Three western US states have agreed to draw less water from the drought-depleted Colorado River in exchange for US$1.2bn in federal funding. Arizona, California and Nevada said the deal would conserve at least 3 million acre-feet of water to the end of 2026.
A single ticket-holder from California has won the largest lottery jackpot in world history, a US$ 2.04 billion prize (with an estimated cash value of US$ 997.6 million), officials announced of Tuesday. The winning ticket was the only one to match all five white balls as well as the Powerball.
The United States was shaken this past weekend by various shooting sprees nationwide. On Saturday, ten people were killed in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and three others were injured and on Sunday similar events in California and Texas, have left at least three more people dead.
US lorry drivers grouped under the “People's Convoy” have departed from California and are on their way to Washington DC to express their stance against COVID-19 restrictions.
The Government of the United States has chosen the City of Los Angeles in the State of California to host the next Summit of the Americas the week of June 6 this year after the event was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A US federal judge has given final approval to Facebook's US$650 million payment to settle a privacy dispute between the California group and 1.6 million users in the US state of Illinois. The decision was issued on Friday.
President Donald Trump vetoed a bill that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gillnets deployed exclusively in federal waters off the coast of California, saying such legislation would increase reliance on imported seafood and worsen a multibillion-dollar seafood trade deficit.
Whale watchers in Avila Beach, California had a close encounter with a humpback whale as the marine giant almost swallowed two kayakers. The event was caught in the video and has made its round on the internet.
A wind-driven wildfire raged for a second day through Northern California wine country on Monday, burning homes, forcing thousands of residents to flee, and threatening some of the world-renowned vineyards of Napa and Sonoma counties.
President Donald Trump on Monday suggested global warming will reverse itself and dismissed climate change as a cause of ferocious fires engulfing swaths of the US West, during a briefing in California on the deadly blazes.