Fearful of the effects from truck exhaust, a group of parents in the San Bernardino community of Bloomington oppose a plan to build a warehouse within eyeshot of their children's elementary school. Numerous studies show kids who live near heavy traffic have higher incidences of health problems.
"Today, we’re taking a step to take the poison out," Gov. Brown said Wednesday at the Neighborhood Youth Center in Bell Gardens, where he was signing a new air pollution control law. He then directly addressed a small crowd of protesters: "Hey hey, hey hey! Cap and trade is here to stay..."
A coalition seeking to drive down the rate of unnecessary cesarean sections in California has teamed up with Yelp to give consumers data on maternity wards and how often their local hospitals are performing the procedure. There are also statistics on episiotomies, breastfeeding and more.
State education data shows just half of students in foster care graduate from high school – 33 percentage points lower than the graduation rate for all California students. Lynwood Unified School District is trying to change those numbers with the help of a science camp for homeless and foster girls.
In the age of "fake news," Al Gore still believes in facts. "I simply refuse to give up on the role of truth, and reason, and facts," he told KPCC. The former VP hopes his new documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" will help people talk about climate change and combat "fake news" with the truth.
Republican senators are warming to the idea of a scaled-back plan that would delete the Affordable Care Act's individual and employer mandates but leave much of the law intact. But health policy analysts warn that the idea has been tried before, and with little success.
Work on the Crenshaw light rail line will close lanes overnight on the 405 Freeway beginning next week. While not as epic as Carmageddon, closures on one the country's busiest freeways are sure to inconvenience some drivers. See details on location, detours, dates and times.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced new conditions for law enforcement grants that tie funding to immigration enforcement, prompting local officials to weigh how the action might affect their policing budgets. "[W]e are looking at everything in our purview to see if this affects us," said an LAPD spokesman.
The water coming into city faucets from Northern California is plentiful, but for water users who depend on groundwater, the local rain and snow was meager. L.A. is getting creative with the surplus of snowmelt — for example, refilling Silver Lake Reservoir with drinking water instead of treated wastewater.
L.A.-based theater artist Nancy Keystone and Critical Mass Performance Group rehearse “Untitled Communion" – her search for some elusive place to laugh at the country’s current political climate will open REDCAT's New Original Works Festival.
A Southern California police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old won't face criminal charges. The Orange County district attorney's office says there's insufficient evidence to show Santa Ana Detective David Prewett committed a crime when he shot Steve Salgado in January.
After seven years of vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans Wednesday fell short in their effort to undo major portions of former President Barack Obama's health law. The vote was 55-45; seven Republicans voted against the legislation.