“He said he wanted to come home,” testified Robert Fernandez, according to KTLA. “I told him that … the DCFS was investigating the case and I couldn’t bring him home, but that they were, one of these days, going to bring him home,” the grandfather said, according to CBS Los Angeles. “And I promised that to him.” … [Read more...] about Police Found BB Guns, Handcuffs at Home of Calif. 8-Year-Old Who Suffered ‘Unspeakable’ Abuse
Police said they were responding to reports of a "woman screaming" on Saturday when her roommate said Harwick was being "assaulted inside of her residence." When officers found Harwick, she was "unresponsive" and determined her injuries were "consistent with a fall." … [Read more...] about Murder suspect in Amie Harwick’s death released from jail on $2M bond
There’s a lot at stake in the 2020 election. Where do you stand on the issues? If you’re voting in the Democratic primary, see which of the candidates running in California’s March 3 primary best line up with your views by answering our Candidate Matchmaker questions. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: The Trump policy Newsom doesn’t seem to be fighting
89 percent of severe injuries to people walking and biking occur at the unsignalized intersections, even though they represent fewer than half of the corridor intersections. It is very difficult for drivers to make left turns, which leads to safety issues and delays for all roadway users; these movements represent fewer than one percent of the intersection volume, but represent 20 percent of the unsignalized intersection crashes. There is a high frequency of failure to yield pedestrian crashes. This is complicated by a combination of the multi-lane nature of the roadway, uncontrolled movements, and reduced visibility due to red zone violations. Signalized intersections have a higher crash rate when compared to unsignalized intersections. However, a majority of crashes at signalized intersections are vehicle to vehicle and represent only 11 percent of the fatal and severe injuries involving pedestrians and bicyclists. Many of the signalized intersections do not currently have fully … [Read more...] about Santa Monica City Council Green Lights Safety Improvements For Wilshire Boulevard
The north's wetter climate allows nutrient-hogging exotic grasses and plants to thrive, and these so-called invaders drown out the wildflowers. The non-native plants — mainly wild oats, bromes and mustards — actually germinate before the native plants so the wildflowers don't even have a chance to establish themselves. Many of these invaders were first introduced to the state by Spanish explorers and have had hundreds of years to propagate and take over the land. … [Read more...] about Wildflower forecast: Will there be another superbloom in California this year?
That said, there a few unique spots in Northern California's where small pockets of wildflower eruptions can occur. One of those is areas with serpentine rock where the soil becomes rich in magnesium and low in calcium. Exotic grasses struggle in this soil, while wildflowers can endure. … [Read more...] about Why don’t we get super blooms in Northern California?