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Trump Administration Pulls $1B For California Rail Project

SACRAMENTO—The Trump administration cancelled nearly $1 billion in federal money for California’s high-speed rail project on Thursday, May 16. The Federal Railroad Administration issued the following statement on Thursday: “FRA finds that the CHSRA has repeatedly failed to comply with the terms of the FY10 Agreement and has failed to make reasonable progress on the Project. Additionally, California has abandoned...

Drone Drops Flyers With Swastikas Outside Ariana Grande Concert

SACRAMENTO—A drone dropped swastika-decorated anti-media flyers in Sacramento on Friday, May 3 outside of both an outdoor Sacramento State fundraising dinner and an Ariana Grande concert. Sacramento State president Robert S. Nelsen issued a public statement Friday night shared on Facebook. “Sacramento State condemns in the strongest terms the dissemination of hate speech and propaganda Friday evening at our annual...

Police Investigate Sexual Assault At UC Berkeley

BERKELEY—Officials from the Berkeley Police Department are investigating a sexual assault by two men against a University of California, Berkeley student at a fraternity house. BPD Spokesman Officer Byron White indicated in an interview with the Associated Press that the student reported being assaulted after midnight on Sunday, April 26 at an off-campus fraternity house. White would not release the...

California Man Accused Of Impersonating ICE Agent

CALIFORNIA—A Northern California man was arrested for claiming to be an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in order to handcuff and rob construction workers. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office indicated in a press release that Patrick Mullany, 56, of El Dorado Hills was arrested on Monday, April 22 and taken to county jail for robbery, false imprisonment, and...

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...
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