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Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again  Authorities in California have issued new evacuation orders as a huge wildfire flares up again in Santa Barbara County California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York  The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages  Much of California's avocado crop has been destroyed by wildfires that have ripped through the southern part of the state, industry experts say California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze Map of Ventura County USA
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B. 2018-01-18 Turpin case: Couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings Riverside County, Southern California
C. 2018-01-15 Shackled children found in Perris, California home Muir Woods Road, Perris, California, Southern California
D. 2018-01-12 California mudslide: 'Window closing' to find more survivors Montecito, Santa Barbara County, CA, Southern California
2018-01-10 California mudslides death toll rises with 17 still missing Montecito, Santa Barbara County, CA, Southern California
5. 2017-12-16 Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA, Southern California
6. 2017-12-10 California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York Ventura county, Southern California
7. 2017-12-08 California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages Ventura County, Southern California
8. 2017-12-07 California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee amid new blaze Ventura County, San Diego
J. 2017-11-12 Hollywood holds #MeToo march against sexual harassment Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, Southern California

California mudslide: 'Window closing' to find more survivors  At least 18 people have been confirmed dead in mudslides in California, as officials admit the window is closing for other survivors to be found alive California mudslides death toll rises with 17 still missing Map of Montecito Santa Barbara County CA USA
Turpin case: Couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings  The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty Shackled children found in Perris, California home Map of Muir Woods Road Perris California USA
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  Two parents have been arrested in California after police found 13 people allegedly being held captive at their home
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  Hundreds of rescuers are combing wreckage in Southern California for those missing after mudslides that have killed 17
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  Nearly 200,000 residents have now been evacuated due to California wildfires as crews pivot to fight a new blaze
2017 Nov.12   Hollywood holds #MeToo march against sexual harassment  Hundreds of people have marched in support of victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign 2017 Oct.14   California wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes continue   40 people have died and hundreds are still missing after 6 days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside 2017 Oct.12   California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 31  Officials warned that conditions would worsen. Hundreds of people remain missing as at least 22 fires rampaged across the famous wine country 2017 Oct.11   California wildfires kill 21 including elderly couple   A couple who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary are among the 21 dead in some of California's worst-ever wildfires 2017 Oct.10   California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 15  More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California's wine region, police say 2017 Oct.9   Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country Map of Sonoma county USA
  Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people
2017 Sep.27   Playboy founder Hefner dies aged 91   Hugh Hefner, founder of the international adult magazine passed away peacefully at home, from natural causes 2017 Aug.27   Uber names ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick  Uber is ending months of speculation in the firm's search for a new leader. Khosrowshahi would replace Travis Kalanick who resigned in June 2017 Aug.27   Kendrick Lamar tops VMA winners in Los Angeles  Rapper Kendrick Lamar has taken six prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards. He won best video of the year for Humble 2017 Jul.9   California wildfires: Hundreds evacuated  Wildfires in California are quickly spreading. A combination of high temperatures and parched land has added to the difficulties of firefighters 2017 Jun.12   Warriors Complete Revenge Tour With NBA Finals Win   The Golden State Warriors are clinching their second championship in 3 years on the back of Kevin Durant in a 129–120 win over the Cavaliers
