California http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24158/all en UPDATE 2-Tanker hits San Francisco Bay Bridge, Coast Guard says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-tanker-hits-san-francisco-bay-bridge-coast-guard-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Adds details throughout)</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An oil tanker struck a<br /> tower of the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Monday but did not<br /> appear to spill any oil into the bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.</p> <p>The 750-foot-long "Overseas Reymar", sailing under a<br /> Marshall Islands flag, was empty except for water that was used<br /> as ballast, U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Heather Lampert said.</p> <p>The tanker was about five miles from the Golden Gate Bridge,<br /> where the San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-tanker-hits-san-francisco-bay-bridge-coast-guard-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridges California COSCO Interstate 80 Man Made Disaster MSC Venezia Oil tanker Person Career Quotation San Francisco Bay San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Tanker Technology Watercraft Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:03:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731556 at http://www.globalpost.com California's Hispanic population projected to outnumber white in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - California's Hispanic population will equal that of whites this year before becoming the state's largest demographic group in 2014 for the first time since statehood in 1850, a government report showed on Thursday.</p> <p>That change in the most populous U.S. state will make it the third where whites do not comprise a plurality of the population, after New Mexico and Hawaii.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/californias-hispanic-population-projected-outnumber-white-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Entertainment Politics Social Issues Southern United States West Coast of the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742500 at http://www.globalpost.com California Latinos to overtake whites within year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/california-latinos-overtake-whites-within-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California by early next year for the first time since it became a US state, according to official forecasts released Thursday. </p> <p>The number of Latinos will equal the white population by mid-2013, when each group is expected to be about 39 percent of the western state's population, the Department of Finance predictions showed.</p> <p>"Early in 2014, the Hispanic population will become the plurality in California for the first time since California became a state," it added. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/california-latinos-overtake-whites-within-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Entertainment Puerto Ricans in the United States West Coast of the United States AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742526 at http://www.globalpost.com Two students lose fingers in tug-of-war at California high school http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/two-students-lose-fingers-tug-war-at-california-high-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Two Los Angeles-area high school students severed fingers while participating in a lunchtime group tug-of-war contest, authorities said on Tuesday.</p> <p>A boy and a girl from South El Monte High School were rushed to a local trauma center with amputated fingers on Monday afternoon following the incident, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said.</p> <p>A spokesman for Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center said both students were in stable condition on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/two-students-lose-fingers-tug-war-at-california-high-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California KTLA Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746847 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Golf-Mahan and Knox share Pebble Beach lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-golf-mahan-and-knox-share-pebble-beach-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* American Mahan joint top after firing a 66</p> <p>* Briton Knox opens with a 64 at Monterey Peninsula</p> <p>* Mickelson launches title defence with a 69 (Adds Mickelson quotes, detail, paras 15-17)</p> <p>Feb 7 (Reuters) - Hunter Mahan, who has long relished playing golf on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, birdied five of his first seven holes on the way to a share of the first-round lead in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-golf-mahan-and-knox-share-pebble-beach-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Geography of California Golf Human Interest Monterey County, California Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:00:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749527 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Sizzling Snedeker in tie for Pebble Beach lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/golf-sizzling-snedeker-tie-pebble-beach-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Reuters) - FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, the hottest player on the PGA Tour this year, took advantage of ideal scoring conditions by charging into a share of the second-round lead at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Friday.</p> <p>The fast-talking American fired a flawless four-under-par 68 on a glorious sun-splashed afternoon at Spyglass Hill, one of three venues being used for this week's pro-am celebrity event, to post an eight-under total of 134.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/golf-sizzling-snedeker-tie-pebble-beach-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Geography of California Human Interest Monterey County, California Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 01:00:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750694 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Pebble Beach National Pro-Am scores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/golf-pebble-beach-national-pro-am-scores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading scores on Saturday after the third round of the US PGA Tour's $6.5 million Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the par-72 Pebble Beach Golf Links, par-70 Monterey Peninsula Country Club, par-72 Spyglass Hill Country Club (USA unless noted):</p> <p>202 - Brandt Snedeker 66-68-68, James Hahn 71-65-66</p> <p>203 - Chris Kirk 71-68-64</p> <p>204 - Patrick Reed 68-69-67</p> <p>205 - Richard Lee 68-71-66</p> <p>206 - Retief Goosen (RSA) 71-68-67, Robert Garrigus 71-69-66, Jason Day (AUS) 68-68-70, James Driscoll 72-67-67, Jimmy Walker 68-71-67</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/golf-pebble-beach-national-pro-am-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Golf Professional golf tours AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:30:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751447 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Authorities