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Obamas are buying $4.25M desert home in California: report - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsObamas are buying $4.25M desert home in California: reportNew York Daily NewsThe Obamas are buying a $4.25 million hilltop hideaway near Palm Springs that boasts its own two-story waterfall and putting green, according to a published report. Unidentified real estate sources tol...[read more]

California company issues nationwide peach recall - First Coast News

First Coast NewsCalifornia company issues nationwide peach recallFirst Coast NewsA California-based fruit packing company has recalled certain lots of its peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. The fruits had been sold to wholesale clubs including BJ's, Costco and Sam's, and retailers such as Tra...[read more]

California drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburn - Los Angeles Times

NPRCalifornia drought: Record heat gives some cantaloupe crops sunburnLos Angeles TimesThrough July 19, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported more than 3,400 vegetation fires that have burned more than 51,000 acres. An average year would see about 2,500 fires and 30,0...[read more]

Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court - Los Angeles Times

CBS LocalMexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme CourtLos Angeles TimesJerry Brown announced Tuesday that he was nominating Mariano-Florentino Cuellar -- a Mexican immigrant who teaches administrative law at Stanford University -- to the California Supreme Court. “Tino Cue...[read more]

California limits full-contact youth football practices - CBS News

CBS NewsCalifornia limits full-contact youth football practicesCBS NewsSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply...[read more]

California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out ... - Contra Costa Times

Breitbart NewsCalifornia drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out ...Contra Costa TimesIt's about to get more difficult to go unnoticed if your sprinklers are watering the street more than your lawn. California's worsening drought and mandatory new state water rules are ...[read more]

California was hotter than ever during the first half of 2014 - San Jose Mercury News

KTLACalifornia was hotter than ever during the first half of 2014San Jose Mercury NewsOakland was even cooler at 74, and as usual, San Francisco's high of 70 was cool enough to bring out jackets. But beneath that simmering surface calm, the ground was heating up at a record rate -- and the Califo...[read more]

Ex-Marine who knew missing California woman arrested - USA TODAY

CBS LocalEx-Marine who knew missing California woman arrestedUSA TODAYPALM SPRINGS, Calif. — An ex-Marine who is an acquaintance of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a destructive device, but authorities won't say whether the arrest is related to the Cor...[read more]

2014 off to hottest start on record for California - Los Angeles Times

2014 off to hottest start on record for CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesThe first six months of 2014 were the hottest January-through-June on record in California, the National Weather Service said Monday — nearly five degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the...[read more]

First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's history - Los Angeles Times

First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's historyLos Angeles TimesNorthern California cities, including San Francisco and Sacramento, experienced the warmest six months ever, NOAA reported. California is already experiencing adverse weather with firefighters across the state reporting...[read more]