Scottish rape suspect’s California death may be hoax

U.S. 03/04/19, 20:28

Northern California authorities say a Scottish man facing rape charges at home may have faked his death last week off the Carmel coast.The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that divers and helicopters searched for three days after Kim Gordon's 17-year-old son called 911 to report that his father vanished on ...

Casey leads by 3 over Mickelson at Pebble Beach

Golf 02/09/19, 20:51

Bill Murray met a pair of baby kangaroos from the Monterey Zoo. Jerry Kelly tried to mimic the peculiar post-swing moves of Ho Sung Choi. Jordan Spieth sent players and fans along two fairways on a frantic search for his tee shot.All that commotion on celebrity Saturday at Pebble Beach, ...

Mickelson hits every fairway and starts well at Pebble

Sports 02/07/19, 19:13

Phil Mickelson hit every fairway for the first time in 21 years on his way to a 6-under 65 at Monterey Peninsula, an ideal start Thursday on perhaps the last ideal day at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Brian Gay and Scott Langley each had a 64 at Monterey for a ...

Aquarium apologizes for tweets about sea otter

U.S. 12/21/18, 12:11

California's Monterey Bay Aquarium has apologized after some people perceived a tweet about a sea otter as body-shaming.The aquarium on Tuesday tweeted a picture of Abby, an otter who helps train orphaned otters how to survive in the wild. The tweet featured social media words and phrases such as "thick," ...

US traces lettuce outbreak to at least 1 California farm

U.S. 12/13/18, 16:45

U.S. health officials have traced a dangerous bacterial outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least one farm in central California.Food regulators said Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine lettuce.The Food and Drug Administration said ...

Foie gras off Amazon’s offerings in California in settlement

U.S. 12/07/18, 16:24

Amazon has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force-fed and will pay civil penalties, investigative costs and restitution as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday.The suit filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara counties accused the giant ...

To cut back on single-use plastics, ‘refuse, rethink, reuse’

Enviroment 11/14/18, 09:06

Plastic is versatile, lightweight, cheap — and seemingly everywhere. It's also a scourge on the environment.While plastics have important uses, the bulk of plastic waste — much of which ends up clogging landfills and polluting oceans — comes as things designed to be used exactly once, and often for only ...

Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California’s housing struggles

California 10/18/18, 01:47

Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must rent out the master ...

Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness

Enviroment 10/12/18, 17:44

Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long (24-meter-long) blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution.The Monterey Bay Aquarium said Friday a blue whale can weigh 300,000 pounds (136,000 kilograms) — about the ...

Sea otters rebound but struggle to regain historic range

Enviroment 09/24/18, 06:09

While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to an undersea world that's falling apart in their absence.Southern sea otters, nearly ...

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