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    The "Forever Marilyn" statue, which depicts the late actress Marilyn Monroe in one of her most famous on-screen moments, is scheduled to return to Palm Springs, California, on Sunday – but not everyone is happy about it. Protesters including those from the Women’s March LA Foundation are expected to show up to Sunday’s planned unveiling of the 26-foot-tall statue to...
    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...
    A magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported at 8:27 p.m. Thursday two miles from three Southern California beaches, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred two miles from Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan beaches, and three miles from El Segundo and Torrance. In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby....
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom made a pizza amid a pit stop in Oakland to tout his administration's support of small businesses as part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, post-pandemic.RELATED: Gov. Newsom announces relief program for California small businesses"This has been profound," said Newsom. "This has been existential. And some folks literally aren't here with us....
    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...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom made a pizza amid a pit stop in Oakland to tout his administration's support of small businesses as part of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan, post-pandemic.RELATED: Gov. Newsom announces relief program for California small businesses"This has been profound," said Newsom. "This has been existential. And some folks literally aren't here with us....
    Just days after Marcus Anthony Eriz allegedly shot and killed a 6-year-old boy in a road rage incident on a California freeway, he pulled a gun on a different driver during another altercation, a prosecutor said Wednesday in a court filing ahead of Friday's arraignment.  Eriz, 24, was arrested on June 6 along with his girlfriend, 23-year-old Wynne Lee, who...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California's first major heat wave of the season is raising concerns about the state's power supply - how has it been upgraded and will rolling blackouts become the new normal?"I don't think rolling blackouts are the new normal," said Andrew Campbell, the executive director of UC Berkeley's Energy Institute. "If we get another West-wide heat wave,...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Thursday to address power grid concerns as the western U.S. faces a potential triple-digit heat wave. Parts of California and a handful of regions in other western states have seen record daily highs this week, with temperatures soaring up to 118 degrees. The move – citing "extreme heat peril" - will...
    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,...
    California’s Employment Development Department says that starting July 11, 2021 anyone receiving unemployment benefits must start looking for work – a return to the rules that applied before March 2020 when the federal government let states suspend the requirement. Here’s what looking for work means in California. Note that it differs a bit depending on whether a worker is receiving...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday.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 many businesses...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Bills at cross-purposes with wildfire safety Re. “Wildfire risks grow — and so does push for housing reform,” Page A1, June 10: Thank you for illuminating the need to rethink housing amidst wildfire risks. The state attorney general has taken a stand against certain developments...
    The manager of California's power grid has issued another Flex Alert -- a call for residents and businesses to voluntary conserve power -- for Friday amid the ongoing heat wave.The alert is in effect from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.The extreme heat gripping the state is expected to last through Friday, a situation that typically puts a strain on the...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Californians will need to actively apply for jobs in order to receive unemployment benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday. 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 many...
    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...
    UPDATE, June 17, 3 p.m.: Cal/OSHA regulators decided Thursday to allow fully vaccinated workers to take off their masks while at the workplace, conforming with California's general state guidelines that took effect on June 15. Read more here. California officially reopens today after over a year of restrictions and closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So you can ditch your...
    OAKLAND — Gov. Gavin Newsom FaceTimed with Marshawn Lynch and twirled pizza dough in Oakland on Thursday in an event to promote California’s support for small businesses but which also highlighted many of the barriers entrepreneurs of color have faced in tapping into state and federal financial assistance. The governor was joined by Mayor Libby Schaaf, state Sen. Nancy Skinner...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California regulators have approved revised worksite pandemic rules that allow fully vaccinated employees the same freedoms as when they are off the job. The revised regulations adopted Thursday come after weeks of confusion. They conform with general state guidelines by ending most mask rules for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus. The California Occupational Safety and...
    SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California regulators have approved revised worksite pandemic rules that allow fully vaccinated employees the same freedoms as when they are off the job. The revised regulations adopted Thursday come after weeks of confusion. They conform with general state guidelines by ending most mask rules for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus. READ MORE: Patterson Woman, 46,...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Jack Cecil, the co-founder of Zyyah, a digital home management company, is offering some advice homebuyers in the DFW area who are about to also shop for homeowners insurance. “Currently 64% of Americans are either underinsured or mis-insured,” Cecil said. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment? There are basically two types...
