Tag: California

Pentagon Agrees To Provide Military Technology For Fighting California Fires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the U.S. Department of Defense has given the state permission to use Cold War-era satellite technology to help fight wildfires. The DoD is also giving the state's National Guard access to unmanned drones.

Earth/Environment June 7, 2019

Moviegoers Watching Midnight Screening Of 'Avengers: Endgame' May Have Been Exposed To Measles

A woman might have exposed movie fans to measles at a screening of 'Avengers: Endgame' in Orange County, California on Thursday. The authorities advised those who were at the cinema to look out for symptoms of the highly contagious disease.

Public Health May 2, 2019

Contaminants In California Tap Water Ups Risk For Cancer: Here's What You Should Know

The Environmental Working Group released a report to warn about the toxic contaminants in California's tap water. They revealed that multiple pollutants could lead to an excess of 15,500 cases of cancer over the course of a lifetime.

Public Health April 30, 2019

Apple Watch Lost In The Ocean Still In Working Condition When It Was Found 6 Months Later

Southern California surfer Robert Bainter lost his trusted Apple Watch at sea some months ago. The resilient watch was returned to him recently in perfect working condition.

Apple April 27, 2019

Tiny Earthquakes Occur In Southern California Every 3 Minutes

From 2008 to 2017, Southern California had 1.81 million earthquakes, 10 times more than previously identified. The number is equivalent to having one tremor every three minutes.

Earth/Environment April 18, 2019

California's Earthquake Hiatus A Statistical Fluke?

The Hayward, San Jacinto, and San Andreas fault lines in California have had no massive earthquakes over the past 100 years. However, experts warn that the three major rifts are long overdue for another big shake.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2019

Rare Giant Sunfish Washes Ashore In California

A rare hoodwinker sunfish that washed ashore in California was initially thought of as a common ocean sunfish. It is the first record of the species in the Northern Hemisphere.

Animals March 3, 2019

Weather Forecasters Predict 'Weak' El Niño But It Hasn't Arrived Yet

The water of the Pacific Ocean is warming, but the atmosphere has not shifted to form an El Niño. Weather experts said that the weather phenomenon could trigger increased rainfall in parts of the United States that are experiencing drought.

Earth/Environment January 11, 2019

4,000 Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers To Go On Strike In California

Four thousand mental health workers are anticipated to participate in a five-day strike organized by the National Union of Healthcare Workers. What are they demanding from Kaiser Permanente?

Public Health December 8, 2018

Romaine Lettuce From California Linked To Multistate E. Coli Outbreak

Further investigations on the multistate E. coli outbreak so far point to romaine lettuce from California as the possible source of contamination. Harvesting in that region has now ended for the year.

Public Health November 27, 2018

LOOK: Rare Dumbo Octopus Filmed Swimming In Deep Sea

Scientists captured the ghost-like dumbo octopus on film in Monterey Bay. It was a rare sight, as dumbo octopuses live in the deep sea where humans do not often venture.

Animals October 29, 2018

Mostly Sunny With A Chance Of Sonic Booms: USAF Warns California Residents To Expect SpaceX Rocket Landing

The U.S. Air Force issued an advisory to warn the public about the launch and landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Residents might hear sonic booms which are completely normal and safe.

Space October 7, 2018

Superpod With Hundreds Of Dolphins Spotted In Monterey Bay

A superpod made out of several hundred dolphins were spotted near the shore in Monterey Bay, California. The marine mammals have been hanging out in the area since Labor Day, Monday, to catch fish.

Animals September 8, 2018

California Unveils Proposal To Prevent Weakening Of Air Pollution Policies

The California Air Resources Board has unveiled a new air pollution proposal in response to the Trump administration's automotive pollution rollback. The CARB proposal seeks to further strengthen California air pollution regulations to counter possible changes in EPA policy.

Earth/Environment August 10, 2018

California Hits 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goals In 2016 Way Ahead Of Schedule

California law mandates that the state's greenhouse gas emissions return to 1990 levels by 2020. The California Air Resources Board revealed emission have dropped to 429.4 million metric tons in 2016 from 431 million metric tons in 1990.

