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Arson arrest made as 10 wildfires scorch California; state emergency declared - CNN
CNNArson arrest made as 10 wildfires scorch California; state emergency declaredCNN(CNN) -- As 10 wildfires raged across California, authorities accused one man Thursday of having deliberately set one of the larger fires that was burning nearly uncontrollably over 111 square miles, officials said...[read more]

California lawyer facing suspension for Photoshopping herself into celebrity ... - SFGate (blog)
California lawyer facing suspension for Photoshopping herself into celebrity ...SFGate (blog)A Los Angeles-based attorney may be suspended by the California State Bar for Photoshopping herself into pictures of celebrities and posting the images on her website. A Los Angeles-based attorney who all...[read more]

Hooray For Hollywood! Gov. Brown Signs Film & TV Tax Credit Bill Extension - Deadline.com
ReutersHooray For Hollywood! Gov. Brown Signs Film & TV Tax Credit Bill ExtensionDeadline.comLook out Louisiana, Georgia and Canada, runaway productions are coming back to the home of Hollywood. At least that's the intention of the massive expansion to California's $100 million Film and TV Tax Cr...[read more]

California Chrome, Rested and Renewed, Returns to His Blue-Collar Roots - New York Times
New York TimesCalifornia Chrome, Rested and Renewed, Returns to His Blue-Collar RootsNew York TimesWhen last seen, neither California Chrome nor Steve Coburn was doing very well. California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby- and Preakness-winning colt, had lost a chunk of his heel and the Triple Crown, ...[read more]

Audi gets first permit to test self-driving cars on California roads - Los Angeles Times
CNNMoneyAudi gets first permit to test self-driving cars on California roadsLos Angeles TimesAudi is officially the first automaker to get a permit from the state of California to test self-driving cars on public roads. At the same time, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has made offici...[read more]

Drought in California - The Economist
Drought in CaliforniaThe EconomistJACK MELLIGAN, a prison guard in Sacramento, was tired of staring at his brown, patchy lawn—a side-effect of the drought that has parched California for the past three years. He thought about replacing it with shop-bought turf, but worried that he ...and more »...[read more]

Does tarantula boom signal end of California drought? - Washington Post (blog)
Washington Post (blog)Does tarantula boom signal end of California drought?Washington Post (blog)A tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) rests on a wooden branch in its terrarium at the Museum of Man and Nature in Munich, Germany, September 5, 2014. The museum features a special exhibition 'F...[read more]

Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs - Huffington Post
Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFsHuffington Post“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state's groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent...[read more]

Enterovirus Cases Confirmed in Southern California Are State's First Diagnoses - KTLA
KTLAEnterovirus Cases Confirmed in Southern California Are State's First DiagnosesKTLACalifornia's first cases of a virus that has been spreading across the country were confirmed Thursday by the state's chief health official. Four cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed, all in Southern Cal...[read more]

What to Know About California's New Groundwater Law - KQED (blog)
KQED (blog)What to Know About California's New Groundwater LawKQED (blog)And as California faces the third year of a serious drought, farmers have been in an expensive race to drill the deepest wells. Over-pumping can compress soil and rocks, making them more compact and permanently reducing the ...[read more]