Tag Archives: California

Climate-driven 'megadrought' is emerging in Western US, study says

The American West may be entering into a “megadrought” worse than any in the historical record, a new climate study from Columbia University suggested. With the region suffering a prolonged string of dry years starting in 2000, scientists have been warning for years that climate change may be pushing toward a longer-term drought. While there have been some wet years — like ...

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California inmates make face masks to distribute in hopes to curb coronavirus spread

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. They may be behind bars but inmates at one prison in California are doing their part to help their community with a needed item in the coronavirus pandemic. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday on Facebook that inmates from the South Placer Jail’s sewing and laundry programs ...

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Plane carrying US evacuees from China amid coronavirus outbreak diverted to California air base

A plane carrying about 210 U.S. citizens evacuated from Wuhan, China—the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus—has landed in the U.S. after it was diverted Tuesday to California’s March Air Reserve Base “for the logistics that they have,” an official said. The plane was initially headed to Ontario International Airport in California. Curt Hagman, the chairman of the San Bernandino County Board of Supervisors ...

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Los Angeles cops arrest man accused of trying to take girl, 6, who was sitting on mother's lap: report

Police in Los Angeles arrested a man last week they said attempted to kidnap a 6-year-old girl while she was sitting at a restaurant with her family, reports said. Evan McLaurin-Nelson, 31, who is believed to be homeless, approached the family multiple times as they were having dinner on Jan. 4 at a pizza restaurant in Venice, police said. He then tried to grab ...

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