A barnacle-covered fishing boat that was confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan to reach California’s shores is returning home.
If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, swamping the nation’s largest port complex and causing major economic damage.
Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that’s been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.
Officials are spending $54 million to build the West Coast’s first harbor able to withstand the kind of tsunami expected to hit once every 50 years – the same kind that hit in 2011.
A Northern California mixed-martial artist accused of ripping out his friend’s heart and removing his tongue and skin while he was still alive has pleaded guilty to murder and mayhem charges.
The town’s harbor was hit with $40 million in damages.
Federal cuts to the NOAA’s tsunami-warning program could affect how quickly a wave headed to the west coast would be detected.
Within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge lies another landmark cherished by a small but fervent group of travelers: a life-sized replica of Yoda, George Lucas’ master of the Force.
Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of inmates at California’s most notorious maximum security prison will begin an indefinite hunger strike Friday to protest what they call inhumane torture.
President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in California to assist in its recovery from last month’s tsunami.