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5 Fil-Ams killed in Delano, CA car crash

A FILIPINO-AMERICAN family of four and their friend were killed on Saturday night, February 16, in a deadly vehicle crash in Delano, California.  The victims were 7-month-old infant Jarl Joseph Laguta; 5-year-old Jalson Laguta; Arlene Osarin Laguta, 30; Jalson Rubang Laguta, 46; and their family fri


Two California men arrested after truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.


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.”


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


California governor orders new DNA tests in case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983 killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that a death-row inmate says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Man arrested for attempting lewd act on Corcoran teen

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- One man is under arrest accused of trying to have sex with a child under the age of 14. Investigators say 73-year-old Seferino Rodarte approached the teen, who was walking near Corcoran High School.


California prisoners say videos show ‘gladiator fights’ at Soledad State Prison

California prisoners released video recordings of two prisoner fights they say were set up by officials at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California. It is now the second facility to report so-called “gladiator fights” after prisoners spoke out about similar incidents at the state pr


Police: He offered child whiskey and asked for sex

Corcoran police Saturday arrested a 73-year-old man on charges of annoying or molesting a minor after he allegedly offered the victim whiskey and asked for sex. He was identified as Seferino Arjona Rodarte of Hollister.


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


Wrestling twins from Kingsburg end careers with incredible gesture

Saying Kingsburg sisters Marina and Regina Doi are close would be an understatement. "We know exactly what the other's thinking before the other says it," said Marina. "We just have a bond like no other," added Regina.


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.”


The Top 6 Destinations In Baja California, Mexico

By Fathom | When a place has earned its spot on our Top Places to Travel in 2019, you know it’s good. The Baja California Peninsula has clear blue waters, fresh design, and seriously good guacamole.


Animals Keep Getting Stuck in Southern California

A cat in a cinder block wall? How about a tortoise underneath a house? A cougar in a tree? Believe it or not, animals continue to get stuck all across Southern California, and in almost every place you could imagine. Luckily a few locals have been there to help these critters get loose and out of a


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


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta


Laotian-style barbecue comes to Southern California

Good morning. Unless you’re one of the lucky folks who are reading this from Mammoth, it’s a good weekend to stay home and do some cooking, maybe curl up with a blanket — yes, this is cold for us — and a stack of cookbooks. We can help with that last part, as we have a story about the couple who run


See where California teachers have the toughest time paying rent, mortgage

In some California communities, the annual mortgage payments on a typical home equals the average yearly salary of teachers. In many of those same places, typical rent payments each year are equivalent to half of average teacher pay.


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


Essential California: Of Oscar fame and a humble town 2,000 miles away

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Feb. 23. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:. In Mexico, high on the mountain of Yucunino, where a valley of pines leads you straight to Tlaxiaco, everyone knows about the girl. La Yalitza, they call her —