Republican Jeff Johnson says Minnesota will become California if DFLer Tim Walz is elected. If the opposite happens, Walz threatens Mississippi.
San Francisco officials last June approved the ban but a petition drive funded by Reynolds, the maker of the top-selling menthol brand, Newport, forced the issue onto Tuesday’s ballot.
The California water board has passed new restrictions to rein in water use amid the worst drought in state history.
An estimated $30 billion to $40 billion in illicit funds are laundered through the state’s commerce each year, says a new report on transnational criminal activity.
Jerry Brown the visionary wants to build the bullet train to stitch California together, but Jerry Brown the ‘cheapskate’ knows (as do his opponents) that the state’s hard-won fiscal health is a fragile thing.
Born in Mexico but raised in barrios of Southern California, these rifle-slinging fighters are holding down the front line in Michoacan’s battle against a ruthless meth gang.
Los Angeles, a city of cars and congestion, is joining a trend to create mini-pedestrian oases on what was once signature auto turf: the parking space.
Paul Anthony Ciancia, the alleged shooter at Los Angeles International Airport, wrote that he had decided to kill TSA employees. One of those was Gerardo Hernandez, described as a man who loved his work and loved his family.
John Pike, a former campus police officer at UC Davis, won $38,000 in workers’ comp stemming from a 2011 Occupy protest in which he infamously used pepper spray on peaceful students. Where’s the justice in that, some are asking.
Los Angeles schools are moving forward with a plan to separate English language learner students from native speakers in all core elementary school classes. Protests have erupted.
They call it the ‘sharing economy’: people going online to rent out rooms in their homes, set up informal ride-shares, or repair car brakes in your driveway. Even as the trend booms, it is meeting resistance from established businesses, city officials, and even neighbors. Can they stop it?
A new California law toughens fines and jail time for paparazzi who harass children. But some groups say the law is too broad and could hurt more legitimate news gathering.
A first-of-its-kind California law requires social media companies such as Facebook to allow teens to erase posts. But the Internet has no true ‘permanent delete’ button, experts say.
California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are set to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, which would be the highest in the country. Critics say it could harm a recovering economy.
The Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park continues to smolder and flare up as firefighters work to increase containment beyond 80 percent. Officials say that could take another two weeks.
The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday about whether it should grant a law license to Sergio Garcia, who put himself through college and law school and passed the bar exam.
Smoke levels are creating new challenges – and paperwork – for communities at risk of fines and loss of federal funds for exceeding air quality standards intended for industry and automobiles.
Cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and lighter winds are helping those battling the Yosemite Rim Fire, which is now 30 percent contained. Also factors: drones and areas already scorched in the past decade.
Officials say there is so far no cause for alarm about airborne ash from the Rim Fire dropping onto Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, the source of most of the drinking water for the San Francisco Bay Area. Let them count the whys.
The 200-square-mile Rim Fire that’s edged into Yosemite National Park prompted California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for San Francisco, which relies on water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir inside the park.