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Why US Catholics are planning pilgrimages in communities across the nation

United States AP A long-planned series of Catholic pilgrimages has begun across the United States on the weekend, with pilgrims embarking on four routes before converging on Indianapolis in two months for a major gathering focusing on Eucharistic rites and devotions. The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is beginning with Masses and other events in California, Connecticut, […]

Deadly California storm triggers flooding, mudslides, power outages

Los Angeles, US Reuters A deadly Pacific storm, the second “Pineapple Express” to sweep the West Coast in less than a week, crept over Southern California on Monday, unleashing torrential downpours that triggered street flooding and mudslides throughout the region. Extreme-weather advisories for floods, high wind and winter storm conditions were posted on Monday across […]

Shunned in computer age, cursive makes a comeback in California

Fullerton, California, US Reuters A generation of children who learned to write on screens is now going old school. Starting this year, California grade school students are required to learn cursive handwriting, after the skill had fallen out of fashion in the computer age. A student at Orangethorpe Elementary School practices writing cursive as California […]

Massive waves on California coast cause flooding, force evacuations

Lifeguards patrol the waters off the coast of Del Mar, California as large ocean swells batter the coastline in California, US, on 30th December, 2023

Reuters Coastal communities in California faced another day of towering waves and possible flooding on Saturday as officials issued evacuation orders in some areas and warned residents to stay off beaches and coastal roadways.  The National Weather Service in Los Angeles forecast significant flooding in low-lying coastal areas with powerful waves and strong rip current […]

Californian Governor signs laws to fast-track housing on church lands, streamline housing permitting process

California Governor Gavin Newsom announces a proposal to build 1,200 small homes across the state to reduce homelessness in Sacramento California, on 16th March, 2023

Sacramento, California, USAP Religious institutions and non-profit colleges in California will be allowed to turn their parking lots and other properties into low-income housing under a new law aimed at combating the ongoing homeless crisis. The law, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last Wednesday, rezones land owned by non-profit colleges and religious institutions, such as churches, […]

Storm Hilary moves north after drenching southern California, south-west

Cars partially submerged in water and mud sit on a street following Tropical Storm Hilary in Cathedral City, California, US, on 21st August, 2023

Cathedral City, California Reuters Storm Hilary flooded streets, downed power lines and triggered mudslides across Southern California on Monday after unleashing record-breaking downpours overnight, but no US deaths were attributed to the storm and fears of disaster dissipated. Hilary arrived in California as a rare tropical storm that dumped 10 to 12 centimetres of rain […]