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Public Nudity Ban Considered in San Francisco

Public Nudity Ban Considered in San Francisco

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Franciscans may be forced to wear clothes outside of their homes and some nude activists aren’t pleased.City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that, if passed, would make it illeg…

California Triplets Smash Guinness Combined Weight Record

California Triplets Smash Guinness Combined Weight Record

David De Lossy/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) — When the stork visited Brittany and Jason Deen in Sacramento, Calif., it delivered not one, but three bundles of joys — and a world record.Sidney, Elliot and Jenson Deen weighed over 20 pounds combined at bir…

Transgender Woman Files Lawsuit After Getting Tased by Ranger

Transgender Woman Files Lawsuit After Getting Tased by Ranger

KGTV/ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Ramona, Calif., transgender woman has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that a Bureau of Land Management ranger used a Taser on her because she used to be a man.”I consider myself to be a victim of a crime,” Brooke …

(2) Oregon Defeats California, 59-17 Behind Mariota’s 6 Touchdowns

(2) Oregon Defeats California, 59-17 Behind Mariota’s 6 Touchdowns

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Ducks freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota tied a school record with six touchdown passes as (2) Oregon (10-0) pounded California (3-8) Saturday night, 59-17.Oregon took a 24-10 lead into half-time,…

California Teen Recovering from Six Rattlesnake Bites

California Teen Recovering from Six Rattlesnake Bites

Hemera/Thinkstock(JAMUL, Calif.) — It took 24 doses of anti-venom, four days of hospital intensive care, and two weeks at home for 16-year-old Vera Oliphant to recover from six rattlesnake bites.Oliphant, who is from El Cajon, Calif., was visiting her…

Husband Arrested in Murder of Iraqi-American Mom, Family Called It a Hate Crime

Husband Arrested in Murder of Iraqi-American Mom, Family Called It a Hate Crime

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(EL CAJON, Calif.) — The husband of an Iraqi-American mother whose family called her death a hate crime was charged with homicide Friday, nearly eight months after his wife’s murder.Police arrested Kassim Alhimidi, 4…

California Approves Higher Taxes to Save the State and Schools

California Approves Higher Taxes to Save the State and Schools

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — With the state billions in the red, California voters on Tuesday passed Proposition 30 by about eight percentage points that both boosts the sales tax and puts heavier income taxes on the rich.Gov. Jerry Br…

California Meat Plant Shooting: 3 Dead, Including Gunman, 2 Injured

California Meat Plant Shooting: 3 Dead, Including Gunman, 2 Injured

Hemera/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) — A workplace shooting at a Fresno, Calif., meat plant has left three people dead, including the suspect, and two wounded.Gunfire erupted around 8:27 a.m. Tuesday at Valley Protein, a meat processing and handling plan…

Shooting at California Meat Plant Leaves One Dead, Four Injured

Shooting at California Meat Plant Leaves One Dead, Four Injured

Hemera/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) — A gunman opened fire Tuesday morning at a meat processing plant in Fresno, Calif., killing one co-worker and shooting three others before he critically wounded himself.The shooting happened around 8:27 a.m. at Valle…

Winner of California Lottery Comes Forward After Five Months to Claim $23 Million

Winner of California Lottery Comes Forward After Five Months to Claim $23 Million

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(PALMDALE, Calif.) — The lucky winner of California’s SuperLotto Plus Jackpot has finally come forward to claim her $23 million, just 25 days short of forfeiting the prize.“We had our winner come forward and claim the …

Tsunami Warning in Hawaii Downgraded to Advisory After Canada Quake

Tsunami Warning in Hawaii Downgraded to Advisory After Canada Quake

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A tsunami warning was downgraded to an advisory for the state of Hawaii this morning, following a 7.7 earthquake off the coast of British Columbia Saturday night. Although waves up to six feet were predicted, the fir…

Live Shark Lands on Calif. Golf Course

Live Shark Lands on Calif. Golf Course

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.) — Employees at San Juan Hills Golf Club got a huge surprise this week when they found a live, 2-foot-long shark on the 12th hole.“One of our marshals saw something flip-flopping near the 12th h…

Live Shark Lands on Calif. Golf Course

Live Shark Lands on Calif. Golf Course

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.) — Employees at San Juan Hills Golf Club got a huge surprise this week when they found a live, 2-foot-long shark on the 12th hole.“One of our marshals saw something flip-flopping near the 12th h…

‘Fantasy Slut League’ Alarms California High School

‘Fantasy Slut League’ Alarms California High School

Comstock/Thinkstock(PIEDMONT, Calif.) — A top-tier California high school informed parents of a “Fantasy Slut League” in which male students “drafted” female students and earned points for sexual encounters.The sex game was brought to the attention of…

Shark Attack Kills California Surfer

Shark Attack Kills California Surfer

Photos.com/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A California surfer was mauled and killed by a shark off the Santa Barbara coast Tuesday, officials said.The victim was 40, but not immediately identified.The shark moved in for the kill shortly before 11 a.m. PT a…

Calif. Dad Killed Shielding Son, 4, From Gunman

Calif. Dad Killed Shielding Son, 4, From Gunman

Comstock/Thinkstock(INGLEWOOD, Calif.) — A gunman who police say may have been wearing a painter’s mask opened fire on a family of five Saturday, killing a father and his 4-year-old son and then torching the family’s Inglewood, Calif., hom…

Newport Beach Murder: Husband Says Another Man Killed Wife, Forcing Him to Bury Body

Newport Beach Murder: Husband Says Another Man Killed Wife, Forcing Him to Bury Body

Orange County Sheriff’s Department(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — A prominent California real estate investor who pleaded not guilty to killing his wife for financial gain now claims another man did the killing and forced the real estate mogul to bury the b…

Meteor Lights Up Northern Californian Sky

Meteor Lights Up Northern Californian Sky

Chad Baker/Photodisc/Thinkstock (file photo)(SAN FRANCISCO) — A meteor lit up the skies over the Bay Area in California Wednesday evening in what experts say is debris from Halley’s Comet.Hundreds of residents from Oakland, San Francisco and San…

California Foreclosures at Lowest Level Since 2007

California Foreclosures at Lowest Level Since 2007

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The foreclosure rate in one of the hardest-hit states is at a new low, a real estate data firm says.Foreclosure activity in California hasn’t been this low since the start of the recession in the beginning of 2007. The…

California Town Decides on Home Sales to PG&E Amid Pollution Concerns

California Town Decides on Home Sales to PG&E Amid Pollution Concerns

BananaStock/Thinkstock(HINKLEY, Calif.) — Residents of Hinkley, Calif., faced a deadline Monday to decide whether to sell their homes to the power company that polluted their desert town, or stay and accept a water treatment system installed at no cha…

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