# California

# California
Domestic violence charges dropped against Rick And Morty creator Justin Roiland
The two felony counts were dropped “due to a lack of sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt”.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# San Diego
Eight dead after smuggling boats capsize amid heavy fog in California
Smuggling off the California coast has ebbed and flowed over the years but has long been a risky alternative for migrants to avoid land borders.
This month
March 2023
# California
Silicon Valley Bank collapse stuns tech and banking worlds
The bank was a lender of money to tech startups, including a number of Irish firms.
# Kristin smart
Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder of California student who went missing in 1996
Paul Flores was convicted of the murder last year.
# atmospheric river
'Pineapple Express' storm pushes into California, sparking warnings of widespread flash floods
Up to nine inches of rain were expected in some parts of the state.
# California
Sirhan Sirhan who assassinated Robert F Kennedy in 1968 is denied parole for 16th time
A California parole board ruled that the 78-year-old still lacked insight into what had caused him to carry out the killing 55 years ago.
Last month
February 2023
# weird weather
Rare winter blizzard strikes California while US East Coast basks in summer-like temperatures
Up to seven feet of snow were expected to hit hills around LA.
# anthony lowe
US cops fatally shoot double amputee fleeing from them
36-year-old Anthony Lowe abandoned his wheelchair as officers point their weapons at him after allegations he had stabbed someone.
January 2023
# US
Three shot dead at party at luxury home near Beverly Hills
Four others are being treated in hospital, two of them for critical injuries.
# half moon bay
Man charged with seven murders in California could face death penalty if convicted, court hears
Zhao Chunli, 66, was arrested on Monday in Half Moon Bay.
# half moon bay
Man suspected of killing seven farmworkers in California due before court
Zhao Chunli was arrested on Monday at a sheriff’s substation in the coastal city south of San Francisco.
# rick and morty
Justin Roiland axed from Rick and Morty following domestic abuse charges
Roiland has plead not guilty to the charges against him.
# half moon bay
Seven dead in shootings in city near San Francisco just days after separate mass killing
Police have arrested a 67-year-old man in connection with the shooting.
# San Gabriel mountains
‘No hard deadline’ for calling off the search for Julian Sands after actor's car is discovered
Adverse weather conditions including snow, sleet and fog were hampering the search.
# Rescue Efforts
Hiker missing in California mountains for six days named as British actor Julian Sands
The 65-year-old actor was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel mountains on Friday evening.
# montecito
California town home to celebrities ordered to evacuate over mudslide fears
Residents of Montecito include Jennifer Anniston, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Katy Perry.
# California
Deaths reported as ‘bomb cyclone’ brings damaging winds and rain to California
It was the latest in a rapid series of atmospheric rivers to hit California.
# evacuations
Evacuations ordered as California storm knocks out power
Officials warned people throughout Northern California to stay off the roads.
Last year
# US
Woman sues Steven Tyler, alleging child sexual assault in 1970s
Representatives for Tyler did not immediately return requests for comment.
# California
Singer Aaron Carter dies aged 34
The brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Cater was found dead this morning.
# Harvey Weinstein
Dancer in Weinstein film tells court he sexually assaulted her
Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape and seven other counts of sexual assault.
# US
Bodies of kidnapped California family including baby found in orchard
The announcement came after authorities released surveillance video of a man kidnapping eight-month-old Aroohi Dheri.
# California
Los Angeles mudslides surge down mountain area scorched by wildfire
Firefighters went street by street to make sure no residents were trapped.
# San Francisco
McDonald to tell political leaders in California that Ireland's next chapter is reunification
McDonald will give a keynote address called: ‘A Decade of Opportunity: Building a New and United Ireland.’
# Watsonville
'Fatalities' reported after two small planes collide over California airport
The planes collided while the pilots were on their final approaches to the small airport.
# California
Receding floodwater lets police evacuate people trapped in US Death Valley
It nearly equaled the record for rainfall in a single day in the valley.
# monkeypox
California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency
The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
# mckinney fire
Two dead in California's largest blaze this year
The McKinney Fire has spread to over 52,000 acres.
# Jason Alexander
Britney Spears’ ex charged with stalking her at her wedding
Jason Alexander was also charged with trespassing, vandalism and battery.
# Wildfires
Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California
The number of square miles burned so far this year is more than double the 10-year national average.
# California
Court sets date for Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial in Los Angeles
The disgraced film producer faces 11 felony charges in California.
# California
Bill Cosby on trial accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl in 1970s
The case is the latest in a raft of legal actions against the 84-year-old, who was once one of the most popular performers on US television.
# California
Doctor who died as he tackled gunman in church shooting is hailed a hero
Dr John Cheng was killed as he stopped a man shooting at worshippers in a Taiwanese church in California.
# US
Suspected gunman tied up by churchgoers after fatal shooting in California
Four others were critically injured in the incident, authorities said.
# California
US judge dismisses Trump lawsuit over Twitter ban
The judge said the suit’s argument that Twitter had “censored” Trump in violation of free speech rights was weak.
# Sacramento
Prosecutors charge three with murder in California mass shooting
Prosecutors say the mass shooting that ultimately killed six people was a result of a feud between two rival gangs
California utility to pay €50 million over massive wildfires
Pacific Gas & Electric has been blamed for more than 30 wildfires since 2017 that killed more than 100 people.
# Wild Wild Will
Will Smith banned from Oscars ceremonies for 10 years after Chris Rock slap
Attendees of the ceremony watched as Will Smith stormed onstage and hit Chris Rock.
# Mass Shooting
Second man arrested on gun charges after six killed in Sacramento shooting
More than 100 shots were fired early on Sunday in the Californian city.
# Sacramento
One man arrested in Sacramento mass shooting that left six dead
Detectives and Swat team members found one handgun during searches of three homes in the area.