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  • Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    July 28, 2014 12:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. The man was taken from Venice Beach and pronounced dead at a hospital... more »
  • Feds to fly hundreds of migrants to California

    June 22, 2014 12:16 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, an official said Saturday, as the government seeks to ease the workload on agents at the nation's busiest corridor for illegal crossings. There will be two flights Monday with... more »
  • 7.5 Quake on California Fault Could Be Disastrous

    March 30, 2014 5:59 PM

    LA HABRA, Calif. - Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault. The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.1... more »
  • Prison seminary program expands in California

    September 12, 2012 9:34 AM

    NORCO, Calif. (AP) - Almost 900 inmates in California prisons are taking part in a seminary training program that officials hope will lead them to plant churches and evangelize on the outside. The program was built from an experiment begun four years ago by The Urban Ministry Institute at the... more »
  • Feds close Central Valley slaughterhouse

    August 21, 2012 9:35 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators have shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows, some unable to walk, being repeatedly shocked and shot before being killed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which buys beef for the school lunch program and inspects meat facilities, suspended... more »
  • California Firm Recalls Prepared Sandwiches that ContainHard-Cooked Eggs

    February 4, 2012 1:41 PM

    FDA reports the following RecallCalifornia Firm Recalls Prepared Sandwiches that Contain Hard-Cooked Eggs. GH Foods CA, LLC was notified by their supplier that the eggs supplied to them were from Michael Foods, Inc, who recalled Hard-Cooked eggs due to potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. GH Foods CA, LLC, Sacramento,... more »
  • Sentencing expected for Calif. Facebook stalker

    July 22, 2011 6:40 AM

    SACRAMENTO, California (AP) - A 23-year-old Northern California man who trolled women's Facebook pages searching for clues that allowed him to take over their email accounts and then made nude pictures of them public is expected to be sentenced Friday. George Bronk pleaded guilty in January to charges of computer... more »
  • Gangster caught in Calif. expected back in Mass.

    June 24, 2011 10:52 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - Gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, nabbed in California this week after 16 years as a fugitive, is making a quick return to Boston. Bulger is scheduled to be in federal court in Boston at 4 p.m. Friday, said a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors in Boston. His longtime girlfriend... more »
  • Ocean science satellite blasts off from California

    June 10, 2011 10:55 AM

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A rocket carrying an Earth-observing satellite launched early Friday on a mission to measure the saltiness of the ocean from space. The Delta 2 rocket blasted off shortly before 7:30 a.m. PDT under cloudy skies from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket and... more »
  • Calif. Juror Ordered to Turn Over Facebook Posts

    February 6, 2011 1:33 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California judge has ordered a juror to turn over Facebook messages he posted during the trial of several alleged gang members. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny said Friday that Arturo Ramirez could face jail time if he doesn't give Facebook permission to disclose the... more »
  • Calif. man used Facebook to hack women's e-mails

    January 14, 2011 9:40 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In a cautionary tale for users of social-networking sites, a California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into woman's e-mail accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book. The California attorney general's office said Friday... more »
  • Jindal to promote book in California

    November 12, 2010 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading to California next week to promote his new book "Leadership and Crisis" in a meeting to be aired on C-SPAN. The Nov. 20 event is coordinated by the Young America's Foundation, which operates the Reagan Ranch. Jindal will be participate... more »
  • Crystal Cathedral Files for Bankruptcy

    October 18, 2010 5:26 PM

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Crystal Cathedral has filed for bankruptcy in Southern California after months of trying to overcome mounting debt. The megachurch, birthplace of the "Hour of Power" televangelist broadcast, announced its filing Monday as it deals with a $55 million debt. The Orange County-based church, founded in... more »
  • Court Halts CA Gay Marriages Pending Appeal

    August 16, 2010 6:54 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge's order that... more »
  • Reggie Bush comments on NCAA's punishment of Southern California

    June 16, 2010 2:26 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Reggie Bush says the NCAA's punishment of Southern California feels like "the closest thing to death without dying" and that he will fully support USC's appeal of the sanctions. Bush spoke publicly about the punishment for the first time Wednesday at the New Orleans Saints' training... more »
  • Schwarzenegger Withdrawing Support of Plan to Drill off California Coast

    May 3, 2010 5:29 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is withdrawing his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the environmental tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking during a news conference Monday, Schwarzenegger said television images of the oil spill in the Gulf have changed... more »
  • MARIJUANA EVERYWHERE

    November 6, 2009 8:40 AM

    SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) - It could be easier to find pot than a cup of coffee in L.A. Los Angeles has more pot shops than Starbucks and almost as many as public schools. In California, medical marijuana dispensaries are growing like -- well -- weeds. California voters approved medicinal marijuana... more »

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