California: News

Indian-origin man convicted of killing 3 boys over doorbell prank

An Indian-origin man from California, United States (US), was found guilty on Friday of killing three boys, all aged 16, after they played a doorbell prank on him in January 2020.

25 Apr 2023


Disney suspends all fireworks post 'Fantasmic!' incident: Everything to know

Following the fire that broke out during the Fantasmic! show at Disneyland last week, Disney has decided to temporarily suspend all similar fireworks. This has been done as a measure of precaution at all their theme parks across the globe.

16 Apr 2023

Diljit Dosanjh

Coachella festival: Diljit Dosanjh scripts history; fans react with excitement

Diljit Dosanjh took over the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival with his foot-tapping numbers and outdid himself by becoming the first Punjabi singer to perform at the US music festival on Saturday (local time).

14 Apr 2023

San Francisco

Tech entrepreneur arrested for killing Cash App founder Bob Lee

The police on Thursday arrested a self-described tech entrepreneur for allegedly killing Bob Lee, Cash App's founder.

12 Apr 2023

Indira Gandhi

California Assembly passes resolution to recognize 1984 riots as genocide

The state Assembly of California, United States (US) on Monday passed a resolution urging the US Congress to recognize the 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India as genocide.

12 Apr 2023

Music Concert

Everything about Coachella 2023: Tickets, lineup, and dates

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival colloquially known as Coachella Festival has been one of the most prestigious music festivals around the world. It is back with another edition and it will go live on April 14-16 and April 21-23.

05 Apr 2023

Donald Trump

Trump gets legal relief in defamation case by Stormy Daniels

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump secured $121,000 in legal fees from porn star Stormy Daniels after she lost a defamation case against him on the same day he was indicted in a case related to alleged "hush money" payments made to her.

2 wounded in California gurudwara shootout; hate crime ruled out

Two persons suffered gunshot wounds on Sunday at 2:30 pm (local time) at the Bradshaw Gurudwara in Sacramento, California, United States. Both were reportedly hospitalized in critical condition, while a suspect was arrested at night.

US: Biden mulls stricter gun-control policy; background checks, safety must 

The United States (US) President Joe Biden is mulling bringing a more "proactive and strict gun-control policy" to the country, which has been marred by mass shootings and violence involving firearms, Reuters reported.

14 Mar 2023


Zoho's Sridhar Vembu opens up about estranged wife, autistic son

Sridhar Vembu, the founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation, a business software provider worth $4.5 billion (per Forbes), is embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife wife, Pramila Srinivasan.

07 Mar 2023


Who is Ben Savage? Hollywood actor running for Congress

Hollywood actor Ben Savage has joined politics. He recently announced that he will be running for Congress in California.

22 Feb 2023

National Geographic

Meet Karthik Subramaniam—National Geographic's 'Pictures of the Year' contest winner 

Indian-origin Karthik Subramaniam has won National Geographic's prestigious "Picture of the Year" contest for his photograph "Dance of Eagles," which was taken in Alaska.

15 Feb 2023


Alec Baldwin to resume filming 'Rust,' new cinematographer's name announced  

The filming for Alec Baldwin's Rust will reportedly resume soon amidst criminal charges pressed against Baldwin over late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins's death.

01 Feb 2023


Intel reduces employee salaries; CEO to take 25% pay cut

A day after it announced plans to lay off about 340 employees at its Folsom Campus in California, Intel Corp. has confirmed that it has implemented pay cuts across the company.

US: 9 dead in 3 back-to-back shootings in California, Iowa

As many as nine people, including two students, were killed in three separate shooting incidents in California and Iowa states of the US on Monday.

California mass shooting: 72-year-old suspect shoots himself after police standoff

The 72-year-old suspect of the mass shooting in California, US, which left 10 dead and 10 injured late Saturday (local time) during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, reportedly shot and killed himself in a van after being surrounded by the police.

22 Jan 2023

Mass Shooting

California: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year event, 9 dead

At least nine people were killed in a mass shooting incident in California, United States, Reuters reported on Sunday.

US: Rainstorms flood California, 14 dead, mass evacuation underway

An "incessant parade of storms" and torrential rains as per the US National Weather Service have inundated the state of California, prompting a mass evacuation of as many as 50,000 citizens.

