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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 in hand, outside the Upland home where she was raised. A handful of people formed a wide semicircl...

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 landscape that typically draws thousands of visitors each weekend. “It’s sheer heaven not hearing the deafening cl...

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 family moved to Mexico when she was seven years old and had lived there for about eight years, moved back to California to live with her gr...

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 7:30 a.m. when students at the school at were scheduled to be in their first-period class. Los An...

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 by high winds, low humidity and an abundance of fuel, California’s most destructive fires remake its cities ...

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 cleared its first committee Wednesday, would also ban smart speaker device manufacturers from s...

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 96,000-acre Thomas fire burned even further along the coast of Ventura County, prompting officials...

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 more coasters than any single park in the country. Weber oversees 3,000 employees in a 250-acre facility...

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 series inspired by the music of The Beatles Beverly Hills, CA - July 27, 2016 - Netflix, G...

Most humpback whale populations removed from US endangered species list

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)

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 glaring exceptions on the West Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced ...

‘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,” has died from injuries suffered in a paragliding accident in Utah. Hill, a 2000 graduate of Del Campo...

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, known for annually picking the country’s 10 most troubled rivers. The San Joaquin’s water is spread...

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