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Body Found Encased in Cement at California Plumber’s Shop

Body Found Encased in Cement at California Plumber’s Shop

Comstock/Thinkstock(WHITTIER, Calif.) — The body of a man who police believe was murdered was found encased in freshly-poured concrete inside a California plumbing business.Police in Whittier, Calif., said on Tuesday that they received information on …

Three Dead in San Jose Apartment Fire

Three Dead in San Jose Apartment Fire

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — An apartment fire in San Jose, California left a woman, man and child dead late Saturday night, The San Jose Mercury News reports. The blaze reportedly broke out just after 11 p.m. in the 3600 block of Bridge…

Dramatic Ice Rescue in California Caught on Tape

Dramatic Ice Rescue in California Caught on Tape

Micky Herman(WRIGHTWOOD, Calif.) — A sledding excursion turned into a rescue operation after a man fell into a frozen lake in Wrightwood, Calif.The incident was caught on tape as one person after another tried to save the man only to slip on the ice t…

Missing 17-Month-Old Found on University of Kentucky Campus

Missing 17-Month-Old Found on University of Kentucky Campus

University of Kentucky Police Department(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — A 17-month-old California girl is in the custody of Child Protective Services in Kentucky since Friday after being reported missing more than two months ago.Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra of Lo…

California First to Endorse Comprehensive Social Media Privacy Law

California First to Endorse Comprehensive Social Media Privacy Law

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Starting Jan. 1, 2013, California will be the first state to enact comprehensive social media privacy legislation, officials say.As he signed the measure known as the Social Media Privacy Act on Sept. 27, C…

Good Samaritan Finds Man’s Lost Wedding Ring

Good Samaritan Finds Man’s Lost Wedding Ring

Spike Mafford/Thinkstock(KINGVALE, Calif.) — Douglas Benedetti was a man on a mission when he returned to a snowy California highway to find what seemed like a needle in a haystack: a wedding ring lost in the piles of snow.The ring was not even his ow…

California Transgender Woman Plays College Basketball

California Transgender Woman Plays College Basketball

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Fifty-one-year-old Gabrielle Ludwig is a 6-foot-6-inch transgender woman, and among the first to play on both men’s and women’s college ball teams.Once male, now female, Ludwig is a computer …

Mammoth Boulder Crashes into California Home

Mammoth Boulder Crashes into California Home

KGTV/ABC News(POWAY, Calif.) — A boulder, estimated to weigh 12 tons, rolled into a house in Poway, Calif. Thursday, wiping out its garage, crushing gas and electric lines, and barely missing a propane tank.Poway Fire Department officials said the bou…

6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Southern California

6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Southern California

Jason Reed/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of southern California on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but no injuries or damages have been reported.The quake, which was downgraded from a prel…

California Double-Murder Charge: Fiancee Says She Was Duped

California Double-Murder Charge: Fiancee Says She Was Duped

Costa Mesa Police Dept.(NEW YORK) — Rachel Buffett, the California actress who is accused of helping her ex-fiance Dan Wozniak cover up an alleged double-murder, says she was duped and her only crime was falling for the wrong man.”I’m innocent,” Buffe…

California Girl, 9, Loses 66 Pounds

California Girl, 9, Loses 66 Pounds

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Breanna Bond weighed 186 pounds by the time she was 9 years old.The extra weight made it difficult for her to breathe and move around.  The California girl soon became a target for bullies. “Everybody at sch…

California Student Starts Modesty Club in Reaction to Too Much Skin

California Student Starts Modesty Club in Reaction to Too Much Skin

Brent Hatch(SOUTH PASADENA, Calif.) — High-school freshman Saige Hatch was sick of seeing her peers revealing too much skin when she came to school each day.”From elementary to middle school, and then to high school, I noticed immodesty,” she told ABC…

Port Strike in California Ends After Eight Days

Port Strike in California Ends After Eight Days

Laura Lezza/Getty Images (file photo)(LOS ANGELES) — The stalemate between union workers and shipping companies that crippled two ports in California for more than a week is over.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced late Tuesday night that…

Federal Agent Killed When Drug Smuggler Rams Coast Guard Boat

Federal Agent Killed When Drug Smuggler Rams Coast Guard Boat

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — A federal law enforcement officer was killed when a dope smuggler’s small craft rammed a Coast Guard boat in a midnight interception of a marijuana load off the California coast, law enforcement so…

Chinese Women Pay to Give Birth at California Maternity Mansion, Secure Citizenship for Babies

Chinese Women Pay to Give Birth at California Maternity Mansion, Secure Citizenship for Babies

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — The unassuming home at the top of the hill in an upscale Chino Hills, Calif., neighborhood has been operating as a “maternity mansion,” charging women from China high prices to give birth in the United States, essentially buyin…

Powerball Comes to California

Powerball Comes to California

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Less than 24 hours after the winning Powerball lottery numbers were announced, California’s five-member lottery commission voted unanimously on Thursday to bring the Powerball jackpot to the state…

Caviar Vending Machines Unveiled at California Malls

Caviar Vending Machines Unveiled at California Malls

Beverly Hills Caviar(LOS ANGELES) — It’s not uncommon for people to have champagne wishes and caviar dreams, even if they live on a beer budget. But a new invention from Beverly Hills Caviar is helping to make those highbrow fantasies more attai…

Storms Slam Northern California

Storms Slam Northern California

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The first of three powerful storms is hitting Northern California, where travelers are feeling the strongest impact.The winds are causing flights to be delayed and canceled in San Francisco and Oakland. Heavy ra…

Camel Roams Southern California Streets After Escaping Circus

Camel Roams Southern California Streets After Escaping Circus

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A circus camel roamed the streets of a Southern California city after it escaped from its handlers.The camel is part of the Ramos Bros. Circus and the incident started during some exercises Friday afternoon.“Somebody drop…

Mushrooms Kill Third California Senior; US Cases on Rise

Mushrooms Kill Third California Senior; US Cases on Rise

Hemera/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Another person has died from accidental mushroom poisoning at a California senior care facility, bringing the total death toll to three.The third victim, whose name, age and gender have not been released, died o…

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