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Man Dies After Lightning Hits California Beach - ABC News

New York Daily NewsMan Dies After Lightning Hits California BeachABC NewsA 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said. Witnesses said they saw a glare of light and heard a...[read more]

One Dead, 13 Injured in Rare Southern California Lightning Storm - ABC News

ABC NewsOne Dead, 13 Injured in Rare Southern California Lightning StormABC NewsA rare lightning storm struck packed Venice Beach, Calif., Sunday, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring up to 12 others, one critically, after the same storm had struck a person on Catalina Island. Firefighters said...[read more]

Lightning strikes 14 people at California beach - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsLightning strikes 14 people at California beachNew York Daily NewsA storm of such an caliber has rarely been seen along the California coast. It was sparked by monsoon moisture was described as very loud and bright by witnesses and sent people scattering from the beach as it hi...[read more]

California wildfires: 10 homes destroyed, hundreds evacuated - Fox News

Fox NewsCalifornia wildfires: 10 homes destroyed, hundreds evacuatedFox NewsPLYMOUTH, Calif. – Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park d...[read more]

California Lightning Strikes 9; Conditions Unknown - ABC News

California Lightning Strikes 9; Conditions UnknownABC NewsAuthorities say eight people have been struck by lightning on Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach boardwalk, with a ninth person hit on Southern California's Catalina Island. The strikes occurred as a series of thunderstorms, rare for Southe...[read more]

California Marinas Docked by Drought - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCalifornia Marinas Docked by DroughtWall Street JournalCalifornia's relentless drought is beginning to dry up revenue in its popular lake and river tourism industry. Marinas and boat ramps across the state are turning away customers, and even spots where water is still relative...[read more]

California drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on water - SFGate

SFGateCalifornia drought: As land sinks, farmers' brainstorm on waterSFGateNobody knows exactly how big the valley's draw on the deep aquifers is, since California is the only Western state that doesn't regulate its groundwater. But overall, groundwater supplies nearly two-thirds of the state's w...[read more]

California officials admit they have incomplete water usage data - Los Angeles Times

NBC Bay AreaCalifornia officials admit they have incomplete water usage dataLos Angeles TimesSouthern California cities had other complaints about the survey results. The survey measured straight water use and did not take into account use per person. Southland cities also noted that May was unus...[read more]

Northern California Wildfire Destroys 10 Homes - ABC News

ABC NewsNorthern California Wildfire Destroys 10 HomesABC NewsFirefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew signif...[read more]

Northern California wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of homes - Fox News

Fox NewsNorthern California wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of homesFox NewsFire officials in northern California said late Saturday that a rapidly spreading blaze has torched over 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of over 500 homes. Evacuation orders were expanded to include approxima...[read more]