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Child in California mountain lion attack leaves hospital

Feb. 01, 2023 17:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was attacked by a mountain lion while hiking in rural Northern California with his mother and grandfather has been released from a hospital, authorities said Wednesday. The boy had raced ahead of the adults on a trail in San Mateo County,...

California has huge snowpack, but dry trend raises worries

Feb. 01, 2023 17:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mountain snowpack that supplies a significant amount of California's water got an incredible boost from recent powerful storms and is outpacing the state's wettest season on record, state water officials said Wednesday. But its too soon to know if the winter...

California seeks new gun restrictions following shootings

Feb. 01, 2023 14:48 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to limit where people can carry concealed guns after multiple mass shootings left dozens dead across the state in January, calling for more restrictions in a state that already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws. ...

Slain California officer was preparing to become a parent

Feb. 01, 2023 13:53 PM EST

SELMA, Calif. (AP) — A 24-year-old California police officer shot and killed this week had been on the force less than two years and was preparing to become a parent, authorities said Wednesday. Officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr. with the Selma Police Department was patrolling in the...

Woman with gun killed by deputies in California mountains

Feb. 01, 2023 12:43 PM EST

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic violence call shot and killed a woman they said was armed with a handgun on a hiking trail near a home in Southern California mountains, authorities said. Deputies called to a residence in rural Sugarloaf,...

Child hospitalized after California mountain lion attack

Jan. 31, 2023 23:53 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A child was taken to a trauma center Tuesday after being attacked by a mountain lion in rural Northern California, authorities said. The attack was reported shortly before 7 p.m. on Tunitas Creek Road in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, the...

California releases its own plan for Colorado River cuts

Jan. 31, 2023 22:41 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California released a plan Tuesday detailing how Western states reliant on the Colorado River should save more water. It came a day after the six other states in the river basin made a competing proposal. In a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,...

New California DA to re-examine Bay Area police shootings

Jan. 31, 2023 20:53 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The new district attorney for California's Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday that a new Public Accountability Unit will re-investigate eight police shootings and custody deaths, including two killings of unarmed men by the same Oakland police...

California Central Valley police officer shot and killed

Jan. 31, 2023 20:42 PM EST

SELMA, Calif. (AP) — A police officer in California's Central Valley was shot and killed Tuesday and a suspect was arrested. The Selma officer was patrolling in the small Fresno County city shortly before noon when someone flagged down his patrol car and said there was a suspicious...

Monarch butterflies wintering in California rebound

Jan. 31, 2023 20:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The population of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has rebounded for a second year in a row after a precipitous drop in 2020, but the population of orange-and-black insects is still well below what it used to be, researchers announced Tuesday....