California’s air quality has improved substantially in the past few years, but the ongoing drought is having a troubling impact on the levels of particulate pollution, according to a new report released Thursday.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that more than 113,000 driver’s licenses were issued statewide in January, and more than half were to undocumented immigrants, who have been allowed to apply under Assembly Bill 60.
San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals and join dozens of other places that have some kind of prohibition on using exotic animals for entertainment.
A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people.
A Northern California Catholic priest has been charged with federal fraud and tax evasion for allegedly diverting thousands of dollars in donations from parishioners into his personal bank account during a three-year period.
An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage water conservation.
The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts.
The Daily Breeze of Torrance won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting Monday for a series of stories exposing corruption and cronyism in a small, cash-strapped California school district whose superintendent was ultimately fired.
An Arizona mother charged with murder in the 2011 disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter had beaten and neglected the child before killing her, putting her body in a suitcase and throwing it in a trash bin, a prosecutor said Monday during closing arguments.
The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some questions and answers about the initiative: