Fifteen more flu related deaths in California were reported by state health officials Friday, as outbreaks and hospitalizations continued at elevated levels compared to prior years. In all, 42 people have died so far this flu season in California, health officials reported, and all were those under the age of 65. State officials are not […]
The rains finally came, quick but irate. After a parched three months, the first storm of the rainy season tore through Southern California this week, flooding streets, causing deadly mudslides in fire-charred areas and slickening roadways. But, forecasters say, it probably wasn’t a harbinger of things to come. More likely, it was a brief tempest […]
If you were hoping to get a deal on Disneyland tickets because you’re a local, you’re in luck, because the parks have begun to sell their two-fer deals again for Southern California residents, starting this morning. The busy holiday season is over and the slower winter months have begun, marked by ride closures and maintenance, […]
The $4.99 12-inch sandwich promotion launched Monday, Jan. 1 at participating Subway restaurants across the nation including roughly 785 Subway restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County. (Courtesy Subway) Hundreds of Southern California Subway restaurants have launched a controversial $4.99 footlong deal despite protests from some franchisees. The promotion launched Monday, Jan. 1 at participating […]
Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe are among the California residents feeling the heat of the ongoing Thomas Fire ripping through California.
Prince’s precious tunes will stay put despite his family’s request to protect them from the California wildfires.
If you’ve got a fireplace, don’t use it — at least until the wee hours of Saturday, Dec. 16. The agency that measures bad air in Southern California issued a warning Thursday, Dec. 14: Don’t burn wood in your fireplace, if you live in Orange County, non-desert parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino […]
Hundreds of firefighters from throughout Southern California have been fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with the firefighters of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties to tame and break the destructive and deadly Thomas fire, which Cal Fire has classified as the fifth-largest wildfire in California history. Among the 6,397 fire personnel on the front lines, fire engines from Victorville, Murrieta, Los […]
THE CALIFORNIA FIRES have put a stop to the production of Westward season two as the flames engulf yet more of the Los Angeles area.
As the fires that have burned hundreds of homes and tens of thousands of acres rage across Southern California, a Boeing 747 capable of dropping 18,500 gallons of retardant ahead of the flames sits at McClellan Airfield in Sacramento, unused. Cal Fire on Aug. 25 became the latest firefighting agency to sign a contract with […]
Don’t be fooled by California’s increasing diversity. Racial and ethnic inequity remains a key problem and a potential barrier to future growth, according to Race Counts, a new Web tool that measures racial and ethnic disparities in the state’s 58 counties. Marin County, for example — one of the wealthiest and most socially progressive communities […]
Industry leaders gathered Thursday morning at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood for the 2017 edition of the annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, presented by Variety and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The morning opened with remarks from Vin Di Bona, CEO of Vin Di Bona Productions and chairman of FishBowl Worldwide Media. Di Bona, who […]
By ASHLEY HOPKINSON, EdSource In an effort to remove obstacles for Californians trying to succeed in the labor market, a new law could make access to child care easier for low-income parents taking classes to learn English or complete high school. The law will expand the eligibility requirements for subsidized child care. It will make low-income parents who are are […]
By Ana B. Ibarra and Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, California Healthline The marketing blitz is on. Californians are getting barraged with online pop-up ads, radio spots and television commercials, all aimed at persuading them to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans during this year’s open-enrollment season. Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange, is wielding a monster marketing […]
A San Fernando food products company is recalling about 36,854 pounds of chicken and turkey salad products with Trader Joe’s brand names that may be contaminated with glass fragments, hard silica and other foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. The Green Cuisine ready-to-eat chicken and turkey […]
California should contract with armored car services to transport cannabis-generated tax money and study the idea of creating a public bank to serve the marijuana industry, according to State Treasurer John Chiang. The recommendations came during a Tuesday news conference in Sacramento, where Chiang and members of his Cannabis Banking Working Group presented a 32-page […]
Whether you want to take a trip to downtown Riverside for the Festival of Lights or celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, these are the big events happening in Southern California in November 2017. Want more ideas for the rest of the year? Check out our list of 2017 Southern California fairs and festivals. Art San Diego Set […]
By Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters Michael Steelman perches at the edge of the Sacramento River, skipping rocks across the clear water. His dad’s Harley Davidson, borrowed for the excursion, is parked nearby. In this popular Shasta County park, Steelman finds solace nearly every day, sitting, walking, skateboarding, thinking. The California native left his wife and two […]
Sign with note of thanks to fire fighters are seen on the lawn of a residence on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. California fire officials have reported significant progress on containing wildfires that have ravaged parts of Northern California. The fires that swept through parts of seven counties starting Oct. 8 were the […]