Tag: California

Inside the Christian Nationalist Church Where Proud Boys Go to be Baptized

Pastor Hansel Orzame leads his “Praying Patriots” at a recent Sunday service at the Ekklesia: Unwoke Church” in Pomona, California (Screenshot from livestream of service) On a recent Sunday, a man dressed in basketball shorts and a black and yellow T-shirt that read “FIGHT CLUB” was summoned to the front of a hired event space […]

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Riding His Baseball Fame, Steve Garvey Disrupts the California Senate Race

In the crowded race to succeed the late Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, Steve Garvey stands out both for his celebrity and for how little he has actually campaigned. At community forums, the former baseball star turned pitchman has been a serial no-show. After televised debates, he has fled reporters waiting in the spin room. […]

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Atmospheric River Brings Rain and Flooding Threat to California

Rain from an atmospheric river was falling in parts of California early Monday, as a new storm began to test the state’s preparedness weeks after a deadly deluge caused power outages and destructive mudslides. Flood watches were in effect for millions of people, mostly in California, through Wednesday as the possibility of thunderstorms, strong winds […]

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California Tried to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags. It Didn’t Work.

Almost a decade ago, California became the first state in the United States to ban single-use plastic bags in an effort to tackle an intractable plastic waste problem. Then came the reusable, heavy-duty plastic bags, offered to shoppers for ten cents. Designed to withstand dozens of uses, and technically recyclable, many retailers treated them as […]

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Conservatives’ Newfound Hatred of California Is Wrong—and Sad

One reason people stopped making fun of California three decades ago was that it got displaced as the butt of national jokes by a place where people were said to be weirder even than people in California. That was, of course, Florida. I’d guess the wildly popular novelists Carl Hiassen and Elmore Leonard kick-started this […]

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California’s Push for Ethnic Studies Runs Into the Israel-Hamas War

California has grand ambitions for ethnic studies. By 2025, the state’s public high schools — about 1,600 of them — must teach the subject. By 2030, students won’t be able to graduate high school without it. For policymakers, a goal is to give California students, 80 percent of whom are nonwhite, the opportunity to study […]

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Crypto PAC Jumps Into Senate Race, Opposing Katie Porter in California

The biggest name and the biggest spender of crypto money in the 2022 election cycle is now awaiting his prison sentence for fraud and conspiracy. But new super PACs have sprouted up as the successors to the collapsed Sam Bankman-Fried empire, and they are making their first big bet of the 2024 election cycle: trying […]

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The Tech Plutocrats Dreaming of a Right-Wing San Francisco

Advertisers have fled, reportedly erasing 72 percent of X’s value. But Musk didn’t buy Twitter to make money. The true goal, as Tan says, was to replace an existing institution with a parallel version. But the word “parallel,” like “moderate,” is not the most apt descriptor. Naomi Klein (not the Other Naomi) coined the term […]

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4.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Malibu, Rattling Los Angeles Area

An earthquake centered several miles northwest of Malibu, Calif., rattled residents across the Los Angeles area on Friday, sparking a typical flurry of posts on social media, though the authorities said no major damage or injuries had been reported. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.6, according to the United States Geological Survey. Residents […]

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Point Reyes National Seashore Is Just Outside San Francisco, But Feels Worlds Away — Our Guide

San Francisco has long been a top US tourist destination, with its celebrated food, architecture, nature, and cultural scenes. And while I love a visit to the Golden Gate City, what I love even more is crossing the bridge and heading north along the rugged coastline to Point Reyes National Seashore. Travel just around 40 […]

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5 Marines Confirmed Dead in Helicopter Crash in California

The Marine Corps confirmed on Thursday that five Marines had died in Tuesday’s helicopter crash east of San Diego. The announcement from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing came after a search and rescue operation located the helicopter on Wednesday in Pine Valley, about 44 miles east of San Diego. But the military did not confirm […]

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Cops Infiltrate And Bust California Sideshow, Seize Nearly 90 Cars

Cops Infiltrate And Bust California Sideshow, Seize Nearly 90 Cars | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Officers also detained over 150 people at the event and say that some individuals might have their cars destroyed 4 hours ago <!––> <!– –> In a decisive crackdown on illegal street racing, authorities in San Joaquin County swiftly moved […]

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Travel Writers And DJs Share Their Favorite Desert Destinations

