Excuse the pun but, sriracha is totally hot right now. Now the spicy stuff is getting its own festival. The first annual Los Angeles Sriracha festival happens this Sunday. We talk to one of the cofounders, Randy Clemens.
The fight over civil rights and voting continues to play out across the country. It has simply changed form. Here in California, the fight is over the structure of local elections, and whether they deliver fair representation to minority communities.
In June, New Mexico's behavioral health care system was thrown into chaos. The state abruptly froze Medicaid payments to over a dozen mental health providers in the state after an audit allegedly found widespread fraud.
It's Thursday, which means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
In a recent video posted by surfer Brad Coder, viewers are able to see a giant Great White shark underneath his surfboard. The video was shot close to shore, right off the coast of El Porto beach in Southern California.
The rollout of the online health insurance exchanges that make up the backbone of the Affordable Care Act was anything but smooth. Now, the key contractors behind the websites are being hauled in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today to explain what went wrong and how they plan to fix it.
Shifting gears from the technical problems of the Affordable Care Act website, President Obama called on Congress to work on an immigration overhaul. The immigration plans of the President have been overshadowed by the government shutdown, and the launch of the new healthcare system. Some Republicans are already announcing their legislation plans.
Starbucks is opening its first “tea bar” in New York city today, selling traditional and novelty tea beverages like a Spiced Mandarin Oolong tea and carbonated teas along with pastries and other goodies. Can Starbucks mainstream tea the way it has mainstreamed coffee?
The National Security Agency might have listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone communications, according to the German government. The revelation prompted Merkel to call President Barack Obama for an immediate clarification. Merkel said such an action, if confirmed, would be "a serious breach of trust.”