10 Jan 2023


Mudslide warning: Montecito, famous Hollywood town in California gets evacuated 

The Californian town Montecito known to be the home of many Hollywood celebrities has now been ordered to evacuate after warnings of mudslides were made by the firefighters. The city has been experiencing storms, rainfall, and other calamities for some time now.

02 Dec 2022

Sidhu Moose Wala

Goldy Brar, mastermind of Moose Wala murder, detained in California

Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, who claimed responsibility for the murder of Punjabi singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala, was detained in California, US around November 20, as per Indian intelligence sources. However, the California police haven't confirmed this.

06 Nov 2022

Music Industry

American singer Aaron Carter found dead in California residence

American singer-rapper-actor Aaron Carter was reportedly found dead in a bathtub at his California home on Saturday. He was 34.

Kidnapped Indian-origin family with 8-month-old child found dead in USA

Four members of an Indian-origin family, including an 8-month-old girl, were found dead in the United States of America (USA) on Wednesday, local police said.

27 Aug 2022

Electric Vehicles

California government to ban sales of ICE-powered vehicles from 2035

The US state of California is adopting a 2035 sales ban on ICE-powered vehicles, with many automakers rapidly developing electric vehicles and planning to go carbon-neutral.

19 Aug 2022


2 dead as aircrafts collide mid-air while landing in California

Two small aircrafts collided mid-air while trying to land at an airport in Watsonville in California leaving at least two persons dead on Friday 4 am (IST).

09 Aug 2022


'Grease' actor Olivia Newton-John no more; John Travolta leads condolences

Grammy-winning singer and Grease actor Olivia Newton-John died "peacefully" at her ranch in Southern California on Monday morning.

05 Aug 2022

Joe Biden

Monkeypox outbreak: US declares public health emergency amid rising cases

The United States (US) authorities announced on Thursday that monkeypox has been designated a public health emergency in the country.

27 Jul 2022


Residents in this US city use airplanes to commute!

Cars and garages on the streets are a common sight in cities but can you imagine the streets filled with hangars and airplanes? Sounds interesting, right?

09 Jul 2022

United Kingdom

UK: Rishi Sunak launches bid to replace PM Boris Johnson

Britain's ex-finance minister, Rishi Sunak, declared on Friday that he would run to replace Boris Johnson, who resigned as the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister.

07 Jul 2022

United Kingdom

Who is Rishi Sunak, top contender for UK PM

Rishi Sunak, one of the several Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Tory Party, left Borish Johnson's administration, putting the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) on the verge of stepping down.

22 Jun 2022


Bill Cosby found guilty of sexually assaulting minor

Infamous comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a minor in 1975 at Los Angeles' Playboy Mansion, a California jury determined on Tuesday.

07 Jun 2022

Paramount Pictures

Why was Paramount Pictures sued over 'Top Gun: Maverick'?

Top Gun: Maverick's phenomenally successful journey at the worldwide box office has hit a sudden speedbump.

03 Apr 2022

Mass Shooting

Sacramento mass shooting: 6 killed, 9 injured in California's capital

At least six people were shot dead and nine others injured in a mass shooting incident in Sacramento, the capital of the US state of California, on Sunday.

11 Mar 2022


#VacayGoals: 5 movies that'll inspire you to take that trip

Vacations are fun! They can lead you to meet new people, experience different cultures, food, etc, and basically, soak in something new.

10 Mar 2022


LA's largest mansion auctioned off. Here are the details

Richard Saghian, the CEO of the American fast-fashion retail company Fashion Nova, is the new owner of The One, the largest home in Los Angeles, California.

20 Jan 2022

San Francisco

120-year-old no-bedroom house sold for over Rs. 14 crore

In an unusual event, a house with zero bedrooms was sold for $1.97 million (approximately Rs 14.66 crore) in the United States last week.

10 Jan 2022


5 stargazing destinations around the world

Stargazing is an adventure for many people. Watching a sky with several hues with countless stars beaming brightly is a thrill in itself.

04 Jan 2022


US twins born in different years due to 15-minute gap

A brother and sister were born 15 minutes apart but in separate years in an unusual delivery of twins in California, United States.

