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High speed rail gets a haircut — and Kings County’s left with the mess
Last week when Governor Gavin Newsom declared California did not have enough money to finish the High-Speed Rail (HSR) not a few well informed Kings County residents said, “I told you so.”
California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen
LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.
FOX26 News Viewers sent pictures of graupel and other wintry weather in the Valley
Snow in the Central Valley reached elevations as low as 1500 feet Sunday. And some people didn’t just see snow, they saw something called “graupel”. The National Weather Service classifies graupel as frozen precipitation, just like hail. Graupel is also called “soft hail” or “snow pellets”. The NWS
No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.
California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas
Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa
First Junior AMVETS in state established in Kings County
HANFORD — AMVETS Post 1893 in Kings County now has the distinction of being the only post in California to have Junior AMVETS. “This is an exciting time for our post,” said Post 1893 Cmdr. Darren. “We are not just here to help veterans, but the entire family.”
MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat
A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r
Man and toddler ejected from car in Kings County. Seat belts were not used, CHP says
KINGS COUNTY, California - Two people were ejected from their car, including a child, Wednesday afternoon in Kings County. At around 3:26 p.m. near Highway 41 and Nevada Avenue, CHP says a driver of a white van lost control as he overcorrected and ended up flipping over, and rolling the car several
Roadkill could become legal to eat in California
SACRAMENTO (CNN) - A proposed California state law would make it legal for residents to road kill. That's right -- Senate Bill 395 would allow people who accidentally hit and kill wild animals on California roads to recover the edible portions.
Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown
A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.
Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather
LOS ANGELES — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather.
It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!
That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i
Cold snap: Snow flurries possible for all of Southern California except coast
PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Low-lying regions of Southern California may see some rare snow Thursday as a big blast of cold air moves into the region. The cold front is moving down from Nevada, and it could mean snow could fall anywhere in the Southland, except for the coastline, which is a very rare
Wet February causes big dent in California drought conditions
LOS ANGELES -- February storms have caused a significant dent in California's drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that just over 67 percent of the state is totally free of any level of dryness.
White House Breaks Off Talks With California Over Mileage Standard Dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration broke off vehicle mileage standards talks with California on Thursday, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.
In a rarity, snow falls on Southern California, and not just in the mountains
How often do Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Pasadena or North Hollywood get a dusting? How about Zuma Beach and Malibu?. Not often. Which is why the weather was the buzz Thursday among flatlanders and hill dwellers.
Embattled California DMV gets its third director in just 32 days
The agency struggling to register licenses is also struggling to find a leader. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has gone through two directors in just over a month. The latest leadership shake-up came on Jan. 30, when acting director Kathleen Webb replaced acting director Bill Davidson,
See all that water flowing into the ocean? California bill aims to save it
In stormy winters like this, residents of drought-prone Southern California fret about how much rainfall flows into the ocean, a reminder of the amounts of water the region is wasting instead of saving for good use.
California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits
Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit
California prosecutors will hit legal roadblock in seeking death penalty against suspect in 1973 murder
California prosecutors have said they're weighing capital punishment for the man accused of strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1973 — but legal experts insisted Thursday that's not possible.