- Cult leader and notorious murderer Charles Manson has died, aged 83.
- A statement released by the California prison holding Manson said he died of natural causes.
- Manson had been imprisoned for more than 45 years and was the mastermind of some of the most brutal murders in US history.
A gunman opened fire on the small town of Rancho Tehama Reserve, which is about 130 miles from Sacramento, and fired off shots at four separate locations including an elementary school. At least four people were killed and 10 were injured in the attack, where the shooter appeared to target people at random, according to local authorities. The gunman was later shot dead by law enforcement.
A gunman who killed four people on Tuesday in rural California fired into an elementary school but was stopped from entering by teachers, police say.
Staff at Rancho Tehama Reserve School went into lockdown, securing school doors after hearing nearby gunshots.
Authorities praised the teachers’ actions as “monumental” in saving “countless” lives.
People have always been fascinated by twins. But the story of Jessica Allen, a California woman who recently got pregnant while pregnant (and gave birth to twins with different biological fathers) is so amazing it’s hard to believe it’s true.
An extraordinary rarity (getting pregnant while you are pregnant)
Jessica’s extraordinary story begins with her decision to become a gestational surrogate for a Chinese couple. The practice of commercial surrogacy is illegal in China but permitted in several states in this country. In fact, Allen signed a contract that paid her $35,000 to get fertilized in an IVF clinic with a single frozen male embryo, which belonged to the biological parents from China.
California’s seemingly endless summer makes for awesome year-round hiking, but we’re partial to fall for the slightly cooler weather and thinner crowds which make for great solo hikes. There are plenty of great spots to disappear far off-grid across the Golden State. These are three of the best remote hikes in California.
Chester Bennington‘s family and closest friends gathered for a private funeral near his home in Palos Verdes, CA.
A couple hundred people attended the service Saturday afternoon at South Coast Botanic Garden — many of the guests were musicians who’d played or toured with Chester and Linkin Park. A full stage, including a drum kit, was set up for musical tributes to be performed.
Police provided tight security at the event. As TMZ first reported … the family opted for a private funeral, instead of a massive open service.