California Faces ‘Massive’ Budget Cuts if Trump Unemployment Plan Implemented: Newsom

Major cuts to California’s budget would be required if the state puts President Donald Trump’s new unemployment plan into place, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom. It “would create a burden the likes which even a state as large as California could never absorb without, again, massive cuts to important services, or further burdening … businesses […]

Arson Rumors Rage Along With Apple Fire

Rumors of arson have spread as fast as the Apple Fire that has consumed more than 32,000 acres in Southern California—despite authorities saying the likely cause was a diesel-fueled vehicle emitting burning carbon from its exhaust. Emma Riley, 22, whose family owns apple and berry orchards in Oak Glen, told The Epoch Times she witnessed […]

Top California Health Official Resigns Following Revelation of Inaccurate COVID-19 Data

California’s health director on Sunday suddenly resigned as state officials struggle to deal with a computer system failure that led to inaccurate COVID-19 case numbers. In a message to colleagues, Dr. Sonia Angell announced her departure. She did not give a reason for her resignation but touched on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Since […]

Oldest Living Marine Corps Veteran Rings in 105th Birthday With Drive-By Salute

Major Bill White, from Stockton, California, who served in World War II, has become the oldest surviving U.S. Corps Marine veteran after he ringed in his 105th birthday. According to CBS Sacramento, when asked how he felt on his big day, July 31, the centenarian replied with glee, “Feels just as good as it did […]

Military Finds Vehicle That Sank in a Training Incident That Killed 8 Marines and a Sailor

The US military has identified the location of the AAV that sank last week off the California coast, killing eight Marines and one sailor.

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Hit With 4 More Charges

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Ed Buck this week, charging him with four additional felonies, including that he allegedly enticed victims to travel interstate to engage in prostitution. Buck, 65, was arrested last year after a third man overdosed at his home in California. Prosecutors said Buck injected the man, Timothy Dean, with […]

California AG Charges Husband of LA Prosecutor for Pulling Gun on BLM Activists

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed charges against the husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey for pulling a gun on Black Lives Matter activists in March, according to a charging document published on Tuesday. David Lacey was charged with three counts of assault with a firearm, a misdemeanor, according to the document (pdf), […]

Esper Sends Condolences to 9 Service Members Killed in Accident Off California Coast

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper issued a statement dedicated to the families and friends of nine service members who died in an accident off the coast of San Clemente Island in Southern California. The U.S. Marine Corps identified all nine victims from the accident involving the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) in hundreds of feet […]

BLM Protesters Face Off With Locals in California Town Amid Wildfire

YUCAIPA, Calif.—As firefighters struggled to contain a raging wildfire in the hills above Yucaipa, Calif., on Aug. 1, another battle was raging on the streets below.  Against the ominous backdrop of a towering plume of smoke, chaos erupted on Yucaipa Boulevard as Black Live Matter (BLM) protesters blocked traffic, and police equipped with riot gear […]

Downtown Berkeley Struggles as University Goes Distance Learning

BERKELEY, Calif.—Right beside University of California, Berkeley, is Downtown Berkeley. Lined with small shops, cafes, and restaurants, Shattuck Avenue is normally bustling with people and vehicles; however, it has been quiet since March. UC Berkeley has announced that its summer sessions and fall semester will be remote learning due to COVID-19. With the absence of […]