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3 killed in U.S. festival shooting, suspected gunman dead

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:51 AM

(6th UPDATE) Police in Gilroy say it is 'still an active crime scene' at the site of the city's garlic festival, one of the largest food festivals in the country. A search for a possible second suspect is ongoing.

GILROY SHOOTING. This screen grab taken from a handout video footage shows people running away from gunshots during the Gilroy garlic festival, 80 miles south of San Francisco, California on July 28, 2019. Handout photo by Christopher Robinson Morales/AFP

World's tiniest surviving baby born in California

May 30, 2019 - 3:18 PM

The girl, nicknamed Saybie by hospital staff, is born 23 weeks and 3 days into her mother's pregnancy at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in San Diego

BABY SAYBIE. In this picture received by AFP from Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns on May 29, 2019, shows baby Saybie, the world's smallest surviving newborn, when she was born in December 2018 in San Diego, California. Handout photo by Sharp HealthCare/AFP

Tesla sued over California 'Autopilot' death

May 02, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The lawsuit, filed on April 26 in California Superior Court, asserts the March 2018 death of Walter Huang resulted from Tesla's 'Autopilot' technology

U.S. Army veteran arrested for plotting L.A. mass attack

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Mark Steven Domingo, 26, faces federal terror-related charges for plotting mass casualties via a home-made bomb at a white nationalist rally in Long Beach this past weekend, officials say

MARK STEVEN DOMINGO. Photographers capture images of suspect Mark Steven Domingo, arrested in connection with an alleged terror plot targeting Southern California sites on April 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California where Federal and local law enforcement officials announced the results of a major counterterrorism investigation. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Dozens quarantined in California after measles exposure

Apr 26, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The Department of Public Health says hundreds of students and staff at the University of California Los Angeles and California State University had been exposed to a measles carrier earlier this month

What to expect at the 2019 Game Developers Conference

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:52 PM

With rumors of announcements for new consoles and services, gamers may want to tune into the conference this year

GDC. A general view of the Game Developers Conference is seen in San Francisco, California on March 03, 2015. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Pope Francis names 2nd Filipino bishop in U.S.

Mar 05, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Monsignor Alejandro Aclan of Pasay City is appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

HOLY FATHER. Pope Francis names Monsignor Alejandro Aclan as the newest auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. File photo from AFP

Burglars enter Manny Pacquiao's home in Los Angeles

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Robbers break into the champion's home while he was defending his WBA welterweight title Las Vegas

ROBBED. Manny Pacquiao wins over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas but his home in Los Angeles gets robbed. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Museum devoted to magic of cinema to open in Los Angeles

Dec 14, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to open in 2019, with the first temporary exhibition devoted to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 4, 2018 a view of the fully restored 1939 Iconic building facade at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' future home one Wilshire and Fairfax is seen during the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences unveiling ceremony, in Los Angeles, California. - Nearly a century after the idea was first floated, a museum dedicated to the magic of cinema is finally set to open in Los Angeles, with the first temporary exhibition devoted to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, slated to open by the end of 2019, will be devoted to the past, present and future of film, offering visitors a look behind the screen and into how movies are made. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Toll rises to 77 in deadliest California wildfire

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:06 PM

More than 10,000 homes are destroyed in the blaze which has devoured an area roughly the size of Chicago, and essentially wiped the community of Paradise off the map

DEATH TOLL RISES. Alameda County Sheriff Coroner officers search for human remains at a burned residence in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Fil-Am teen among those killed in California shooting incident

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Phiippines' Department of Foreign Affairs expresses its condolences to the family of Alaina Punzalan Housley, a freshman student at Pepperdine University

FIL-AM TEEN. Alaina Punzalan Housley was among those killed in a California bar shooting on November 7, 2018. Photo from the Remembering Alaina Housley Facebook page

U.S. sues California over 'net neutrality'

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:09 PM

The law also marks the latest challenge between California Governor Jerry Brown's administration and President Donald Trump's Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations

California, home of Silicon Valley, ramps up online privacy law

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Business home pages will be required to provide clear links titled "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" that take people to opt-out pages


Shots fired near California marathon, shooter in custody

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:25 AM

'The situation involving an active shooter who was engaged with law enforcement was not related to today's race,' San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 2018 organizers say in a statement

DAVID NISLEIT. San Diego Chief of Police David Nisleit speaks at a press conference regarding the shooting incident in the area on June 3, 2018. Screen shot from Twitter video.

