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Armed F-16 Slams Into Warehouse

13 people are hurt, but no lives are lost

(Newser) - An F-16 fighter jet slammed into a California warehouse Thursday loaded with live ammunition—but while 13 people were hurt, it appears none of the ammo went off, CNN reports. A fact sheet on the jet says it can carry a cannon with missiles and 500 rounds. The jet apparently... More »

These 5 Furry Stowaways Just Took a 400-Mile Trip

Meet Crowbar, Rebar, Chisel, Jackhammer, and Piper.

(Newser) - Five kittens that stowed away on a 400-mile trip to San Diego are looking for new homes. The San Diego Humane Society says the kittens somehow wound up inside a 60-foot steel column that was trucked from Hayward in the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego, per the AP... More »

Horse No. 24 Dies at Southern Calif. Racetrack

Commander Coil was euthanized after rare shoulder injury at Santa Anita Park

(Newser) - Since Christmas there have been 23 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park. Now, make it 24. A statement from the Stronach Group, which owns the track, notes that Commander Coil, a 3-year-old gelding, was put down after an unusual shoulder injury sustained during training Friday morning—the first horse death... More »

Investigators Confirm PG&E Caused Deadliest Calif. Fire

Transmission lines sparked Camp fire

(Newser) - Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines sparked a northern California blaze that killed 85 people last year, making it the deadliest US wildfire in a century and the deadliest in state history, state fire officials said Wednesday. Cal Fire said transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based... More »

Synagogue Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to 109 Charges

John Earnest faces federal hate crime charges

(Newser) - The man suspected of killing a woman in a shooting at a southern California synagogue pleaded not guilty to 109 federal hate crime charges Tuesday. John T. Earnest spoke twice during the brief hearing—to acknowledge his name and to say he agreed with his court-appointed attorney's decision against... More »

You Won't Want to Put Cream, Sugar in This Cup of Coffee

It would dilute the flavor of this $75-per-cup joe, offered by just one US company

(Newser) - One hundred pounds of a hard-to-find Panamanian coffee was recently auctioned off to buyers worldwide, and just one company in the US got its hands on 10 pounds of it. Now, per KGO , Klatch Coffee, with one shop in San Francisco and several more scattered throughout Southern California, will be... More »

Getty Family Has Murky Ties to Gun-Filled Mansion

It took law enforcement 12 hours to pull all the guns out of the home

(Newser) - An estate located near the Playboy Mansion remains the focal point for a Southern California mystery, complete with a posh address, a chaotic interior, and a link to the Getty family. It was also what authorities are calling a "hoarder's paradise." The home that authorities raided Wednesday... More »

In This City, Tobacco Sales Are About to Become Illegal

Beverly Hills would be America's first to do so

(Newser) - The smoke hasn't cleared yet, but Beverly Hills is poised to become the first US city to end most tobacco sales, the AP reports. The City Council in the world-renowned enclave of the rich and famous unanimously indicated Tuesday that it's ready to snuff out most sales when... More »

Off California, Something 'Like the Loch Ness Monster'

Basking sharks are making a comeback

(Newser) - Sharks as long as a small bus prowl at the water's surface, their mouths open wide in search of lunch. And the crowd goes wild. That's been the scene lately off the coast of Southern California, where gentle giant basking sharks have been turning up in numbers not... More »

She Was Murdered Just Before Her Date With Ashton Kutcher

Alleged serial killer Michael Gargiulo goes on trial in California

(Newser) - He's known as the "Hollywood Ripper" and the "Boy Next Door Killer," and he's now on trial in Los Angeles. Michael Gargiulo, 43, is accused of using his job as an air-conditioning repairman to murder two women in the LA area between 2001 and 2008... More »

Doctor Who Said He Woke to Find Wife Dead Is Charged

Eric Sills said he discovered Susann Sills at bottom of stairs in 2016

(Newser) - When police showed up at the Southern California home of fertility doctor Eric Sills on Nov. 13, 2016, they encountered what appeared to be a terrible accident, per the Orange County DA's office: Sills' 45-year-old wife, Susann, was dead after an apparent tumble down the stairs. Sills said he'... More »

One Celeb, One Month, 2 Domestic Violence Arrests: Report

Rick Schroder taken into custody again Wednesday: 'TMZ'

(Newser) - Rick Schroder has gone from TV detective to alleged serial assaulter. The actor who formerly appeared on NYPD Blue and Silver Spoons was arrested on a charge of felony domestic violence early Wednesday after police responded to a call at his Los Angeles home, according to a report from TMZ... More »

Cougar Goes to Macy's, Shows Interest in Planter

Juvenile male relocated Monday in Santa Rosa, Calif.

(Newser) - One thing Macy's doesn't have: an appropriate habitat for a cougar. A juvenile mountain lion spotted early Monday in a planter outside a Macy's store in downtown Santa Rosa, Calif., was ultimately tranquilized, tagged, and moved to territory north of the city. Wildlife officials said it was... More »

Synagogue Suspect's Parents: He's Now Part of 'History of Evil'

FBI got a tip minutes before shooting

(Newser) - The FBI says it received tips Saturday morning about a potential mass shooting targeting Jews—but it didn't have time to act. A California man identified only as Colin, 25, tells BuzzFeed that he was browsing the 8chan bulletin board, which is notorious for racist content, out of curiosity... More »

Synagogue Shooting Suspect Investigated for Mosque Arson

19-year-old John T. Earnest is charged in shooting that killed 1

(Newser) - Police are digging into the background of the 19-year-old man being held in the California synagogue shooting that killed one and injured three on Saturday, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune . John T. Earnest apparently penned a lengthy anti-Semitic manifesto detailing his "disgust" for Jewish people and expressing admiration for... More »

Veteran Accused of Plowing Into Crowd Was on Way to Bible Study

Isaiah Joel Peoples reportedly told authorities the crash was intentional

(Newser) - A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, gave no indication why he targeted... More »

Police Believe Driver Intentionally Plowed Into 8 Pedestrians

Including a 13-year-old child in Sunnyvale, Calif.

(Newser) - As pedestrians walked on a busy sidewalk in Sunnyvale, Calif., Tuesday night, a car plowed into the crowd—its driver making no apparent attempt to slow down or avoid hitting people, police say. Eight pedestrians were struck, including a 13-year-old, and some of the victims were in serious condition. The... More »

Churchgoers Tackle Woman They Say Made Bomb Threat

Suspect holding baby allegedly threatened to blow up San Diego church, waved handgun around

(Newser) - Places of worship around the world were on high alert Easter after apparently coordinated attacks killed nearly 300 in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka over the weekend, which may be why congregants at a San Diego church were willing to jump a woman they say arrived with a baby... More »

San Francisco's Poop Problem Is Getting Worse

City has 7.5K homeless, 25 public toilets

(Newser) - If you're going to San Francisco ... be sure to mind your step. Poop on the streets—human as well as animal—is an ever-growing problem in the City by the Bay, with reported incidents of human feces in the streets exploding from 5,500 in 2011 to more than... More »

A Years-Old Used Razor Cracks Cases From the '70s

It contained Arthur Rudy Martinez's DNA

(Newser) - Arthur Rudy Martinez was an early suspect in a pair of murders in Atascadero, Calif., in the late 1970s. It took 41 years to officially name the now-deceased man as the suspect. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office credits that confirmation to a used razor kept for years... More »

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