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Two years ago, she competed on ‘The Voice.’ Now she’s the star of a coronavirus block party

Two years ago, she competed on ‘The Voice.’ Now she’s the star of a coronavirus block party

Tribune News Service May 7, 2020

UPLAND, Calif. — Alexa Cappelli doesn’t usually perform in the middle of the street. But drastic times call for drastic measures. So there she was on a recent afternoon, perched on a chair, guitar...

As humanity hides from coronavirus, wildlife reclaims lost territory

As humanity hides from coronavirus, wildlife reclaims lost territory

MCT Campus April 28, 2020

LOS ANGELES — Naturalist Gerry Hans stood in the middle of a lonely road in Griffith Park on Saturday, inhaled deeply though his face mask and admired the natural sights and sounds of an oddly serene...

Northeast student talks about what makes her stand out from others

Northeast student talks about what makes her stand out from others

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief April 1, 2020

NORFOLK - “I am someone who likes to be happy while making the people around her happy.” That is how Erika Ramirez describes herself.   Ramirez, 18, was born on June 5, 2001 in California. Her...

2 teens killed in Calif. school shooting; attack came on suspect’s birthday, officials say

2 teens killed in Calif. school shooting; attack came on suspect’s birthday, officials say

MCT Campus November 14, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Two students were killed and three other teens were wounded in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning, authorities said. Shots rang out just after...

How do wildfires get their names?

How do wildfires get their names?

MCT Campus October 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Their names are seared into the collective consciousness of California: The Griffith Park fire of 1933. The Bel-Air fire of 1961. The Tunnel fire of 1991. The Camp fire of 2018. Spurred...

Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

June 25, 2019

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prohibit makers of smart home speakers from saving or storing recordings without users’ explicit consent. The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, which...

Body found in burn area as Thomas fire spreads along California coast

Body found in burn area as Thomas fire spreads along California coast

December 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Thursday said a woman’s body was found in a burn area near Ojai, as firefighters continued to battle several massive wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The...

She started flipping burgers, now she’s the boss at Six Flags Magic Mountain

She started flipping burgers, now she’s the boss at Six Flags Magic Mountain

May 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Bonnie Weber is president of Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Los Angeles-area theme park that calls itself the “Thrill Capital of the World.” With 19 roller coasters, Magic Mountain has...

Get Ready for Beat Bugs! Netflix Announces New Guest Artists, Renews Series for Second Season

September 13, 2016

Rod Stewart, Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc, Robbie Williams, Frances, Wesley Schultz (of the Lumineers) and Tori Kelly join other all-star musicians as featured cover artists in the original animated...

a Humpback whale breaches on the way back from a day trip on Anacapa Island, off the coast near Ventura, Calif., in May 2008. The U.S. government on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, removed most of the world's humpback populations from the federal list of endangered species.(Spencer Weiner/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Most humpback whale populations removed from US endangered species list

September 8, 2016

In a triumph for the global movement to save whales from oblivion, the U.S. government on Tuesday removed most of the world’s humpback populations from the federal list of endangered species, with some...

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Dies In Paragliding Accident

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Dies In Paragliding Accident

April 24, 2014

By Bill Lindelof The Sacramento Bee (MCT) SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Eric Hill, a former resident of Citrus Heights and a contestant on an upcoming edition of the television series “The Bachelorette,”...

California’s San Joaquin River Is Most Endangered In US

California’s San Joaquin River Is Most Endangered In US

April 12, 2014

By Mark Grossi The Fresno Bee (MCT) FRESNO, Calif. — The San Joaquin River in California is America’s most endangered waterway this year, says the national advocacy group American Rivers,...

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