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Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks Solved
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Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks Solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks -- some weighing hundreds of pounds -- zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Feds to Assume Leasing for Fracking in California

Feds to Assume Leasing for Fracking in California

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California... Read »

34 minutes ago
2 California Counties Ask to Form Separate State

2 California Counties Ask to Form Separate State

Representatives of two counties in far Northern California are petitioning state lawmakers for the right to form... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
CA Environmentalists Decry Rim Wildfire Logging Plan

CA Environmentalists Decry Rim Wildfire Logging Plan

U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Assembly Approves Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags

Assembly Approves Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags

The state Assembly has approved legislation that would impose the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic... Read »

32 minutes ago
Stanford Law Professor Joins CA Supreme Court

Stanford Law Professor Joins CA Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown's nominee to the California Supreme Court was easily confirmed Thursday after a brief hearing. Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Waves Destroy Building, Damage Pier in Malibu

Waves Destroy Building, Damage Pier in Malibu

High surf continued to damage the pier in Malibu and even destroyed a lifeguard building in Point Mugu that... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
No Charges in Ex-Napster Exec Death

No Charges in Ex-Napster Exec Death

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was not negligent when he crossed into a bike lane and fatally struck... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
California Legislature Passes “Yes Means Yes” Bill

California Legislature Passes “Yes Means Yes” Bill

State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Lawsuit Filed Over Common Core

Lawsuit Filed Over Common Core

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Man in HIV Case Could Face More Charges

Man in HIV Case Could Face More Charges

The San Diego City Attorney’s office is investigating additional charges against a man accused of... Watch »

25 minutes ago
HP Exec Assistant Used Stolen Funds for Shopping Spree

HP Exec Assistant Used Stolen Funds for Shopping Spree

A former San Diego-based Hewlett Packard employee has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million in company funds... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Accused Nurse Claimed to Have

Accused Nurse Claimed to Have "Virtual Baby": Neighbor

A San Diego pediatric nurse accused of sex crimes involving a two-month old foster child allegedly told neighbors he... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Couple Marries Amid Napa Earthquake Damage

Couple Marries Amid Napa Earthquake Damage

After a damaging earthquake altered plans for their dream wedding in Napa, a La Mesa couple says the shaky... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Dog-Kicking CEO on Probation: Company

Dog-Kicking CEO on Probation: Company

The CEO of a concession vendor for Qualcomm Stadium and the San Diego Convention Center – seen in a video kicking a... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Nurse Molested Newborn Foster Child: Feds

Nurse Molested Newborn Foster Child: Feds

A San Diego pediatric nurse has been arrested for molesting a 2-month-old foster child in his care and recording the... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Woman Dies at Burning Man, Struck by Bus: Sheriff

Woman Dies at Burning Man, Struck by Bus: Sheriff

A woman died at Burning Man early Thursday morning after authorities said she reportedly fell under a bus carrying a... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Master Sand Sculpting Action in San Diego

Master Sand Sculpting Action in San Diego

Professional sand sculptors from all over the world will compete in San Diego this Labor Day weekend,... Read »

Aug 28, 2014

U.S. Sand Sculpting Competition Over Labor Day in San Diego

Images of the competition held on the B Street Pier. View »

Aug 28, 2014

High Surf Slams Southern California

A storm surge generates high surf and leads to flooding in Southern California coastal communities. View »

Aug 27, 2014
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