California

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are roaring, creating great hikes …

Outdoors

Storm slams Southern California: Roads flooding and warnings issued around the region

The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon and evening, with the storm continuing into Monday.<p><b>Key info</b><p>The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for the …

Southern California

Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third and most powerful in a series of storms pounded Southern California on Sunday, dropping nearly 4 inches of rain south of Los Angeles, flooding freeways and raising concerns about damaging mudslides.<p>Commuters could expect a messy drive to work Monday in several areas, …

Los Angeles

52 Incredible Photos From the San Francisco Women's March

San Francisco was feeling the lady love on Saturday as an estimated 100,000 people marched from Civic Center to the Embarcadero for the Women's …

San Francisco Bay Area

California is right to fight Trump. His idea of states' rights is clearly limited

President Donald Trump began his inaugural address with words that might have heartened nervous California Democrats. But then he warmed up and reverted to the familiar campaigner-in-chief.<p>Like many Republican leaders, Trump preached states’ rights — or seemed to.<p>“Today, we are not merely …

States' Rights

Scenes From The San Francisco Women's March

San Francisco was one of more than 260 cities all over the world to hold marches yesterday in honor of women's rights (and against President Donald …

San Francisco

This monster storm was one for the record books

<b>Record rain</b><p>The National Weather Service said Long Beach Airport set an all-time rain record at 3.87 inches. Other parts of Southern California, including Los Angeles International Airport, set records for the day.<p>Many parts of the region saw well over 2 inches of rain, including Garden Grove, …

Los Angeles

East Coast, California brace for powerful storms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of coastal residents along the Eastern seaboard and in California are facing potentially disastrous storms Monday as deadly winter weather systems continue to churn.<p>In south Florida, 7 million people remain under tornado watches after storms ravaged the Southeast, killing 18 people …

News

Highway 84 closed due to mudslide

A mudslide has closed state Highway 84 in Fremont this afternoon, according to police.<p>The mudslide occurred on the highway, also known as Niles Canyon Road, about a quarter mile east of Palomares Road.<p>Police announced the closure at about 1:55 p.m.<p>No estimated time for when the roadway would reopen …

Oakland

SF prepares to count its homeless, braces for cuts under Trump

Image 1of/6<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Just six days into Donald Trump’s presidency, hundreds of volunteers and officials will fan out across San Francisco to take a …

San Francisco Bay

The Latest: Trump changes course after denouncing protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>9:45 a.m.<p>President Donald Trump is doing a quick about-face about the protests that swept through Washington and around the world on Saturday.<p>Trump tweeted Sunday morning that "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our …

San Antonio

Anti-abortion protesters in San Francisco 'thanking God' for Donald Trump

Anti-abortion demonstrators marched through downtown San Francisco in an annual event Saturday that coincided with the women's march in opposition to President Trump. Organizers said they coordinated so the two events occurred at different times of the day.<p>Thousands converged at the plaza outside …

San Francisco

San Diego Sheriff's Department begins using drones to find missing people, document crime scenes

Sheriff’s homicide detectives showed up at the house first. Next came the drone.<p>As detectives began investigating the fatal shooting of a Pala woman last week, two deputies flew the drone over the outdoor homicide scene, taking aerial photos and videos that would become evidence.<p>The …

Los Angeles

Man who vandalized Vietnam War Memorial in Venice sentenced to 4 years in prison

A 24-year-old man who vandalized a Vietnam War memorial last year in Los Angeles has been sentenced to four years in state prison.<p>A court spokeswoman said Friday that Angel Castro was sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court after pleading no contest Jan. 13 to vandalism and robbery.<p>Taggers defaced …

Los Angeles

Santa Cruz County’s Historic Landmark Demolished by Huge Waves

The historic SS Palo Alto has been broken to bits by massive waves. Photo: Kevin Johnson/Santa Cruz Sentinel <b>Santa Cruz County’s historic landmark,</b> …

Palo Alto

Rain to continue through Monday morning in SoCal

An intense winter storm continues to move through Southern California, with heavy rain expected Monday morning and highs in the 50s.<p>Gusts of up to …

Climate

Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Soledad, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 14 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:15 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 18 miles from Greenfield, Calif., 22 miles from …

Los Angeles

Ranch Manager

Browse other Ranch Manager Jobs in California<p>Job Title<p>Location<p>Date<p>Salon Manager-Otay Ranch Town Center<br>As a Salon Manager you will perform the …

Diner gets 'rat spotting' discount

A diner in Folsom, Calif., had his main course, saw a rat, then was offered dessert. In that order, according to her.

New York City

Strong winds and rain along the Grapevine

Wind speeds along the Grapevine at 6:30a.m. are reported between 30 to 60 miles per hour.<p>Wind gusts in the area are expected at 80 miles per hour or …

Bakersfield

As California goes from drought to deluge, a dangerous old foe returns: Mudslides

Through five years of severe drought, El Capitan Canyon above the Pacific Ocean near Goleta endured bone-dry conditions that at times seemed like they would never end.<p>Then, on Friday, the skies opened up. Nearly 2 inches of rain dropped in a single hour in the Santa Ynez Mountains.<p>So a creek that …

Climate

Concrete ship destroyed by surf in Aptos

APTOS (KRON)—The stern section of a cement ship was completely battered Saturday at the Seacliff State Beach in Aptos.<p>The SS Palo Alto was already …

Construction

Don't buy the hysteria over a federal risk analysis of California's bullet train

<b>To the editor:</b> After The Times published a story on California high-speed rail’s budget based on a draft document by the Federal Railroad Administration, the document’s authors called the story “misleading at best.” We agree. (“California's bullet train is hurtling toward a multibillion-dollar …

Risk Analysis

Nakheel launches Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah

Nakheel today launched Club Vista Mare, a new, beachfront residential and recreation project to be constructed on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.<p>The project …

Hotels

1 person fatally shot during fight at Prunedale house party

One person was fatally shot late Saturday night during a house party in the community of Prundale, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.<p>The shooting occurred at about 11:50 p.m. at a home located at 9634 Knollwood Court, sheriff's officials said.<p>The party had been planned for high …

Crime

Essential Politics: State lawmakers watch Trump's inauguration, De León has harsh words for the new president

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:<p>California legislators observed President Donald Trump's inauguration in a variety of ways: in person , in their districts and with a video .<br>• State Senate President pro Tem …

Government

The coolest people are all about denim, and denim is California's official state fabric

Throw out everything you think you know about caring for bluejeans, and listen for a moment to Marie and Jim Shaffer, who named their company Jeans Genius for a reason.<p>The Shaffers are experts on denim: how it fits, how it looks, how it feels, how it sells. They consider themselves “jeaners.” In …

Denim

Football: California Showcase is set for Feb. 11; players get to show off to college recruiters

The California Showcase that brings together college coaches from Division II, Division III and NAIA football programs from around the country to try to spot high school football seniors will be held on Feb. 11 at the Orange County Great Park.<p>It's free for high school seniors to attend. In the …

The Arts

United Airlines grounds all U.S. flights because of computer problem

United Airlines says all of its domestic flights are grounded on Sunday because of a computer problem.<p>Company spokeswoman Maddie King said in a brief statement that it issued a ground stop in the U.S. because of an "IT issue." It did not give any more details, and it was not immediately clear how …

Business

Can California's premier climate program survive this legal challenge?

With President Trump in the Oval Office, California officials are bracing for the possibility that the new administration will undermine the state’s landmark policies on climate change. But the more immediate threat isn’t coming from Washington; it lies in a lawsuit that has been slowly winding its …

California Drought