Beatbox: to sing to the rhythm of rap music
Bromance: A close non-sexual relationship between men
Buzzkill: one that has a depressing or negative effect
Chillax: to calm down
Coqui: a small arboreal frog
Dubstep: a type of electronic dance music
Frenemy: one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy
Funplex: a building with facilities for sports and games
Geocache: to search for hidden items by using a Global Positioning System device as part of a game
Gi: A white garment worn in martial arts
Hashtag: a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that categorizes the accompanying text
Jockdom: the world of athletes
Joypad: a device with buttons to control computer images
Mixtape: a compilation of songs recorded from various sources
Mojito: a cocktail made of rum, sugar, mint, and lime juice
Po: a chamber pot
Ponzu: a tangy sauce used chiefly on seafood
Qigong: a Chinese system of physical exercises
Schmutz: dirt, grime
Selfie: an image of oneself taken by oneself using a phone camera
Soju: Korean vodka distilled from rice or sweet potato
Sudoko: a puzzle involving the numbers 1 through 9
Texter: One that texts
Vlog: to blog video material
Vodcast: to make video files available for download over the Internet
Webzine: a magazine published on the Internet
Yuzu: a sour Japanese citrus fruit
A fire in Central California northeast of Bakersfield has ripped across 19,000 acres with zero containment, and more than 100 homes are a total loss.
Investigators are still trying to determine what exactly caused 29,400 gallons of crude oil to spill out from a Crimson Oil pipeline into a nearby creek in Ventura.
Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire has been reduced to 7,474 acres "due to better mapping" with 93% containment as of Thursday morning.
The iconic Enos House in Santa Maria, which dates back nearly 150 years, is moved to a new location on the Enos Ranchos property to make way for new commercial development.
Henry Galvan photo
Santa Barbara City firefighters were called out to a fire at the Mesa Verde restaurant at 1919 Cliff Drive at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Office
An Ojai couple is facing identity theft and financial elder abuse after allegedly opening credit accounts in the male suspect's father's name.
More than 40 firefighters are working to contain a two acre fire in Paso Robles.
The clean water system for the El Capitan State Beach was the only structure to go down in the recent Sherpa fire, but plans to get it running again are already flowing.
Mark Davis/Getty Images
In wake of the sit-in staged by House Democrats over gun-control legislation, celebrities have taken to social media to express their support.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty on all charges on Thursday. Here is a closer look at the cases of six officers charged in Gray's death.
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