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Mega Millions Winner: Truck Driver Realizes It’s Him
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The second Mega Millions winner has come forward, and well– it looks like the rest of us just have to keep on truckin.’ Los Angeles TImes tells us of a man who had $324 million dollars lying around and didn’t …

UFO Sightings in California on New Year’s Eve
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According to a number of witnesses, mankind wasn’t the only one on New Year’s Eve enjoying firework shows across the country. Apparently, civilians in California spotted unusual objects in the sky amidst the entertaining pyrotechnic displays. Witnesses in Sacramento and …

Priest Killed in California Town
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Reverend Eric Freed of St. Bernard’s Catholic Parish in Eureka, California was found dead in the rectory of the church yesterday. The priest failed to show up for morning Mass, and someone was sent to check on him. According to …

California Drought – The Looming Water Problem
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California has seen its share of drought, anyone who is a long-time resident can attest to water rationing and restrictions – and it appears it might be dealing with water shortages again in 2014. Although winter is a strange time …

California In A Drought – Who Knew?
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According to records maintained by the Enterprise-Record, California is in the middle of a drought. Few people are aware of how bad the drought really is and officials say that the real threat could be in the near future. Nine …

Family Photo Shows Shark Lurking Eerily Close

A populated area such as Manhattan Beach, California seems to be an unusual place to spot a shark, but unfortunately they’re not that uncommon in this area of the Pacific coast. It is especially surprising when that same shark went …

Sea Lion Stench Forces Businesses to Sue San Diego
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In the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, one of the year’s more interesting lawsuits has been filed. Last Friday, Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of San Diego in order to seek …

Inglewood Shootout Suspect Apprehended
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An Inglewood, California man, who barricaded himself inside a house after taking two female hostages, surrendered to authorities after an eight-hour standoff on Wednesday. Several shots were fired as officers arrived at a residence on South 5th Avenue at 12:35 …

Atheist Billboards Used to Promote Religious Freedom
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The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation consists of a group of non-believers, who aim to promote religious freedom. They are engaged in a campaign that will continue to advance the separation of the church and state through their use …

Atheist Billboards to Pop Up in California
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First we heard about atheist churches springing up around the country, and now a group is planning to put up billboards in California to promote an atheist campaign–just in time for Christmas. The billboards are part of the “Out of …

Michaela Garecht Remembered 25 Years After Abduction
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On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, a ceremony was held for Michaela Garecht. Family, friends, police officers, and supporters gathered in the parking lot of a grocery store in Hayward, California to remember a young child who was kidnapped twenty-five years …

Porn Industry May Have to Strap on Some Goggles Porn Industry May Have to Strap on Some Goggles
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Zippp! Look out! Gushhh! Watch it! Worried about being hit and infected by another human being’s bodily fluids? California porn stars need not fret, for lawmakers wish to update AB 640, a bill that will make adult performers strap on …

Powerball Winner First In California

California now has its first Powerball winner! Carlo Mitchell claimed the $213 million jackpot that was drawn on October 23. Carlo’s wife, Erlinda Mitchell, always thought that purchasing the Powerball tickets was a waste of money and that her husband …

Google Glass-Wearing Driver Ticketed in California Google Glass-Wearing Driver Ticketed in California
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If you’re driving around in the state of California, you might want to ditch the Google Glass. A California woman has been ticketed for wearing Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle, or more specifically “driving with a monitor visible.” …

Body Parts In Sewage Plant Lead To Homicide Investigation

Several body parts discovered in two separate sewage plants in L.A. have led police to a homicide investigation, but they believe the body may have been dismembered by the sewage machinery. A foot and calf were found in a bin …

Sara Kruzan to Be Freed From Prison
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Sara Kruzan’s life has been a tragic tale, until now as she is about to be released from prison. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that states parole boards must allow concessions to be made for juveniles who are …

California Condor Cam went Live on Monday

California’s condor cam went live on Monday in Big Sur. Condors are a very rare bird with only approximately 429 left living in North America. Of those 429, almost half of them live in captivity at zoos. With this camera, …

BART Strike Over; Full Service Expected In Afternoon

The Wall Street Journal and KTVU local news both report that the BART transit strike that has frustrated California for four days is finally over. California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom said “This has gotta be the last time this happens. …

Saber-Toothed Whale Washed Ashore Far From Home

Saber teeth are not just for tigers, anymore. Apparently saber-toothed can also refer to whales, Stejneger’s Beaked Whales, to be precise. These whales are typically located near Bering Sea, which gives way to another commonly used name for the whales, …

Giant Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

A marine biologist came across an 18-foot-long oarfish Sunday, while snorkeling with colleagues in Toyon Bay, about 22 miles off the Port of Los Angeles. Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) marine science instructor Jasmine Santana noticed a snake-like object shimmering …

Foster Farms Recall Would Be A Good Business Decision Foster Farms Recall Would Be A Good Business Decision

It’s been two days since three Foster Farms plants in California were discovered to be the source of the drug-resistant salmonella outbreak, which turns out to be the second outbreak to hit Foster Farms this year. In that time, Foster …