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Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, for the Department of Water Resources, right, plunges the snow survey tube into the ... California emerged only last year from a historic five-year drought that forced mandatory water conservation for cities and towns, dried wells, and ...
Cities around the world are dealing with severe housing shortages and inflated housing costs. But nowhere is housing such a potent political issue as in California, whose unique geography, state policies, and activist culture have combined with a poorly distributed economic boom to create a "perfect ...

A nearly-century-old Southern California hospital that sits on an active earthquake fault will close because it can't meet state earthquake safety requirements, officials said Monday. Community Medical Center Long Beach announced it has submitted a four-month lease termination notice to the city, which ...
She's a radical leftist who doesn't even pretend that the city is willing to work with ICE on certain serious crimes. Oakland last year withdrew any cooperation with ICE even on investigations of sex-slavery and drug-smuggling. If she were asked under oath who told her about the upcoming raids, she'd likely ...
A total of 16 California cities ranked among the top 50 healthiest American cities, according to the report. Three cities in California made the top 10. San Francisco claimed the top spot, followed by San Diego in 4th place and Irvine in ninth. According to the data, San Francisco has the most walking trails per ...
MALIBU, Calif. -- Malibu has banned single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cutlery. The City Council voted Monday to approve an ordinance prohibiting the sale, distribution and use of the plastic items starting June 1. Mayor Rick Mullen has said it's an effort to stop plastic pollution at the source so it doesn't ...
The old farming town made headlines for going bankrupt in 2012, and for decades it has been trying to diversify its agriculture-based economy. Stockton is now about to experiment with a new way to sustain residents: Universal Basic Income or UBI. "I feel that as mayor it's my responsibility to do all I could ...
The California City Ravens boys basketball team beat the Rosamond Roadrunners 96-79 on Tuesday February 6th. The Ravens are currently the number 1 scoring team in California and the number 3 scoring team in the nation. The Ravens ran their classic run and gun game against the Roadrunners.
The chickens were a violation of a city ordinance, so the officer sent a written warning to Morales, who owned the house and rented it out. ... On Tuesday, Morales filed a class-action lawsuit against Indio and Coachella, two cities that have made a practice of taking residents to criminal court for exceptionally ...
A check of Marquez's record showed he was wanted on an active felony parole warrant for "inflicting bodily harm" by San Bernardino police. police in California were notified, confirmed the warrant and said Marquez would be extradited. A hearing will be held at a later date, City of Tonawanda police said.
California cities struggling with recent hikes in their pension fees will see another one in 2021 because of a decision CalPERS made on Tuesday to speed up the rate ... A parade of city government officials in November, however, asked the CalPERS Board of Administration to stick to the current schedule.
The city of Alameda, California, will have no part in it. Since last month, ICE has been able to tap into a nationwide database built by a company called Vigilant, which collects license plate and associated location records, to target immigrants while they're driving to work, running errands, or bringing their ...
Calico is a desert ghost town, theme-park style. Just outside of Barstow in the Mojave Desert--designated the State of California's official "silver rush ghost town" in 2005--Calico started its life as a lawless 19th-century mining camp. In the 1950s, it was reinvented by Walter Knott, the very man who brought ...
Several cities in California have privatized and criminalized minor nuisance and code violations. Some families have been slapped with giant "cost recovery" legal bills they cannot afford to pay. A non-profit law center filed suit Tuesday to try to stop the practice. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...

