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The CPUC declared Tuesday that it should have jurisdiction over and regulate companies that use mobile apps to help people find a ride.
Officials have quarantined an area in the state's citrus belt after the discovery of tiny pests capable of killing citrus trees.
Gen. Keith Alexander argued at the Black Hat convention that reports show analysts rarely stray and if they do, they would be caught by their auditing tools.
Investigators have not yet determined if the vandalism of a Sikh temple in Riverside will be considered a hate crime.
A San Fernando Valley man whose conviction was overturned three years ago waits to see how a recent Supreme Court ruling impacts his case.
Hundreds of pages of newly released church files shed light on the careers of a dozen priests and nuns accused of sexually abusing children in the L.A. archdiocese.
Air quality authorities say smoke from a wildfire east of Fresno and wildfires in Northern California and Oregon has the potential to cause serious health problems for people living in parts of California's Central Valley.
The city council voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind a policy of ticketing vehicles parked at broken meters but pledged to revisit the decision in six months.
A veteran marketing executive is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, only the third woman to hold the job.
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the ban on big, sugary drinks was unconstitutional. The decision is a blow for the city's Board of Health.
Former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy, which would have put him in jeopardy of a life sentence.
In the 1970s, Ali Maow Maalin, a Somali hospital worker, was the last member of the general public to catch smallpox — worldwide. He died unexpectedly last week.
The U.S. economy grew by an annualized rate of 1.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013, according to Gross Domestic Product data from the Commerce Department.
San Diego's City Council made it clear it wants the city to have no part in the legal dealings of Mayor Bob Filner, who is the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit and a chorus of calls to resign.
Some 3,000 California prisoners housed in isolation units suffer from some form of mental illness. Advocates seek a court order to sharply limit the practice.
The general manager of the Department of Water and Power says a medical note will be required for workers who are off the job for more than two days.
University of California released its top salaries: $2,234,000 for a UCLA basketball coach; $2,232,000 for a world-famous UCLA transplant surgeon.
In immigration news: Reform advocates target House, worries about reform-related immigration scams, moreMulti-American | | July 31 2013, 12:26 PM
Groups pushing for immigration reform are planning to put pressure on House GOP lawmakers during the August recess. This and more.
100 years ago, Smith was a major American writer. Two of his novels were #1 bestsellers. Several were made into movies. Now no one knows the name ... watch out there, Steven King.
Today is Wednesday, July 31 and headlines include termination for four social workers after a child's death, a Q&A with Mike Bonin, and mediation for racial profiling in LAPD.
The Loh Down On Science
Catching meditators in the act . . . and studying them.
Take Two Evenings
Lew Irwin’s “Deadly Times” chronicles a dark period of American history that many know little about. Between the years of 1907-1911 more than 200 bombings were carried out in the United States.
So when the time comes to find help in caring for your elderly loved ones, how do you know where to turn? What are the right questions to ask? If your relatives are in care already, how do you know what they're experiencing? Who can advocate for your needs?
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators agreed to another round of peace talks after meeting in Washington on Tuesday. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the two sides were committed to “sustained, continuous and substantive negotiations on the core issues” that divide them.
Everyone grieves differently. For some, the loss of a loved one is a sacred, private matter. For others, it helps to share the pain. Two nights ago, NPR host Scott Simon’s mother died and he chose to share the experience with his 1.2 million followers on Twitter – in real time.
According to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, there is an estimated 700,000 trillion cubic feet of methane hydrate across the world, containing potentially more energy than discovered oil and gas combined. But the actual production of this potential energy source could take a decade, and no single approach to harvest the gas has been perfected.
Here in Southern California, two mothers are teaming up with a message that women should be more supportive for those that choose to breastfeed their babies.
Abe Streep has been a lifelong baseball fan, but he grew disillusioned with the corporate spectacle of modern major league baseball. Instead, he started watching the Santa Fe Fuego.
The future of journalism has been a murky one for some time now. Newspapers, magazines and broadcasters often struggle with the challenge of how to pay for and produce quality journalism in an increasingly digital and mobile era.
According to a report today in the New York Times, roughly 10 million people in the U.S. do not have a basic banking account. An increasing number of low-income Americans are being shut of the system for relatively minor mistakes.
Drug suspensions and coverups, that can only mean one thing, it's time for sports. We're joined by Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
No longer content to be the king of smartphones and tablets, Apple is making a big push to put its technology in a new place – your car's dashboard.
On Tuesday, the federal receiver in charge of prison medical care sent a team to Corcoran State Prison in the San Joaquin Valley to check on the overall health of the prisoners.
Last week, Univision cut ties with Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. The popular morning DJ was a staple on LA's KSCA, but he was a nationally-syndicated star, too.
Denise Bertone, 50, has been the chief – and only – infant and child death investigator at the county coroner’s office for the past eleven years.
Everyone knows the popular mobile game Candy Crush has over 45 million monthly active users, but what other games should you be playing?
Many of Richmond's homeowners are living with a mortgage that's underwater, which is why city officials are considering a novel approach by utilizing the legal authority known as eminent domain
n its heyday, the Forum played host to some of rock n' roll's biggest acts, including Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin and Nirvana. Now the venue's new owner have plans to revitalize it with a $70 million facelift.
Ballet teacher Margaret Hills has been teaching in Southern California for more than 30 years.