Southern California

Vandals Target Electric Scooters in Southern California

Vandals in Southern California are finding increasingly creative — and, at times, disgusting — ways of attacking electric scooters that some residents consider a nuisance, though many others find them a useful way of traveling short distances without using a car.

Bird electric scooter Turd (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

One Million Home Shortage in Southern California

Southern California is experiencing a shortage of nearly one million affordable homes, as the region’s five counties are battling a harrowing rise in rents, a decline in incomes and an all-around housing shortage.

Los Angeles skyline (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

San Luis Reservoir 100% Full; No Prop 1 Money to Raise Dam

The water storage at San Luis Reservoir (shown above in March 2016, mid-drought) jumped from just 10 percent of capacity in August to 100 percent last month. But none of the $7.5 billion from the Proposition 1 Water Bond passed by voters in 2014 has been spent to increase water storage by raising the height of the dam.

San Luis Reservoir (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Blue State Blues: Why Do Democrats Keep Undermining Latino Leaders?

There is something decidedly odd about the California State Legislature’s decision to hire former Attorney General Eric Holder, now back at the prestigious Covington & Burling law firm, to fight the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)

Winter Forecast for SoCal: Drought

This week, the Long Beach, California-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its winter climate predictions forecasting a dry, hot January, February and March for Southern California.

California Drought Lake McClure (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

200 Evacuated from Amtrak in Armed Standoff

Nearly two hundred people were evacuated from an Amtrak train in Chatsworth, in the San Fernando Valley, after authorities received reports of an armed man aboard the train.

Amtrak (Alex Wong / Getty)

Raging Fires Force Evacuations In Southern California

Two more southern California fires sprung up on Monday, burning over 5,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains by Tuesday morning and raising the total number of firefighters battling the state’s six active wildfires to over 4,700.

Los Angeles fire (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty)

Bullet Train Might Not Start in SoCal, After All

California state officials may betray the promise they made to Southern Californians that the projected $68 billion bullet train’s first completed section would run from Burbank to the Central Valley.

Brown at High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking (AP)

Border Patrol Sued for Ramming Illegal Aliens’ Boat

Parents of an illegal alien that died while attempting to enter the United States illegally on a panga boat off the southern California coastline are suing three agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

CBP Midnight Express boat (John Moore / Getty)

X Train from L.A. to Vegas Will Run New Year’s Eve

The X Train from Los Angeles to Las Vegas has scheduled its inaugural run for New Year’s Eve 2015-6. Tickets will go on sale on September, with 350 coach seats available on the retro-style Hiawatha Milwaukee Road locomotive for $99, and 150 more first-class and VIP seats for a higher price.

X Train (Screenshot / Facebook)

Mass Lifeguard Rescue in Newport Beach

Strong rip currents proved too powerful for 10 T-shirt wearing beachgoers in Newport Beach waters this Memorial Day as they slipped out to sea–rescued only by a team of watchful lifeguards.

Newport Beach (ltenney1225 / Flickr / CC)

Black Goo Washing Ashore on Carlsbad Beaches

Sticky, black gobs of tar goo are washing up on southern California beaches–but before climate change activists sound the alarm, experts are saying the phenomenon is completely natural.

Carlsbad Goo (Josh Koonce / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Iranians in California Skeptical of Nuclear Deal

Iranians living in California are deeply skeptical of the emerging nuclear deal announced last week by the Obama administration. Many fled Iran for Southern California during and after the 1979 revolution–some after suffering human rights abuses, and many leaving property and relatives behind in uncertain circumstances.

Iran protest (Jennifer Smith / Flickr / CC)

Boost for GOP as San Diego’s Economy Roars

San Diego, which refers to itself as “America’s Finest City,” seems to have the hottest economy in the Western United States. After years of financial and political turmoil that almost resulted in the eighth-largest U.S. city filing for bankruptcy, the San Diego local economy is off to a roaring start in 2015.

San Diego (Kyle Monahan / Wikimedia Commons)