Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Alex Gallardo-Rooker used their time at the podium at the California Democratic Convention on Feb. 24 to call to impeach Donald Trump.
Love is in the air for the thousands of Western Monarch butterflies still left at the Pismo State Butterfly Grove as they wind down their annual overwintering at the grove before moving south to Mexico for the hatching season. Docents are surprised that this number, which may be gone in a few days, is still hanging around. This season the number of monarchs was an estimated 14,000. This site is perfect for the butterflies: humid, cool and sheltered in the tall trees. The Pismo grove is one of the largest in over 200 coastal sites where monarchs west of the Rockies overwintering.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein told hundreds of California Democratic delegates and elected officials Saturday morning that she will aggressively pursue legislation banning assault rifles in the wake of this month’s Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, including teenage students.
Sumatran tiger cub Jillian turned one on February 10, 2014. Check out this San Francisco Zoo video of her enjoying birthday gifts, which include a frozen ice cake and a bubble bath. Jillian, who was the Sacramento Zoo's lone tiger, has returned to San Francisco after failing to adjust to her change of scenery.
Squaw Valley Ski Patrol unofficially reported 7 inches of new snow on the upper mountain at Squaw Valley with more accumulation on the ridges. Snow continued to fall Thursday with another storm in the forecast for this coming Monday. Weekend temperatures will be cold, keeping the new snow fresh. Winds could pickup on Sunday as the next storm rolls in.
The Mariposa Sheriff's Department reminds travelers to check road conditions before leaving the house. Temperatures in Yosemite are expected to fall to around 28 degrees by 4pm, according to the National Weather Service. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches are possible in Yosemite.
Yosemite National Park, the Sierra foothills and the Kern County mountains received a dusting of snow Thursday, the National Weather Service reported. Temperatures in Yosemite were expected to fall to around 28 degrees by 4p.m, according to the National Weather Service. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches are possible in Yosemite.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and other mayors from a group representing California's 11 largest cities came to the Capitol on Feb. 21, 2018 to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to commit $1.5 billion in state funds to combat homelessness.
San Luis Obispo appears to be on its way to allowing the county’s first recreational marijuana stores. The City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, heard public comments from about a dozen cannabis industry representatives and marijuana users who argued for permissive city policies. The council also heard from a handful of community members and activists who warned of negative consequences. One opponent even read a poem he wrote: "Why take a chance with risky plants?"
National Weather Service Sacramento times out our next round of mountain snow, with the heaviest snow expected overnight and again for Thursday afternoon. Carry chains and plan for delays if you're traveling in the mountains, forecasters say.