UC Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter appearance, citing safety concerns after violent protests

UC Berkeley officials have cancled conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s appearance at the campus next week, citing safety concerns following violence on campus between protesters.

Police concerns were also affected by “escalating violence during demonstration-related events on the campus and…

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More California sea lions are dying because of poisonous algae blooms

During an average year, rescue workers at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach may encounter one pregnant sea lion suffering from domoic acid poisoning — a potentially deadly illness that occurs when the animals eat fish that have been feeding on toxic algae.

In the last two weeks however,…

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A giant rabbit with a political committee wants to bug California lawmaker

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), get ready to meet Duncan Thumper, a giant rabbit.

With two cute ears, a pair of beady eyes and a little white tail, Thumper is the anthropomorphic personification of Hunter’s pet rabbit — the one that took a cross-country flight paid for by the congressman’s political…

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Fresno State professor placed on leave after ‘Trump must hang’ tweet

A history professor at Fresno State University has been placed on paid leave after writing on Twitter that President Trump “must hang” to save American democracy.

Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced Monday that Lars Maischak has agreed to go on paid leave for the rest of spring semester….

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Marines, looking to expand Twentynine Palms training grounds, airlift 1,100 desert tortoises

More than 1,000 desert tortoises are taking a trip with the Marine Corps this month.

The military is using helicopters to relocate the tortoises to another part of the Mojave to make way for an expansion of its desert training grounds.

During the two-week-long process, the hubcap-sized tortoises…

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Victims are mourned after racially motivated shootings in Fresno

Details began to emerge Wednesday about the three men who were shot and killed in downtown Fresno in what police say was a racially motivated hate crime.

Although authorities have yet to publicly identify those killed in Tuesday’s rampage, colleagues and family members released statements mourning…

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Rattlesnake season begins with a vengeance in Southern California

Rattlesnake season is arriving California.

On Tuesday, a 66-year-old man was flown to a trauma center after being bit on both of his index fingers outside his home in Ocotillo Wells in eastern San Diego County.

Earlier this month, a dog needed 20 stitches after being bitten by a rattlesnake in…

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‘Filled with hate, filled with anger’: Anatomy of a shooting allegedly fueled by racial animus

Fresno police said they believe a shooting rampage downtown Tuesday that left three white men dead was racially motivated.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the suspect, Kori Ali Muhammad, gave “very specific, detailed” information to police that led officers to believe this was a hate-motivated…

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Woman breaks into Drake’s Yolo Estate and drinks some beverages, police say

A woman is accused of breaking into rapper Drake’s home in Hidden Hills, drinking a couple of beverages and locking herself inside a room, authorities said Tuesday.

Mesha Collins, 24, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, although it appears no personal belongings were stolen from the “Hotline…

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The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast.

The trees that shade, cool and feed people from Ventura County to the Mexican border are dying so fast that within a few years it’s possible the region will look, feel, sound and smell much less pleasant than it does now.

“We’re witnessing a transition to a post-oasis landscape in Southern California,”…

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