California’s top football players aren’t staying to play in college

There is a talent drain going on in California with the top recruits not staying to play college football in-state. Given that the state consistently turns out dozens of players each year that are Power Five quality athletes, it is shocking to see that just one of the top 10 recruits in the class of … Read more

California’s Coastline Under Siege by Atmospheric River

California’s coast bore the brunt of an atmospheric river, a heavy corridor of moisture in the air that came to ground in the form of some diluvian rains. Atmospheric rivers are becoming somewhat routine on the West Coast, as moisture from the tropical Pacific turns into a “Pineapple Express,” rolling in from the west and … Read more

Hungry sea otters are helping save California’s marshlands from erosion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The return of sea otters and their voracious appetites has helped rescue a section of California marshland, a new study shows. Sea otters eat constantly and one of their favorite snacks is the striped shore crab. These crabs dig burrows and also nibble away roots of the marsh grass pickleweed that holds … Read more

Elon Musk’s X can’t get around California’s content moderation law, judge rules

A federal judge has denied X’s (formerly Twitter) attempt to temporarily halt a California law that pushes social media platforms to disclose their strategies for moderating harmful content. Passed last year, AB 587 requires large social media companies to share descriptions of how they moderate content that contains hate speech or racism, extremism or radicalization, … Read more

Huge Wave Injures Several at California’s Ventura Beach

At least eight people were injured when a massive, unexpected wave crashed over a sea wall and through a crowd of people at Ventura Beach, California, on December 28, according to local authorities. The incident happened as huge swells were wreaking havoc along California’s coastline, prompting widespread warnings of dangerous surf, life-threatening rip currents, and … Read more

A teenager who passed California’s notoriously tricky bar exam at just 17 is now a practicing attorney

Peter Park was just 17 when he passed the California state bar exam. It made him the youngest person to pass the notoriously difficult test. Park, now 18, was sworn in as a practicing attorney on Tuesday. An 18-year-old from California who passed the state’s bar exam when he was only 17 is now working … Read more

California’s Giant Sequoias Are in Big Trouble

According to Blom, whose group favors thinning dense stands of young trees and reducing accumulations of vegetation and woody debris from the forest floor through prescribed burns or mechanical methods, there are about 26,000 acres of land to be cleared in all 80 sequoia groves on federal land, with some 8,000 acres already treated. On … Read more

Investors are split on whether California’s diversity bill will make an impact

California passed a bill earlier this month that requires venture firms operating in the state to report the diversity breakdown of their investments. The news of its passing spread quickly through the startup world, and immediate reactions to it have been split. There are those in favor of the bill, those who support it but … Read more

California’s so-called ‘draconian’ fast-food bill is now law — here’s why McDonald’s franchisees say it’ll cost small business owners $250K per year

‘A devastating financial blow’: California’s so-called ‘draconian’ fast-food bill is now law — here’s why McDonald’s franchisees say it’ll cost small business owners $250K per year Amid a throng of cheering workers and labor leaders, California Governor Gavin Newsom smiled as he delivered news that would change many of their lives. The Democratic leader had … Read more