California

Some stuck in Big Sur chopper out, for a hefty price

Due to this winter's relentless storms, Highway One is closed at the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge just south of the Pfeiffer Canyon State Park in Big Sur. It is also closed north of the beautiful Central Coast town at Garrapatta State Park, according to Caltrans. So you might think there is no way in or …

Oakland

Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California

Northern California was battered by another atmospheric river that produced record rainfall and wind gusts that reached 199 mph.<p>The dramatic gusts were recorded high in the Sierra Nevada, where Alpine Meadows had the 199-mph gust, according to the National Weather Service. Biggs recorded 184 …

California Drought

This Insane Hole Is Pulling Water Out of a California Lake - Los Angeles Magazine

The recent rains have activated Lake Berryessa’s unconventional flood control system<p>One of California’s weirdest spectacles is back. Record-breaking …

As rain batters California, floods leave homeless with even fewer places to go

Wet conditions statewide present a mortal risk to the homeless people living along the state’s waterways, who are displaced with wearying regularity<p>Outside in America: learn more – and sign up for our email newsletter<p>Shortie Mendoza has lived along a creek in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose for …

San Jose

Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

<b>By Kristin J. Bender and Marcio J. Sanchez,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i><p>SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some …

California Drought

Drone Films Lake Overflowing Into California Spillway

Spectacular drone footage shows water pouring into Lake Berryessa's Morning Glory Spillway for the first time in nearly 10 years, after rains eased California's long drought. Photo/Video: Evan Kilkus via Storyful<p>This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.<p>... I ... …

California Drought

Hundreds flee rising floodwaters in San Jose as mandatory evacuation orders are widened

Historic flooding worsened in San Jose late Tuesday as the banks of Santa Clara County’s longest creek continued to overflow, inundating apartment buildings and mobile homes and forcing hundreds of residents to flee.<p>“This is a once-in-a-100-year flood event,” National Weather Service meteorologist …

Gang member accused in officer's slaying was on probation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died.<p>Michael Christopher Mejia was identified Tuesday as the suspect responsible for the …

Law Enforcement

Flooding Forces Hundreds From Homes In San Jose, California

The San Jose Fire Department advised a decontamination cleansing for those immersed in floodwaters to get rid of hazardous pollutants.<p>Feb 21 (Reuters) - Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting …

San Jose

The Kings Flew Buddy Hield To Sacramento On A Regular Old Flight

Getty Image<p>Just when you thought the hapless Kings couldn’t possibly bumble their way through the DeMarcus Cousins trade any worse than they already have, they go and do something like this. Over the past two days, we’ve peeled back the onion skin layers of their ineptitude, and it’s enough to make …

Sacramento

High Times magazine moves west to California

High Times magazine is rolling out to California, leaving its New York City offices for greener — and more tolerant — pastures.<p>Following the flow of …

Cannabis

The Great American Roadtrip: Fort Mason

<b>Fort Mason</b> <b><br>California<br>1 Apr 2011</b><p><i>I received a renewal notice in the mail yesterday, for my Youth Hostel Australia membership. The Fort Mason hostel – of</i> …

San Francisco

Mapping the 19 high-rises under construction in San Francisco right now - Curbed SF

San Francisco's dense skyline is growing again in 2017, as the city anticipates the completion of some towers long under construction and the emerging profile of others underway. From the Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont in Yerba Buena to Exchange Place on the edge of Chinatown and the future home …

San Francisco

Biking Across the Golden Gate Bridge: Another off my Bucket List!

