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    California is adopting former Donald Trump's plan to thin out the state's 33 million acres of forests with controlled burns and raking the woodland floor - after state officials essentially laughed off the former president's idea a few years ago. Trump had suggested in 2018 that the Golden State start sweeping its forest floors of debris that often aids in...
    For most families, a single high school or college graduation is a big deal worth celebrating.In one Southern California family, seven women each have something to be proud of - even if it took a moment for them to realize it."My sister is graduating, my niece is graduating, my daughters are graduating, my cousins are graduating.. It's like wow," said...
    A Sheriff's deputy from Southern California is the subject of a criminal investigation after a video emerged of him kicking a suspect in the head after the man he was pursuing already appeared to have surrendered.  The violent interaction occurred on Wednesday and was captured on surveillance cameras located at a Toyota car dealership in Victorville, California, northeast of Los...
    With their long, pouched bills, giant wingspans and ability to dive 60 feet from the air into water to catch fish, pelicans are among the most recognizable birds in California. So who could be harming them? First came the disturbing reports of brown pelicans found near marinas with straight slashes across their pouches, prompting an investigation late last...
    For much of the pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area managed to limit the spread of the coronavirus far more dramatically than Los Angeles County, which ended up as one of the nation’s hardest-hit regions. But in a sign of its dramatic recovery, L.A. County reported about two COVID-19 deaths a day over the past week, down from a...
    Over the past decade Californians have endured billions of dollars in property damage, skyrocketing firefighting costs and tragic deaths due to wildfires. Hotter and drier conditions linked to global climate change contribute to this crisis. As lawmakers wrestle with how to prevent and pay for these destructive disasters, there’s another crucial factor to consider — land-use policies. If state officials...
    A 54-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly throwing a bottle of water at California Gov. Gavin Newsom in Oakland on Thursday afternoon. The governor was in town promoting small businesses when the man approached him on Washington Street in Old Oakland and allegedly threw the bottle. CHP officers swooped in to remove the man, who was arrested on suspicion of...
    New court documents reveal more details about a road rage shooting on a southern California highway that killed a 6-year-old boy while he was in his mother's vehicle last month.  Marcus Eriz, 24, appeared in court via video conference on Friday and pleaded not guilty to one count of murder and a felony count of discharge of a firearm at...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California has regained more than half of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday, a trend driven by restaurants and hotels hiring more people as the nation’s most populous state reopens its economy. Employers added 104,500 new jobs in May as California’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 7.9%...
    Tucker Carlson tried to claim that liberals are fleeing big states to move to the Mountain West, when the reality is that right-wing white flight from urban areas has transformed those states politically. Tucker Carlson has become a relentless promoter of his twisted-bowtie version of the white nationalist “replacement theory” of immigration—namely, that Democrats are deliberately opening the national gates to...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — California will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has announced. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so...
    The Southern California couple charged in connection to the death of a 6-year-old boy during a road rage shooting that elicited widespread public outrage pleaded not guilty Friday. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, is charged with murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle stemming from the May 21 death of Aiden Leos. Wynne Lee, 23, faces the accessory charge and a...
    An Orange County Superior Court judge revoked the bail of the man accused of fatally shooting a six-year-old boy on an Orange County freeway last month while postponing the consideration of reducing the $500,000 bail of the suspected driver until her background is investigated and her mental health is considered during a hearing on Friday, June 18. His bail had...
    By Rob Hayes | KABC LYNWOOD – Adoption offers are pouring in after a newborn boy was found abandoned in a trash can of a Lynwood park bathroom last week. Investigators say the adoption process is already underway, with a long line of people hoping to make the newborn boy a part of their family. “We’ve had detectives here at our...
    SACRAMENTO — California fully reopened its economy this week. Now, key pandemic-era rules about getting unemployment benefits are changing. Here are some details:What is changing? Starting next month, Californians who receive unemployment benefits will have to show that they are looking for work, a requirement that the state waived last year when COVID-19 led to economic upheaval. Claimants for unemployment...
    A blistering heat wave lingering over the western U.S. has smashed record temperatures in multiple states, increasing wildfire danger and worsening historic and life-threatening drought.  Triple-digit highs were felt in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada as well as in California, where Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation on Thursday over concerns regarding energy grid capacity.  CALIFORNIA GOV. NEWSOM DECLARES STATE...
