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California’s mega-farms have a dark side that could put our supply of fruits, vegetables, and nuts at risk

In the wake of a six-year drought, the region's mega-farms have begun to sink, and pumping groundwater has released toxic levels of arsenic into the water supply.
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Students in California are accused of handing out cookies made with human ash to their classmates

Students at a California high school allegedly used cremated human remains to bake a batch of sugar cookies and handed them out to their classmates. Police are investigating the claims that two students at DaVinci Charter Academy in Davis allegedly gave the cookies to nine of their classmates.
Officers used Doritos to lure an escaped pig back into its pen on Saturday.

Cops in California lured an escaped pig back to its pen with a bag of Doritos

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies helped corral an escaped pig back into its pen on Saturday with a bag of Doritos that an officer had packed for lunch.

For almost 2 years, no one wanted to buy Warren Buffett’s Southern California vacation home, but it finally sold for $7.5 million

Warren Buffett first listed his Laguna Beach, California, home for $11 million in early 2017. In August, he reduced the price by more than $3 million to $7.9 million. It finally sold in October for $7.5 million — here's what it's like inside.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff strongly disagree about Proposition C, a measure that would tax big businesses in San Francisco to fund homelessness services.

Tech billionaires Marc Benioff and Jack Dorsey are clashing over a key law that could seriously impact the San Francisco homelessness crisis

San Francisco's Proposition C would tax the largest businesses in the city to fund homelessness services.

One of California’s most famous surf towns is threatened by rising sea levels that could overtake beaches and million-dollar homes

California's beaches are threatened by erosion due to rising sea levels. Communities like Santa Cruz are feeling these effects particularly hard because beaches are vital to their economy and culture. Santa Cruz officials will use a $360,000 grant to help stop the effects of erosion.
US Navy SEALs in action.

California man pleads guilty to shooting at US Navy SEALs in training with a BB gun

A California man was arrested for shooting US Navy SEAL trainees with his BB gun while they were on a night-time exercise, and pleaded guilty to the crime on Wednesday. The Navy called police on Scott Weaver when he shot at them on July 23 from a bridge in Liberty Station, San Diego.
An immigrant receives dental care at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California.

A dentist at an immigration detention facility told inspectors he doesn’t have time for cleanings or fillings — but suggested immigrants f...

A California detention center housing nearly 1,700 immigrants provides such substandard medical care that inspectors said it provides a "significant threat" to immigrants' health and well-being, a recently released Homeland Security watchdog report said.
guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California.

Inspectors who visited America’s largest privately-run immigration detention center found nooses in 15 cells and a detainee left alone in a whee...

Inspectors who visited the largest privately run immigration detention center in the country found a number of health and safety violations that posed "significant threats" to detainees' rights, the Department of Homeland Security's watchdog said in a report.
A rendering of the resort, which is set to open in 2021.

A luxury hotel company with hotels in classic hotspots like Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills is taking a chance on an unexpected new destination

Montage International and CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC are developing a luxury resort in Big Sky, Montana, set to open in 2021. The hotel will include 150 rooms and 39 residences and ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes. Keep reading to get a look at the luxury resort in Montana.