United States

California inmate released after 25 years on death row

A man who spent nearly 25 years on California's death row has been freed after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend's daughter was overturned.

United States

State auditor: California doing a poor job on homelessness

An audit concludes California is doing a poor job of sheltering the nation's largest homeless population and should fund staffing of a council created to deal with the problem at a statewide level.

United States

California lecturer slams college head over anti-Bush tweet

A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted to teaching online courses after posting a negative tweet about Donald Trump says the university's president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First La

Technology

Qualcomm cutting 1,500 jobs at its California offices

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is cutting 1,500 jobs across multiple divisions at its offices in California, as part of its promise to investors to cut annual costs by $1 billion.

World

Qualcomm layoffs will impact 1,500 Californians according to state filings (QCOM)

Qualcomm will layoff a total of 1,500 employees across its San Diego and Bay Area locations, according to WARN filings with the state of California.  The layoffs will take place on or around June 19 as part of the company's efforts to reduce its spen

Entertainment

Comedian Jay Mohr calls for professor who bashed late Barbara Bush to be fired

Comedian Jay Mohr is an advocate of free speech, but even he was pushed too far by the words of a university professor in California after her insensitive words about the late Barbara Bush sparked outrage.

United States

California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy

Selling or advertising gay conversion therapy may soon be classified as a fraudulent business practice in California under a bill passed Thursday by the state Assembly.

Politics

Trump Blasts California Over Troops Who Won't Focus On Immigration Enforcement

Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to send the National Guard to the border, but with caveats. That's not much different from what other states are doing.

United States

Despite California's liberal image, half favor travel ban and more deportations

New survey finds that, while most Californians broadly support the rights of refugees and immigrants, many also back Trump’s agenda Half of Californians support the travel ban on Muslim-majority countries and 59% are in favor of increased deportations,

World

Trump resumes attack on California Gov. Jerry Brown over Mexican border patrols

President Trump resumed his attacks Thursday on "sanctuary cities" and California Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to restrict National Guard patrols along the Mexican border.        

Life & Style

Condemned California home with holes in roof, mildew, sells for $1.23 million

A condemned home in Northern California with holes in the roof and mildew inside recently sold for $1.23 million, becoming the latest example of the Bay Area's crazy housing market.

Science

Baby owls born on California windowsill gawk at workers in viral photo

Three baby owls born on a University of California, Los Angeles windowsill stare down workers in a viral photo.

United States

California agency is probing Tesla for occupational safety

Tesla is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory.

Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown issues order deploying 'up to 400' National Guard troops but lays out strict terms

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he will be deploying “up to 400” members of the National Guard “to combat” criminal activity – as President Trump slammed the Democratic leader a day before for “trying to back out” of an

Politics

California, Trump administration reach deal on National Guard

(Reuters) - California said on Wednesday it had reached a deal with the Trump administration to provide 400 National Guard troops to combat criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers within the state and at the U.S.-Mexico bo

Technology

Inspection opened into Tesla for workplace safety

A California regulatory agency has opened an inspection into workplace injuries at Tesla's factory.

United States

Fresno State professor: Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'

A California state university is investigating Twitter comments made by an English professor who claims former first lady Barbara Bush was an "amazing racist."

United States

California university suspends frats, sororities over photos

A California state university has suspended fraternities and sororities after photos surfaced showing a fraternity member in blackface and others dressed up as gang members.

United States

California couple accused of killing and burning Vietnam War veteran as children watched

A California couple tortured and killed a Vietnam War veteran before burning his body earlier this month -- all while their children watched, police said Monday.

America

Tumbleweeds bury Southern California town: 'I can't see my jungle gym'

Strong winds in Southern California have left a town north of Los Angeles covered in tumbleweeds.

World

A neighbourhood in Victorville, California, is besieged by tumbleweed

Strong desert winds have brought unwelcome spikey visitors to Victorville, California, US

Football

Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrives in stylish suit to appear on Jimmy Kimmel as ex-Manchester United reveals he WILL be at World Cup

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC has revealed that he WILL be at the World Cup this summer – after taking America by storm. The former Manchester United striker appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in California after joining MLS side LA Galaxy and came to the attention of

Entertainment

Taylor Swift stalker suspect wore mask, had knife and rope, police say

Authorities in Los Angeles on Tuesday released a Colorado man accused of stalking pop star Taylor Swift outside her Beverly Hills home while wearing a mask and keeping a knife in his car.

Politics

Outrage as California prof calls Barbara Bush 'amazing racist' and says she's happy 'witch is dead'

A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.”

United States

Body in Pacific was Hart child, 12, authorities confirm

A body recovered from the Pacific Ocean earlier this month was one of three missing Hart children, officials in California confirmed Tuesday.

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