California teenager who disappeared three years ago is found alive in Utah

A 19-year-old who disappeared from his family’s California home nearly three years ago has been found in Utah, to the astonishment and relief of his parents, who feared he might never see him again. Connerjack Oswalt was shivering and cold when sheriff’s deputies passed him sleeping Saturday at a convenience store in Summit County, known … Read more

California store owner shoots shoplifters, police say, but mistakenly hits girl taking selfie with Easter bunny at mall

A Southern California shoe store owner opened fire on two shoplifters, police said, but mistakenly shot a 9-year-old girl about to be photographed with a bunny rabbit. Mall Easter. The store owner fled the state and was arrested in Nevada, authorities said Wednesday. It is the 9-year-old girl who was injured yesterday when a store … Read more

California law requiring more diversity on boards is unconstitutional, judge says

CNN — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that a law requiring public companies headquartered in California to diversify their boards of directors violates the state’s constitution, according to court documents. On Friday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Green sided with Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that filed a lawsuit arguing the … Read more

Frederick Woods recommended parole for the 1976 Chowchilla bus hijacking and abduction of 26 children

Frederick Newhall Woods, one of three men who hijacked a school bus and kidnapped 26 children in Chowchilla, Calif., in 1976, was recommended for parole on Friday. The recommendation came during Woods’ 18th attempt to win parole for what has been called the biggest kidnapping in US history, having been denied 17 times. On July … Read more

Mountain lion tranquilized inside California office building after video shows officers chasing him through industrial park

A 113-pound mountain lion was tranquilized on Tuesday after wandering through an industrial park and entering an office building in Southern California, police and wildlife officials said. Dramatic video showed the cat running through the area and officers chasing the animal outside a business window, CBS Los Angeles reported. The puma was on Irvine’s property … Read more

National Anthem Lyrics Prompt California NAACP to Call for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Replacement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California chapter of NAACP push to get rid of National anthemcalling the song racist and anti-black, reports CBS station KOVR-TV. “This song is fake,” chapter president Alice Huffman told the station. “He should never have been there, and just as we didn’t have him before 1931, he won’t kill us if … Read more

Why $4.01 Gas in Mississippi Hurts More Than $5.72 Gas in California

new York CNN Business — No matter where you go in the United States, gas prices are uncomfortably high. Filling up a car for $60, $70, or $80 is a painful experience no matter where you live. But not all Americans experience the same pain at the pump. For example, you might think California drivers … Read more