 The Golden State Warriors vanquished the ghost of the 3–1 lead. Kevin Durant named Finals MVP after winning first championship. Durant vindicated his much-maligned decision to join the Warriors last summer, leading Golden State in a resounding 4–1 series win over Cleveland
2017 Jun.4   Warriors throttle Cavs again to take 2-0 NBA Finals lead  Golden State defeated Cleveland 132-113. All four Warriors All-Stars were clicking simultaneously 2017 Jun.1   Warriors Cruise Past Cavs In Game 1  The Warriors knocked out the Cavaliers 113-91 in Game 1 on Thursday, using a 10-0 run late in the third quarter to cruise to the blowout win 2017 Apr.10   Boy, 8, and two adults dead at California primary school  Two adults and a child have been killed in a shooting in a classroom of a primary school in San Bernardino, California, police say 2017 Feb.26       89th Academy Awards
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  The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, will be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd
2017 Feb.14   Harrison Ford 'in near-miss' at US airport  Ford, aged 74, was instructed to land on a runway at John Wayne airport in Orange Country on Monday 2017 Jan.14   SpaceX rocket successfully lifts off  The company has successfully launched unmanned Falcon 9, its first mission since one of its vehicles exploded in September 2017 Jan.8   La La Land sweeps Golden Globe Awards  Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes 2016 Dec.4   Oakland fire: 30 confirmed dead as search continues  Thirty-three bodies have so far been recovered from a warehouse in Oakland, California, following a deadly fire during a party, officials say 2016 Dec.3   At least 9 dead, 25 unaccounted for in Oakland fire  At least nine people have died in a fire during a club night near San Francisco. The venue was hosting a concert by electronic group Golden Donna 2016 Nov.29   Equipment operator dies from accident at Cirque du Soleil in SF  An equipment operator at the 'Luzia' show near San Francisco’s AT&T Park was killed in an industrial accident Tuesday night, police said 2016 Nov.18   Fire retardant foam engulfs California airport hangar  A sea of flame retardant foam has flooded the streets around an airport hangar after a fire alarm malfunctioned in a hangar at San Jose airport 2016 Oct.23   Thirteen die in California tour bus crash  Thirteen people have been killed and more than 30 injured in southern California after a tour bus ran into the back of a lorry, media reports say. 2016 Aug.27     NFL player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem Map of San Francisco USA
  49ers quarterback has refused to stand for the national anthem in protest at what he sees as racial injustice
2016 Aug.18   California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands Map of Wrightwood USA
  Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge blaze, with several of them describing it as the most ferocious they have ever seen
2016 Jul.30     US skydiver jumps without parachute into net from 25,000ft Map of Simi Valley USA
  American Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from 25,000 ft (7,620m) without a parachute, landing safely in a net
2016 Jul.25   10,000 homes evacuated from path of Sand Fire  A wildfire north-west of Los Angeles expands across a rugged 51 sq-mile (132 sq-km) zone, fuelled by high winds and hot weather 2016 Jul.24   California struggles to contain wildfire near Los Angeles  Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles 2016 Jul.23   Hundreds flee homes near Los Angeles  Fast-moving wildfires Sand Fire have forced hundreds of people to leave their homes in mountains north of Los Angeles 2016 Jun.19   LeBron, Cavs pull off the unthinkable by dethroning Warriors for NBA title  LeBron James and Cleveland after trailing 3–1 in a championship series reversed course to win three straight games—the last a 93-89 victory in Game 7
 Cleveland is the first team to ever topple a 73–win titan
2016 Jun.19       Chile's thrashing for the ages ousts Mexico from Copa America
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  La Roja went full-throttle in Santa Clara, Calif., ousting Mexico from Copa America by the most lopsided result in a major competition, 7-0
2016 Jun.13     Kyrie, LeBron overwhelm shorthanded Warriors to force Game 6 of Finals Map of Oracle Arena USA
  Cleveland with a 112–97 win carried on the backs of James and Irving, who became the first pair of teammates to score 40 points each in the Finals
2016 Jun.12     Penguins clinch Stanley Cup with Game 6 win over Sharks Map of San Jose USA  The Pittsburgh Penguins capped off a memorable season with a 3-1 Game 6 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday
