A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Thompson Fire On July 3, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency in Butte County to support the response to the Thompson…
Flames from the Thompson fire in Butte County, California, a top news story this week
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Giant Panda Pair Heading from China to San Diego Zoo On Wednesday, June 26, a delegation of representatives from the United States, including leaders of San Diego Zoo Wildlife…
Two girls holding oars in front of a lake
Safety around water is important as people seek cool activities during hot weather, as demonstrated by these kayakers wearing life jackets at Kings Beach State Recreation Area (Photo courtesy of California State Parks, 2024.)
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Governor Newsom Plans to Restrict Smartphones in Schools Governor Newsom issued a statement on Tuesday in support of restricting smartphone use in California schools. The statement references U.S. Surgeon…
Exposed concrete wall of Shasta Dam in Northern California
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… California’s Newest State Park Opens to the Public Dos Rios State Park, the first new state park in California in 10 years, opened to the public on June 12.…
View across the wetland habitat of Dos Rios State Park, which opened as California's newest state park on June 12, 2024
Festival-goers feasted on an estimated 1.5 million strawberries during the 2024 California Strawberry Festival last weekend. It was the event’s 38th anniversary. The 2024 California Strawberry Festival took place last weekend, Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, at the…
collage of four photos from the 2024 California Strawberry Festival in Ventura
(Photos by California News Press)
OPINION By Rachel Melikian Remembering the Past Why should we remember the past, the Armenian Genocide, April 24, 1915? Several elected officials, lawyers, and hostesses raised the question this year and delivered a trite response, although good, during a remembrance…
1922 black and white photograph of Mount Ararat in Armenia, with a river and two tall trees in the foreground
OPINION by Rachel Melikian President Calvin Coolidge and the World’s Biggest Hand-Woven Carpet We leave history behind as time passes. Motion pictures move us while books educate us and documentaries inform us, and a picture is worth a thousand words,…
The Armenian Orphan Rug, a woven crimson and gold traditional rug presented to President Calvin Coolidge
Could everyone please help the people of Artsakh on the New Year?  OPINION: By Rachel Melikian An entire Republic does not celebrate Christmas, New Year’s, or Santa Claus or give gifts to children this year, and the future of the…
A flock of several dozen white birds flying against a white cloudy backdrop
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Riverside Family Killed by Catfishing Cop Riverside Police Department outlined a series of disturbing events starting with the online catfishing of a 15-year-old girl and leading to last Friday’s…
A view of Lake Tahoe from a snow-covered road
The Lake Tahoe region experienced heavy snowfall this week, with more on the way
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… California to Hold Public Hearing Over Oil Company Profits The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced today that it will hold a public hearing on November 29 with oil executives…
Grayscale closeup of an astronomical clock in Prague
Today, the governor and first partner announced the 15th class of Californians to be inducted to the California Hall of Fame. The 11 names represent “trailblazing Californians who embody the state’s spirit of innovation and have made history.”  The inductees…
Graphic collage of headshots of 11 inductees to the California Hall of Fame for 2022
A roundup of the biggest news stories in California this week… Paul Pelosi Assaulted by Intruder in San Francisco Home Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was violently assaulted by an intruder at the couples’ San Francisco home…
Classic jack o lantern illuminated in the dark among smaller pumpkins