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Wildfires rage across San Diego County

Raging wildfires threatened more homes after thousands of residents fled towering flames fanned by high winds and record-breaking temperatures in baking southern California. On a third day of infernos which have destroyed at least 20 homes in San Diego……

‘Fire in the sky’: Massive fires force 20,000 people to evacuate in southern California

Thousands of people fled raging wildfires in roasting southern California as flames destroyed homes and triggered evacuations at a nuclear power plant, a military base and an amusement park. The blazes, which also closed a major north-south highway, come amid record temperatures in the western US state, where the annual…

Bridge fire and collapse shuts main highway from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Northbound lanes of the major freeway connecting Southern California and Las Vegas reopened on Tuesday, more than a day after a bridge fire and collapse forced officials to close the busy highway in both directions. But the southbound side of Interstate-15 remained closed near the high desert community of Hesperia,…

Tesla Model X prototype photographed in Southern California

Tesla Model X Prototype Photographed in Southern California (via Clean Technica) A Tesla Model X prototype was spotted and photographed in Culver City, CA recently. This vehicle is the well-anticipated follow-up to the very impressive Model S sedan. It has been designed to be a cross between an SUV and…

Closing of San Onofre nuclear plant to increase California’s reliance on natural gas

By Scott DiSavino NEW YORK (Reuters) – California’s growing reliance on natural gas to fuel its power plants will increase and power prices will remain elevated following Southern California Edison’s decision to retire a crippled nuclear power plant. Both reactors at the 2,150-megawatt (MW) San Onofre plant will be permanently…

Police swarm Big Bear ski resorts in search for fugitive who declared ‘war’ on LAPD

Police have swarmed through the ski resorts of Big Bear after reportedly finding a burning pick-up truck belonging to the former colleague who has terrorised southern California’s police in a bloody vendetta. A huge manhunt for Christopher Jordan Dorner shifted to the mountain resort east of Los Angeles on Thursday…

At least 8 killed in California bus accident

At least eight people died and 27 others were injured in a multiple vehicle accident in southern California that involved a passenger bus, local media reported. The KABC television network said the accident occurred at about 6:30 pm local time (0230 GMT Monday) in a rural area north of of…

Starbucks to start selling wine and beer in U.S.

LOS ANGELES — Starbucks is to start selling wine and beer in some stores in southern California and Atlanta, Georgia, expanding a move which has worked well around its northwest US base, the coffee giant said Monday. The Seattle-based global coffee shop franchise said it will also sell “premium food…

Soldier shot, paralyzed at homecoming party in California

The mother of an Army soldier who was shot at his own homecoming party on Friday spoke to CNN about the tragic incident. Christopher Sullivan, a 22-year-old Purple Heart recipient, was critically wounded at his party in Southern California after being shot multiple times by 19-year-old Ruben Ray Jurado. Jurada was reportedly…

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