22 Dec 2021

Social Media

Mumbai-born Amrapali Gan named OnlyFans CEO as founder steps down

Mumbai-born Amrapali Gan (36) is taking over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OnlyFans after Tim Stokely's exit.

20 Sep 2021


Elon Musk takes his 'last remaining' house off the market

Elon Musk is putting his vow to sell all "physical possessions" on hold.

01 Apr 2021


California office building shooting leaves four dead, including child

A shooting at a Southern California office building in the US on Wednesday killed four people, including a child, and injured a fifth person before police shot the suspect, police said.

California: Crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

An SUV packed with 25 people pulled in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer on a two-lane highway cutting through farmland near the US-Mexico border early Tuesday, killing 13 and leaving bodies strewn across the roadway. Most of the dead were Mexicans.

05 Feb 2021


US: COVID-19 deaths surpass 450K, daily death toll stubbornly high

The coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling COVID-19 infections.

02 Feb 2021


Indian Americans hold community vigil against vandalization of Gandhi statue

A large number of Indian Americans held a community vigil at a city park in California, where unknown miscreants vandalized a statue of Mahatma Gandhi last week.

01 Feb 2021

Gun Shooting

US: Indian-origin law enforcement officer charged with staging shooting incident

An Indian-origin law enforcement officer, Sukhdeep Gill, who held the post of Deputy at Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office in California, was arrested on Friday for allegedly faking a shocking drive-by shooting incident last year, authorities have announced.

30 Jan 2021

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalized in the United States

Unknown miscreants have vandalized, broken, and ripped from the base a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a park in the US state of California, shocking and outraging Indian-Americans across the country, who have demanded that the officials investigate it as an incident of hate crime.

06 Jan 2021


COVID-19 aftermath: Grammy Awards 2021 shifted from January to March

The scintillating performances by music moguls will have to wait for a while as Grammy Awards 2021 has been postponed.

24 Oct 2020

Walt Disney

Disney, Universal call California's theme park opening norms "unworkable," "shameful"

Disney and Universal are engaged in a tussle with the California Governor over the recent controversy surrounding COVID-19 healthcare guidelines mandating and prohibiting theme park openings across the state.

16 Oct 2020


Ellen DeGeneres & Portia list picturesque Montecito mansion for sale

Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi are bidding adieu to a truly breathtaking residential property.

LA Comic Con organized for December, as an in-person event

If luck is by their side, organizers of the LA Comic Con might be able to pull off a grand in-person event in December, where comics and pop culture fans would get to see their favorite characters through merchandise and cosplays.

10 Sep 2020

San Francisco

California wildfires leave 3 dead; smoke turns skies orange

With over two dozen fires raging across the US state of California, residents in the San Francisco area and neighboring regions are witnessing orange skies due to the smoke and ash.

12 Aug 2020

White House

US: Joe Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris as running mate

White House hopeful Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris, a first-time senator from California as his running mate on Tuesday, welcoming a colleague in his battle against President Donald Trump who had opposed him in Democratic primaries before ending her own Presidential run.

'Glee' star Naya Rivera missing, feared dead, after swimming accident

Actor Naya Rivera (33), best known for featuring as Santana Lopez in Fox musical television series Glee, has been missing since Wednesday night after a possible swimming accident, officials said.

12 May 2020


Musk restarts Tesla factory during lockdown, says 'ready for arrest'

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, has re-opened the electric carmaker's factory in California's Alameda County, despite local orders to keep the 'non-essential' business closed.

10 May 2020

Elon Musk

Why is Musk threatening to shift Tesla's headquarters from California

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla, has threatened to shift his company's headquarters out of California.

20 Apr 2020

Elon Musk

Elon Musk says he delivered ventilators, hospitals disagree

A month ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had promised ventilators, the life-saving equipment required for pumping breathable air into sick patients' lungs, to hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases in California.

11 Mar 2020

Miley Cyrus

Coronavirus hits music festivals as Coachella postponed till October

The panic over coronavirus outbreak is looming over art festivals and concerts, places that naturally invite large crowds and are potential threats for the spread of the deadly virus.

22 Jan 2020


Here's a sneak peek into Priyanka, Nick's $20million worth mansion

The first pictures from actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her singer husband Nick Jonas's luxurious mansion in the Encino neighborhood in Los Angeles, California (USA) are out, and we just can't stop gushing over them.

