Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

California News

California experiments with digital license plates

San Fransisco - The U.S. state of California and the city of Sacramento are experimenting with a new digital license plate scheme. The technology has been fitted to all of the vehicles that comprise the city's electric car fleet.

California takes net neutrality matters into own hands

The California State Senate recently passed Bill SB-822, which would make the state's net neutrality rules more strict than the federal regulations the bill is replacing.

Pruitt, Chao to go to California to negotiate emission standards

President Trump has reportedly tapped Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt to negotiate fuel economy standards with California.

'Golden State Killer,' an ex-cop, US Navy vet, warehouse worker

Washington - It was one of the most notorious unsolved crime sprees in US history -- a decade-long series of sadistic rapes and murders that terrorized tranquil California neighborhoods.

Ex-cop arrested for 'Golden State Killer' murders, rapes after 40-year chase

Los Angeles - California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and ...

UCLA study forecasts a severe climate future for California

Los Angeles - A study published on Monday by climate scientists at UCLA forecasts wild extremes of drought and flooding in California as the climate continues to warm.

California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

Paris - California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday.

Qualcomm to slash 1,500 jobs in California to cut costs

San Diego - Qalcomm, the big chip maker for smart phones, has already begun to cut jobs in California. The move appears to be part of a much larger workforce reduction plan that is designed to meet a commitment made to investors to cut $1 billion in costs.

California rejects initial National Guard border plan

Washington - California Governor Jerry Brown has rejected the Trump administration's initial proposals for a National Guard mission along the state's border with Mexico, a top US official said Monday.

California to force social media platforms to identify 'bots'

California lawmakers don't think social media companies are doing enough to safeguard consumers, so legislators have proposed a bill that would force platforms to identify automated accounts and deal with them within three days.

California utility will cut power during extreme fire danger

Sacramento - On Thursday, California's Pacific Gas & Electric Company announced it will start switching off power to minimize sparks in vulnerable areas during times of extreme fire danger as part of its new comprehensive Community Wildfire Safety Program.

Trump, in California, warns of 'bedlam' without border wall

San Diego - Donald Trump -- making his first trip to California as president -- warned Tuesday there would be "bedlam" without the controversial wall he wants to build on the border with Mexico, as he inspected several prototype barriers.

Clean energy forces three California gas power plants to close

Los Angeles - NRG Energy has confirmed its subsidiary, GenOn, plans to shutter three gas-fired power plants in California, continuing a trend of difficulties for fossil fuel generation in the state.

Arizona and California compete to attract self-driving car tests

Both Arizona and California appear anxious to allow fully autonomous cars to be tested on their public roads as both have issued orders allowing such tests.

New study — Climate change threatens major crops in California

Over the last 10-years, farmers in California have experienced the symptoms of climate change — less winter chill, crops blooming earlier, more heat waves and years of drought when the state baked in record temperatures.

California's cannabis market is going to be bigger than beer

California began the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1. The market is expected to hit $3.7 billion by the end 2018, and that number will increase to over $5 billion in 2019. Legal marijuana will be a tax windfall for the state.

California to allow testing self-driving cars with no driver

Sacramento - The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California USA announced last Monday that it has established new rules that will allow those working on autonomous vehicles to begin trials with no safety driver at the wheel.

Review: Escaping the cold with a first-time trip to Disney in your 30s Special

This writer just demonstrated you don’t have to be under a certain age to go to Disneyland for the first time – and have a blast.

More than 40 percent of California experiencing moderate drought

On Thursday, scientists announced more than 40 percent of California is experiencing a moderate drought, while state water officials confirmed lower-than-normal snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada.

California off to a dry start for winter rain and snow season

Sacramento - The vast meadow around Phillips, a remote spot near Echo Summit just off Highway 50, was an expanse of brown grass and dirt, with very small patches of snow when Frank Gehrke arrived to do the first official snow survey Wednesday.

Legal marijuana off to blazing start in California

Desert Hot Springs - It's the first day that marijuana can be bought and sold legally in California, and store owner Nicole Salisbury's stock of pot edibles is already running low.

Evacuations ordered for California's third-largest wildfire since 1932

Los Angeles - Evacuation orders were issued Saturday for areas in California's Santa Barbara County as the state battles its third-largest wildfire since 1932, with winds and dry conditions threatening to help the blaze grow.

California wildfire grows as Santa Ana winds continue to blow

Los Angeles - The so-called Thomas Fire in Southern California has grown to become the third largest fire on record in the state, destroying more than 1,000 buildings, including well over 700 homes, as well as taking the life of a firefighter.

Over 6,000 firefighters battling southern California blaze

Los Angeles - Thousands of firefighters were battling one of the most destructive wildfires in California's history Monday as it crept relentlessly up the Pacific coast and forced new evacuations.

Firefighters lose control as Thomas fire grows larger

Carpinteria - The Thomas fire in Southern California has now become the fifth-largest wildfire on record in the state. Containment of the massive blaze slipped from 15 to 10 percent as high winds spread the fire from Ventura County into Santa Barbara County.

Fire in southern California threatening another city

Ojai - A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days.

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

Ojai - Brutal winds that fueled southern California wildfires finally began to ease Saturday, giving residents and firefighters hope for a respite as the destructive toll of the blazes came into focus.

