California

California meets federal govt.’s new CO2 emissions target years ahead of schedule

While many states will have to struggle hard to comply with President Barack Obama's recently announced Clean Power Plan, California is already at the forefront of the game.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan will force states to significantly cut carbon emissions... read more

Nonprofits want oil refiners to fully disclose their California profits

Nonprofit groups Consumer Watchdog and NextGen Climate have called for a change in California law to force oil refiners to disclose their profits and protect consumers from excessive prices at the pump.

According to figures released by the American Automobile Association (AAA), the... read more

Construction worker dies after being stung by hundreds of bees

A construction worker lost his life on Monday after being stung by hundreds of angry bees at a construction site in Southern California, authorities confirmed.

Chaos broke out as the bees swarmed after the victim and his co-workers unintentionally disturbed a massive underground beehive... read more

Remote trail camera records gray wolf roaming in California

One of numerous cameras installed by the Department of Fish & Wildlife in Siskiyou County of Northern California has captured a gray wolf roaming the wilds.

The Department of Fish & Wildlife announced on Monday that the image of the lone gray wolf was captured by a camera in May.... read more

Former CalFire battalion chief sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing girlfriend

A former California fire battalion chief was on Friday sentenced by a Sacramento County Jury to sixteen years to life in prison for the second-degree slaying of his girlfriend.

Orville "Moe" Fleming, who once served the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, was found... read more

Santa Cruz police arrest teen on suspicion of murder of 8-year-old girl

A teenage boy was on Tuesday taken into custody on suspicion of killing an 8-year-old girl, whose body was found in a recycling bin at a housing complex in Santa Cruz, City Police Chief Kevin Vogel confirmed.

Police Chief Vogel told reporters yesterday that Madyson Middleton was almost... read more

The 2014 Marine jet crash in Southern California was caused by oil leak: report

The Marine fighter jet crash that set several homes on fire in a Southern California neighborhood last year was caused by an oil leak, a newly published investigative report revealed.

According to the Marine investigative report, the AV-8B Harrier fighter jet crashed on 4th of June, 2014... read more

Small plane crashes into California home backyard, pilot dies

A small single-engine plane crashed into the backyard of house in Southern California and caught fire on Sunday, leaving the pilot dead, officials confirmed.

The Beechcraft BE35 plane tumbled at around 5 p.m. roughly half a mile east of Riverside Municipal Airport. The pilot of the plane... read more

California needs no more stadiums

There is no dearth of stadiums in California but a number of prominent teams, including the NFL 49ers, the Raiders, the chargers and the Rams, continue to insist that they need new stadiums.

The NFL Raiders already have O.co Coliseum in Oakland but the team is demanding the city to pay... read more

Higher levels of Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus in CA Town

One California town has mosquitoes that are carrying the West Nile Virus. Rates of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus are higher than normal in a two-block section of Tustin, which has 40 homes and two public parks. Tests turned out to be positive after 32 samples in Orange County... read more

Mobile payments company Square planning IPO to raise funds

Mobile payments company Square has confidentially filed for an IPO according to a report published in Bloomberg. The company founded by interim Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has not shared any details about its plans to raise funds. However, sources close to the matter have indicated that Square has... read more

Bowe Bergdahl had no connection to pot farm where he was seen last weekend

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for nearly five years in Afghanistan, was present at a Northern California marijuana farm when it was raided by deputies last weekend, Mendocino County sheriff's Capt. Greg Van Patten confirmed.

Capt. Pattern, however, added that... read more

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