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Ghostly History Haunts Aboard Queen Mary

Ghostly History Haunts Aboard Queen Mary

The ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary, is as famous for her haunted history as she is for her past maritime career. This former transatlantic passenger ship has been permanently docked in Long Beach, CA, since her retirement in 1967. She is a hotel and museum but, according to visitors and staff, some of her former […]

California Dealing With Wastewater Contamination [Video]

California Dealing With Wastewater Contamination [Video]

California is facing exceptional drought conditions and now it looks like the Golden State could be dealing with contamination from wastewater. Around 3 billion gallons of wastewater from fracking methods may have been deposited incorrectly and caused contamination of drinking water and water used for irrigation. Most of the affected areas appear to be in […]

California Seeing Series of Earthquakes

California Seeing Series of Earthquakes

California has seen a series of small earthquakes occurring just after noon Tuesday. So far, there have been three earthquakes registered. The first one struck at 12:03 pm local time, 26km southeast of Mammoth Lakes. It registered a magnitude of 2.3 at a depth of 6 km. The second struck shortly after at 12:05 pm […]

Samurai Exhibit at LACMA Displays Evolution of Armor and Lore

Samurai Exhibit at LACMA Displays Evolution of Armor and Lore

Samurai values, techniques and legends have long fascinated Westerners. Initially armed servants, samurais later became experts in the skill and warfare. A new exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), opening Oct. 19, displays in fascinating detail the evolution of Samurai armor, skills and lore. The special show, Samurai: Japanese Armor from the […]

Clowns Stalking California Towns at Night

Clowns Stalking California Towns at Night

The town of Wasco, California has a clown problem and it seems it is spreading, as the creepy, made up, unknown persons are walking around at night in two separate towns. Residents have been capturing photos of this strange phenomenon and although they are not your average birthday party clowns, as they are more like […]

Murder Conviction Overturned After 17 Years

Murder Conviction Overturned After 17 Years

After 17 years in prison, Susan Mellen who was found guilty in 1998 of the murder of her ex-boyfriend is free, after her conviction was overturned this week. A Los Angeles County judge threw out the conviction because it hinged on a witness who was known to be an “unreliable informant.” Superior Court Judge Mark S. Arnold said that […]

Yosemite Burning Again: Dog Rock Fire Pilot Killed and Forced Evacuations

Yosemite Burning Again: Dog Rock Fire Pilot Killed and Forced Evacuations

Although fire crews are making “significant progress,” the Dog Rock Fire is still burning at only 10 percent containment in Yosemite National Park, forcing home evacuations and highway closures. The fire has already claimed one life, that of an air tanker pilot who died when his Grumman S2 Tracker plane crashed into a canyon wall on Tuesday while […]

Charity Sleepover Raises Homelessness Awareness

Charity Sleepover Raises Homelessness Awareness

Charity is something many adults do not expect to find in children, but 13-year old Alex Honoré has been raising awareness for homelessness at San Diego’s annual sleepover event since she was five. She is saddened by the number of children who have no home to go to afterschool and speaks out to acquaint her […]

Los Angeles Airport Runway Closed After Jet Blows Two Tires on Takeoff

Los Angeles Airport Runway Closed After Jet Blows Two Tires on Takeoff

The takeoff of an Aeromexico jet was stopped abruptly in Los Angeles early Saturday after two tires blew out, briefly closing the LAX  airport runway. The pilot successfully stopped the Boeing 737, which was quickly surrounded by police and firefighters, but no injuries were reported. Officials initially stated that the landing gear had collapsed. No injuries […]

California has a ‘Johnny Cash Trail’

California has a ‘Johnny Cash Trail’

Johnny Cash, the legendary country singer who accomplished much in his lifetime, will have a new honor. A trail in northern California, in the city of Folsom, has been unveiled, and will be respectfully named the “Johnny Cash Trail”. Many know the story of Johnny Cash. Born in 1932, he began playing guitar and writing […]

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