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Nation Apr 21California governor declares drought emergency in 2 counties
Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency in two Northern California counties as the state grapples with depleted water supplies after a dry winter.
Health Dec 24California reaches 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases
The grim milestone comes as a COVID-19 crisis that health officials say stems from Thanksgiving gatherings strains California’s medical system.
Politics Oct 16Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires
The White House earlier said FEMA rejected the request because it was not supported by data needed for approval. A Trump spokesman says California officials later presented "a convincing case" for the reversal.
Nation Jun 04Los Angeles mayor announces end of curfews for 2nd largest U.S. city
Mayor Eric Garcetti made the announcement after the curfews were put in place since last week as a precaution against looting and violence. Earlier, the Los Angeles County sheriff said he will not enforce a curfew in areas his deputies…
Nation May 01WATCH: California Gov. Newsom gives coronavirus update; rural county defies shutdown
A rural California county is defying Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus shutdown order and has become the state's first county to let nonessential businesses reopen.
Nation Apr 14Navy removes 126 personnel from hospital ship after virus infects 7
It’s unclear where or how the sailors became infected, said Lt. Rochelle Rieger of the 3rd Fleet.
Education Feb 27U.S. finds failures in USC’s treatment of gynecologist claims
The department said Thursday it has ordered the school to overhaul its procedures for preventing sex discrimination and to conduct a formal review of how employees responded to complaints about Dr. George Tyndall.
Nation Nov 26Most people who fled California wildfire allowed to return home
Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told they could return home Tuesday as an approaching rainstorm offered hope the flames would be doused.
Nation Nov 16California school shooter dies with motive a mystery
The death of a 16-year-old boy who killed two students and wounded three others at his Southern California high school has left investigators struggling to discover what prompted the deadly attack.
Nation Nov 15No diary, note, motive found in California school shooting
No motive or rationale has been established yet in the Thursday morning shooting at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita, said sheriff’s homicide Capt. Kent Wegener.