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'We are overwhelmed': Some California police fear more crime with marijuana legalization

Licensed businesses across California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use Monday, and a hodgepodge of enforcement agencies will be trying to make sure they adhere to a slew of new pot laws. Because no single agency has overarching responsibility, supporters and...

Alarming failures left many in path of California wildfires vulnerable and without warning

The Sonoma ridgeline was a sunrise of flame as Sgt. Brandon Cutting led deputies up country roads to pound on doors, hollering “Sheriff’s Office!” Thirty minutes later, with Cutting huffing from exertion and choking in thick smoke, the evacuation of Redwood Hill was still playing out one door at...

Slide over these photos to compare SoCal's sunny weather to the Northeast's deep freeze

As much of the nation shivers under a deep freeze, Southern California topped 80 degrees in the last week of December.

Essential California: From pot to lightbulbs to taxes, life is about to change

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Dec. 29, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES A whole new day Starting Jan. 1, Californians’ lives will be governed by hundreds of new laws including new controls on concealed weapons, unprecedented...

UC Regent Norman Pattiz, dogged by fallout over sexually inappropriate comments, to retire

University of California Regent Norman Pattiz, who has been dogged by fallout over sexually inappropriate comments he made last year, announced his retirement Thursday after 16 years of service. Pattiz, chairman of the Courtside Entertainment Group, told The Times that his decision was not prompted...

Man shot and critically wounded by police officers in South Gate

A man was critically wounded late Thursday afternoon after he was shot by police officers in South Gate, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The officer-involved shooting was reported about 4:15 p.m. on the 9800 block of Bowman Avenue, according to the sheriff’s department,...

As California legalizes recreational marijuana, this L.A. pot shop weighs closing its doors

California is days from allowing shops to sell recreational pot to paying customers, legalizing a hotly anticipated industry. But Jerred Kiloh says that when the New Year rolls around, the doors of his medical marijuana dispensary might be closed, in order to avoid breaking the law. “I’ve been...

Marijuana sellers plan big parties as California pot legalization begins

Live music. Free T-shirts. A “Fweedom” celebration with mystery prize boxes worth up to $500, and a shot at a behind-the-scenes tour. Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in California with lots of hoopla, but only a handful of cities will initially have retail outlets ready to sell recreational...

How to get around L.A. on New Year's Eve – without the surge prices

2017 is almost over. This calls for a celebration. New Year's Eve is traditionally a busy time for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. In recent years, every New Year’s Day is greeted with a fresh story about an unfortunate soul who’s just discovered surge pricing. Services like Uber and...

Santa Barbara newspaper with history of controversy apologizes after byline includes anti-gay slur

A newspaper that’s no stranger to controversy found itself in hot water with readers this week after an employee changed a reporter’s byline to include an anti-gay slur in its Christmas Day issue. The Santa Barbara News-Press ran a story from staff writer Paul Gonzales on Monday about last-minute...

As bitter cold racks Northeast, California enjoys nation's warmest weather

Southern California reported the warmest temperatures in the nation on Wednesday and would probably do the same on Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Thanks largely to a high pressure system compressing air over the Great Basin, Los Angeles County could see temperatures...

Dead whale found near Port of Long Beach is tied to pier for further study

A dead whale floated into the Port of Long Beach Wednesday evening, triggering a debate on what to do with the corpse until wildlife officials asked that it be kept nearby for future study, officials said. The 20- to 30-foot whale was found before 7 p.m. near a container ship and Pier T, which...

Early Rose Parade traditions that failed: chariot races, ostrich riding, elephant vs. camel races

By 1901, the Tournament of Roses parade was a big success, and a search for post-parade activities began in earnest. In 1902, an East-West football game was tried. The first Rose Bowl game, called the Tournament East-West football game, ended eight minutes early as Stanford, losing 49-0 to Michigan,...

Essential California: Battles over single-payer healthcare, drug pricing and Medicaid loom

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Dec. 28, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Healthcare outlook in 2018 Whether it was bracing for a possible repeal of Obamacare or pondering an ambitious single-payer program that would overhaul...

An explosive wildfire season drives firefighting costs to record levels

State and federal firefighting costs soared to record levels this year as wildfires scorched more than 9.5 million acres across the country, continuing a trend that is playing havoc with the U.S. Forest Service budget. The agency spent $2.4 billion battling wildfires in federal fiscal year 2017,...

CHP arrests marijuana delivery workers, sparking debate over laws

The confusing rollout of marijuana regulations in California has been underscored in Mendocino County, where local authorities licensed a company to deliver pot only to have state police arrest two employees who were trying to do just that with nearly a ton of weed. The workers for Old Kai Distribution...

Goldfish somehow survived Santa Rosa wildfire that burned their home

What Logan Hertel and his friends found in the scorched remains of their Northern California neighborhood wasn’t a photo album, a wedding ring or even a skittish cat separated from its family. What they discovered were goldfish — plain, sickly and living off ash in a grimy tub. Somehow the unspectacular...

EPA must tighten rules on lead inside homes to protect children from poisoning, court rules

After years of delay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must propose tighter limits on the amount of lead allowed inside homes within 90 days to protect children from the hazards of lead paint, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Vegan chef arrested on Christmas Day in Phoenix in killing of ex-wife and two children

On Christmas morning, 45-year-old Anthony Milan Ross posted a video on Facebook of him and his son smiling, laughing and singing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” “Merry Christmas, everybody,” says the vegan chef, a minor celebrity in the health-food world. “Merry Christmas,” says 11-year-old Nigel....

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Hollister

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 12 miles from Hollister, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:22 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from Paicines, 17 miles from Soledad...

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