The slaughter of 100 sled dogs in Canada has re-energized efforts by some animal activists to ban or boycott dog sled rides, a popular activity among tourists in many winter vacation spots, from New England to Minnesota to Alaska.
The Medical Board of California is investigating a doctor who implanted the Lap-Band weight-loss device in a woman who had cardiac arrest after the surgery and died three days later.
Authorities say four teens were shot — two fatally — Wednesday evening in Redlands.
The California Highway Patrol reports that 83 people were arrested for driving under the influence this holiday weekend compared to 72 during the first 36 hours of Christmas in 2009.
A high number of deaths and accidents along a light rail line in Los Angeles County has prompted officials to go on the defense.
An analysis of eight California whooping cough deaths shows doctors were slow to diagnose pertussis in the infants despite several visits to clinics and hospitals.