 Letang broke a 1-1 tie at 7:46 of the second period, giving the Pens a lead they wouldn't relinquish
2016 Jun.5     Draymond Green takes on starring role in Warriors’ Game 2 win
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  Every shot Green made from beyond the arc was worth much more than three points in a dominant 110–77 win for the Warriors
2016 Jun.2     Stephen Curry's off night doesn't slow down Warriors in Game 1 rout of Cavs Map of Oracle Arena USA
  104-89. The Cavs managed to hound Curry and Thompson into 8-for-27 shooting (4-for-13 from three) and just 20 total points
2016 May.30   Warriors complete Game 7 comeback over Thunder to reach Finals  The Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit to win the Western Conference Finals and advance for the second straight year in the NBA Final 2016 May.27   Johnny Depp's wife accuses him of assault  A US judge has ordered actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after she alleged he assaulted her 2016 May.25     Sharks oust Blues to earn first-ever trip to Stanley Cup Final Map of San Jose USA
  Joe Pavelski, Joonas Donskoi and Logan Couture added goals for the Sharks, who raced out to a 4–0 lead before Tarasenko tallied twice
2016 May.19   San Francisco police chief quits amid racism row  Police Chief Greg Suhr has stepped down hours after a police officer shot and killed a young black woman driving a suspected stolen car 2016 May.11   Warriors beat Blazers to move on, 121-125   2016 Apr.29   Donald Trump speech delayed by protesters in California  Hundreds broke through barricades and threw eggs outside a hotel where front-runner was due to address the state's Republican convention 2016 Apr.27     Warriors roll into second round of playoffs without Curry Map of Oracle Arena USA
  Klay Thompson scored 27 points with seven 3-pointers and the Golden State thoroughly embarrassing the Houston Rockets 114-81
2016 Apr.2   One dead as plane hits car on California freeway Map of Fallbrook USA  A plane has crashed, slamming into a car and killing one of the vehicle's passengers - years after being safely landed on the same road 2016 Mar.20       Novak Djokovic questions equal prize money in tennis Map of Indian Wells USA
  World number one Novak Djokovic has questioned equal prize money in tennis, suggesting men should get better awards as they have more spectators
2016 Feb.28       Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Academy Award Map of Dolby Theatre Hollywood Los Angeles CA USA
  DiCaprio has finally won his first Oscar for survival epic The Revenant, after six nominations. He was named best actor at the 88th Academy Awards
2016 Feb.7   Broncos beat Panthers for first Super Bowl title since 1998 Map of Levi%27s stadium USA  Denver was led by its defense, which recorded 7 sacks, forced 3 fumbles and intercepted Cam Newton once
 Running back C.J. Anderson had 90 rushing yards, including an impressive 34-yard carry in the second quarter. Peyton Manning struggled in the game, completing fewer than half of his passes with no touchdowns and an interception. Von Miller named Super Bowl 50 MVP
2016 Jan.10     Golden Globes: The Revenant wins top three awards
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  The Revenant is winning the night's most coveted prize for best dramatic film. Leonardo DiCaprio won best actor in a drama
2016 Jan.6   California state of emergency over methane leak  The governor has declared a state of emergency in a suburb of Los Angeles over the leaking of methane gas from an underground storage field 2015 Dec.17   San Bernardino shooting: Friend of gunman is charged  Enrique Marquez, 24, a friend of one of the San Bernardino attackers, has been charged in connection with the mass shooting that killed 14 2015 Dec.10     San Bernardino attack: Police search lake Map of Seccombe Lake Park USA
  A lake in California is being searched by police investigating last week's shootings in San Bernardino, in which 14 people were killed
2015 Dec.9   San Bernardino attacks: Couple radicalised before dating  The couple behind the San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people were radicalised before they started dating, the director of the FBI has said 2015 Dec.4     San Bernardino shooters pledged allegiance to ISIS Map of San Bernardino USA
  Lawyers representing the family of the two San Bernardino attackers have said relatives are 'in complete shock' over the shooting
2015 Dec.3   San Bernardino shooting: Police speaks of carnage at scene  One of the first police to respond to Wednesday's deadly shooting at a social service centre in California has spoken of scenes of 'unspeakable' carnage 2015 Dec.3   San Bernardino: Police seek motive in mass shooting  US police are trying to establish why a man and woman opened fire at a social services centre in California, killing 14 people and wounding 17 more 2015 Dec.2   14 people dead in San Bernardino shooting Map of Inland Regional Center San Bernardino CA USA
