KPCC Blogs News & Commentary Multi-American Read the Latest Post Pelosi on immigration: Maneuvering to force a vote House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic congressman Xavier Becerra discussed the next steps in their push for an immigration overhaul during a visit to LA City Hall. Pacific Swell Read the Latest Post California Drought News: Will El Niño get us out of this mess? Climatologists say global weather patterns may shift so that the drought could end later this year. But let us not count our chickens until we examine sacred cows. Pass / Fail Read the Latest Post Feds green-light California testing plan, ending stand off California and federal education officials were in a standoff for months over the state's reduced testing this year - and plan to keep scores secret. Patt Morrison Read the Latest Post Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan Each year, they come out of the woodwork: the die-hard Dodgers fans who don't really like baseball much. I am one of them. Represent! Read the Latest Post California farmers urge Congress to act on drought More than 1,000 farmers signed a letter demanding a water bill, but a House Democrat says the pressure is actually coming from agribusiness lobbyists. The Breakdown Read the Latest Post Safeway and Albertsons may need to sell stores to close deal Analysts say the combined company may have stores in very close proximity to each another and regulatory agencies may ask for the company to sell some stores. The Latest Read the Latest Post Sen. Ron Calderon arraigned on corruption, money laundering charges (Updated) The Montebello Democrat appeared in court Monday afternoon and pleaded not guilty; senate leader gives him a week to resign or take a leave of absence. Arts & Culture Off-Ramp Read the Latest Post Review: LA Opera's 'Billy Budd' hard to surpass Marc Haefele reviews the LA Opera production of "Billy Budd," an unfinished work by Melville turned into a sprawling opera by Benjamin Britten in 1951. Without A Net Read the Latest Post Funny or Die admits hoverboard prank in new video Funny or Die admitted that they were behind the hoax in a new video. The larger purpose behind that HUVr Tech hoverboard video prank: Facebook comments.