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Should we be worried that California has yet to experience an epic deluge so far this fall? What happened to the ostensible “parade of storms” that …

Globally last month was the hottest October on record

If you thought last month seemed unusually hot for October, you weren’t imagining things. Globally, it was the hottest October on record, according to information released on Nov. 18 by NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It was also the greatest above-average …

Global Warming

DEA maps of El Chapo Guzmán control of US drug market

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's Sinaloa cartel is arguably the most powerful drug-trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere — and in the world.<p>As of 2013, the DEA believed that the cartel supplied "80% of the heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine — with a street value of $3 billion — …

Mexico

Nola, 1 of 4 remaining northern white rhinos, passes away

Nola, one of the four remaining northern white rhinos on the planet, passed away Sunday.<p>The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Nola's home since 1989, …

Syrian refugees surrender to immigration agents at US-Mexico border

Homeland Security confirms group – consisting of a family of three people along with two men – identified themselves to border agents in Laredo, Texas<p>Federal officials said on Sunday another group of Syrian refugees had turned themselves in at the US-Mexico border.<p>The Department of Homeland …

Immigration

Mystery military activity forces LAX to reroute overnight flights

Mysterious military activity west of Los Angeles International Airport is forcing the airport--one of the nation’s busiest-- to temporarily divert overnight landings and departures.<p>KABC-TV reported Saturday that secret military operations being conducted over the Pacific Ocean may make for noisier …

Aviation

No, Californians, poisonous El Niño snakes are not going to kill you

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How Scared Should I Be of El Niño?

Here in Los Angeles, rain can be scary.<p>There are usually only two types of weather in Los Angeles: It's either "nice," or "one degree off of nice and everyone's freaking out about it." For the most part, that's all you need to know. But then Angelenos found out that the normally icy Pacific Ocean …

Weather

Edison reaches $400-million settlement with nuclear insurer

Southern California Edison has reached a $400-million settlement with its insurer over the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant that the utility says will help cut customers' costs.<p>Edison said 95% of the money from Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, or NEIL, "will benefit customers," though it will …

Can California Be Saved?

Crime is back up in California. Los Angeles reported a 20.6 percent increase in violent crimes over the first half of 2015 and nearly an 11 percent …

Natural Gas

Southern California may face greater risk of earthquake-triggered tsunamis

Californians may be used to hearing about the threat of potentially deadly earthquakes, but a new study finds that quake-triggered tsunamis pose a …

Geology

Meet Rebecca Dinerstein: the latest US literary sensation

At 21, native New Yorker Rebecca Dinerstein took off for the Arctic to seek inspiration. Now 27, her debut novel sparked a bidding war - and praise from Jonathan Safran Foer<p>"Some people are interested in riding motorcycles in South America and some people are interested in sheep and fog – I’m one …

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Home Decorating

A pipeline ruptured on the California coastline and leaked 21,000 gallons of oil into the ocean

The pipeline, which runs parallel to Highway 101 near Santa Barbara, left a slick extending about four miles (6.4 km) along Refugio State Beach, extending about 50 yards (46 meters) into the water, Petty Officer Andrea Anderson of the Coast Guard said.<p>Anderson said the company responsible for the …

California

60 seconds with Hemingwrite, an E Ink typewriter

Between social networks, video games and the endless void of procrastination we call "the internet," computers can make pretty poor writing devices. Isn't there something better? Insert Coin contenders Adam Leeb and Patrick Paul think so -- they've created the Hemingwrite: an E Ink typewriter that …

9 Spotify tools for hardcore music fans

What more could music fans want from an app that contains more than 20 million songs? Quite a bit, it turns out.<p>There are several tools you can use …

“Ethanifier” Lets You Build Your Own Single-Purpose Messaging App Like The Viral Hit “Ethan”

Earlier this month, a ridiculous but clever app called Ethan began blowing up on the startup discovery site Product Hunt. The app is a simple creation built by iOS developer Ethan Gliechtenstein, who had previously launched photo and video app RubCam and a navigation app called Wheretext. The Ethan …

Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister

Samantha is a girl living in New York City. She’s old enough to drink and experienced enough to give love advice. But other than that she prefers to keep it anonymous, like Gossip Girl. Our first convo went like this:<p>Burrito in bed with a dog. Seemed human enough.<p>Samantha builds on the Ethan app, a …