Earth/Environment July 12, 2018

Scientists Give A 75 Percent Chance For A Major Earthquake In The Next 30 Years In California

A new study revealed that smaller earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California could trigger a bigger one. Researchers used data to compare monthly movements.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2018

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Decreased condom use, lack of education, fewer STD clinics, and social media may have contributed to the spike of STDs in California. How does the internet fuel the spread of sexually transmitted diseases?

Public Health May 15, 2018

Your Coffee Will Now Come With A Cancer Warning If You’re In California

Coffee shops in California are now really required to put cancer warnings on its products, no exceptions. What’s more, companies could potentially end up paying massive fines if a settlement isn’t reached.

Public Health May 9, 2018

California Will Require Solar Panels For New Homes

The state of California is prepared to vote on a mandate that will make solar panels a requirement for new homes. Once approved, builders will be required to meet the new standard to get a building permit.

Energy May 6, 2018

California Now The 5th Largest Economy In The World, Bigger Than United Kingdom

The Golden State now has the biggest economy in the world surpassing that of the United Kingdom. All of California's economic sectors contributed for its higher GDP except one.

Business Tech May 6, 2018

Measles Outbreak In Santa Clara County: Five Cases Confirmed So Far

Five Santa Clara County residents are now confirmed to have been afflicted by a measles outbreak. Experts say, however, that public threat is very low.

Public Health April 7, 2018

California Couple Arrested After Keeping Three Kids In A Plywood Box 'Home' For Years, With No Running Water Or Electricity

A couple from Joshua Tree, California, kept their kids in a makeshift plywood shelter for roughly four years, with no electricity, running water, or sanitation. Authorities arrested the parents for willful cruelty to a child.

Life & Style March 3, 2018

LOOK: Fish Skin Used To Successfully Treat Wildlife Burned In California Wildfire

The California wildfire affected both human and animal inhabitants of the affected area. Veterinarians at UC Davis treated the wild animal burn victims using Tilapia skin and other unconventional methods.

Medicine January 26, 2018

Deadly Flu Season In California: ERs Packed, Pharmacies Run Out Of Medicines

In less than four months, California's major counties experienced medicine and emergency service shortage as influenza spread throughout the state. All regions were severely affected with a particular strain that is known to be deadly.

Public Health January 8, 2018

Starfish Population In California Recovers From Mysterious Disease That Wiped Them Out

The starfish population in the West Coast has started to recover from the mysterious illness that struck in 2013. The disease, known as Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, is still present, and researchers continue to study it to find a cure.

Animals December 29, 2017

California Wants You To Stay Away From Your Cellphone Due To Health Risks

The California Department of Public Health warned people against long-term cellphone exposure and issued new guidance on how to avoid the negative health effects. Will you stay away from your mobile phone?

Public Health December 17, 2017

California Marijuana Tax May Drive Up Prices By 70 Percent

California's cannabis industry is already facing challenges before sales begin in January. Legalizing pot resulted in a bevy of taxes that may force prices to rise by 70 percent.

Public Health November 8, 2017

Nevada Gun Shows Linked To Increase In Firearm Violence In California

Gun shows held in Nevada have a spillover effect in California in terms of firearm violence, injuries and death. A study found that California's strict gun regulations are diluted by Nevada's lax gun laws.

October 27, 2017

California Faces Largest Person-To-Person Hepatitis Outbreak Since 1995

California is currently struggling with a hepatitis A outbreak that has already claimed 19 lives. What are the challenges that authorities are facing in their quest to control the outbreak?

Public Health October 20, 2017

Arguments Against California's Right-To-Die Law For The Terminally Ill Will Proceed

A California judge allowed legal arguments to proceed against California’s End of Life Option Act. The act that allows terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs has been in effect for a little over a year.