  The gunmen opened fire during a holiday party at a community centre. Two heavily armed suspects have been killed by police
 The suspects were armed with assault rifles and handguns and wearing assault-style clothing. A third person who was running near the gun battle was detained. Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed in a shootout
2015 Nov.24     Sweet 16: Warriors’ NBA record start Map of Oracle Arena USA
  The Warriors defeated the Lakers 111–77, improving their record to 16–0, the most consecutive wins to open a season in NBA history
2015 Nov.9   SeaWorld to phase out killer whale display   The theme park in the US state of California is to phase out controversial public displays by killer whales, its chief executive has said 2015 Nov.7     'Mysterious light in sky' spooks California Map of Orange County USA
  A mysterious bright light in the sky has sent Californians into panic - only for it to be explained soon afterwards
2015 Sep.16       Donald Trump savaged by Republican rivals in 2016 debate Map of Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Simi Valley CA USA
  Trump has come under attack from all sides in a fiery debate between the top Republican presidential candidates in the presidential election
2015 Jul.28     Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash 'due to braking error' Map of Mojave Desert USA
  Investigators say a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early
2015 Jul.18       California brush fires: Campers evacuated Map of Angeles National Forest USA
  More than 300 people have been evacuated from campsites in southern California as fire fighters try to contain brush fires
2015 Jul.17   California fire sweeps I-15 highway at Cajon pass  A fast moving brush fire has sent dozens of people fleeing from their cars on a major roadway in southern California 2015 Jun.23       Oscar-winning Titanic composer dies in crash Map of Santa Barbara USA
  James Horner, the Hollywood composer who wrote the Oscar-winning score for Titanic, has died in a California plane crash aged 61
2015 Jun.17   Balcony collapse: Water damage investigated  Engineers investigating a collapse that killed six people and injured seven others say water damage may have caused the structure to give way 2015 Jun.16   Balcony collapse in California kills 6 people  Five Irish students have been killed, and as many as nine others have been injured, when a fourth-floor balcony in California gave way 2015 Jun.14     Stephen Curry, Warriors pull away in Game 5 victory Map of Oracle Arena USA
  LeBron not enough as Warriors had a 104–91 victory and a 3-2 Finals lead that has them one win away from their first NBA title since 1975
2015 May.27   Warriors win Western Conference  The Golden State defeat the Houston Rockets 104-90 to win the Western Conference 4-1 and go to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975 2015 May.20   California oil spill sparks state of emergency  A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast 2015 May.5     Kiwi waves slam California coast Map of Newport Beach USA
  Hundreds of spectators have been gathering to watch surfers brave 15-foot swells at The Wedge, in Newport Beach, known for its powerful surf
2015 Feb.26   Lupita Nyong'o $150,000 Oscar dress stolen  A $150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood 2015 Feb.24     Dozens hurt in California train crash Map of Oxnard USA
  A commuter train has hit a lorry which had driven on railway tracks, causing four carriages to derail northwest of Los Angeles
2015 Feb.22   Dark comedy Birdman won best film  Eddie Redmayne has won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice 2015 Jan.11     Boyhood takes Golden Globe honours Map of Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills USA
  Richard Linklater coming of age film Boyhood, which took 12 years to make, has taken top honours at the Golden Globe awards
2014 Dec.29   LA police 'shot man in back'  A 25-year-old black man killed by police in Los Angeles was shot three times, including in the back at close range, a post-mortem report has found 2014 Dec.17     Mumps outbreak hits US NHL players Map of Anaheim USA
  The first confirmed cases were three players in the Anaheim Ducks and since then at least four more teams have been affected
2014 Dec.15   Rare northern white rhino dies in US   A northern white rhinoceros has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five in the entire world 2014 Dec.12     Mudslides and floods hit southern California Map of Camarillo Springs USA
