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Surprise coming home at California City Tortoise Days Parade. Alexa Reye. 7:02 PM, Apr 28, 2018. Share Article. Autoplay: ... California City held their Tortoise Days Parade Saturday. This one however involved a special surprise. Master Sergeant Lanora Archuleta had been on deployment but was able to reunite with her ...
Not too far removed from this date 70 years ago, Port Hueneme became Ventura County's sixth official city. It was a place born of big dreams and big plans, and in the ambitions of a man from Pennsylvania. Whether the city has realized its early vision as an international player might depend on how one ...

During a meeting that went on past midnight on Tuesday, the City Council decided not to move forward at this time with authorizing Stockwell to begin notifying employees of the elimination of their positions. Instead, the council will hold several workshops next month to try to come up with alternatives to ...
CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. - UPDATE (April 28, 2018 3:00 p.m.). California City Police have identified the driver of the Chevy Tahoe that struck the ambulance as 31-year-old Keith Zeldon Taylor of Palmdale. Police believe that the passenger in the Tahoe was Taylor's 4-year-old son was the child ejected ...
Gubernatorial candidate and Assemblyman Travis Allen has photos taken with supporters as he announces the receipt of more than 35,000 petitions he has received from across the state encouraging local elected officials to opt out of California's sanctuary-state law while speaking at the Huntington Beach ...
California City is struggling with finding a way to fund its operations after an annual parcel tax that covered 66 percent of the city's general budget was taken away. The original parcel tax in California City started in 1998, with people paying $75 annually per parcel of land. The tax was then doubled in 2012 ...

In March, the small city of Los Alamitos was the first to announce that they would put their commitment to federal law over state regulations, drafting an ordinance that would let them opt out of state-level sanctuary laws. Emboldened, other cities in Orange and San Diego Counties are drafting exemption ...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Los Angeles. There's been backlash to the state's effort to protect immigrants from stepped up deportations under the Trump administration.
(Want to get California Today by email? Here's the sign-up.) The Oakland Cannery is just the type of place that the city likes to promote as its heart and soul. The former Del Monte fruit processing facility has for several decades served as a live/work space for painters, musicians, fashion designers, writers ...
As more cities weigh seismic retrofit laws — to protect both lives and the region's limited housing supply — many owner and tenant groups in the Los Angeles ... “What happened last year in Mexico City, we don't want to experience in California,” David Khorram, Long Beach's superintendent of building and safety, said of ...
A 22-year-old, unarmed black man shot to death by police in his grandparents' backyard in Sacramento, California, will be buried on Thursday - and city officials are girding for more protests. The Reverend Al Sharpton plans to give the eulogy at funeral services for Stephon Clark at the Bayside of South ...
A number of cities big and small in Southern California are taking steps to identify seismically vulnerable buildings for the first time in a generation, acting in ... “What happened last year in Mexico City, we don't want to experience in California,” David Khorram, Long Beach's superintendent of building and ...
At a packed public hearing, the county's board of supervisors—all Republicans—also voted to support a federal lawsuit against California's so-called ... The move came days after another municipality in the conservative-leaning county, the small city of Los Alamitos, approved an ordinance to opt out of the ...
Willow Village will be wedged between the Menlo Park neighborhood of Belle Haven and the city of East Palo Alto, heavily Hispanic communities that are among Silicon Valley's poorest. Facebook is planning 1,500 apartments, and it has agreed with Menlo Park to offer 225 of them at below-market rates.
The former mayor of a California city was arrested Thursday for violating the terms of a protective order issued against him, KTXL reported. >> Read more trending news. Anthony Ray Silva, 43, who was the mayor of Stockton, faces charges of being in possession of a registered gun at his home.
After a marijuana penny stock startup bought a California ghost town with the goal of turning it into a pot tourism destination, the company ran out of money to develop the project. Last August, Business Insider reported that American Green, a marijuana-focused technology company and consultancy, purchased the ...
To some, Montecito might just seem like a town hit by a string of superlatively bad luck. But to people crunching the numbers it looks less like an outlier and more like an inevitability of climate change. If you want to see what California looks like in the future, you don't need a crystal ball. You just need to hop ...

The enclave of Los Alamitos within Orange County is bucking California's pseudo-secession "states' rights" fever on the matter of sanctuary for illegal aliens. On March 19, the city council voted to opt out of the provisions of the California Values Act (SB 54), which on its face prohibits all state, county, and city ...
Waves of rain are expected over the next two days in California, with the heaviest hitting the southern part of the state. Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Weather. Add Interest. For Montecito, California, which ...
The small city of Los Alamitos votes to exempt itself from California's so-called "sanctuary state" law, which took effect in January. One critic of the opt-out move says the Southern California city will find itself "on the wrong side of history." Los Alamitos' mayor says at least 13 other cities in the state are ...
After Stanton residents voted to increase their own sales tax in 2016, the city's finance director crowed to his fellow municipal finance directors about his city's ... Cities throughout our state have been using Orwellian tactics to “suppress” opposition to tax increases through coordinated and premeditated ...
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 ...
As recommended by the League of Cities and other authorities, Santa Cruz issued a bond to pay down its rising pension liabilities, set aside funds to cover increasing demands from the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), shifted some employees into lower-benefit pension plans ...
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.


 

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