The president's proposed federal budget calls for deep cuts to community redevelopment funds, which could hit some SoCal communities hard. To aid its revitalization efforts, San Bernardino, for example, is relying on a decades-old block grant program that would no longer exist.
Motels in Anaheim that serve as long-term homes for low-income people will soon be subject to inspections to ensure safe, sanitary living conditions. The move is part of the city's efforts to deal with its shortage of affordable housing units.
California State University's governing board voted Wednesday to approve the first tuition increase in six years at its 23 campuses. The board of trustees of the nation's largest public university system voted to boost annual tuition by $270 starting in the 2017-18 school year.
The discovery of nine egg masses signals natural reproduction for the first time in years among California red-legged frogs in the coastal mountain range. The species, immortalized by Mark Twain's story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," was recently reintroduced to the area.
Judge Neil Gorsuch faced a volley of questions on Tuesday. The process continues Wednesday as committee members will get a second round of 20 minutes each to ask the potential Supreme Court justice any follow-ups. Watch a livestream of Day 3 of the hearings.
Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday.
Families are filling up free legal clinics like the one hosted by El Rescate. One woman who's undocumented came in to seek help for her teenage son. He's eligible to apply for asylum and she needs to be at his hearing. But if she shows up in court, she worries federal agents will arrest her.
Chuck Barris hosted "The Gong Show" and created "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game." Before his time in game shows, he wrote the pop hit "Palisades Park." As far as Barris' claim that he was a CIA assassin, "he has been standing too close to the gong," quipped a CIA spokesman.
A bill requiring some schoolchildren to receive a comprehensive eye exam rather than a basic vision screening has experts divided: California's Board of Optometry backs the measure, but a national pediatric ophthalmologists' group says such a shift would be "a tremendous waste of resources."
An incident in the heart of London has caused multiple injuries. "We are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement
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The Cactus Store
What it is:
Welcome to the world of cactuses. For a 200 square-foot shop, it's easy to get lost in the myriad cactuses of all sizes from around the world. Just don't forget to watch where you're walking!
Why it's cool:
The shop stocks all sorts of cactuses, including strange genetic mutants, small succulents and cactuses that are older than most of the folks who stop by the store just for an Instagram photo.
You should know:
The shop is small and is open for limited hours, so be prepared to wait for your turn to enter. Also, if you fall in love with a bigger cactus (and some are quite large), don't worry about fitting it in your Prius. The Cactus Store is happy to deliver your new prickly friend.