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Error leads to coronavirus patient leaving hospital early

February 11th, 2020

With the coronavirus scare still sweeping the globe, we’re putting a lot of faith in our health care systems and medical establishments to keep a lid on what seems to be a contagious and dangerous new virus. Unfortunately, sometimes things slip through the cracks, and one such incident recently happened in San Diego, California, where …

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Coronavirus jumped from person-to-person in California

February 5th, 2020

The new strain of coronavirus, which is believed to have originated in China, has made another person-to-person jump, this time in California. A husband and wife pair are now confirmed to have the viral infection in San Benito County. The two had been attempting to self-quarantine but traveled to a San Francisco hospital after symptoms …

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Who is stealing beehives in California?

January 21st, 2020

When you think of common targets for thieves, beehives probably don’t rank high on the list. That didn’t stop someone from nabbing almost 100 beehives from a California orchard, causing tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue for the owner and leaving local law enforcement scratching their heads. As KCRA reports, the hives belonged …

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California beach was just invaded by an army of ‘penis fish’

December 16th, 2019

If there’s one image that perfectly sums up 2019, it’s an idyllic California beach covered in thousands of pink, pulsing “penis fish.” The photo you see above was snapped by one David Ford, who came across the bizarre sight during a recent stroll along Drakes Beach, north of San Francisco. No, it’s not the result …

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California’s raging wildfires look insane from space

October 30th, 2019

Another year, another devastating breakout of wildfire in California. This troubling trend shows no sign of slowing down, and that’s bad news for Californians who have been forced to evacuate as smoke and fire spreads across huge chunks of the state. NASA isn’t in the business of fighting fires, at least not directly, but that …

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San Diego woman living in a van surrenders 320 pet rats

October 19th, 2019

Rats have kind of a bad rap. Yeah, they’re scavengers in big cities and have a long and storied history of spreading disease, but generally speaking, they’re actually pretty lovely creatures. They’re smart, and they make very good pets. That is, unless you have *checks notes* over 300 of them. As the San Diego Union-Tribune …

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Hordes of tarantulas are crawling across San Francisco right now

October 9th, 2019

If you have a natural aversion to spiders, you might want to steer clear of the San Francisco Bay Area for at least the next few days. Reports indicate that tarantula activity has spiked in parts of California, including the Bay Area, with the increase in big spider sightings is being blamed on warm fall …

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Woman falls into ‘semi-coma’ after using mercury-tainted face cream

September 11th, 2019

A woman from Sacramento is now in what is being described as a “semi-comatose state” after experiencing a severe reaction to skin cream that was tainted with mercury. The product, which was reportedly imported from Mexico, was apparently contaminated at some point during the distribution process. The use of the cream, which is branded as …

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Recent earthquakes that rocked California dramatically scarred the Earth

July 9th, 2019

A series of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks left much of Southern California trembling over the long holiday weekend. The most powerful of the quakes, a magnitude 7.1, struck on July 5th, and it shared its epicenter with a slightly less intense magnitude 6.4 quake from the day prior. Now, using a particularly powerful high-tech instrument …