U.S. home prices rose in February compared with a year ago by the most in nearly seven years. Phoenix recorded the biggest annual gain, with prices rising 23 percent. Prices jumped nearly 19 percent in San Francisco.
Three miles of road were closed last Friday after the truck flipped, spilling about 4,600 gallons of fuel. A $500,000 cleanup involved tearing up a section of the road, removing tons of contaminated dirt, flushing the creek with clean water and repaving.
With the death toll well past 350 people and another 1,000 still missing after the Rana Plaza collapsed, it's been the most severe building safety incident in Bangladesh. Who should be accountable for building safety? Is it the retailers or the government? Do consumers bear any responsibility?
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote on proposed improvements for LAX, including a controversial change about moving a runway 260 feet closer to neighborhoods in Westchester and Playa del Rey.
For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines for delivering a baby outside of a hospital. Why are more women choosing homebirths? What's your experience with the maternity ward or midwives?
A number of community colleges in California have been so battered by budget cuts, and frankly, mismanagement, they're at risk of losing their accreditation. It's a big deal for the communities in which these colleges operate often tightly tied to the local economy.
Another line of business which doesn't smell quite right to federal officials: Native American payday loans. A growing number of Indian nations have been getting into the business, known for quick cash and high interest rates.
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Here to talk about what's new in the music world is Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com. Today we're going with some new soul and R&B tunes. Who's this?
Valley Fever is a fungal infection that's been cropping up at two prisons in Central California. On Monday, the federal official in charge of medical care in state prisons prisons ordered thousands of high-risk inmates out of these facilities because of the airborne disease.
Congress is on recess this week, leaving behind an unfinished bill on immigration reform. Both the Senate and the House have been working on legislation, the Senate's Gang of 8 released their version earlier this month.
All this week, you can get free comedy shows on Twitter. Comedy Central is hosting the online ComedyFest — hashtag #comedyfest — a five-day tweet-filled festival featuring more than 60 comedians. One of them is LA writer/comedian Jake Fogelnest and he joins us now.
If you're short on cash, convert tomorrow's pensions checks into cold cash today might sound like the perfect solution. That's the promise a few companies in California and elsewhere are making to retirees, but it's not all it's talked up to be.