  Heavy rains in southern California have triggered mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes
2014 Dec.11     Storm pounds northern California Map of San Francisco USA
  More than 220,000 people are without power after heavy rains and high winds slammed northern California
2014 Oct.17   Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth  Orbital Test Vehicle or X-37B on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California 2014 Aug.24   Earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay area  An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has shaken northern California at 03:20 local time 2014 Aug.12     Robin Williams death: Police confirm suicide Map of Tiburon USA
  Marin County Sheriff's Lt Keith Boyd said Williams, 63, had been treated for depression and killed himself by hanging
2014 Aug.11   Actor Robin Williams found dead at home   US actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, police say. Williams won an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting 2014 Jul.29   Los Angeles flood hits university  A burst water main on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at the University of California, Los Angeles 2014 Jul.14   Sixty-seven giant snails seized at LA airport  Sixty-seven live giant African snails, which are prohibited in the US, have been seized by US customs agents 2014 Jun.4     Miilitary Harrier jet crashes into California homes Map of Imperial USA
  A US military jet has crashed into homes in the California desert, about 90 miles (144km) east of San Diego
2014 May.26     Gunman's parents 'raced to stop him' Map of Santa Barbara USA
  The parents of Elliot Rodger who killed six students in California tried to stop him after receiving an email minutes before, says a family friend
2014 May.24   US gunman 'was filmmaker's son'  Peter Rodger, a Hollywood filmmaker believes his son carried out drive-by shootings that killed six people late on Friday, a family lawyer says 2014 May.24   Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting Map of Isla Vista Santa Barbara CA USA
  The suspected gunman has been found dead in his crashed car, with a gunshot wound to the head
 The gunman is believed to be the son of Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger
2014 May.22     Isidro Garcia charged with holding girl captive Map of Santa Ana USA
  A man accused of kidnapping a teenager and holding her captive for 10 years and forcing her to marry him has been charged
2014 May.21   US woman found 10 years after kidnap  A 25-year-old woman who went missing 10 years ago has told police she was forced to marry her captor Isidro Garcia, 41, and have his child 2014 May.16   California wildfires rage overnight   California firefighters have continued to battle wildfires, which have scorched more than 11,000 acres and caused thousands to flee 2014 May.16   California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations Map of San Marcos USA
  Firefighters have beaten back parts of the nine blazes raging in southern California, allowing thousands of displaced locals to return to the area
2014 May.15   California wildfires in San Diego force evacuations   Wildfires continued to rage on Thursday morning, after thousands of people in San Diego county were forced to flee their homes 2014 May.6     Stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel Map of Beverly Hills USA
  Stars of Hollywood are boycotting one of the area's most famous hotels because of a harsh Islamic penal code introduced by Brunei's government
2014 Apr.10     Sriracha hot sauce factory declared a public nuisance Map of Irwindale USA
  A city has declared a factory which produces a popular Asian-style hot pepper sauce a public nuisance, after area residents complained of the odour
2014 Apr.6     Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies aged 93 Map of North Hollywood USA
  The child actor who became the world's top box-office star, began his career aged 18 months in his parents' vaudeville act, and never really retired
2014 Mar.28   Earthquake felt in Los Angeles area  A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck the Los Angeles area of southern California, the US Geological Survey says 2014 Mar.16   Djokovic defeats Federer at Indian Wells  Having lost the opener 6-3, Djokovic hit back to take the second 6-3 and win a third set tiebreak following an enthralling contest 2014 Jan.26     Daft Punk get lucky at Grammy Awards Map of Staples Center LA CA USA
  French dance duo Daft Punk have taken top honours at the Grammy Awards, winning five prizes including album and record of the year
2014 Jan.21     Police officer fatally shot by fellow officer Map of Dublin USA
  He was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while conducting a probation search at the Park Sierra Apartments
