Southern California wild fires burn CBU student Peter Thomas’ backyard and neighborhood hills in Burbank.

L.A. fires threaten student homes

A total of 626,216 acres are covered in ash because of the 6,409 acres that have torn across California since the start of 2017, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Los Angeles and Riverside counties were affected by five of the fires, which included the largest brush fire in L.A. history. […]

Yellow dragon disease threatens Riverside

Agriculturists find alarming citrus disease in local trees, quarantine it Citrus greening, a citrus plant disease responsible for severely damaging Florida’s citrus industry since 2005, has been found in Riverside. The disease, otherwise known as Huanglongbing or yellow dragon disease, was discovered in two trees at a residential area near the Interstate 60, 91 and 215 interchange late this […]


Missing Americans kidnapped in Baghdad After the U.S.. State Department confirmed a group of American citizens missing Jan. 17 in Baghdad, security forces discovered they were kidnapped from their interpreter’s apartment, according to Iraqi officials. American and Iraqi authorities are working together to find the current location of the Americans, according to Secretary of State John […]

NEWS BRIEFS – Dec. 4, 2015

Suspect in Paris attack believed to be in Syria New details emerged that a suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, had purchased detonators from a fireworks shop before the Nov. 13 attacks. French sources, however, have said Belgian-born Abdeslam escaped to Syria. CNN reported the ringleader, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and another man were planning another […]


Theater Arts program opens ‘The Apple Tree’ musical The California Baptist University Theatre Arts program presents “The Apple Tree” musical performance on Oct. 9-10 and 15-17 at the Wallace Theatre. General admission for the show is $15. Admission for seniors, students and CBU faculty and staff is $10. The CBU student price is $10. Show […]