Mayor from Northern California apprehended for driving, substance possession offenses

A mayor from Northern California was suspected to have driven under the influence and possessed a controlled substance. Jail booking records said he was arrested for these offenses. Mayor Brett Watson on Arcata was apprehended by the California Highway Patrol late Sunday night. The official was booked at Humboldt County Jail over his alleged driving […]

Lightning kills hiker in Northern California

Authorities reported a fatal lightning incident involving a hiker who attempted to take shelter during a storm while he was hiking in the Northern California mountains. According to a report of the Fresno Bee on Monday, 37-year-old Nicholas Tochia was electrocuted Friday afternoon in a far area close to the John Muir Trail in the […]

Marlboro brand to vacate UK shelves in 2030, Philip Morris head says

Last week, Marlboro-maker Philip Morris International (PMI) head occupied headlines in his announcement that the company intends to discontinue the sale of cigarettes in the United Kingdom by 2030, as part of the goals of the government. “I want to allow this company to leave smoking behind,” shared CEO Jacek Olczak to the U.K. tabloid, […]

Vaccinated or not, you are required to wear masks indoors in these 7 Bay Area counties

Regardless of your vaccination status, you are now mandated to wear masks indoors in the seven Bay Area counties including San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Sonoma, and Contra Costa, as the COVID-19 delta variant continues to pose a threat. Wearing masks indoors started as a recommendation in these counties with high vaccination […]

Son suspected to be behind the brutal murder of cybersecurity exec in Maryland

A cybersecurity executive in Maryland was found dead outside her home and was suspected to have been murdered by her son, according to authorities. On July 25, police retrieved the body of the victim Juanita Koilpillai, 58, outside her Tracys Landing home. She has been reported missing by her boyfriend. The Anne Arundel County Police […]

Employees, physicians under Kaiser Permanente will be mandated to get COVID-19 vaccine

All employees and physicians under the Kaiser Permanente healthcare system based in Oakland will be mandated of COVID-19 vaccines, the healthcare provider announced on Monday. The action was made as the state and the country recorded a spike of infections driven by the more infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. All health workers and state […]

2 sites of Lake Tahoe closed due to plague found in chipmunks

The U.S. Forest Service announced that at least two sites of Lake Tahoe will be closed until Friday because of the plague discovered in some chipmunks swarming the south shore. Officials said that Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Kiva Beach and their respective parking spaces will be subjected to treatment and will be ordered closed. The […]