California Highway Patrol pilot blinded by laser pointer

Jan Sears was temporarily blinded after 33-year-old Christopher Larsen pointed a blue laser at the pilot., 2/21/2020, 12:10 PM

California groom killed on his wedding night

Wedding crashers return with bats after being asked to leave reception, murder the groom.Gary Willig, 12/17/2019, 10:41 PM

California Democrats reject anti-Israel platform amendment

Amendment to California Democratic platform which called for Palestinian Right of Return, cut references to 2-state solution, voted down.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/19/2019, 7:19 AM

Jewish institutions closed amid California wildfires

Jewish institutions in LA area, northern California close, residents evacuate amid spate of large wildfires.Marcy Oster/JTA, 10/29/2019, 8:29 PM

California: Swastika drawn outside Jewish attorney’s office

Swastika drawn outside of Jewish attorney's office in Palm Springs investigated as hate crime.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/23/2019, 7:15 AM

Bill offers funding to protect nonprofits from hate

California establishes fund to protect nonprofits from hate crimes.JTA Staff, 10/12/2019, 7:13 PM

'Free Palestine' spray-painted on California synagogue

Baba Sale Congregation in Fairfax defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.Ben Ariel, 9/12/2019, 4:10 AM

Jewish groups: California event may incite violence, hate crimes

Jewish groups pan Fresno event featuring speaker who uses anti-Semitic tropes.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/10/2019, 2:21 PM

Body of Jewish victim of California boat fire brought for burial

Chabad, Agudath Israel intervene to bring body of Jewish woman back to New Jersey for burial after 34 killed in boat fire.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/9/2019, 7:34 PM

25 dead, 9 missing in California diving boat disaster

Diving trip turns into nightmare as boat carrying 39 people catches fire in the middle of the night before sinking, trapping guests on boardDavid Rosenberg, 9/3/2019, 9:40 AM

California students make Nazi salute sing Nazi marching song

School district mum on whether water polo team which made Nazi salute, sang Nazi song at awards ceremony will be disciplined.Marcy Oster/JTA, 8/19/2019, 10:02 PM

San Francisco-area synagogue fire destroys building

Rabbi saves Torah scrolls as fire destroys Chabad of Tri-Valley's synagogue.Sam Sokol, JTA, 8/16/2019, 8:31 AM

CA Board of Ed. rejects controversial ethnic studies curriculum

Jews had blasted proposed curriculum, saying it “denigrates Jews” and “singles Israel out for condemnation.”Sam Sokol, JTA, 8/14/2019, 8:12 PM

'California's ethnic studies proposal is anti-Israel'

Proposed ethnic studies curriculum in CA includes suggested coursework such as 'Call to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2019, 7:56 PM

California: Ethnic studies curriculum 'singles out Israel'

California’s proposed ethnic studies curriculum has ‘anti-Jewish bias,’ Jewish legislators say.Marcy Oster, JTA, 8/6/2019, 8:34 AM

Report: BB gun fired at Los Angeles yeshiva

Suspect fires BB gun near synagogue, police investigate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 1:59 PM

At least three dead in shooting in California

Three dead, several wounded in shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Motive unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2019, 6:44 AM

'It's a hate crime'

Vandals toss white paint onto California synagogue, rabbi promises to up security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2019, 5:08 PM

California bill will ensure the right to hang mezuzahs

New bill bars landlords and condominium associations from banning 'display of religious items' on doorframes.Gabe Stutman, JTA, 7/11/2019, 3:32 PM

The 6.4 California earthquake that should have been getting covered

Decades of Illegal Immigration changed California,perhaps irrevocably. For once and for all, let’s stop calling them “Illegals.” They are not “Illegals.” Let’s start calling them what they really are:  Imported Voters. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 7/5/2019, 6:09 PM

California saw increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes last year

Anti-Semitic hate crimes increased by 21 percent in California in 2018, according to California Department of Justice.Ben Ariel and JTA, 7/5/2019, 4:34 AM

California lawmaker apologizes to Jews for campaign mailers

Republican state assemblyman meets with Jewish leaders, issues apology for campaign ad which portrayed Jewish opponent hoarding money.David Rosenberg, 7/4/2019, 10:31 PM

Southern California rocked by biggest earthquake in 25 years

6.4 magnitude earthquake recorded in southern California, rattling Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2019, 9:20 PM

Doctors suspected of issuing unnecessary medical exemptions

California Medical Board investigating four doctors suspected of issuing unlawful vaccine exemptions, sometimes for a fee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 11:16 AM

'Keep guns away from man who wants to massacre Jews'

National Council of Young Israel urges California court not to return guns confiscated from man who posted about intentions to shoot Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2019, 9:07 PM

California's 'Adolf Hitler' let out on bail

A California gamer calls himself ‘Adolf Hitler (((6 Million))),’ threatens to kill Jews - and is let out on bail.Gabe Stutman, JTA, 6/29/2019, 11:33 PM

Man who threatened synagogue shooting freed on $125,000 bail

California man who threatened in an online chatroom to kill Jews and commit a mass shooting at a synagogue released on bail.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/18/2019, 9:35 PM

California neo-Nazi arrested for synagogue massacre threats

San Francisco Bay Area man who collected Nazi literature and described Jews as 'subhuman' threatened to commit mass shooting at synagogue.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/16/2019, 3:58 PM

Off-duty officer kills man who attacked him at Costco

Officer was holding child at store in southern California when man 'assaulted' him, police say. Incident apparently result of altercation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2019, 2:53 PM