Medicine June 17, 2017

More Than 500 California Patients Sought Life-Ending Prescriptions In 1st Year Of Law

Nearly a year after the California law on assisted suicide was passed, advocacy group Compassion and Choices estimated 504 persons opted for end-of-life prescriptions. Know the data and stories behind the controversial law.

Medicine June 2, 2017

Endangered Blue Whale Dies After Colliding With A Ship: Carcass Washes Ashore On A Northern California Beach

A 79-foot blue whale carcass washed ashore on Northern California's Agate Beach on May 26. Scientists and experts stated that the whale died because it collided with a ship.

Animals May 29, 2017

Young Whale Stranded In California Harbor Finds Way Out

A 30-foot-long humpback whale got stranded in Ventura Harbor in California this weekend. The good news is it was able to make its way out without dying our incurring any apparent injury, according to authorities.

Animals May 22, 2017

California County Reports Almost 1,000 Cases Of Norovirus In Schools: Details On The Outbreak So Far

Health experts urge parents to keep sick children at home as the norovirus outbreak in California now totals more than 950 confirmed cases. Thirty-two schools in Yolo County have reported norovirus infections, affecting both students and their teachers.

Public Health May 16, 2017

Deer Antler Tea Recalled Over Botulism Contamination Fear In California

The California health department has warned consumers not to drink Deer Antler Tea products from U.S. Deer Antlers Exports and Imports Inc. out of concerns with Clostridium botulinum contamination. Here are the warnings and recall details.

Public Health May 9, 2017

Humans Arrived In The Americas Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

A new study revealed that ancient humans arrived 130,000 years ago in California. However, many archaeologists are skeptical of the findings, which push back the established date of human settlement in the Americas by over a 100,000 years.

Ancient April 30, 2017

Climate Change Could Cause Sea Levels In California To Rise By 10 Feet

A study revealed that the rise in sea level is comparatively greater in California than anywhere else in the world. Scientists predicted that by 2100, the state could face a rise in sea levels by as much as 10 feet.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2017

California Health Officials Fine Hospitals For Substandard Care

Hospitals in California were fined for infractions on Health and Safety Codes that led to patient injuries and deaths. The medical facilities have to pay a combined amount of over $1 million.

Public Health April 22, 2017

26 Doctors, Medical Professionals Charged In $40 Million Health Scam In California

More than a dozen medical professionals were charged in an alleged California health scam that got doctors getting kickbacks over unnecessary prescriptions and tests. Learn more about the suspected $40 million health scam.

Public Health April 21, 2017

Can Cigarette Price Hike In California Make People Quit Smoking?

Lawmakers in California imposed a strict price hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products from April 1. Many people have made up their mind to kick the habit as a result of this decision.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 2017

Cigarette Prices On The Rise In California: Here's Why

Under Proposition 56, the government increased the price of a packet of cigarettes by $2 and a carton by $20 in California. The additional money collected will go toward research on tobacco-related diseases and prevention programs.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

Under New Bill, Not Disclosing HIV-Positive Status To Sex Partner Faces Lighter Punishment

New legislation seeks to downgrade some HIV-related felonies to a misdemeanor. Once it passes, it will no longer be a felony for someone to have consensual sex with others and expose them to HIV/AIDS without their partners knowing.

Public Health March 20, 2017

Fault System Off Southern California Coast Can Produce Up To Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake

Analysis of the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults revealed that the region is capable of a powerful earthquake that can range from a magnitude 6.7 to 7.4. This poses concern since the quake would likely impact densely populated parts of California.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

California High School Makes $24 Million By Investing In Snap IPO

Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California, poured an early investment of $15,000 for Snap Inc., the maker of Snapchat. Today the investment in Snap's IPO is worth $24 million.

Business Tech March 5, 2017

Uber Really Wants To Test Self-Driving Cars In San Francisco, Finally Follows California DMV Rules

Uber has had a shaky relationship with California's Department of Motor Vehicles. However, it seems that the ride-hailing service is now looking to make up with the regulator to be able to test self-driving vehicles in San Francisco.

Car Tech March 3, 2017

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