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David DePape (left) assaults Paul Pelosi, husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at their San Francisco home on Oct. 28, 2022 in still screen shot from a police bodycam. DePape, convicted in 2023 of breaking into the couple's San Francisco home and bludgeoning Paul Pelosi with a hammer, was jailed Friday for 30 years.
WORLD / Politics
May 18, 2024
Nancy Pelosi's husband's attacker jailed for 30 years
Jurors in his trial heard how David DePape — a Canadian former nudist activist who supported himself with occasional carpentry work — had initially planned to target Nancy Pelosi.
Japanese baseball superstar is presented with a proclamation by the Los Angeles City Council naming May 17 "Shohei Ohtani Day" in honor of the Dodgers' slugger on Friday in the city in this image taken from an official livestream of the council meeting.
May 18, 2024
City of Los Angeles celebrates 'Shohei Ohtani Day'
In a ceremony at City Hall, council president Paul Krekorian hailed the Dodgers' acquisition of Ohtani in a record-breaking $700 million deal.
Enamored with Japanese cuisine, Xander Soren sought to create the perfect Pinot Noir to suit the country's most common flavors.
LIFE / Food & Drink / Kanpai Culture
May 7, 2024
A Californian Pinot Noir bred for the Japanese table
In November, a former Apple employee launched Xander Soren Wines and its Pinot vintages exclusively in Japan.
Police walk past people operating bulldozers to remove the remnants of a protest encampment in support of Palestinians that police broke down the previous night on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
Fresh chaos and arrests as police flatten camp at UCLA
In the pre-dawn hours, helmeted police swarmed a tent city set up at the University of California in Los Angeles, using flash bangs and riot gear.
California’s share of U.S. wine production, around 90% in the 1990s and 2000s, dropped below 80% for the first time on record in 2022.
Mar 27, 2024
Who will save the U.S. wine industry? Not California boomers.
California’s share of U.S. wine production, around 90% in the 1990s and 2000s, dropped below 80% for the first time on record in 2022.
A Japan Airlines passenger aircraft at Haneda Airport in Tokyo
Feb 14, 2024
JAL plane crossed runway stop line at U.S. airport
The aircraft crossed the stop line in front of the runway at San Diego International Airport just after noon on Feb. 6.
Palm trees in strong winds as the second and more powerful of two atmospheric river storms arrives to Santa Barbara, California, on Sunday
WORLD / Society
Feb 6, 2024
Pacific storm batters California with high winds, flooding and mudslides
The storm system, caused by dense moisture from the subtropical waters around Hawaii, is affecting areas that are home to some 35 million people.
Fishermen land scallops at Nemuro Port in Nemuro, Hokkaido, in April 2022.
Dec 20, 2023
Japan to test scallop processing in Mexico
Under the plan scallops will be processed in Ensenada in the Mexican state of Baja California, about 100 kilometers from the border with the U.S.
A fan holds a sign during a game between the A's and Rangers in Oakland, California, on Aug. 7.
Nov 17, 2023
MLB owners give stamp of approval to Athletics' move to Las Vegas
The A's will play their final season at the Oakland Coliseum in 2024 .
Rapidus CEO Atsuyoshi Koike says Silicon Valley is critical for the chip developer due to its ability to provide access to customers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 14, 2023
Japan chipmaker Rapidus to open business base in Silicon Valley
Rapidus aims to start mass-producing advanced chips with a circuit line width of 2 nanometers in 2027.
It’s hard to talk about space-based solar — that is, transmitting the energy — without conjuring images of a death ray. But the team at the California Institute of Technology says the power density of the beam would be comparable to the power density of sunlight.
ENVIRONMENT / Earth science
Oct 27, 2023
Beam solar energy from space? These scientists say yes
The hurdles that have grounded space-based solar in the past aren’t merely technical, they’re also financial.
A Cruise driverless car operating in San Francisco. On Tuesday, California regulators ordered Cruise, a General Motors subsidiary, to stop its driverless taxi service in San Francisco after a series of traffic incidents.
Oct 25, 2023
California sidelines Cruise's driverless cars, citing safety risk
The U.S. state suspended Cruise's autonomous vehicle deployment, saying the company had "misrepresented" the safety of the technology.
Police officers are seen where a vehicle crashed into the the visa office of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco on Monday. The driver was shot dead.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 10, 2023
U.S. police shoot and kill driver in Chinese Consulate incident
A witness told local media that the driver shouted "Where’s the CCP,” using the acronym of the Chinese Communist Party, before he was killed.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has described the climate crisis as a fossil fuel crisis.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 18, 2023
California files lawsuit against energy firms over climate crisis
The move follows the world’s hottest summer on record, in which the state grappled with wildfires, blistering heat, drought, severe storms and flooding.
Japanese singer Yoshiki strikes his "X" pose during a ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Thursday.
Sep 15, 2023
Japan rock star Yoshiki's handprints immortalized in Hollywood
The X Japan member is the first Japanese star to join hundreds of legendary celebrities whose artistic achievements have been recognized by the theater.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom at the 2023 Milken Institute Global Conference in California on May 2
Sep 7, 2023
California governor signs executive order to explore AI risks
The directive comes as Washington and other governments struggle with how to regulate artificial intelligence technology.
A Cruise autonomous taxi in San Francisco on Aug. 10. Cruise is one of only two firms in California allowed to run paid robotaxi services around the clock.
Aug 25, 2023
Robotaxis are making enemies as they go around San Francisco
Mishaps are adding to traffic and safety concerns over driverless vehicles, which zip around the city’s streets surrounded by sensors and cameras.
A lifeguard asks a young man to leave the beach in Los Cabos in Mexico's Baja California state as Hurricane Hilary brings heavy rains to the area.
Aug 20, 2023
Hurricane Hilary hits Mexico and California with heavy rains
The storm had weakened Saturday from a powerful Category 4 to Category 2, but it was still deemed capable of "extensive damage."
People lie passed out on a sidewalk in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco in February 2020.
Aug 8, 2023
Is America’s soft power eroding?
San Francisco has changed from a hub of hippie culture and freedom in the 1960s and '70s, suggesting America's soft power is abating.
Yuto Horigome swept the street events at X Games California over the weekend.
MORE SPORTS / Skateboarding
Jul 24, 2023
Yuto Horigome wins street event to earn second gold at X Games California
A day after winning street best trick, the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist scored 95.66 in street to become the first skater to win both disciplines at the same X Games since 2002.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan