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Two earthquakes hit California’s central coast

California's central coast endured two small earthquakes just seconds apart in early hours on Tuesday, a report from the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed.

The first earthquake, which had a magnitude of 3.7, hit the area at 1:53 a. m. yesterday. According to the report, this... read more

Apple makes changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols in iOS 8

Apple has disclosed in a recent announcement that it has, in its latest iOS 8 version, introduced some changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols, including simple file-sharing mechanism AirPlay and video and audio streaming protocol AirDrop.

The changes announced by Apple come as... read more

Incumbents holding strong across California

The initial results for some vote-by-mail ballots for the first statewide election to test California's top-two primary system have revealed that incumbents are holding strong throughout the state.

On Tuesday, voters cast votes for state offices ranging from governor to insurance... read more

Democratic Rep. Scott Peters takes early lead over DeMaio & others

Democratic Rep. Scott Peters took an early lead over openly gay GOP candidate Carl DeMaio in the count of absentee ballots on Tuesday night; however, DeMaio remained on track to advance in California House race.

Peters, a former member of the San Diego City Council, took a lead over... read more

Prisoners aren’t getting adequate mental health care: report

California state prisoners do not have access to adequate mental health care even as around a third of the adult prisoners in the state are suffering from some kind of mental illness.

According to a fresh report filed in a federal court by special master Matthew Lopes, many patients, who... read more

Californian brown pelicans are in trouble again

California's brown pelicans, which were delisted from the U. S. Endangered Species list in 2009, are once again in trouble, a newly released annual population survey report suggests.

The survey led University of California Davis, a global community of individuals united to protect... read more

Medical pot farms polluting California streams, hurting wildlife

California's large-scale medical marijuana farming is not only sucking drought-stricken rivers and streams dry but also polluting the waterways and hurting wildlife.

Higher demand for marijuana in the state and the country as a whole has prompted many people to pursue larger-scale pot... read more

State universities to hire 700 full-time faculty members

California's state universities are planning to hire as many as 700 full-time faculty members, as the state's higher education system is under pressure to move undergraduates through the system faster.

Emerging media reports also suggest that the potential hiring spree aims at reduce the... read more

Father of California killing spree victim meets with father of killer

Two grieving fathers, one of a victim and another of the killer, recently held a meeting to plan to work together to do something to prevent frequent killing sprees, like the recent one that left six people dead and many others injured in Santa Barbara, California.

Killer Elliot Rodger's... read more

Northern Nevada, California’s wild rose to be protected under Endangered Species Act

The government has decide to protect yellow-flowering Webber's ivesia, a sort of wild rose that grows in Northern Nevada and Northern California, by including it in the federal government's list of endangered species.

The U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service has confirmed that the small,... read more

California man charged with soliciting minor girl

Anne Arundel County police on Monday slapped a young man with a charge of soliciting a minor to send him sexually explicit photos and videos.

Murray Lee Chesak of Ontario was arrested by Anne Arundel County Police Child Abuse Unit last Wednesday. The Child Abuse Unit arrested the man with... read more

Many prison inmates subjected to cruel ‘contraband watch’ procedure

California state prison inmates are being subject to cruel and unusual punishment similar to torture, a disclosure made by a former High Desert prison inmate Michael Bloom revealed.

Bloom was imprisoned in 2007 for assaulting a person with a firearm and conducting robbery. In 2009, he was... read more

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