"The Last Jedi," the latest episode in the "Star War" series created by Modesto native George Lucas, opened to strong reviews at Brenden Theatres on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2017. (John Hollandemail@example.com)
Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which they should seek medical attention,” says Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Dean Wingerchuk. “But it doesn’t always mean there’s an abnormality.”
A four-vehicle collision on northbound Highway 99 at Salida slowed traffic during the evening commute Thursday night. Those involved suffered minor injuries. At least one lane of traffic was closed, as well as the northbound onramp to Highway 99 from Highway 219, while the wreckage was removed from the highway. All lanes were expected to reopen by 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera breaking into homes in Studio City between November 28 and December 3, wearing a Santa hat and scarf.
The LAPD press release said the suspect knocked on doors and rang door bells to assess if anyone was home. “When no one answered the door, the suspect would gain entry to the backyards of the homes, smash a rear patio sliding door or back window, then enter the homes,” the press release said. “Once inside, the suspect removed cash, jewelry, safes, and firearms before leaving. A get-a-way driver has been seen in a dark sedan.”
Jennifer Pallone's son Andy, of O'Fallon, Ill., has a chromosomal abnormality called 15Q24, resulting in developmental delays, some mild orthopedic problems, a hole in his heart and low muscle tone, his mother says. He was the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with the disorder and he is the oldest in the world with it.
Ventura County Fire Department shot this time-lapse video of a plume of smoke collapsing and creating dangerous conditions on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, during the Thomas Fire. As the massive smoke plume generated by the fire continues to rise, it gathers heat energy from the flames below, Fire Capt. Brendan Ripley told residents in a meeting as reported by the Los Angeles Daily News. The unstable column of air can collapse at any time, resulting in dramatic 180-degree wind shifts that pose a major danger to firefighters, he said.
Heavy smoke has residents gasping for air as a huge Southern California wildfire explodes in size again, becoming the fifth largest in state history. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as wind-fanned wildfires throughout the region. December 12, 2017.
A timelapse video provided by the Ventura County Fire Department shows the plume collapsing at the Thomas Fire, creating dangerous conditions. When a column collapses, it creates a "downward rush of air in every direction ... spreading fire rapidly outward," according to the National Park Service.
The driver of an SUV struck two parked cars and a tree, then took down a streetlight before plowing into a West Granger Avenue house early Tuesday, Modesto police say. He was injured but the residents were not.
Europe's migration crisis is nothing compared to what it will be if world leaders don't do more to tackle global warming, California Governor Jerry Brown said Tuesday. He was addressing delegates at a climate change summit in Paris. Brown is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump's stance on the environment.