    THE record breaking heat wave across the West of the United States has prompted a state of emergency in California. Governor Gavin Newsom warned residents of "extreme heat peril" on Thursday with the high temperatures in Arizona "almost sizzling skin". Read our heat wave live blog for the very latest news and updates... 10The Western US heat wave prompts...
    By Cheri Mossburg | CNN The man accused of fatally shooting a child in a Southern California road rage incident last month has confessed and brandished his gun at another driver in a separate incident just days later, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors outlined what led to 6-year-old Aiden Leos’ death in newly-filed court documents in the case, as well as...
    An undeveloped parcel of land owned by San Francisco International Airport is home to a thriving population of an endangered snake species, a recent study revealed, CBS San Francisco reports. The study, commissioned by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, revealed that the 180-acre parcel of wetlands and uplands sustains some 1,300 San Francisco garter...
    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CBS SF) — An undeveloped parcel of land owned by San Francisco International Airport is home to a thriving population of an endangered snake species, a recent study revealed, airport officials said Wednesday. The study, commissioned by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, revealed that the 180-acre parcel of wetlands and...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday that beginning July 11, Californians receiving unemployment insurance will need to actively seek employment in order to keep getting benefits. The federal law requiring people to apply for jobs while on unemployment was temporarily waived during the pandemic due to the historic number of businesses ordered closed. Since March 2020, the...
    More On: wildlife Beached, 420-pound sea turtle saved in dramatic rescue Paddleboarder spots moose swimming next to him Campers attacked by bear while sleeping in south Alaska A herd of elephants is trekking across China and just got caught napping More than 30 Brown Pelicans have been found mutilated in California — and officials want to know who’s behind...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have so far broadcast just 35 minutes of podcast content on Spotify as part of their £18million deal -  as a royal expert says the streaming giant will be expecting 'something in return'.   The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39 - who are parents to two-year-old Archie -  welcomed Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor earlier this month,...
    In a week of milestones, California has hit another major turning point in the fight against the pandemic: More than 40 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered across the state. State officials announced the latest total, 40,098,803 doses, Thursday afternoon, two days after the economy was fully reopened. Officials and health experts have said California’s high...
    More On: shoplifting San Francisco cops say viral Walgreens shoplifting incident is par for the course Brazen shoplifter loads up at Walgreens in front of security, leaves on bike Cops kicked, punched teen shoplifter in face, disturbing new video shows Cynthia Nixon slammed on Twitter after claiming shoplifters shouldn’t be arrested The viral video was quasi-farcical: A thief in...
    Embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is going up with his first major broadcast TV and digital ad campaign as he fights the recall effort to oust him from office. The "Campaign to Stop the Republican Recall," a committee set up by the Democratic governor in March, announced on Thursday that it is releasing three new commercials – including one...
    A State Department spokesperson expressed disgust this week with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s refusal to release the imprisoned California resident Jamshid Sharmahd, who is being held in Iran as his health condition worsens and without legal counsel. "We will work with our allies, many of which have citizens currently detained by Iran, to seek their citizens’ release and stand up to the disgraceful practice of using unjust detentions of foreign citizens as...
    AS a dangerous heat wave continues to engulf much of the western US, doctors are warning that sidewalks and roads could get hot enough to cause serious burns - or even death. Around 50 million Americans - an eighth of the population - are currently under extreme weather warnings because of the historic heat dome, including in California, Nevada,...
    ABNORMAL temperatures are happening throughout the West coast of the United States. The Western US region is experiencing a heat wave, causing temperatures to skyrocket upwards of triple digits. Read our heat wave live blog for the very latest news and updates... 4Photo of some of the life-threatening temperatures occurring during the June 2021 heat waveCredit: The Weather...
    (CNN)Dozens of brown pelicans have been attacked and injured in California, with whoever is responsible snapping some of the birds' wings.More than 30 injured brown pelicans have been found between San Clemente and Huntington Beach, Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center of Orange County said in a statement. Of those, 22 birds had compound fractures, where the ends of the broken...
    (CNN) — It’s been more than a year since San Francisco Uber driver Lucas Chamberlain was knocked unconscious by a would-be customer who attacked him during an argument over whether or not the patron was old enough to ride solo. “I woke up with blood coming down under my eye,” Chamberlain told CNN Business. “I was like, ‘Why are there rocks...
