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CHP Officer Killed By Suspected DUI Driver

SACRAMENTO—A California Highway Patrol Officer was struck and killed by a sedan on the 15 Freeway on Saturday, April 6 outside of Lake Elsinore by a suspected DUI driver, the Inland California Highway Patrol indicated in a statement. According to the CHP, the crash occurred at approximately 4:26 p.m. and the officer was airlifted to a local hospital. The California...

Woman Berates Elderly Man In MAGA Hat

PALO ALTO—A 46-year old woman was fired after verbally attacking an elderly Jewish man who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a Starbucks location in Palo Alto, California. Cell phone footage captured Rebecca Parker Mankey berating, Victor, a regular customer at the Starbucks because of the hat that he was wearing. Mankey began shouting at the man calling...

California Residents Arrested For Cheating On TOEFL Exams

WOODLAND HILLS—Five California residents were arrested on Tuesday, March 12 for helping Chinese international students cheat on literary proficiency exams that are used to enter the United States to further their education. They used fake Chinese passports to take the exams in place of the Chinese students. The students hoped to be foreign exchange students at universities in the...

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Charged In College Admissions Scheme

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Documents unsealed in federal court on Tuesday, March 12 detailed a $25 million nationwide college-acceptance fraud scandal, implicating 50 people including two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents in what authorities dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues."" Dozens of parents, coaches and facilitators, including "Desperate Housewives" and "Fuller House" actresses Felicity...

Governor Newsom Derails Light-Rail Plans

SACRAMENTO—California Governor Gavin Newsom has changed his mind on the California light rail during the California State of the State Address on Tuesday, February 12. “You may not be clapping at the end of this, so sit down,” Newsom said to the crowd at the beginning of his address. He stated that building a $77 billion light-rail from San Francisco to...

Over 97,000 Acres Burned In Woolsey Fire

MALIBU—The Woolsey Fire has burnt over 97,620 acres as it continues to destroy land, structures and homes from Simi Valley to Malibu. The fire is currently at 47 percent containment as of Wednesday, November 14. The fire started on November 8 at 2:25 p.m. after a brush fire was ignited in the area of Rocketdyne, south of Simi Valley, as...

Mass Shooting At Boderline Bar & Grill

THOUSAND OAKS—A mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, left 13 people dead including the shooter, who has been identified as 28 year-old Ian Long. Reports of shots fired came in Wednesday, November 7 at 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, in Ventura County. The establishment was hosting college night at the time the...

California Gubernatorial Election Debrief

CALIFORNIA—On Tuesday, June 5, voters cast their ballots in the primary elections. In the state of California, candidates compete against each other regardless of party affiliation. The top two contenders move on to the General Election in November. The two candidates remaining in the race for Governor of California are Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox. Newsom earned 33.8...

North Korea Summit Transpires

SINGAPORE—Only two months after the first inter-Korean summit, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, June 12. The meeting is over 68 years in the making and transpired in Singapore between the two leaders. Trump indicated during a press conference that the effort toward denuclearization is imminent, something that the...

More National Guards To Border

CALIFORNIA—California Governor Jerry Brown announced Wednesday, April 18  that he will deploy as many as 400 National Guard troops to the California border, joining the rest of the border states at President Donald Trump’s request, who have already committed to sending more troops to the border. In a general order issued by Governor Brown, he explained the coordination between federal...
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