Worsening Drought Endangering 60 Million Trees in California
Dec 31, 2015 Researchers warned that if the drought affecting California continues, it could have irreversible effects on almost 60 million trees. Based on their findings, the water content in the canopies of millions of trees in the state has already dropped severely.
NOAA Investigating Alarming Deaths of Guadalupe Fur Seals in California
Oct 02, 2015 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has recently issued a warning regarding the increasing number of Guadalupe fur seals dying in the California Coast this year. According to the agency, this year's incident marks the biggest mortality event for the animals in more than 30 years.
Scientists Discover Fish in California and Indonesia Contain Plastic and Fibers
Sep 28, 2015 A new study has revealed that about 25 percent of the fish sold in markets in California and Indonesia are contaminated with plastic and fibrous materials. According to the team that conducted the research, these materials end up in oceans and other bodies of water due to poor waste management.
Hun Joon Lee, South Korean Teenage Student Dies in School Bus After Being Aboard Alone for Hours in Whittier, California: Body Found By Police After Being Reported Missing by Mother
Sep 12, 2015 Hun Joon Lee, a 19-year-old South Korean student died aboard a yellow school bus owned by Pupil Transportation Cooperative, a private bus company in Whittier, California on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. A bus driver found his life-less body slumped in the aisle of school bus #243.
Health News 2015: Serious Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease Reported in California, Illinois and New York
Sep 08, 2015 The U.S. is currently facing a deadly outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease in different states including New York, California and Illinois. The total number of confirmed cases in these states has already risen to hundreds with over a dozen reported deaths due to the fatal disease.
Sacramento City College Shooting - 1 Killed, 2 Wounded by Male Gunman in California: SPD Conducts Ongoing Homicide Investigation, Tongan Suspect Still at Large
Sep 04, 2015 Three men were shot by a male Tongan at Sacramento City College in California on Thursday, Sept. 3. One victim was pronounced dead at SCC. Two other victims suffered gunshot wounds. The killer fled the scene and has not yet been caught by the Sacramento City Police.
Zac Efron Joins Cast of ‘Baywatch’ Movie Alongside Dwayne Johnson
Aug 10, 2015 Zac Efron officially joined the cast of ‘Baywatch’ on Monday, Aug. 10. Co-star Dwayne Johnson revealed the big news to fans via Twitter.
Cal State Universities Reinstate InterVarsity Christian Ministry
Jun 29, 2015 Cal State Universities reinstated InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as a chartered campus organization on Friday, June 19. InterVarsity is a campus ministry that equips students and faculty with Bible teaching, community, and discipleship training to effectively evangelize and build up Christian leaders.
NBA Finals 2015 Game 1: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - Who Will Win?
Jun 03, 2015 Two unstoppable forces, namely the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers face each other in the 2015 NBA Finals on Thursday, June 4. The game will air on ABC at 6 p.m. (PT) and 9 p.m. (ET).
Mysterious Sea Lion Die-Off Hits California for Third Year in a Row
Feb 12, 2015 Animal rescuers in California reported that a huge number of dead and starving sea lion pups are turning up in the shores of the state's bays. Although this is the third year that California has experienced such a phenomenon, officials said that this year's incident is the worst.
Doctors Urge Parents to Not Participate in ‘Measles Parties’
Feb 10, 2015 Medical experts have issued a warning against the growing popularity of measles parties in California. According to officials from the state's Department of Public Health, some parents hold such gatherings to intentionally expose their children to measles and other diseases. The rationale behind measles parties is that once children get infected with the disease, they will develop immunity against it.
Santa Monica Day Care Center Bans Unvaccinated Children from Going to School
Feb 09, 2015 The Infant Toddler Center of California’s Santa Monica High School announced on Feb. 8 that it will not allow students who have not been vaccinated against measles to enter school premises.. Officials from the daycare center said that parents of students must provide proof such as the results of blood tests to show that their children have been vaccinated.
California Lawmakers Looking to End Vaccine Exemptions in Response to Measles Outbreak
Feb 05, 2015 Due to the worsening state of the measles outbreak in the U.S., two legislators in California submitted a bill aiming to remove the rights of parents to exempt their children from vaccination programs. The bill, drafted by Senators Ben Allen of Santa Monica and Richard Pan of Sacramento was submitted at California’s State Capitol on Wednesday.
California Bill Aims to Ban E-Cigarettes in Public Places
Jan 28, 2015 San Francisco Senator Mark Leno is looking to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all public areas in California through a new bill introduced on Monday at the state's Capitol. The proposed law, named as the Senate Bill 140, will treat e-cigarettes or vapes like traditional cigarettes and will even impose stricter regulations on establishments selling them.
2 Marines Die In South California's Chopper Crash
Jan 26, 2015 The investigation on the aircraft that crashed on Friday, January 23, 2015, which then carried unidentified passengers, has yielded results that revealed the identities of the victims involved in the tragic incident. In the official statement released by the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in their website on Sunday, it was confirmed that the passengers who passed away due to the said crash were marine officers.