California bill targets personal conversation-recording smart TVs

A California lawmaker is pushing a new bill that would warn consumers that their smart TVs could record their household conversations and transit the information to a third party without their knowledge.

State Assemblyman Mike Gatto said he was very surprised to read in a Samsung smart TV... read more

Health officials investigating second case of human plague in California

Public health officials in California are investigating a possible second case of human plague contracted by a tourist who likely contracted the potentially deadly disease during a visit to the Yosemite National Park.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirmed that a... read more

Eleven films chosen for California’s tax incentives

The California Film Commission (CFC) announced on Tuesday that a total of 11 movies, including seven studio pictures, have been chosen for the $330 million annual tax incentives program that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year to attract movie production back into the state.

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Oregon hosts one-day event for players interested in playing for Ducks

The University of Oregon recently hosted a one-day event at Orange Coast College’s Pirate Park for high school baseball players who might be interested in attending the university and playing for renowned Ducks coach George Horton.

The Southern California Showcase Camp in Costa Mesa was... read more

Western wildfires cause evacuations, power outages and heavy smoke

Several wildfires continued to burn in the West as of Sunday, prompting forced evacuation orders for hundreds of people in Oregon and California, and leaving thousands of people without power in Washington.

Oregon Fire officials temporarily closed the main highway between Mount Hood and... read more

California police fatally shoot suspect after 2-week-long manhunt

A more than a two-week-long manhunt in the mountainous high desert of central California came to an end last Saturday when two deputies from Kern County Sheriff’s Department opened fire and killed a man believed to be the suspect.

The deputies fired multiple shots and killed 34-year-old... read more

Cats better than dogs from Evolutionary Perspective

It's been years that a debate has been going on about whether cats are better or dogs. Now, a new research has unveiled that at least in terms of evolutionary perspective, cats are better than dogs. The research has been based on the assessment of 2,000 ancient fossils.

Study researchers... read more

Gov. Brown signs measure designed to strike out “alien” from Calif.’s labor code

One of the three immigration-related measures signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday will effectively remove the word "alien" from the labor code of California.

Gov. Brown said he didn't want the state to use the word "alien" as it is seen as a derogatory and disparaging term for those... read more

California child diagnosed with plague

The California Department of Public Health has confirmed that a child in southern part of the state is recovering after contracting a rare case of plague. It is the first confirmed case of plague in the state in almost a decade.

The child, who has been identified only as a resident of Los... read more

California Gov. Brown allows parole for transgender inmate

A transgender inmate, who is attempting to force California to pay for sex reassignment surgery, will likely be released soon on parole as Gov. Jerry Brown took no action on the Board of Parole Hearings' recommendation.

On Friday, the governor's office announced that Mr. Brown took no... read more

New iPhone launch expected on September 9: reports

Apple will most probably launch its new iPhone on September 9, according to a report published by CNN Money. Technology experts are already excited about the new Apple iPhone and what new features the company could add in the latest version. BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski has cited unnamed sources... read more

Google tries to escape the French ruling on ‘right to be forgotten’

Search engine major Google has requested the French authorities to review their decision to push Google and other search engines to delete the data under the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. European citizens have the option to ask Google and other search engines to remove any outdated or... read more


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