 The two officers entered the apparently empty apartment and one officer accidentally fired a shot that wounded the other officer. The suspect was not at home at the time of the shooting
2014 Jan.3   US musician Phil Everly dies aged 74  Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, has died, aged 74, of complications from lung disease 2013 Dec.18   Two winning tickets for US jackpot  Two winning tickets have been sold for the US's second largest jackpot in history, the $636m Mega Millions draw, lottery officials say 2013 Nov.30   US actor Paul Walker dies in crash  Walker, who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films, , was a passenger in a Porsche sports car driven by a friend - who also died 2013 Nov.13   Four US Marines die in base accident   Four US Marines have been killed in what officials described as a tragic accident at a base. They had been clearing unexploded ordnance 2013 Nov.1   TSA officer shot dead at LA airport   Anthony Ciancia is in custody after a transportation official was killed and seven injured. Parts of Los Angeles International Airport were being evacuated 2013 Aug.8     Hundreds flee California wildfire Map of Banning USA
  About 1,500 people have been forced to flee their homes in southern California as a wildfire rages out of control, fire officials have said
2013 Jul.27   US singer-songwriter JJ Cale dies  US singer-songwriter JJ Cale has died of heart attack at the age of 74. He became famous in 1970, when Eric Clapton covered his song After Midnight 2013 Jun.8   Obama-Xi talks focus on economy  Economic and environmental issues dominated the second day of a summi, but cyber-security was also on the agenda 2013 Jun.7     Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit Map of Palm Springs USA  Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California
 The two leaders shook hands under a shaded walkway at the Sunnylands estate. The meeting is the first between the two since Mr Xi became president in March
2013 Jun.7     4 dead in California gun rampage
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  A series of shootings around a college in Santa Monica, California, say police
2013 Jun.5   Michael Jackson child in suicide bid  Paris Jackson, 15, the daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson, is in hospital after attempting to kill herself, a publicist has confirmed 2013 Jan.11     Porn firms sue over LA condom law Map of Los Angeles County USA
  Two major US porn companies have taken legal action to try to overturn a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms
2012 Aug.24   Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn Map of San Jose USA
  A US jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit
 It said several of Samsung's devices had infringed Apple's software and design patents
2012 Jul.5     LA to vote on condom use in porn Map of Los Angeles County USA
  A ballot measure proposing that porn actors in Los Angeles County wear condoms during filming will be put to voters in November's election
2012 May.19     Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart Map of Palo Alto USA
  Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his home, capping a busy week for the couple
2012 May.2   NFL star Junior Seau found dead  American football star with the San Diego Chargers has been found dead at his home in California in an apparent suicide 2012 Apr.25     US air screeners 'ran drug ring' Map of LAX USA
  Four current and former security screeners at Los Angeles international airport have been arrested and charged with drug-trafficking and bribery
2012 Apr.18     Dick Clark dies of heart attack aged 82 Map of Santa Monica USA
  One of best-known veteran TV personalities who presented the long-running music show American Bandstand, had a heart attack
2012 Apr.3   Widow lands plane as husband dies  80-year-old Helen Collins with little flying experience has staged an emergency landing in Wisconsin after her pilot husband collapsed and died 2012 Apr.2     Police name shooting suspect Map of Oakland USA
  A man believed to have shot dead seven people and injured three others at a California college has been named by police as 43-year-old One Goh
2012 Mar.17       Federer rolls past Nadal Map of Indian Wells USA
  The cold and 'crazy' wind messed with Rafael Nadal, who played it too safe
2012 Jan.24     Haditha marine 'should serve no time' Map of Camp Pendleton USA
  Sgt Frank Wuterich who admitted charges linked to the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005 should face no time in detention
2012 Jan.20     Soul star Etta James dies aged 73 Map of Riverside USA
  US soul singer Etta James, best known for the tracks At Last and for I'd Rather Go Blind, has died aged 73