The Golden Gate Bridge is arguably the most beautiful and well-known bridge in the US, maybe even the world. I usually go to San Francisco at least …

San Francisco

More skiers turn to short-term rentals — a mixed blessing for resorts

In search of some extra cash, Jim and Janet Dooley started renting out a spare bedroom in their Big Bear home to skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts.<p>“This has brought us a couple of hundred dollars a week,” said Janet Dooley, who listed the room about two years ago on the online booking platform …

Airbnb

The SF Democratic club that must not be named

What’s in a name? Apparently a lot, in a city known for nasty political fights over the tiniest of issues.<p>The latest kerfuffle is whether to allow …

San Francisco

California has a storm of "biblical proportions" every 200 years

The incessant rain in California for the last several weeks is just a taste of what's to come in the formerly drought-plagued state, says Rachel …

Climate

Thomas Mellon Waterfront Residences Receives San Francisco City Planning Approval - The Registry

San Francisco, California – February 21, 2017 – On December 1, 2016, property owner SingHaiyi Group / Ocean Landing, LLC in collaboration with Woods …

San Francisco

Curbed Comparisons: What $5,500 rents in San Francisco right now

Five new rentals, from Lombard Street to the Haight<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out. Today's price: $5,500.</i><p>↑ That is indeed the world …

San Francisco

New California bill would accelerate the transition to 100 percent renewable electricity

A bill introduced by the leader of the California Senate would be one of the most aggressive clean energy bills in the country.<p>California has already …

California Drought

DeMarcus Cousins writes heartfelt farewell message to Sacramento

DeMarcus Cousins thanked fans on Monday night at his going-away party, and one day after his trade to New Orleans became official, Cousins had time to reflect on his time in Sacramento.<p>On Tuesday, the former Kings center took to Instagram and wrote an emotional thank you to the city of …

Sacramento

Palm Springs calls special meeting to discuss downtown development

Given the many questions that now surround the downtown Palm Springs redevelopment, the city will hold a special community meeting “to discuss moving …

Coachella Valley

Congress Targets California’s Groundbreaking Retirement Program

<i>Originally published on</i> www.capitalandmain.com<p><i>By Bill Raden</i><p>A landmark, IRA-type retirement savings program created for millions of Californians, came under threat last week when House Republicans passed a joint resolution aimed at blocking states from setting up such payroll savings plans. The …

Retirement

Remodeled 'Marine Layer' Re-Opens On Hayes Street This Saturday

"The inside of the store will get very laid back, California-style teak furniture," says Carter Manos, manager of Hayes Valley's Marine Layer for …

San Francisco

California students and athletes hit by new travel ban against anti-LGBT states

UC Davis senior Acacia Keith was excited to present her research on the anti-abortion movement at what would have been her first national conference this spring.<p>The Council on Undergraduate Research conference, which showcases work by more than 3,000 undergraduates, is considered a premier …

Equality

Feds delay $650M grant for CA rail electrification project

<b>Dive Brief:</b><p>California commuter rail agency Caltrain will have to wait a little bit longer to find out if the Federal Transit Administration will come …

Northern California

Oroville hoping dam crisis won't cripple tourist economy

It was just a week ago that this city in the shadow of America’s tallest dam was in a state of crisis.<p>The town of 19,000 had been evacuated — along with dozens of other towns downstream — amid concerns the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam might collapse, causing a massive flood.<p>Now, the …

California Drought

You can now hail a self-driving Uber in Arizona

As of Tuesday, Uber rolled out its autonomous vehicle testing in the city of Tempe, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. The arrival of Uber's small fleet of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs in the Grand Canyon state seemed to have been hastened by a tiff that developed between Uber and the state of California over …

Uber

DeMarcus Cousins To Sacramento Fans: 'Thanks For Dealing With This Knucklehead'

DeMarcus Cousins spoke to reporters today before heading out to New Orleans to start a new chapter in his career. The big man reflected on his time …

Sacramento

From the archives: Air-raid sirens installed in Los Angeles

In January 1942, Los Angeles rushed to install air-raid sirens around the city. Many were placed atop traffic signals.<p>A story in the Jan. 17, 1942, Los Angeles Times reported:<p><i>Any resident of Los Angeles who has forgotten that the nation is a war will awaken with a start soon when the city tests its</i> …

Los Angeles