Cyberattack forces US hospital closures

Los Angeles, United States – A cyberattack on a US hospital group has forced the closure of urgent care and other critical health services at its facilities across at least…

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An aerial view of a flooded neighbourhood in Pajaro, Watsonville, California, on Saturday. Residents are forced to evacuate in the middle of the night after an atmospheric river surge broke the Pajaro levee and sent flood waters flowing into the community. – AFP pic, March 12, 2023.

Latest California storm leaves at least two dead, breaks levee

Another powerful storm pummeled California overnight into Saturday, forcing thousands to evacuate and resulting in at least two deaths, while causing a levee to give way in coastal Monterey County….

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Chunli Zhao, the man who is accused of shooting dead seven people in Half Moon Bay, California, appears for his arraignment at the San Mateo Criminal Court in Redwood City, California, on January 25, 2023. Zhao Chunli was arrested January 23, 2023 at a sheriff’s substation in the coastal city south of San Francisco, shortly after twin attacks at farms in the area. Shae Hammond / POOL / AFP

California farm shooting suspect could face death penalty: prosecutor

The man accused of killing seven fellow farmworkers and wounding another in California could face the death penalty if convicted of multiple murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, as the…

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Seven shot dead in another mass shooting in California

Seven people were killed in a mass shooting at two locations in the coastal northern California city of Half Moon Bay on Monday, and the suspect was arrested after driving…

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[3/7] Flowers and heart balloons are left near the scene of a shooting that took place during a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, in Monterey Park, California, U.S. January 22, 2023. REUTERS/Allison Dinner

California dance hall shooting death toll rises as authorities identify victims

The Los Angeles county coroner’s office on Monday began identifying the 11 people killed in the Lunar New Year massacre inside a popular dance parlor in Monterey Park, California. Ten victims died…

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Flowers are left near the scene of a shooting that took place during a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, in Monterey Park, California, U.S. January 22, 2023. REUTERS/Allison Dinner

California shooting suspect was regular at Monterey Park dance studio

The 72-year-old suspected gunman in Saturday night’s mass shooting at a Los Angeles-area dance studio had been a regular there, giving informal lessons and even meeting his ex-wife at the…

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California shooting suspect kills himself after Lunar New Year massacre

A 72-year-old gunman killed himself when approached by police on Sunday, about 12 hours after he had carried out a Lunar New Year massacre at a dance club that left…

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The Los Angeles River rages Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 10, 2023. REUTERS/David Swanson

Storms bring mudslides, evacuations to California with more rain forecast

The latest Pacific storm unleashed torrential downpours and damaging winds in California on Tuesday, knocking out power and turning city streets into rivers as mudslides cut off highways and entire…

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Waves crash into a seawall in Pacifica, Calif., Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Chiu)

California storm leaves thousands without power, another ‘atmospheric river’ looms

Utility crews in northern California worked to restore power to tens of thousands of homes on Friday following two days of fierce winds and torrential rain, even as the region…

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An aerial view shows reef balls, made from a mixture of cement, sand and crushed oyster shells and part of the South Bay Native Oyster Living Shoreline Project, September 30, 2022 near the Chula Vista Wildlife Refuge in Chula Vista, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

To save California coasts, scientists turn to the humble oyster

There are no pearls growing on the oyster reefs in San Diego Bay, but scientists hope they will yield an even more valuable treasure: protection against coastal erosion wrought by…

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A police yellow tape is seen after a shooting inside Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, on May 15, 2022. RINGO CHIU / AFP

One dead, four critically injured in California church shooting

One person was dead and four others in critical condition after a shooting at a church near Los Angeles, law enforcement said Sunday, just one day after a gunman killed…

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File Image: Photo by Andri Tambunan / AFP

At least 2 shooters kill 6, wound 12 in Sacramento

AFP – Six people were killed and 12 others injured, some critically, in a shooting early Sunday morning in California’s state capital of Sacramento. The city’s police chief, Kathy Lester,…

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Emergency responders gather at the scene of a shooting where several people were reported dead including the shooter on May 26, 2021 in San Jose, California

Nine killed by employee in California rail yard mass shooting

A public transit worker shot dead eight people at a California rail yard Wednesday before turning his gun on himself as police arrived, officials said after the latest mass shooting…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 9, 2020 people take a selfie while visiting Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

California relaxes Covid reopening rules for Disneyland, stadiums from April

California on Friday paved the way for Disneyland, other theme parks and outdoor stadiums to welcome guests sooner than expected as it relaxed reopening criteria following a sharp decline in Covid-19…

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Gig economy workers say they can no longer survive

Whether in Paris, Kuala Lumpur or California, gig economy workers fear they can no longer survive on meagre earnings from jobs that leave them increasingly vulnerable. The term “gig” stretches…

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A home burns in Vacaville, California, as the fast-moving fires in the Golden State have prompted widespread evacuations JOSH EDELSON AFP

Thousands flee as fast-moving wildfires spread in California

Thousands of people fled their homes in northern California on Wednesday as hundreds of fast-moving wildfires spread across the region, burning houses and leading to the death of a helicopter…

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FILE PHOTO: A drive-in COVID-19 testing center is shown empty and abandoned as Los Angeles reports spike in positive tests amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Inglewood, California, U.S., June 23, 2020.

California reports nearly 12,000 COVID cases, biggest increase since pandemic started

California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools…

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