confront fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop accused of killing spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/authorities-confront-fugitive-ex-los-angeles-cop-accused-killin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects syntax in paragraph one)</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Fugitive former policeman Christopher Dorner is believed to have broken into a home, tied up a couple and stolen their pickup truck in the San Bernardino mountains northeast of Los Angeles, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in an advisory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/authorities-confront-fugitive-ex-los-angeles-cop-accused-killin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Sheriffs in the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:48:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754478 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/reuters-odd-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Goldfish influx threatens to cloud pristine Lake Tahoe waters</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/reuters-odd-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Geography of California Nevada Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:16:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763781 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-California governor denies parole for Manson Family member http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-california-governor-denies-parole-manson-family-member <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details throughout)</p> <p>By Dan Whitcomb</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, March 1 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown denied parole on Friday for a member of the Manson Family cult who was sentenced to life in prison for two murders in the 1970s, saying that he remained a danger to the public.</p> <p>In rejecting parole for Bruce Davis, who is now 70, Brown reversed the decision of a state parole board that had found him eligible for release after his 27th parole hearing last October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-california-governor-denies-parole-manson-family-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Charles Manson Entertainment Hospitality Law Manson Family Politics Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771376 at http://www.globalpost.com Follower of US serial killer Manson denied parole http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/follower-us-serial-killer-manson-denied-parole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>California's governor on Friday reversed a decision to grant parole to a follower of notorious mass murderer Charles Manson, saying he was still a danger to society.</p> <p>Bruce Davis, 70, was recommended for parole in October, more than four decades after he took part in the torture, murder and mutilation of two people as part of a plot by Manson's apocalyptic "Family" cult to ignite a race war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/follower-us-serial-killer-manson-denied-parole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Charles Manson Entertainment Manson Family Religion AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:15:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771520 at http://www.globalpost.com Villaraigosa signals future run for California governor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/villaraigosa-signals-future-run-california-governor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Los Angeles, Mar 7 (EFE).- Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in an interview with KTTV-TV that among his plans for the future is to run for governor of California, although he did not specify when that might occur.</p> <p>The 60-year-old Democrat, who will end his tenure as mayor on June 30 after two consecutive terms, the maximum allowed by law, reiterated that his first move after leaving office will be joining a think-tank.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/villaraigosa-signals-future-run-california-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antonio Villaraigosa Antonio Villaraigosa California Mayors of Los Angeles, California Agencia EFE Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:00:55 +0000 Agencia EFE 5776509 at http://www.globalpost.com Star Wars creator George Lucas imagines San Francisco museum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/star-wars-creator-george-lucas-imagines-san-francisco-museum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ronnie Cohen</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 (Reuters) - Filmmaker George Lucas, the creator of "Star Wars," has submitted a bid to build a "storytelling museum" in San Francisco to share his vast collection of contemporary paintings, illustrations and digital art.</p> <p>Lucas has offered to construct the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum on federal land, run it and stock it with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art by the likes of Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/star-wars-creator-george-lucas-imagines-san-francisco-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Cinema of the United States Entertainment Film George Lucas War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777028 at http://www.globalpost.com US delays missile test over N. Korea tensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/us-delays-missile-test-over-n-korea-tensions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test due to take place in California next week amid soaring nuclear tensions with North Korea, an official said Saturday.</p> <p>The defense official told AFP that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel decided to to reschedule the Minuteman 3 test at Vandenberg Air Force Base until next month due to concerns the launch "might be misconstrued by some as suggesting that we were intending to exacerbate the current crisis with North Korea."</p> <p>oh/nss</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> California Nuclear weapons of the United States AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804682 at http://www.globalpost.com Los Angeles touts architectural history in new exhibition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/los-angeles-touts-architectural-history-new-exhibition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles is often seen as a sprawling, smoggy concrete metropolis or a kitschy Hollywood movie set but that image is getting a shiny new makeover in an exhibition that highlights the city's often overlooked contributions to modern architecture.</p> <p>"Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990," takes stock of the city's booming post-World War Two growth, shining a light on buildings that often go unnoticed by the 18 million people living in a metropolitan area about the size of Belgium.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/los-angeles-touts-architectural-history-new-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture California Technology Visual arts Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5816537 at http://www.globalpost.com