1 dead, 3 hurt after an explosion at a medical office building in California

KABC-TV via AP An explosion at a medical office building in Southern California killed a woman and injured three people. Investigators are considering the incident as an intentional act, due to the size of the explosion. “We have not found any type of specific device inside of the building right now that would tell us […]

Didi Chuxing receives permit to test self-driving cars in California

You might not hail a ride from China’s Didi Chuxing unless you visit Mexico, but there’s still a real chance you’ll see its vehicles on the road. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has issued an autonomous vehicle testing permit to Didi’s American research wing, clearing it to operate self-driving cars as long as there’s a […]

California is due for a mega-flood that could force 1.5 million people to evacuate and cause $725 billion in damage — and it would hit Silicon Valley hard

Getty Images A report from the US Geological Survey and a new book from Lucy Jones, an esteemed seismologist, say that an extreme storm could hit California. Dubbed ARkStorm, the disaster would overwhelm flood-control systems, force 1.5 million people to evacuate, inundate 25% of California’s land, and cause $ 725 billion in damage. The storm’s flooding […]

At least 2 people injured in shooting at California apartment complex

NBC Bay Area At least two people were shot at an apartment complex in the North California city of Mill Valley. Law enforcement officers could be seen with their guns drawn as they escorted fleeing residents. Police say the situation is contained and that there is no longer a threat in the area. Law-enforcement officials […]

California net neutrality bill that AT&T hates is coming to New York, too

Enlarge / Protesters take part in a net neutrality rally at a Verizon store December 7, 2017 in New York. (credit: Getty Images | Don Emmert) A California bill that would impose the nation’s strictest state net neutrality law is being replicated in the New York state legislature. In California, the bill was approved last month […]

California can look forward to more extreme dry-wet “climate whiplash”

Enlarge / California’s Lake McClure got low during drought in 2015 but swelled by early 2017 after a very wet winter. (credit: NASA Earth Observatory) As the last few years have reminded us, California weather means you have to be prepared for anything. From 2012 to 2016, the Golden State saw a historic drought that […]

Think Pink: A First Look at the Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells, California

First Look: the Sands Hotel & Spa in Indian Wells, California Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site […]