Man who wanted to 'get a fun and kill some Jews' sentenced

California man who made ‘kill lists’ of Jews pleads guilty to plotting anti-Semitic attacks.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 6/4/2019, 9:05 AM

Neighbors of SF Holocaust memorial get anti-Semitic hate mail

Residents of San Francisco living on same street as Holocaust memorial sent anti-Semitic hate mail.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/2/2019, 9:39 PM

California Democrats soften language on anti-Israel resolutions

Democratic Party of California passes water-downed versions of resolutions critical of Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/2/2019, 6:28 PM

California Democrats try to tie Israel to Pittsburgh massacre

Left-wingers push resolutions suggesting Israel partly to blame for synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, demand revoking Golan recognition.JTA, 6/2/2019, 4:34 PM

After more than 100 years, SF-area Jewish federation closes

Jewish Federation of the East Bay, which served much of the San Francisco Bay Area's Jewish population for over a century, closes.Dan Pine, JTA, 5/19/2019, 4:06 PM

California governor adds $15 million for nonprofit security.

In aftermath of Poway, California Governor Newsom calls out hate, urges defense of those targeted.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 5/1/2019, 10:03 AM

Synagogue shooter accused Jews of plotting 'European genocide'

Gunman who murdered 1, wounded 3 in Chabad synagogue lived with his parents, believed Jews are taking over the world.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/29/2019, 9:08 AM

Hundreds gather at interfaith vigil for synagogue attack victims

900 people gather for vigil for victims of San Diego-area synagogue attack. $18,000 raised in 10 hours for victims in fundraising campaign.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/28/2019, 4:25 PM

One dead, three injured, in San Diego synagogue shooting

Shooting attack at Chabad of Poway claims one life, with 3 others injured. Woman murdered identified as Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60.Chana Roberts, 4/28/2019, 8:22 AM

Bennett: Injured rabbi 'sought to defend his congregants'

Israel's Diaspora Affairs Minister praises Chabad of Poway rabbi, thanks local police, first responders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2019, 1:03 AM

Israeli teen died in Yosemite fall - because of a selfie

Investigators say Israeli teen who fell to his death in Yosemite was trying to re-enact photograph taken on edge of Nevada Fall.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/24/2019, 7:26 AM

Watch: First flight of largest plane in the world

First flight of Stratolaunch plane takes place in California. Plane has wingspan of 117 meters, 6 engines, and looks extraordinary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2019, 12:32 PM

Ohio doctor fired again for 'give the Jews wrong medicine' tweet

Doctor expelled from California residency program over anti-Semitic social media comments after being fired from program in Ohio.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/5/2019, 8:00 AM

California college student senate calls for president’s removal

Student Senate at Pitzer College drafts resolution calling for removal of College President Melvin Oliver for vetoing BDS resolution.Elad Benari, 4/1/2019, 2:07 AM

California college president vetoes Israel boycott

Students and faculty at Pitzer College vote to suspend partnership with University of Haifa, but college president vetoes the move.Elad Benari, 3/17/2019, 5:41 AM

California teens salute Hitler

Southern California high school students post photos of 'Heil Hitler' salute, drinking game with swastikas.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/4/2019, 3:51 PM

16 states file lawsuit against Trump's emergency declaration

16 states, headed by California, file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's move to declare a national emergency to get funding for border wall.Ben Ariel, 2/19/2019, 3:37 AM

Secular Israeli 'yeshiva' offers classes in California

Israeli organization which operates chain of 'secular yeshivas' launches classes in San Francisco Bay Area.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/8/2019, 8:04 AM

79-year-old Jewish woman killed by foul ball at Dodger Stadium

Grandmother of seven struck by foul ball at baseball game in LA's Dodger Stadium died four days after being hit.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/6/2019, 10:29 AM

Church march in memory of Shoah meets anti-Semitism

California church commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day accosted by man yelling anti-Semitic, anti-Israel insults.Marcy Oster/JTA, 1/28/2019, 3:59 PM

Swastika painted on California synagogue

Swastika discovered on Reform synagogue which also serves as Jewish pre-school.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/7/2019, 7:31 AM

Proceedings suspended against LA ramming suspect

Criminal proceedings against man accused of trying to run over two Jewish men outside LA synagogue suspended.Elad Benari, 12/2/2018, 6:51 AM

California man nabbed after spray-painting swastikas

24-year-old suspect nabbed after City Hall and dozens of other buildings in San Francisco Bay Area city covered with anti-Semitic graffiti.David Rosenberg, 11/30/2018, 11:13 AM

'I wish more people would read Arutz Sheva - and not Ha'aretz'

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked was interviewed by Rabbi Kalman Topp, in Beverly Hills, as part of the Arutz Sheva Conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2018, 10:46 AM

Somali refugee charged in ramming attack on Orthodox Jews in LA

Police found knife, Koran in car after 32-year-old Somalian refugee drove from Seattle to LA, attempted to run down Jews.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2018, 11:20 AM

California college’s faculty suspends study abroad in Israel

Pitzer College's faculty votes to suspend study abroad program in Israel, condemns trustees for opposing BDS resolution.Ben Sales, JTA, 11/28/2018, 7:24 AM

Man arrested after attempted ramming attack on Orthodox Jews

Muslim driver arrested after he allegedly attempted to down Orthodox Jews while shouting anti-Semitic slurs near synagogue.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2018, 2:08 PM

Israeli machine that pulls water out of air sent to California

Israeli-made water generators sent to northern California to provide water to firefighters, search and rescue teams.JTA, 11/26/2018, 9:17 AM