California prepares plan to distribute COVID boosters as FDA decision moves millions closer to 3rd dose

With the United States moving closer to giving booster shots of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to certain high-risk Americans, California officials said millions are expected to become eligible for third doses in the state — and they’re prepared to administer them. Roughly 6.5 million Californians over the age of 65 — many of whom got Pfizer’s […]

Duo Arrested For Outlaw Cosmetic Buttocks Augmentation

CALIFORNIA—A mother and daughter duo were arrested by homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau arrested Libby Adame, 51, and her daughter, Alicia Galaz, 23, for their role in a performing unsafe, FDA unapproved, cosmetic buttocks injection. The LAPD reported on October 15, 2019, a female victim had an outlaw buttocks augmentation […]

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Stay out of the water: Officials issue warning as Pyramid Lake nears reopening

The public is being warned to avoid contact with the water at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County, even as it and the nearby Los Alamos Campground are slated to reopen Thursday. Widespread California wildfires prompted the U.S. Forest Service to order the recent closure of the lake and campground. However, the presence of harmful […]

Judge to decide if suspects in Kristin Smart disappearance will face trial

When the sheriff of San Luis Obispo County hailed the arrests in April of a father and son in the 25-year-old disappearance of college student Kristin Smart, he said he was confident they had the evidence needed to convict them. A judge on Wednesday will determine if they have enough evidence to proceed to trial […]

Despite Gov. Newsom’s call to conserve, L.A. and San Diego increased water use in July

Californians failed to significantly cut back their water consumption in July, state officials announced Tuesday, foreshadowing some difficult decisions for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration as an historic drought lingers into the fall. Newsom had asked people in July to voluntarily cut back their water consumption by 15% to help address a severe drought that has […]

2 California water agencies settle lawsuit over Colorado River dispute

Two major California water agencies have settled a lawsuit that once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect a river that serves millions of people in the U.S. West amid gripping drought. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, sued the Metropolitan Water District twice in the past two […]

6 Ways To Get Free Legal Help And Advice In California

UNITED STATES—When you get a lawyer, the main goal is to avoid losing money through an ex-spouse, adversary, or parties trying to sue you. Usually, getting legal help in California demands that you have the budget for it. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. Luckily, there are a few ways to get legal help for free. […]

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Three People Arrested In Encampment

CALIFORNIA—Officials from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Division revealed the arrest of three people in an encampment on Friday, September 17 Around 9 a.m., officers went to the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Oxnard Street just east of the freeway to a large encampment, south of the area that was cleaned up on […]

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Aluminum foil used to wrap California homes to protect from wildfires

Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe. The contractor had enough time to do some quick research and decided to wrap his mountain home with an aluminum protective covering. The material that can withstand intensive heat for short periods resembles tin […]

Crews fight fire with fire in battle to protect ancient sequoia trees

With flames advancing toward the signature grove of ancient massive trees in Sequoia National Park, firefighters on Thursday fought fire with fire. Using firing operations to burn out flammable vegetation and other matter before the wildfire arrives in the Giant Forest is one of several ways firefighters can use their nemesis as a tool to […]