THE PERIPHERY The Donner Party
Did you learn this story in your American History class?
My job as a substitute in Minneapolis puts me in all sorts of places to see and learn about the varied conditions within which the youth of Mi... Posted on 11/14/13 at 10:33 AM
STORM TRACKER One State Two Notables
In the past two weeks, both Montana and California recorded the nation's warmest and coldest daily temperature. Both states of course are large and have diverse topography. In the warm season the na... Posted on 7/22/13 at 10:33 PM
THE NEW FORTY What are you smoking?
Well, if you haven't heard, there has been quite a furor over a teapot on a billboard in Culver City, California. The billboard featured a simple photo of the Michael Graves Bells and Whistles Stainle... Posted on 5/30/13 at 8:43 PM
ASTRO BOB Meteorite masquerade - Part I
Disappointing news. The rock that Lisa Webber picked up after it bounced off her roof in the wake of the October 17 California fireball wasn't a meteorite after all. NASA's Peter Jenniskens, who hel... Posted on 10/24/12 at 11:01 AM
The man charged with killing a U.S. airport security officer in a shooting frenzy at Los Angeles International Airport is set to appear in federal court on Wednesday, a spokesman for U.S. prosecutors said.
The trial of two former California policemen charged in the beating and death of a mentally ill transient opened on Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that a "routine" police contact ended with the man dying in a pool of blood.
As the Christmas season approaches in the United States, a group of non-believers in the California capital are planning to erect billboards explaining why they are atheists in hopes of bringing broader visibility to their lack of religious faith.
A Chicago-born man, who went missing three decades ago as a toddler after his father took him to Mexico, has been reunited with his U.S. mother in California after a harrowing trek back to the United States.
Pellet guns and other toy weaponry should not be allowed to look like the real thing, a California lawmaker said Friday, vowing to introduce a bill to ban such replicas following the accidental killing of a 13-year-old boy by sheriff's deputies.
School officials are weighing possible changes to a California high school's decades-old Arab mascot that an Arab-American rights group has called offensive, the local school superintendent said on Tuesday.
California regulators said on Friday an enhanced monitoring regime for oil and gas production that is part of the state's new fracking regulations would shore up groundwater protection, a top concern in the growing state.
Braden Reddall and Rory Carroll
, November 15, 2013
A dispute over a 2010 California law over the treatment of egg-laying chickens looks like it may add to the complications for congressional negotiators trying to hammer out an agreement on a new five year farm bill this week.
A California company is recalling more than 180,000 pounds of prepackaged salads and sandwich wraps containing chicken and ham following an outbreak of E. coli-related illnesses in three states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
A 16-year-old California boy accused of setting fire to a transgender teen's skirt as the victim slept on a public bus in the city of Oakland earlier this week was charged as an adult on Thursday with committing a hate crime.
Two California high school football coaches and a teacher were suspended this week for wearing Halloween costumes that featured blackface, prompting criticism from parents and a leading civil rights organization after pictures of the event were posted on Facebook.
It looked like things were really starting to heat up for this little Southern California factory town when the maker of the Sriracha chili sauce known the world over decided to open a sprawling 650,000-square-foot factory within its borders.
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