Marine scientists looking for new ways to reduce the number of whales struck and killed off California’s coast by massive commercial ships have turned to a familiar tool: mobile devices.
Forecasters said Hurricane Gil, upgraded from a tropical storm, has now developed in the Pacific Ocean, far off of California.
The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a man, woman and two children who reportedly abandoned ship off the coast of Monterey County on Sunday afternoon and said the report may have been a hoax.
Eleven people aboard a marijuana-laden panga smuggler boat have been arrested on a remote Santa Barbara County beach.
Those heading to the beach over the Labor Day weekend may want to take some extra precautions, as heavy swells are expected to hit the California Coast.
Local and state disaster officials planned to meet this week to review the cleanup that has taken place thus far, and consider whether enough money has been set aside to complete the job.
The agency reported about 304 carcasses found last year in California, up from 232 dead otters in 2009.
A portion of San Francisco’s Great Highway reopened to traffic Friday since erosion during 2009 winter storms prompted its closure.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KCBS/AP) _ Marine biologists are seeking answers behind another decline in the population of California’s southern sea otter, which is on the federal list of threatened species.