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Energy Drink consumption increases blood pressure and risk of cardiac events: Study

A new research has revealed that energy drink consumption causes rise in blood pressure and increases the risk of cardiovascular problems.

According to lead author Anna Svatikova, a cardiovascular diseases fellow at the Mayo Clinic, the risk of cardiac events is greater among those who... read more

Lenovo faces lawsuit in Southern California after Superfish fiasco

Lenovo has been slapped with a lawsuit after the company faced criticism from security experts and privacy watchdogs over pre-installing adware Superfish on some of the models sold by the company. In the initial reports, Lenovo downplayed the security issue caused by Superfish but later accepted... read more

13 New Measles Cases linked With Outbreak at Disney Theme Park Found, say Officials

California health officials on Thursday confirmed that 13 new measles cases associated with the outbreak at Disney theme park last month. As of now, a total number of 39 measles cases have been confirmed by health officials.

The new cases of people being infected with the airborne illness... read more

UC president to examine non-California students’ enrollment levels

University of California (UC) System President Janet Napolitano announced on Tuesday that she would examine the controversial issue of high enrollment levels of non-California students at nine undergraduate UC campuses.

The issue of whether some of the campuses, particularly UCLA and UC... read more

California plans to spend $200 million of drought relief package

California will spend almost a third of the $687 million emergency drought relief package that lawmakers approved earlier this year.

According to the draft plan released recently by the California Department of Water Resources, more than $200 million in expedited bond funding would be... read more

San Diego Zoo Welcomes 2 Female Cheetah Cubs to its Safari Park

Two female cheetah cubs, three weeks old each, have entered San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. The cubs were born on September 1 at the park's Cheetah Breeding Facility.

Their mother, Allie, was not able to raise the litters. Therefore, the zoo authorities decided to involve humans to raise the... read more

Southern California suffers triple-digit temperatures

Many areas in Southern California suffered triple-digit temperatures and higher levels of moisture on Monday and Tuesday, causing the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue heat warnings or advisories.

The NWS issued harsh heat warnings or advisories for valleys, mountains and inland... read more

California adopts Paid Sick Leave Law

After Connecticut, California has become the second state in America to have paid sick leave law. On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill turning it into a law that requires employers in California to give at least three days of paid sick leave a year to their workers.

"Whether... read more

Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego dies of cancer

Cirilo B. Flores, the bishop of the Diocese of San Diego in California, died of cancer at the age of 66 at a local hospital on Saturday.

He was named the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego last year on September 18 and was the first Latino ever to hold that position. The... read more

Thomas Miguel Guerra Charged for Infecting Ex-Boyfriend with HIV

Thomas Miguel Guerra (29) has been charged for knowingly infecting his ex-boyfriend with (human immunodeficiency virus) HIV. He and his ex-boyfriend were in relationship for over a year.

Dozens of other men have come to claim that Guerra also had sexual relations with them without... read more

Scientists Unravel Mystery behind Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

California's Death Valley National Park is famous for the enigmatic sailing stones. The heavy stones appear to move across the dry lake bed known as Racetrack Playa. The phenomenon was first revealed in 1915, but scientists have been left baffled for decades to understand the mystery behind the... read more

Hackers disrupt travel plans of top Sony executive by posting bomb-threat tweet

After attacking Sony's PlayStation Network over the weekend, a group of hackers managed to disrupt the travel plans of top Sony Corp. executive John Smedley on Sunday.

In a Twitter post - posted from their account with the handle @LizardSquad -, the hackers suggested that there was a bomb... read more


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