Actress and model Tara Reid chatted with GQ magazine about the likelihood of a sharknado, a hypothetical meteorological phenomenon in which a cyclone draws sharks from the water and deposits them, alive and thrashing, on top of an unsuspecting urban populace.
After the California governor's call for a voluntary 20 percent cutback actually yielded a 1 percent increase in water use, officials are ramping up efforts to change outdoor residential water use to deal with the drought conditions.
A new California law bans full-contact football practices for middle and high school students due to concerns over possible concussions. In Los Angeles, a high school now has mandatory baseline testing for concussions for all students.
George Harrison memorial tree, planted following his death in 2001, has been destroyed by bark beetles, according to local officials. The George Harrison memorial tree is among a number of trees that have succumbed to beetles this year.