The steep fine stems from a change in city codes. In most American towns, a loud dog or a room addition without the proper permits would get you a potential citation and fine. Indio and other Southern California cities are now prosecuting code violators criminally and slapping homeowners like Morales with ...
After years of denial, California's cities are finally waking up to their pension nightmare. Unfortunately, now the crisis is so dire that there are no painless choices left. To keep up with ballooning pension payments, cities soon will have to raise taxes or cut services, or both. Loudly sounding the alarm, the ...
In Tulare, a city of nearly 63,000, farmers like to point out that the region feeds the world, with Tulare, Fresno and Kern counties typically running ... Roger Isom, president of the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Assn., said Nunes in his 14 years in Congress has helped bring attention to the water crisis.
The Bay Area city of Richmond recently made an unlikely move that got the attention of its largest employer and taxpayer, Chevron. It followed other Municipalities and counties across California that have filed lawsuits against oil companies, alleging that the energy giants knowingly contributed to climate ...
12, 2017 file photo San Francisco police Chief William Scott walks to a meeting at City Hall in San Francisco. The San Francisco police Department will be the first in the nation to voluntarily get outside oversight after the federal government opted to no longer support an Obama-era program that sought to ...
... on the Arizona-California border, this town has tried - and failed - to resurrect itself before. With a population of just 20,000 and the only income coming from two jails, this may be Blythe's last chance at rebirth. Luckily, there are currently 40 different cannabis businesses interested in this sleepy town.
The city of Stockton in California is testing that out. Robert Rector, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and welfare expert, explains what happened when five U.S. cities tried universal basic income in the '70s. Plus: The New York Times reports on people afraid to have kids because of climate ...
1, 2017 file photo, University of California, Berkeley police guard the building where Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was to speak. Four people who say they were injured last year during a riot ahead of a speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley ...
These Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show Louise Anna Turpin, left, and David Allen Turpin. Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a Perris, Calif., home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of ...
Thousands of Southern California residents gathered in Santa Barbara on Sunday for a somber vigil in honor of the 20 victims who died in last week's horrific ... A California town with deep Salvadoran influence wonders what comes next after Mr. Trump ended the "temporary protected status" for many.
Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds ... Though parts of the town of about 9,000 were spared, the debris flows leveled entire blocks as they killed at least 20 people last week. ... Is it time to install culverts and storm drains to siphon floods like other Southern California cities have built?
Two men frustrated with what they call an "ungovernable" California have launched a new campaign to divide the rural areas of the state from its coastal cities. Founders of the "New California" movement, Robert Paul Preston and Tom Reed, write on the campaign's website that California is "a failed state" ...
A California city is offering $50,000 to buyers willing to restore a stunning midcentury modern home by an eminent local architect. City officials in Palm Desert, California are auctioning off a 1,900-square-foot, city-owned house designed by Walter S. White, an architect who built more than 50 experimental ...
A California city has brought charges against 12 people who defied a ban on feeding homeless people at a neighborhood park, as officials try to rein in a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed 20 people and prompted mass vaccinations and the bleaching of streets.
Two weeks after apparently fainting in court when a judge declared she could not be released from jail, accused movie studio con artist Carissa Carpenter is asking to speak to a federal judge Friday to replace her court-appointed attorney with a new lawyer, a move that would put her on her fourth attorney ...
Homan's remarks were the latest escalation in the battle between the Trump Administration and cities and states with so-called sanctuary policies, which seek to protect undocumented immigrants who have run-ins with law enforcement from being handed over to federal authorities. In November, a federal ...
It's too early to see the impacts of the ADU reforms on the ground, but there's already been a massive uptick in ADU permit applications in many California cities. In December, researchers at University of California Berkley's Terner Center for Housing Innovation released a report looking at ADU applications ...
In late December, Tyson and his business partners broke ground on a 40-acre marijuana-focused ranch in California City, a small Mojave Desert city about 40 miles northeast of Lancaster, reports celebrity new site The Blast. If all goes according to plan, about 20 acres of the property, called Tyson Ranch, ...
The city at the end of Herzberg's morning commute, Los Angeles, permits outdoor home marijuana gardens and every type of cannabis business that's legal under state law. The journey shows one thing: Even though Proposition 64 made marijuana generally legal in California -- as approved by 57 ...
... a cannabis resort in California City, a remote Mojave Desert town that's about a 110-mile (177-kilometer) drive north of Los Angeles. Partner Robert Hickman tells the website that the undeveloped lands are primed to be cultivated and that Tyson ranch will be an oasis. In a video of the event, California City Mayor Jennifer ...
The business is one of four in the Los Angeles area that began selling marijuana for recreational use under the new California marijuana law today. Photo by David ... The store was one of the lucky few to receive temporary permits from the city of West Hollywood that went into effect Tuesday. "At this point I ...
California CITY, Calif. - As much of the state focuses on the selling of marijuana, California City is readying for marijuana cultivation efforts inside their city limits. Fences are being built around David Stafford's 160 acres just outside the main city. He and his partner run California Cannabis Inc., and soon ...
Citing limited options for raising local taxes, the association representing hundreds of California cities warned that rising public employee pension costs might ... The organization Thursday released a new analysis showing that 16% of the general fund budget in an average large city will go toward pension ...
Most California cities expect their spending on public employee pensions to climb by at least 50 percent over the next seven years, restricting their ability ... "The impact of pension costs are becoming such a large element of city costs that it is inevitably going to cause the reduction of services somewhere," ...
In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 35, a new law that demands California cities build more housing or risk temporarily losing control of some of their ... Los Altos Hills, Martines, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Pacifica, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Sausalito, Sonoma, South San Francisco, Tiburon, and Union City.
California CITY, Calif. - police in California City arrested one person after three homes were found to have illegal marijuana grow operations on Saturday. Nai Li of California City was arrested. Officials said Li, 58, was stopped early Saturday. Officers obtained search warrants for four homes believed to ...
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 ... The so-called Thomas fire is only 15 percent contained, now threatening the city of Santa Barbara and the nearby coastal town of Carpinteria, and is on ...
Ventura, California (CNN) The thousands of men and women fighting Southern California's largest wildfire made progress Friday thanks to weather that allowed more aircraft to help in the battle. "(It was a) very successful day on the fire line," said Mark Brown, an operations section chief for California ...
As wildfires tear through Southern California, devouring homes and forcing evacuations, the danger to those who live and work in their direct path could ... Murkier still is what to do about it, and how Western cities like Santa Barbara--which may face more frequent forest fires in the future due to climate ...
Certain spots in these areas are often dubbed "tent cities," where it's common for the homeless to live in encampments under highways or parks. In San Jose, California, officials are temporarily addressing the city's homeless epidemic with tiny homes. This week, they unveiled two designs for the homes, ...
Located to the west of Los Angeles, the coastal city of Oceanside -- best known for its beach and harbor-side shops -- is currently in a state of emergency. Residents are being urged to evacuate as quickly as possible as the flames draw closer. Approximately 1,000 homes are in serious danger of being ...
Stephen Colbert's interview with "Lady Bird" star Saoirse Ronan Wednesday night didn't make many fans out of Sacramento residents. The film, which is based on director Greta Gerwig's life growing up in California's capital city, has scored rave reviews from critics, even breaking a record on movie review ...
LA CONCHITA, Calif. -- Christian Bennett watched helplessly in the wee hours of Tuesday morning as his father's apartment building crumbled in flames. When the home in the city of Ventura went down, his great-grandfather's World War II medals and mementos -- like a Japanese battle sword -- went ...


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