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California bar shooting victims include police officer, aspiring Army service member

A police officer who talked to his wife just before rushing into the bar to save lives and a 22-year-old set to join the Army were among the people killed inside a popular California bar Wednesday night. At least 12 people were killed when a gunman walked into Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, threw […]
6:06 PM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

The classic California town of Pismo Beach

PISMO BEACH, Calif. – For 72 years, folks here have celebrated the town once known as the “Clam Capitol of the World” with a parade, visiting dignitaries and a big Clam Festival. So what if clams dried up here in the 1990s, when fishing enthusiasts caught so many that local restaurants specializing in clam chowder […]
5:16 PM GMT+0000 / October 23, 2018

California Bans Bitcoin Donations in Political Campaigns

Candidates running for public offices in the U.S. state of California may not receive donations in cryptocurrencies, according to a new ruling from the state’s political watchdog. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for the Golden State voted 3-1 on Thursday to prohibit political donations in cryptocurrencies, citing the difficulty of […]
4:40 PM GMT+0000 / September 21, 2018

Set Yours Recycling Goals Based on Science!

As Election Day nears, state and local officials should take a serious look at what can realistically be achieved before setting future recycling goals. Election Day is little more than two months away. While waste and recycling haven’t been big issues in this election, I expect to see more than the normal number of recycling […]
6:07 PM GMT+0000 / September 2, 2018

Hawaii and California Hardest Hit from China’s Recycling Restrictions

By Alex Mardikian China’s restrictions on accepting trash for recycling has hit the U.S hard. Hawaii and California are two of the hardest-hit states. In 2016, the U.S earned around $6 billion in foreign exchange by shipping out trash to China for recycling. Of this amount, California shipped recyclable trash worth around $2.4 billion. This […]
2:22 PM GMT+0000 / September 1, 2018

California wildfire will burn for the rest of August, say officials

California’s biggest wildfire on record is expected to burn for the rest of the month, fire officials said on Tuesday. The Mendocino Complex Fire has already engulfed 290,692 acres (117,639 hectares) – almost the size of Los Angeles. Barely a third of it is under control, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire […]
7:19 PM GMT+0000 / August 7, 2018

California wildfires: Officials ‘optimistic’ despite growing death toll

A sixth person has died following devastating wildfires in northern California, which saw tens of thousands of people flee their homes. The latest death in the city of Redding comes despite officials saying they were “optimistic” about the fires slowing down and that they were now “gaining ground”. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said a […]
3:26 PM GMT+0000 / July 30, 2018