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Bonsall - Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires in California on Saturday that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the Los Angeles area, as well as outbreaks closer to San Diego.

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

San Diego - Unrelenting winds fanned towering flames Friday in southern California, where hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee multiple devastating fires in the Los Angeles area and new outbreaks near San Diego.

Wildfires rage across southern California, first death reported

Los Angeles - Firefighters on Thursday battled raging wildfires across southern California that have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, including residents on the outskirts of Los Angeles, America's second-largest city.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 42 Next»

Set up a news alert for

California


California Image

Children and adults can spin the dreidel to win prizes like gold-wrapped chocolate
Children and adults can spin the dreidel to win prizes like gold-wrapped chocolate
Boutiques along Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights  San Francisco.
Boutiques along Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights, San Francisco.
Christopher Beland
Back in 2004  author and researcher Lauren Steinhauer wrote his first novel based upon the Sherlock ...
Back in 2004, author and researcher Lauren Steinhauer wrote his first novel based upon the Sherlock Holmes character. Now in the final chapters, Steinhauer has written a new novel set amid the moral chaos of World War II. "I am looking for a respected and capable publisher," he says.
John Oppenheimer, courtesy of The Sunset Beacon Newspaper, SF, CA
Financial Advisor Daren Blonksi of Edward Jones of Sonoma  provides free seminars and workshops to t...
Financial Advisor Daren Blonksi of Edward Jones of Sonoma, provides free seminars and workshops to the community on a regular basis. He invited Jack Clow of Invesco to speak because Blonski believes strongly that when people are properly informed and know their financial situation well, they are better prepared to make investment decisions.
For over a century the octagon building has been one of the special gems of the Sunnyside District o...
For over a century the octagon building has been one of the special gems of the Sunnyside District of San Francisco. Today after many years of effort and collaboration, the distinctive octagon building serves as a cultural center and meeting place.
Courtesy of Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory
Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park
Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park
Moonalice officially released its  High 5  CD on Oct. 6  2016.
Moonalice officially released its "High 5" CD on Oct. 6, 2016.
CD cover art by Stanley Mouse
Many roads in California are closed due to flooding or damage from this latest round of storms.
Many roads in California are closed due to flooding or damage from this latest round of storms.
CalTran District 3
Tea & Trumpets organic tea company owner Mark Bowden sells his tea blends at Sonoma Farmers Market.
Tea & Trumpets organic tea company owner Mark Bowden sells his tea blends at Sonoma Farmers Market.
The Butte fire  and the devastation it has caused.
The Butte fire, and the devastation it has caused.
YouTube
 We have been here at this show for at least 20 years or more   said David Peck of Imari Gallery of ...
"We have been here at this show for at least 20 years or more," said David Peck of Imari Gallery of Sausalito, CA. His gallery specializes in Japanese treasures like silk screen paintings and exquisite artifacts like this statue of the Buddha.
Mount Tallac  Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit  Lake Tahoe  Eldorado National Forest  California. Sn...
Mount Tallac, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lake Tahoe, Eldorado National Forest, California. Snow accumulation is far below normal in 2014, leading to concerns about drinking water supplies.
jcookfisher / Wikimedia Commons
This photo of the Pilot Fire was taken earlier today. The fire has grown to 7 square miles in size a...
This photo of the Pilot Fire was taken earlier today. The fire has grown to 7 square miles in size after being discovered Sunday around noontime.
San Bernardino Sun
SRO residents gathered by the dozens to show their concern and upset with the change in policy enact...
SRO residents gathered by the dozens to show their concern and upset with the change in policy enacted by the local Postmaster General of San Francisco in 2008. This was a change made in order to save money for the USPS. For the past five years all mail to SRO Hotels has been dumped carelessly, allowing it to become vulnerable to theft, damage and loss.
Public Outreach Director for the City Attorney's Office
In 2016  over 40 lakes and waterways in California are covered in a toxic algae slime.
In 2016, over 40 lakes and waterways in California are covered in a toxic algae slime.
CA Water Board
Untitled
YouTube
100 Sake Bomb Dominoes
100 Sake Bomb Dominoes
YouTube Screen Capture - benjiwaa
Kathy Ostram talked about her recollections of guitarist Sam Andrew while at Mary s Pizza Shack on t...
Kathy Ostram talked about her recollections of guitarist Sam Andrew while at Mary's Pizza Shack on the plaza in Sonoma. Many of her memories of that time, were when San Francisco was filled with the sounds of the rock and roll music that attracted thousands to the City.
Seeking to empower local businesses  seen here are Juan Hernandez  Exec. Director of La Luz Center  ...
Seeking to empower local businesses, seen here are Juan Hernandez, Exec. Director of La Luz Center, Michael Ramos, a current micro loan recipient; and Kimberly and Simon Blattner, two of the benefactor/contributors to the micro loan program that was established at La Luz Center in 2012.
Walk First SF is a city-wide project that aims to make San Francisco more pedestrian friendly and sa...
Walk First SF is a city-wide project that aims to make San Francisco more pedestrian friendly and safe.
Courtesy of SF StreetsBlog.org

Latest News
Top News