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California's chief justice leaves GOP; cites Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court

The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court announced that she quietly left the Republican Party over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-14 08:51:04

California man survives two days trapped in grease vent

Authorities in California rescued a man who was trapped inside a restaurant's grease vent for about two days. Sheriffs and firefighters in Alameda County, California, received a call from a citizen claiming they heard a voice calling from help at a vacant Chinese food restaurant.

USA TODAY - 2018-12-13 15:09:00

FDA says it's OK to eat romaine lettuce again -- but not from these California counties

It looks like it's OK to indulge in romaine lettuce again — from most everywhere. But if you don't know where the leaves are from, you might want to pass. The strain of E. coli that caused the November romaine lettuce outbreak has been traced to a farm in Santa Maria, California, but other sources a

USA TODAY - 2018-12-13 23:45:00

O rly? California considers plan to tax text messages

Sending emojis back-and-forth could soon cost you in California, if the state's public utilities commission votes to approve taxing text messages next month. California already taxes phone services, with the money going to fund public telecommunications programs like the 911 service and subsidized p

NBC NEWS - 2018-12-13 16:57:00

California Dem Ted Lieu say he would 'love to regulate' speech, bemoans US Constitution that prohibits him

California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech,” including that on Fox News, he can’t do it because of the U.S. Constitution.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-13 09:19:33

California mother drowns twin sons at motel where she was staying for free, police say

A California mother was arrested Thursday for allegedly drowning her twin 10-month-old sons at a motel where police had arranged for her to stay after she was removed from a shelter for causing a disturbance, authorities said.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-10 13:18:55

Scientists think this exotic fish hitchhiked from Japan to California in tsunami debris

(CNN)Divers swimming in the cold, murky waters of Monterey Bay, California, say they've spotted a fish that's a long way from home. It's called a barred knifejaw, and it's native to Japan, Korea and China.

CNN - 2018-12-13 14:30:00

California woman’s cat found waiting at wildfire-ravaged property: ‘You made it!’

Courtney Werblow was in tears when she returned to the Paradise, Calif. property where her parent’s home once stood. But it wasn’t the ravaged property that had her crying. Rather, it was the sight of her beloved cat, Timber.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-12 16:06:08

Text messages might be next to face California tax, reports say

California state regulators have been working on a plan to charge mobile phone users a text messaging fee intended to fund programs that make phone service accessible to the low-income residents, reports said Tuesday.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-12 08:45:20

Electric scooters being dumped in California lake, as popularity explodes

Electric scooters may be billed as an easy and environmentally-friendly way to get around, but as their popularity explodes, the cheap mode of transport has ironically wound up turning into another form of pollution.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-11 16:27:51

California mom who allegedly drowned 10-month-old twins could face death penalty: report

A California woman is accused of drowning her 10-month-old twins inside a motel room that police helped arrange for her after she caused a disturbance earlier at a women’s shelter, reports said.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-11 07:12:08

California Plan To Tax Text Messages May Run Afoul Of Regulators

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The FCC is attempting to block a plan to charge a tax for every text message sent in California. The FCC asserts texting is an information service and not a telecommunication service. As such, texts can only be taxed if they’re classified as telecommunication services.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-13 17:34:15

Dozens More Cases Of Salmonella In California, Nation Linked To Recalled Beef

(CBS SF / CNN) — Eighty-seven more people, including 39 in California, have been sickened with salmonella linked to recalled beef products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-12 14:56:20

'Baby Jane Doe' funeral held for newborn found near California highway, as cops still searching for relatives

More than four months after a newborn girl was found dead in a cardboard box along a Southern California highway, community members came together Thursday to pay their respects as authorities continue the search for the girl's relatives.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-10 14:28:58

California Proposal to Charge Texting Fee Could Be Blocked by New FCC Ruling

California regulators want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents. A new surcharge proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) wouldn't be a per-text tax, but a monthly fee based on a cellular bill that includes any fees

KTLA.COM - 2018-12-13 17:03:28

Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-14 03:03:40

Woman Who Tried To Kill Herself By Driving Wrong Way On Freeway Sentenced To Life In Prison

REDDING, Calif. (AP) – A Northern California woman who killed a man after she drove head-on into freeway traffic in an apparent suicide attempt has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-11 13:33:02

FCC decision deals blow to California text-tax plan

A federal regulatory ruling Wednesday aimed at protecting consumers from text-messaging spam may also help California mobile phone users avoid a proposed state texting tax. The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a surcharge on text messaging to help cover its growing budget for prog

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-12 23:12:33

Man in ‘cocaine’ shirt and hat spraypainted the word all over Bourbon Street, court documents say

A man from California is accused of having spraypainted the word “cocaine” in several spots earlier this month on Bourbon Street in New Orleans -- while wearing a shirt and a hat with the word “cocaine” written on them, police said.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-14 06:36:35

California woman drowns at dangerous Kauai spot Queen’s Bath

LIHUE, Hawaii — Rescuers over the weekend called off their search for a California woman swept out to sea from a picturesque but dangerous spot on Kauai’s north shore. The Garden Island newspaper reported 23-year-old Yayun Cheng was the seventh drowning victim in Kauai this year.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-11 14:56:18