'Tinderbox' California ablaze in wildfires

Aug 3, 2015

'Tinderbox' California ablaze in wildfires

Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires Sunday in drought-parched California, where officials evacuated entire neighborhoods and closed miles of highway in the path of the inferno, which has claimed at least one life. Some 6,000 homes were evacuated as 21 large fires burned in ...

Latinos, as expected, now outnumber whites in California

Jul 9, 2015

Latinos, as expected, now outnumber whites in California

The long-expected moment when Latinos surpass whites as California’s largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in late June, Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014. As ...

California farmers forced to use oil wells' wastewater

Jul 3, 2015

California farmers forced to use oil wells' wastewater

AFP-JIJI An efficient solution to a historic drought, or an environmentally risky pact with the devil? That is the question raised by California farmers who are irrigating their crops with wastewater supplied by oil companies, in an arrangement slammed as dangerous by environmental campaigners. ...

Woman with no memory searches for her identity and family

Jul 2, 2015

Woman with no memory searches for her identity and family

A woman who couldn’t recall her identity when she was found on a Southern California street earlier this year has turned to the Internet in search of her family. “I just feel like there’s this thick fog over my mind, my memory, over my ...

Dolphin breaks woman's ankles when it leaps onto boat

Jul 2, 2015

Dolphin breaks woman's ankles when it leaps onto boat

A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. One of the animals jumped on ...