2013
Update: Supreme Court clears way for same-sex unions in California
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay...
June 26, 2013 - 9:33am
June 25, 2013
The Lone Ranger begins his ride to cinemas (video)
Johnny Depp and Arnie Hammer talk about their roles as Tonto and The Lone Ranger at the world premiere in California.
June 25, 2013 - 12:15pm