2012 Jan.2   Oregon Wins Rose Bowl  No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl victory under coach Chip Kelly, holding off the Badgers 45-38 2011 Dec.4   Tiger claims first win in two years  Tiger Woods is narrowly defeating fellow American Zach Johnson to capture the Chevron World Challenge title 2011 Nov.25     Violence mars US retail bonanza Map of San Leandro USA
  The start of the US holiday shopping season was marred by shootings and pepper-sprayings as bargain-hunters stampeded stores
2011 Nov.2   Oakland protesters shut down port  Thousands of anti-corporate protesters shut down one of the busiest ports. The maritime operations had effectively halted
 Hundreds of city workers, including teachers, joined the call for a strike. The crowds stopped traffic at a junction where a military veteran was injured last week
2011 Oct.12   Eight dead in California shooting  The shooting took place in the city of Seal Beach in a retail area off the Pacific Coast Highway. Police have a suspect in custody 2011 Oct.5     3 dead, 7 wounded in shootings
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  A disgruntled employee at a Cupertino quarry opened fire on other workers early this morning during a shift-change meeting before escaping
 The first shooting happened at about 4 a.m. at the Lehigh Southwest Cement Permanente Plant, a limestone-mining operation and cement plant in the foothills. The gunman is also suspected of trying to carjack a woman, then shooting and wounding her
2011 Sep.7   Rivals take aim on Perry debate debut  Rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 have faced off in a debate at the Reagan Presidential Library 2011 May.12   Sharks clinch series with win over Wings  Marleau knocked home a rebound with 7:47 to play and San Jose finally managed to knock out Detroit on their fourth try with a 3-2 victory
 Setoguchi and Couture scored in the first period and Niemi made 38 saves. Sharks had lost 3 straight games before eliminating the Red Wings for the 2nd straight year in the2nd round
2011 Mar.28     Internet pioneer Paul Baran dies
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  US scientist Paul Baran, whose work in the 1960s helped pave the way for the internet, has died aged 84
2010 Sep.9     53 homes destroyed in fire Map of San Bruno USA
  A fire is incinerating dozens of homes and killing at least 4 persons, as it roared through a mostly residential neighborhood. At least one fatality
 A gas transmission line was ruptured prior to fire and explosion
2010 Aug.15     8 spectators killed at car race Map of Lucerne Valley USA
  A vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators at the California 200 desert night race. 12 more injured at an off-road motor race
2010 May.8   Sharks eliminate Wings with 2-1 victory  Nabokov bounced back from a Game 4 shellacking to help eliminate the two-time defending Western Conference champion Detroit in Game 5 2010 Feb.12     Google: We won't pull out of China Map of Long Beach USA
  Co-founder Sergey Brin said he's optimistic that his search engine will not have to pull out of China over hacking and censorship issues
2010 Jan.7   Alabama wins college title  At the Rose Bowl, Tide knocked out Texas star McCoy, and then they knocked out the Longhorns with a 37-21 win in the BCS championship game 2010 Jan.1     Ohio State Wins Rose Bowl Map of Pasadena USA
2009 Aug.27     Missing girl found 18 years on Map of Antioch USA
  Jaycee Lee Dugard found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her kidnapper Phillip Garrido, 58
 Jaycee Lee Dugard's alleged captor is a convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido. It was a bit strange that 'Alyssa' never called Garrido 'Dad.' Phillip Garrido was on parole for a conviction in another kidnapping case at the time Dugard was taken
2009 Aug.5     Freed U.S. journalists arrive home Map of BURBANK ca USA
  Laura Ling expressed the shock she and Euna Lee felt when former President Clinton showed up in Pyongyang to help secure the two release
2009 Jul.7     Emotional farewell to King of Pop Map of Staples Center USA  Michael Jackson's family and fans have said farewell to the superstar at an emotional memorial service at the Staples Center
 The coffin was placed in front of the stage during the event after an earlier private funeral. The daughter Paris, 11, fought back tears to describe him as 'the best father you could ever imagine'
2009 May.8     Wildfire scorches 8,600 acres
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  A wildfire that has engulfed dozens of homes and displaced thousands of people kept roaring. An 30,500 residents have been ordered to evacuate
2009 Mar.21     4 officers fatally shot, gunman dead Map of 73rd and Hillside Streets USA
  2 officers and a suspect have been shot after a manhunt ended in gunfire, followed the shooting of 2 other officers during a traffic stop
