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Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 07:45 AM PST

Californians Want Rum-Crazy Cuba to Start Drinking Wine

Californians Want Rum-Crazy Cuba to Start Drinking Wine

The 3.5 million tourists who flooded Cuba last year downed oceans of mojitos, lakes of daiquiris and rivers of thin, sour beer. Only an odd few accompanied their ropa vieja and croquetas with wine — mostly...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 06:58 PM PST

Homeless Man Spots Van Used by OC Fugitives

Homeless Man Spots Van Used by OC Fugitives

A homeless man in San Francisco who reported sighting a stolen van being used by two jail fugitives could end up collecting $140,000 in reward money, according to a newspaper account.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 06:45 AM PST

San Diego Student Earns Perfect AP Exam Score

San Diego Student Earns Perfect AP Exam Score

A San Diego-area high school student has earned a perfect score on her advanced placement Spanish Language exam, making her one of only 55 students in the world to accomplish the impressive academic feat.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 07:13 PM PST

Sierra Snowpack Jumps to 130 Percent of Avg.

Sierra Snowpack Jumps to 130 Percent of Avg.

The Sierra snowpack has jumped to 130 percent of average, the California Department of Water Resources announced after it took measurements Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:53 PM PST

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

CA Falls Short of Dec. Water-Use Goal, But Still on Track

California did not meet its goal for December, but has still saved a combined 25.5 percent since the governor's mandate was issued in June, the California Water Resources Control Board says.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 12:19 PM PST

California Attorney General Sues Over Gas Leak

California Attorney General Sues Over Gas Leak

California's attorney general announced a lawsuit Tuesday against Southern California Gas Company that alleges violations of state law in connection with a months-long gas leak in the San Fernando...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 08:35 AM PST

Firefighters Rescue Puppy From Old Packing Plant

Firefighters Rescue Puppy From Old Packing Plant

Firefighters rescued a puppy from an old shaft in an abandoned building in Lamont, California. A woman heard the four month old pup, Valentine, whimpering from the building.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 05:38 AM PST

Escaped Inmates Fought Over Whether to Kill Taxi Driver

Escaped Inmates Fought Over Whether to Kill Taxi Driver

Two of the three inmates who escaped from an Orange County jail fought over whether they should kill a taxi driver they kidnapped and held at a San Jose motel before one of them drove back to Southern California...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 01:45 PM PST

Teacher Released in OC Inmates Jailbreak Investigation

Teacher Released in OC Inmates Jailbreak Investigation

An English teacher who was arrested for allegedly helping three inmates escape from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana will be freed Monday.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 01:54 PM PST

Massive Fire Rips Through LA Commercial Building

Massive Fire Rips Through LA Commercial Building

Propane cylinders and combustible storage items fueled a large fire Monday morning at a commercial building in the Glassell Park area north of downtown Los Angeles. The fire was reported in the 3000 block...

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