04 Dec 2019


Pablo Escobar's brother is selling a $350 'unbreakable foldable phone'

The brother of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has taken up selling smartphones.

Lakhs, including celebrities, evacuate homes amid devastating California fires

Several lakhs have had to evacuate their homes as multiple wildfires ravaged California, United States on Monday.

US man drops gun, raises hands; cops shoot him anyway

Richard Sanchez (27) was involved in a drunken altercation with family members in San Bernardino, California, United States, when his sister-in-law called 911.

11 Sep 2019


Why is Apple's new iPhone 11 triggering fear in people

Apple recently showcased three new iPhones at a jampacked event in California.

11 Sep 2019


Apple TV+ taking on Netflix at Rs. 99/month: Details here

A few hours ago, Apple held an event in California and unveiled a bunch of products, including a fancy iPhone 11 family, an updated iPad, and Apple Watch Series 5.

20 Aug 2019

Business Insider

'World's first Porsche' couldn't be auctioned because of pronunciation error

The "world's first Porsche" was expected to find a buyer at an auction in California, but instead it met with boos, with some even walking out of the venue.

15 Aug 2019


Here's how much weed Mike Tyson smokes in a month

Retired boxing champion Mike Tyson has revealed that he smokes up to $40,000 (Rs. 28 lakh) worth of cannabis in a month.

29 Jul 2019

Donald Trump

California: Gunman opens fire at food festival, three killed

In yet another incident which shows that United States needs stricter gun laws, a man opened fire at a food festival in northern California killing three and injuring at least 12. The gunman was shot dead by police, said reports.

13 May 2019


Tired of workout? Try this VR gym for some fun

People can be gym freaks, but the deal is, not everyone loves the idea of training, lifting weights daily.

09 May 2019

San Jose

Over Rs. 4cr raised for 13-year-old Indian-American hate crime victim

Around Rs. 4.2 crore has been raised via a GoFundMe page for the treatment of an Indian-American hate crime victim, Dhriti Narayan, who was plowed down by a motorist in Sunnyvale, California, on April 23.

03 May 2019


#CreepAlert: Tech companies earn using your 'voodoo doll', says ex-Googler

A number of conglomerates, including Google and Facebook, follow an advertising-based revenue model; they sell your information to brands serving ads through their web-based products.

25 Apr 2019


California: Woman mercilessly abandons 3-days-old puppies in dumpster, arrested

A woman, identified as Deborah Sue Culwell, was arrested in California after she dumped a plastic bag full of puppies next to a dumpster.

27 Mar 2019


Aamir Khan's daughter Ira shares romantic picture with rumored beau

Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan has grown into a gorgeous woman and it is difficult to take your eyes off her.

28 Feb 2019


Elon 'Tusk': Musk changes Twitter name; hints about Tesla news

Apart from being one of the world's biggest technology entrepreneur, Elon Musk is also known for his witty tweets.

27 Feb 2019


Man spent 39-years for wrongful imprisonment, to get Rs. 149cr

In a much long-awaited relief, a man in the US, who was wrongly convicted 39 years ago for a double murder he didn't commit, will now receive $21 million or Rs. 149 crore for his wrongful incarceration.

19 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

16 US states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

Everyone had predicted that US President Donald Trump's move to declare a national emergency would not go unchallenged.

06 Feb 2019

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner's California mansion is classy, artistic and glamorous

While Kylie Jenner's personal life is pretty much an open book, courtesy the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and her social media profiles, she has managed to keep some things, like her home designs under wraps, until now.

24 Jan 2019


Indian couple, who fell to death in US, was intoxicated

An autopsy report has revealed the Indian couple, who plummeted to their deaths in California's Yosemite National Park in October '18, was intoxicated.

Deadly Northern California wildfire is finally contained

A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California has been fully contained, after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said yesterday.

23 Nov 2018


California: 'Camp fire' 95% contained, death toll rises to 84

The fire that has ravaged northern California is now almost completely contained, authorities said yesterday as the death toll rose to 84.

20 Nov 2018


Chicago: Hospital shooting leaves three dead; gunman also killed

Less than two weeks after the Thousand Oaks shooting in California rocked the US, another gun violence tragedy has befallen the nation.

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