 At about 3:10 p.m., police confronted the suspects close to location of the first shooting. Gunfire was exchanged between the parties, injuring 2 more officers and one of the suspects
2009 Mar.21       Murray sweeps past Federer Map of Indian Wells USA
  Andy Murray maintained his recent dominance over Roger Federer with a 6-3 4-6 6-1 victory in the semifinals of the Masters Series tournament
2009 Mar.19       Obama promotes reforms on TV show Map of Burbank USA
  US President Barack Obama has appeared on a popular TV chat show to promote moves to resolve the economic crisis
2009 Jan.24     Hero's welcome for Hudson pilot Map of Danville USA
  Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger who safely landed a jet in New York's river has received a hero's welcome in his hometown
2008 Dec.25   'Santa' gunman in fatal attack  A man dressed as Santa Claus has opened fire at a Christmas party near Los Angeles, killing 9 people and himself and starting a fire 2008 Nov.30       Space shuttle touches down safely Map of Edwards Air Force Base USA
  The Endeavour has returned to Earth after an eventful mission to repair parts of the International Space Station (ISS)
2008 Nov.15     Fire menaces LA suburbs Map of Sylmar USA
  A wildfire whipped up by near-hurricane force winds destroyed hundreds of homes and has forced thousands to flee their homes in the foothill suburbs
2008 Aug.10     John Edwards admits to affair Map of Beverly Hills USA
  Edwards acknowledged meeting with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter at the hotel at the request of a friend of hers
2008 Jun.4     Marine cleared over Iraq killings Map of Camp Pendleton North USA
  A military jury has acquitted Lt Andrew Grayson of charges that he helped cover up the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005
2008 May.8   Global manhunt ends in pedophile's arrest  Wayne Nelson Corliss, 58, who became the subject of an manhunt after an appeal from Interpol has been detained
 He was arrested at his apartment about midnight by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents
2008 Apr.8   Protests ahead of torch relay  Hundreds of pro-Tibet protesters have marched in San Francisco, as the Olympic torch arrived for the US leg of its relay 2008 Apr.5     Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dead
Map of Beverly Hills ca USA
  Actor, known for portrayals of larger than life figure including Moses and Ben Hur, died at Beverly Hills home at the age of 83
 His wife of 64 years, Lydia, was by his side at the time of his death
2007 Nov.24     Residents flee fires Map of Malibu USA
  Forest fires near Malibu have destroyed dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of 10,000 people
2007 Oct.21     Malibu celebrities feel the heat Map of Malibu USA
  A large wildfire is raging in the Pacific town, causing devastation and threatening the homes of several wealthy celebrities
2006 Oct.27     4 firefighters died in fire Map of Palm Springs USA
  5-man Forest Service crew was trying to protect a house from the fire, which was deliberately set near Palm Springs
2006 Mar.19       Federer secures third title in row Map of Indian Wells USA
  World number one won Indian Wells with a 7-5 6-3 6-0 victory over American James Blake
2003 Oct.24     Hundreds flee fire near L.A. Map of Santa Ana USA
  The threat of hot, dry Santa Ana winds forecast prompted authorities to evacuate hundreds of people
2003 Oct.12     Germany wins soccer world cup Map of Carson USA
  Germany 2 – 1 asdet Sweden. Meinert Goal 46' Künzer Golden goal scored in the 98th minute 98' (Report) Ljungberg Goal 41'
2003 Jul.16     10 died in farmers' market crash Map of Santa Monica USA
  An 86-year-old Russell Weller drove his car through a 3-block stretch crowded with shoppers in Santa Monica
Oct. 19, 1991   Oakland hills firestorm Map of Montclair Oakland California USA  The fire ultimately killed 25 people and injured 150 others. The 1,520 acres destroyed, included 2,843 single-family dwellings and 437 apartments Oct. 17, 1989   Loma Prieta earthquake Map of The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park USA  The 6.9 shock was centered approximately 10 mi northeast of Santa Cruz on the San Andreas Fault System
 The shock was responsible for 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries
Jun. 26, 1945   United Nations Charter signed in San Francisco
Map of San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center USA
  The Charter of the UN is the foundational treaty of the intergovernmental organization signed by 50 of the 51 original member countries
May. 27, 1937   Golden Gate Bridge opened Map of Golden Gate Bridge USA  A suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco to Marin County

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