    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...
    (CNN)Water in a key California reservoir will fall so low this summer that its hydroelectric power plant will be forced to shut down for the first time, officials said Thursday, straining the state's already-taxed electric grid.An unrelenting drought and record heat have pushed the water supply at Northern California's Lake Oroville to deplete to "alarming levels," which will likely force...
    Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires. But the mighty lake — a linchpin in a system of aqueducts and reservoirs in the arid U.S. West that makes...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Bay Area cities were headed toward the hottest temperatures of the year – some possibly of all-time – as a peak of a heatwave descended on the region. Record temperatures were expected in a number of cities. In the East Bay, Concord, the Tri-Valley and other inland spots headed toward triple digits Thursday. ALSO READ:...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Southern California, which has been sweltering for days under high temperatures, was also hit by scattered showers Thursday. Monsoonal moisture moved into the area Thursday morning, starting in Orange County and moving into the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County. The National Weather Service said brief, moderate showers, and isolated lightning flashes were possible...
    (CNN)As record heat bakes the Southwest and an intensifying drought tightens its grip, vegetation in California has dried to historic levels, putting the region at even greater risk of wildfires, officials say.In the Los Angeles area, moisture levels in vegetation have fallen to lows not seen since 2016, when the region was in the grip of "exceptional drought," the most...
    Eduardo Martinez, 24, from California, faces four counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor and eight counts of using a computer to lure a child A California man has been arrested on a dozen felony counts for allegedly grooming a 12-year-old Florida girl for sex, exchanging nude photos with her and telling her he wanted to get her pregnant. ...
    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...
    Despite assurances that the power grid remains stable, California’s energy operator has issued a statewide Flex Alert for electricity conservation beginning Thursday evening as temperatures around the region continue to break records. The mercury is soaring in the Southland, with some areas expected to see triple-digit highs for the fourth day in a row. Death Valley on Wednesday hit 125...
    California’s circuitous journey to relaxing coronavirus-related workplace safety rules could finally end Thursday, when a state board is set to decide on a proposal that would end physical distancing requirements for all workers and allow most fully vaccinated employees in many workplaces to stop wearing masks. The proposal, which the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will consider during a...
    (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...
    Amid a blistering heat wave, the California Independent System Operator, which monitors power lines across the state, issued a Flex Alert from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday to encourage reduced energy use because of the strain on the state’s grid. Residents are advised to avoid lowering the thermostat during those hours and to complete tasks involving high amounts of energy...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The state of California has finally reopened its economy after the COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the Bay Area state and continues to impact people around the world. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the...
    One of California's most prestigious private boarding schools, The Thacher School, has released an explosive report documenting four decades of alleged sexual misconduct by teachers and staff, including the rape of a 16-year-old student. The detailed 91-page report was compiled by an outside law firm following a months-long investigation, and posted on the school's official website on Wednesday. The Thacher...
    Just how crazy is California’s homebuying market? Well, my trusty spreadsheet’s analysis of California Association of Realtors’ sales data for May shows the median selling price of an existing single-family home at $818,260 median, up $230,190 in a year. That translates to an increase equal to $26.28 every hour over the past 12 months. Cheap mortgage rates have fueled...
    In recent years, the inherent cruelty of factory farming has become more widely known amongst the general public. As consumers learn about the cramped, unnatural, and torturous lives endured by the animals who are used by the industrial food system, more and more of them are choosing to lower their consumption of meat, dairy, and other animal products. However, what...
    A California fire killed at least 10% of the world’s giant sequoia trees according to a draft study, AP News reported. The Visalia Times-Delta newspaper got a copy of the report prepared by scientists with the National Park Service. The Castle Fire, which decimated the southern Sierra Nevada in 2020, was responsible for the damage that included 273 square...
    (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...