    More than 30 severely injured California brown pelicans have been brought into the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach from up and down the Orange County coast over the last eight months, and officials are looking for help in stopping the apparent attacks. “It’s very disturbing,” Executive Director Debbie McGuire said. “The last one that came in brought...
    SANTA ANA — Days after the killing of a 6-year-old boy in a road-rage shooting on the 55 Freeway in Orange, the suspects got into another traffic altercation in which the alleged shooter waved a gun at another motorist, prosecutors said in court papers filed Wednesday. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, are scheduled to be arraigned on...
    June 16 (UPI) — Ariana Grande, James Corden and Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur performed a parody of Hairspray’s “Good Morning Baltimore” on The Late Late Show. The trio performed a new version of “Good Morning Baltimore” titled “No Lockdowns Anymore” in the style of a music video on Tuesday. Watch below:  The track celebrates being able to have...
    WALNUT CREEK (KPIX 5) – Cities across the Bay Area have looked for imaginative ways to help restaurants during the pandemic.  But on one street in Walnut Creek, the effort has raised the ire of other businesses who say they’ve been pushed completely out of sight. Main Street is a prime retail and restaurant district in downtown Walnut Creek and...
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Owning a home was a dream come true for Richard Cruz, but not for the usual reasons.After spending 30 years in prison for a crime he committed as a 16-year-old, Cruz was released in 2018 and was among the first participants in the Homecoming Project, a reentry program that eases the transition from prison to regular life."I...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Novel coronavirus has spread worldwide at a blistering pace, from a cluster of cases in Wuhan, China to a pandemic now affecting most of the world, every U.S. state, and all Bay Area counties. We're keeping track of the major moments here.Updates are usually posted weekdays by 8 p.m.June 15, 2021 After 15 months of...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Crews raced Wednesday to put out a series of brush fires burning along Interstate 280 in San Jose.The fires were extinguished, but it was a scary scene for drivers as flames burned for two hours between Meridian Avenue and Race Street.No structures were threatened, but a car was destroyed.RELATED: Summer 2021: Tips to stay safe...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A Flex Alert will be in effect for California on Thursday. Flex Alerts can be issued when high temperatures generate strong demand for power, with everyone staying indoors and blasting the AC.LIVE: Track real-time temps across Bay Area as heat wave moves in"The conservation measures can help the power grid during a time of tight demand...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Lynwood man was found guilty Wednesday of organizing and leading more than a dozen armed robberies of small pharmacies across Southern California for prescription painkillers like oxycodone. After a two-day bench trial in April, U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstandt issued his ruling Wednesday, finding 26-year-old Tyrome “Boobie” Lewis of eight felony charges, including conspiracy...
    UPDATE: On June 14, Disneyland updated their mask guidance. As of June 15, masks will no longer be required for fully vaccinated guests both indoors and outdoors. Those who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face coverings indoors, except when dining.California has officially reopened as of June 15 after over a year of restrictions and closures...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom announced yet another vaccine incentive Wednesday a day after California fully reopened its economy. The governor spoke from Six Flags Magic Mountain as he announced the next 50,000 Californians to get vaccinated at participating clinics will get a free ticket to any of Six Flags' theme parks.You have to get your vaccine from "participating clinics operated by...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Tuesday, California fully reopened its economy. What exactly does that mean? We break down everything you need to know.What changes starting June 15?First off, the state is ditching the color-coded reopening system. All counties, regardless of how high or low coronavirus transmission is, are allowed to reopen all at the same time.In short, pretty much...
    By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | The Associated Press A California man charged with joining anti-government extremists in rioting at the U.S. Capitol told the IRS last year that he formed a charity called the American Phoenix Project to defend “human and civil rights” and educate the public about vaccines. Instead, Alan Hostetter, former chief of the La Habra police department, used...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A heat wave is hitting California this week with inland and desert communities seeing a streak of triple-digit temperatures.An excessive heat warning is staying in effect for much of Southern California on Wednesday and likely through the end of the week. Inland desert and valley communities in particular are expected to see triple-digit temperatures lingering all...
    New York (CNN Business)It's been more than a year since San Francisco Uber driver Lucas Chamberlain was knocked unconscious by a would-be customer who attacked him during an argument over whether or not the patron was old enough to ride solo."I woke up with blood coming down under my eye," Chamberlain told CNN Business. "I was like, 'Why are there...