Gulf Times - California
Fast-moving fires near Los Angeles force more than 40,000 to flee

Fast-moving fires near Los Angeles force more than 40,000 to flee

California firefighters on Friday sought to take advantage of a brief lull in high winds behind fast-moving wildfires that forced the evacuation of more than 40,000 residents north of Los Angeles

California on high alert as fires destroy dozens of homes

California on high alert as fires destroy dozens of homes

Much of California was on high alert Friday as fires tore through the state's south, destroying dozens of buildings, even as hundreds of thousands of people remained without power

Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law

Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law

A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers ...

Crews search for bodies after fire kills 25 on California dive boat

Crews search for bodies after fire kills 25 on California dive boat

Divers were scouring for bodies in the wreckage of a scuba diving boat off California on Tuesday, after a fast-moving fire trapped dozens of people below deck ...

California scuba boat fire death toll rises to 25

California scuba boat fire death toll rises to 25

Divers have found a total of 25 bodies on Monday after a pre-dawn fire sank a scuba diving vessel off a Southern California island, leaving nine people unaccounted for as the search continued, media reported.

Gunman scorned California garlic festival on social media before mass shooting

Gunman scorned California garlic festival on social media before mass shooting

Police on Monday identified a 19-year-old California man as the gunman who opened fire with an assault rifle at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California, killing three people and wounding about a dozen.

Teen identified as gunman at California food festival, police hunt for associate

Teen identified as gunman at California food festival, police hunt for associate

California police were searching on Monday for a suspected accomplice of the gunman who killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy

China to conduct military drills in waters near Taiwan

China to conduct military drills in waters near Taiwan

China's military is holding exercises this week in waters near Taiwan, China's maritime safety agency said days after Beijing reiterated it was ready to fight if there was any move towards independence ...

Four dead in California shooting, including suspected gunman

Four dead in California shooting, including suspected gunman

Three people were killed and at least 15 others injured in a shooting at a major food festival in California on Sunday, police said.

California desert braces for aftershocks from second, stronger quake

California desert braces for aftershocks from second, stronger quake

High desert communities in Southern California on Saturday braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that damaged buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires

Californians jolted by strong aftershock following strongest quake in 25 years

Californians jolted by strong aftershock following strongest quake in 25 years

A strong aftershock shook Southern California early on Friday as residents were still assessing the damage from the strongest earthquake in the region in 25 years on July 4, which was felt by more than 20 million people.

US man wrongfully convicted of murder gets 21mn dollar settlement

US man wrongfully convicted of murder gets 21mn dollar settlement

The southern California city of Simi Valley has reached a 21-million-dollar settlement with a man who spent more than 38 years wrongfully incarcerated in the brutal 1978 murders of a woman and her 4-year-old son.