Maybe it’s just us, but February tends to bring on the desert energy. With winter still holding strong in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s nothing quite like basking in the healing properties of the desert. With open landscapes just waiting to be trekked through, hot springs to soak in, and endless dark skies to camp under, […]

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Prince Harry Ends U.K. Trip Without Meeting Prince William

Prince Harry did not meet with his brother, Prince William, during a roughly 24-hour trip to Britain after Buckingham Palace announced that their father had cancer, an indication that relations between the siblings remain tense. Harry, 39, flew to London on Tuesday and visited his father, King Charles III, for a short time, but did […]

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In Los Angeles, a Growing Sense That ‘Historic’ Weather Is Becoming Normal

Californians have long joked that their state has three seasons: wildfire, earthquake and flood. But as an atmospheric river parked itself over Los Angeles this week, knocking out power and dumping record rainfall, there was a serious coming to terms. “The weather seems more extreme on every level,” Fred Rosen, a retired entertainment executive, said […]

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Nevada’s Weird Election Week, and King Charles’s Cancer

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Southern California Braces for Potential Mudslides Even as Rains Slow

A ferocious atmospheric river storm that has battered California for days began to taper off Tuesday, but officials warned that even small amounts of additional precipitation could set off landslides in rain-drenched Southern California. Between Sunday and Monday, the storm dumped record-breaking amounts of rain on the Los Angeles basin and prompted millions of residents […]

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Auto Industry News: KOH 2024 Delivers Epic Finale, GM Pivots Back to PHEVs, and Elon Loses At Court

There’s never a dull moment in the auto industry, but this week’s excitement is mostly of the go-fast variety. The 2024 King of the Hammers wrapped up this weekend, delivering one of the most nail-biting final laps in history. The Engine Block walks you through the action — as well as the fresh drama coming […]

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The Fingerprints on Chile’s Fires and California Floods: El Niño and Warming

Two places renowned for what one scientist described as “benign Mediterranean climates” are being put to the test this week as an overheated climate and an El Niño weather cycle collude to bring dangerous, record-breaking rains to California and deadly fires in Chile. Several counties in Central and Southern California were under a state of […]

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U.S. Plans More Strikes, and Storm Slams Los Angeles

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Southern California Braces for Intense Storm: Extreme Rain and Flooding

March 10, 2023, 11:21 a.m. ET March 10, 2023, 11:21 a.m. ET Water was set to be released from the Lake Oroville reservoir to mitigate flooding as two atmospheric rivers were headed for California this week.Credit…Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Atmospheric rivers are hugely influential for California’s weather and water supplies. They cause the state’s heaviest rains […]

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Southern California Faces ‘High Risk’ of Excessive Rain and Flooding

Parts of Southwest California on Sunday braced for heavy rains — potentially as much as an inch an hour — that could lead to life-threatening floods, officials said, prompting evacuation orders in some places and at least one school district to cancel classes for Monday. The Weather Prediction Center issued a rare “high risk” prediction […]

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Providence Officials Approve Overdose Prevention Center

More than two years ago, Rhode Island became the first state in the nation to authorize overdose prevention centers, facilities where people would be allowed to use illicit drugs under professional supervision. On Thursday, the Providence City Council approved the establishment of what will be the state’s first so-called safe injection site. Minnesota is the […]

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Atmospheric River Could Bring Record Rainfall and Flooding to Southern California

It could rain for days in Southern California starting on Saturday night, potentially in record amounts, creating the conditions for what the National Weather Service described as a “very dangerous situation” Sunday into Monday. The storm system is also expected to bring several feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada, and powerful onshore winds and […]

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California Aims $2 Billion to Help Students Catch Up From the Pandemic

In the fall of 2020, around the height of the debate over pandemic school closures, a lawsuit in California made a serious claim: The state had failed its constitutional obligation to provide an equal education to lower-income, Black and Hispanic students, who had less access to online learning. Now, in a settlement announced on Thursday, […]

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Atmospheric River Drenches California, With More Storms on the Way

A powerful storm known as an atmospheric river swept over California on Thursday, soaking the state with rain and leaving a trail of damage that has become familiar to residents in recent years: fallen trees, flooded roads and snarled travel. Though the storm was not expected to cause the kind of chaos that was sown […]

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