California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030

Jul 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Governor Jerry Brown wants to make California a leader in meeting standards set by the Paris climate accord especially after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement on June 1

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN. In this picture taken on June 8, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits off northern California coast – USGS

Dec 08, 2016 - 11:30 PM

3rd UPDATE The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no Pacific wide tsunami threat was expected from the event and there was no specific threat to Hawaii

Massive California gas leak provokes anger

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:28 PM

The leak is detected on October 23 in an underground natural gas well at the Southern California Gas Company s SoCalGas Aliso Canyon site – one of the largest gas facilities in the United States

GAS LEAK. This infrared image released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) shows methane gas leaking from the Aliso Canyon facility near the Porter Ranch suburb of Los Angeles. Photo by Environmental Defense Fund/AFP

Fil-Ams pursue political history in San Mateo, California

Jan 04, 2016 - 12:04 AM

No Filipino invests in a costly run for a seat on the 5 member post which no American of Asian descent and only one known Latino has occupied in the past two decades

California Muslims condemn 'horrific' mass shooting

Dec 03, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Authorities have drawn no connection between the attack and radical Islam so far

EVACUEES. Evacuees from the scene of a shooting at the Inland Regional Center hug each other as they wait inside the Rudy C Hernandez Community Center in San Bernardino, California, USA, December 2, 2015. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Thousands flee California fires

Sep 13, 2015 - 5:46 PM

CAL FIRE California s firefighting agency says about 5 000 firefighters are still assigned to major wildfires

3 Fil-Ams killed in Northern California car crash

Apr 23, 2015 - 9:10 PM

The accident also kills the female driver of a Toyota Prius which California Highway Patrol says was going the wrong way before it collided head on with the Filipino men’s pickup truck

Tropical Storm Odile targets US-Mexico border states

Sep 18, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Odile was creeping slowly across the narrow Gulf of California packing 65 kilometer 40 mile per hour winds

ODILE. A handout photo released by Mexico Presidency shows an aerial view of the damages at Los Cabos International Airport after hurricane Odile struck in Baja California state, Mexico, 17 September 2014. Juan Carlos Morales/Mexico Presidency/EPA

California to be first US state to ban plastic bags

Sep 05, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Lawmakers passed the bill late last Friday and it now only requires Brown s signature to pass into law The governor must do so before the end of September

PLASTIC BAG BAN. California may ban the use of plastic bags in favor of reusable or paper bags.

Charges filed, dropped vs bullied transgender teen

Jul 30, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Charges were dropped eventually after everyone involved acknowledged their part and exchanged apologies

New 'Cesar Chavez' film omits Filipino farm leaders from story

Apr 08, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Filipino American National Historical Society FANHS criticizes the omission of Fil Am contributions to the farm labor movement

How ‘Uncle Leland’ betrayed the Filipinos he loved

Apr 05, 2014 - 9:00 AM

So while Filipinos have much to thank Yee for they should not forget that he owes them even more

World Aids Day: Coming out twice

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:03 PM

I am only brave enough to write this and be open about my status because of the courage of all those affected with HIV who came before me

Lost in the wild: 72-year-old Pinoy ate squirrels to survive

Oct 26, 2013 - 8:27 AM

Peñaflor gets stranded in the Mendocino National Forest after hitting his head and falling into a ditch He survives with only a knife gun lighter and water

Growing up multi-ethnic: My awakening

Aug 15, 2013 - 7:52 PM

I don t think I even cared to learn about my Filipino side growing up But I ve started small Little by little I m getting a sense of what it s like to be Filipino

Sean Harris and his mother

There's hope for the bipolar worker

Apr 17, 2013 - 5:02 PM

There is a very real stigma against persons with mental problems especially here in the Philippines

ABLE TO COVER UP. 'There are people who are able to cover up and they’re able to do it well enough to maintain their employment. They look okay on the surface a little bit more than half the time.' Screen grab from YouTube (StroonsGlen)

Live Blog: The 70th Golden Globes

Jan 14, 2013 - 6:56 AM

Rappler — together with MSN Canada and LA Daily News — brings you the events as they happen at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills

Screen shot from YouTube (GoldenGlobes)

Anne Hathaway weds

Oct 01, 2012 - 6:15 AM

The wedding was as natural and low key as the actress

ACTRESS ANNE HATHAWAY IS now Mrs. Adam Schulman. Image from Facebook