Tag: California

California Company Recalls Avocados From Six States Over Listeria Fears

A California avocado company is voluntarily recalling shipments that were sent to six states after officials said the fruit might be contaminated with a bacterium that can cause health risks. The recalled California-grown avocados were packed at a facility in California and distributed in that state, Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin, the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1990 Buick Reatta

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‘I Can’t Be Myself Here’: At the Border, Transgender Women Navigate 2 Worlds

MEXICALI, Mexico — In the pictures, Jess Enriquez Taylor wears artful makeup and her hair is carefully styled. But her face was bare as she rode the bus toward the international border one recent afternoon, and her long black hair was tucked under a hat. One of her hands was painted with glittering nail polish, […]

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New Clues on Tesla Sales Point to a Recent Drop

For weeks, analysts have speculated that Tesla has seen a marked drop in sales since the beginning of the year, and the electric-car maker’s recent gyrations on price cuts and cost-saving initiatives have only bolstered their suspicions. Recently compiled data on new-car registrations from a large portion of the United States seems to offer further […]

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Jake Phelps Dies at 56; as Thrasher Editor, a Skateboarding Guru

Jake Phelps, the caustic, funny and brash longtime editor of skateboarding’s most revered magazine, Thrasher, a position that made him a tastemaker in a subculture known for resenting authority, was found dead on Thursday at his home in San Francisco. He was 56. His death was announced by Thrasher in an Instagram post, which did […]

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Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

The water is saved, for now. Seven Western states have agreed on a plan to manage the Colorado River amid a 19-year drought, voluntarily cutting their water use to prevent the federal government from imposing a mandatory squeeze on the supply. State water officials signed the deal on Tuesday after years of negotiations, forestalling what […]

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Anyone Speak K’iche’ or Mam? Immigration Courts Overwhelmed by Indigenous Languages

SAN DIEGO — With Magdalena Lucas Antonio de Pascual and her three children facing deportation, the immigration judge wanted to make sure she understood the charges against her. But even with the help of an interpreter speaking in Q’anjob’al, a Mayan language, Ms. Antonio de Pascual appeared to comprehend little. “What language do you speak?” […]

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Thousands of ‘Super Bloom’ Tourists Have Made Life in This Town Absolute Hell

Over the past few weeks, record levels of rainfall in Southern California have caused a so-called “super bloom” of wildflowers, carpeting hillsides with patches of colorful buds. They’re rare, they’re beautiful, and unfortunately—thanks to humanity’s insatiable desire to see them—they’re turning us all into a bunch of terrible monsters, apparently. On Sunday, city officials in […]

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Mass Migration of Painted Lady Butterflies Entrances Californians

Swarms of any other insect might provoke fears of a coming apocalypse, but clouds of butterflies migrating through Southern California are captivating onlookers who are relishing the otherworldly spectacle. The orange butterflies, called painted ladies, are known to travel annually from the deserts of Southern California to the Pacific Northwest. This month, people are taking […]

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Home in Ashes, They’re Forced to Fight for Share of PG&E Money

Neil and Kathinka McKeown’s home in Calaveras County, Calif., burned down in a 2015 wildfire that regulators believe started when a power line made contact with a tree. Late last year, they thought they were finally close to rebuilding after reaching a seven-figure settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric, whose line was involved. But PG&E […]

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The 145-Pound Long Snapper and Other Tales of College Admissions Puffery

The ruse was oddly simple. Since college coaches can often recommend more athletes to the admissions department than a team needs, why not buy a few slots from the coaches and sell them to parents desperate to get their children into the most selective universities? Perhaps the most remarkable thing about William Singer’s scheme was […]

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A Pause on the Nation’s Biggest Death Row

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced Wednesday that no executions will occur on his watch, granting temporary reprieves to all 737 inmates on the state’s death row. Mr. Newsom’s executive order also withdraws California’s lethal injection protocol, which has been mired in litigation for years. “I do not believe that a civilized society can claim […]

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Man Charged in Murder of 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Was Dating Jones’ Mother, According to Police

Photo: Trinity Love Jones Prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged 38-year-old Emiel Hunt with the murder Trinity Love Jones, the 9-year-old girl whose remains were found in a duffel bag near a horse trail in Hacienda Heights, Calif. Hunt briefly appeared in a Pomona courtroom Tuesday, according to CBS Los Angeles. He remains behind bars […]

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After Soul Searching, Gov. Gavin Newsom Will Halt Executions in California

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom will announce a moratorium on capital punishment on Wednesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the 737 inmates who wait on the largest death row in the Western Hemisphere. The move is highly symbolic because legal challenges have already stalled executions in California; the last one was in 2006. But […]

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Lower Profile Sports at Center of Admissions Cheating Scandal

They are sports that bring in little in the way of money or notoriety or attention compared with the behemoths, football and basketball. In college athletics, volleyball, water polo, sailing, tennis and soccer are relatively small-time affairs that don’t fill stadiums or drive billion-dollar media contracts, and that is why they are at the center […]

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Rap Sheets Haunt Former Inmates. California May Change That.

After spending more than seven years in prison for robbery and auto theft, Jay Jordan tried to get work selling insurance, real estate and used cars, but was repeatedly turned away, he said. People with a felony record are often barred from obtaining professional licenses, and an opportunity to be a barber at a friend’s […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Volvo 960 Sedan

While I live in Denver, my family and work ties in the San Francisco Bay Area make me a regular visitor at the incredibly well-stocked self-service wrecking yards of the region between San Jose and Richmond. These yards don’t have quite the selection of Subarus and IHC Scouts that I see in the yards around […]

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How To Enjoy California’s Superbloom From Now Until May

20th Century Fox Southern California has been experiencing one of its wettest winters in decades, making conditions ripe for a super bloom. The abundance of rain in and around LA has brought out so much of the state’s natural beauty that it’s even made the act of sitting in traffic just a little more bearable. […]

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As Daylight Saving Looms, Suppose We Spring Forward, and Never Fall Back?

A day is a day, with so many hours of darkness and so many of light. It’s a hard reality that no powerful king or brilliant philosopher has ever found a way around. And yet, every year, bless our hearts, we try. Compelled by the augustly named federal Uniform Time Act of 1966, most Americans […]

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