Southern California

Snake hoarder sentenced to 100 hours of community service

A Southern California man was sentenced to 100 hours of community service for failing to provide proper care to hundreds of snakes that he kept at his home.

William Buchman, 53, pleaded guilty in Orange County. Entering the misdemeanor plea, he admitted that he had 400 snakes in his home... read more

Whooping cough cases soar by Ten times in Riverside County

The number of whooping cough cases in Riverside County has jumped by nearly 10 times so far this year compared to the corresponding period of 2013, for the Department of Public Health has confirmed.

As of late June this year, the number of people infected with the condition has soared to... read more

Shark attacks remain rare: say experts

Despite growing population of great white sharks and the attack on a swimmer by a shark in southern California on the past Saturday, researchers believe that such attacks are rare.

As per the Shark Attack File prepared by the Florida Museum of Natural History, there were a total of 106... read more

California Tesla crash leaves three family members dead

A recent Tesla crash with a Toyota car in Southern California left three members of the same family dead and two others badly injured, California Highway Patrol (CHP) has confirmed.

A 2013 silver Tesla collided with a 2004 Toyota Corolla on the Antelope Valley Freeway in Palmdale last... read more

Search for missing firefighter going on in California Forest

The search for the Arcadia firefighter who went missing last Friday in Los Padres National Forest in Southern California is still going on.

Thirty-four-year-old Mike Herdman was on a weekend camping trip in the Los Padres National Forest with his fellow firefighter Taylor Byars and his... read more

President Obama’s four-day vacation in California

U. S. President Barack Obama enjoyed a long Father's Day weekend in California with his wife Michelle Obama and older daughter Malia Ann Obama.

President Obama's visit to the desert resort area of Palm Springs in the Golden State is said to be one of the ways that the President has been... read more

Riverside woman kills father in drunken driving accident

Just as the world was preparing for Father's Day celebrations, a California woman killed her own father in an alleged drunken driving accident, Riverside police confirmed.

Soukvilay Barton, 37, ran over and killed her 69-year-old father Bounmy Rajsombath on Friday afternoon as he was... read more

Fox Television Studios’ ‘Graceland’ brings Southern California to Florida

South Floridians are often confused when a TV series set in their region, such as "CSI: Miami," is in fact filmed in California. The reverse is true for the USA Network's series "Graceland," which feature some federal law enforcement agencies living in beach house Graceland in Southern... read more

Chinese tourism & investment surge in Southern California

Southern California is enjoying a significant growth in Chinese tourism and investment, with the number of Chinese tourists arriving Los Angeles nearly quadrupling since 2009, a newly published report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LACEDC) revealed.

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Several hundred sick sea lions wash ashore California

A record number of sick sea lions washed ashore in California for a second year in a row, dropping a strong hint that the marine mammal is facing severe problems in the ocean.

In the five months through May 31 this year, a total of 367 sea lions washed ashore north of San Francisco and... read more

Houston Astros selects California high school’s lefty Aiken as No. 1

A California high school's polished left-hander pitcher Brady Aiken was selected by the Houston Astros as the No. 1 in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday.

San Diego-based Cathedral Catholic High School's Aiken is just the third prep pitcher to be selected first overall. With the... read more

Brown pelicans’ breeding population plunges

A fresh survey has revealed that the population of brown pelicans, which were brought back from the brink of extinction last century, is shrinking again.

The University of California, Davis, recently published an annual survey that showed a steep plunge in the population of breeding pairs... read more


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