Driver, accused of ramming teens off road, faces murder charges in California crash that killed 3

Three teenagers were killed and three others were injured after a driver intentionally used his vehicle to ram their car, sending it into a tree off a Southern California road, authorities said Monday. Anurag Chandra in a sheriff’s booking photo.Riverside County, California, Sheriff’s Office The man, Anurag Chandra, 42, faces multiple counts of murder and […]

‘California Neighborhoods Count’ Checks Accuracy of 2020 Census Data : NPR

Robert Bozick (right), a demographer at the RAND Corporation, and Beverly Weidmer, a survey director, review maps of a neighborhood selected to be included in the California Neighborhoods Count at the think tank’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption toggle caption Hansi Lo Wang/NPR Robert Bozick (right), a demographer at the […]

Penis fish cover Drakes beach in California in weird photo

After a powerful storm washed away their cover, thousands of unsightly — and phallic-looking — worms were left bare on a California beach. Fat innkeeper worms — colloquially known as “penis fish” — washed up on Drakes Beach in Point Reyes, Calif., around fifty miles northwest of San Francisco, last Friday. First reported by nature publication […]

Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.’s wild 2019 weather

CHICAGO (Reuters) – From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly weather year in 2019. FILE PHOTO: A destroyed house is seen in the wake of Hurricane Dorian […]

Thanksgiving-week storm created a record 75-foot wave off California coast

The Thanksgiving-week “bomb cyclone” storm that drenched California not only set a record for the lowest pressure recorded in the state, but also generated a 75-foot wave off Cape Mendocino. At 7:33 p.m. on Nov. 26, the No. 94 Cape Mendocino buoy operated by Scripps’ Coastal Data Information Program recorded a maximum significant wave height […]

PG&E at fault for Camp Fire, worst in California history: regulators

As PG&E accepts the latest round of blame for setting off California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire ever, the state’s largest utility says it’s exploring innovative means of preventing similar disasters in the future. A new report by state regulators details how PG&E failed to properly inspect and maintain the equipment that ignited the November […]

A significant winter storm is on the menu for Thanksgiving week in Southern California

After a dry, tranquil day Tuesday, a cold, soggy guest will muscle its way into Southern California’s holiday plans late that night. A deep upper-level trough of low pressure is forecast to develop over the West Coast and bring cold, wet conditions to the region from Wednesday through at least Friday, according to the National […]