California

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread dengue fever to humans via bites.

'Extremely Rare' Case of Locally Acquired Dengue Fever Detected in California

Officials say the risk of exposure to the virus, which is spread by mosquito bites, is very low for residents

Dell O'Dell loved the stage as much as she dominated it—no small feat for any magician, much less a “funsational femagician,” as she called herself.

Dell O'Dell's Trailblazing Magic Show Cast a Spell on Early Television Audiences

Rare footage of the woman magician's act captures her magnetic stage presence and range of tricks

Signage at Netflix's campus in Hollywood, California

Netflix Plans to Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores in 2025

Visitors will dine at themed restaurants and participate in immersive experiences

Peeps has indicated it would remove Red Dye No. 3 from its ingredients after Easter 2024.

What to Know About California's New Law Banning Food Additives, Including Red Dye No. 3

Already prohibited in multiple countries for its potential harmful effects in humans, the colorant's future is now in serious doubt in the United States

Male elephant seals can weigh up to 4,400 pounds.

How This Small Nonprofit Helped Save California’s Elephant Seals

Volunteers with Friends of the Elephant Seal educate tourists to prevent conflicts, inspire awe and keep the marine mammals safe

Performers at the 1963 Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Ron Patterson, a co-founder of the event, appears in orange at the far right.

The Surprisingly Radical Roots of the Renaissance Fair

The first of these festivals debuted in the early 1960s, serving as a prime example of the United States' burgeoning counterculture

The Buddha statue stolen from the Barakat Gallery on September 18

Thief Steals $1.5 Million Buddha Statue From Los Angeles Gallery

Gallery officials say they are stumped as to why the 250-pound artwork was targeted

Sea lions breed and give birth at Point La Jolla in San Diego.

San Diego Closes Popular Beach for Seven Years to Protect Sea Lions

Visitors have been getting too close to the marine mammals—taking selfies and even harassing them—as they rear their pups

Methuselah, the oldest fish living in an aquarium, was transported to California in 1938.

Methuselah, the World's Oldest Living Aquarium Fish, Could Be More Than 100

Using a new and noninvasive technique, researchers analyzed the DNA of 33 lungfish in institutions across the U.S. and Australia to determine their ages

Divers from the University of Malta began exploring the sunken plane in 2018.

Divers Recover Remains of WWII Airman, 80 Years After He Crashed in the Mediterranean

Underwater archeologists in Malta worked with the U.S. government to identify the 22-year-old from California

An advertisement for California citrus, circa 1920

When California and Florida Attracted Settlers With Promises of a Perfect Climate

Today, they rank at the top of lists of U.S. states most at risk from climate change

Yosemite became the country's third national park in 1890.

This Resort Is Offering Free Spa Treatments to Guests Who Clean Up Trash in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Facelift is an annual park-wide cleanup effort that started 20 years ago

Huey P. Newton (right) and his second wife, Fredrika Newton

The Misunderstood Visionary Behind the Black Panther Party

Huey P. Newton has been mythologized and maligned since his murder 34 years ago. His family and friends offer an intimate look inside his life and mind

Hilary hits Cabo San Lucas in Baja California State, Mexico. 

Tropical Storm Hilary Makes Landfall

The National Hurricane Center downgraded Hilary to a post-tropical storm, though it warned of continued life-threatening and locally catastrophic flooding

Morro Rock, a volcanic plug on California's Central Coast, would be included in the proposed marine sanctuary.

The Country's Newest Marine Sanctuary Could Be Co-Managed by the Chumash People

NOAA is still reviewing the proposal for the 7,000-square-mile swath of the Pacific Ocean off of Central California

An ancient bison gets stuck in a tar pit as a fire burns nearby in this illustration. A warmer and drier climate could have made Southern California vulnerable to human-caused fires at the time, the new study suggests.

Human-Caused Fires and a Changing Climate May Have Contributed to Mass Extinction 13,000 Years Ago

The deadly combination likely led several species to disappear from Southern California during the late Pleistocene

A wolf spotted in the Sequoia National Forest

New Pack of Endangered Gray Wolves Discovered in California

The pack, which consists of a mother and her four offspring, is now the state’s southernmost wolf group

Taiichiro Yoshida's metal sculpture of Jolteon

Gotta Catch These Pokémon Reimagined Through Stunning Traditional Japanese Craft Techniques

A new exhibition features 20 artists' creative interpretations of Pikachu, Charizard and more

Engineers work outside the structure where the array of lasers at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory are focused.

Scientists Repeat Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough in a Step Toward More Clean Energy

Still, nuclear fusion power plants are likely decades away and may come too late to play a role in addressing climate change

The chicks were both born in early May and should take their first flights later this year.

Two Baby Condors At Pinnacles National Park Are Healthy, 'Adorable Fluffballs'

The nestlings provide some good news for California condors, which faced a major setback from bird flu earlier this year

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