California

Should police crack down on UCSB student parties in Isla Vista?

The melee that broke out following the street party known as Deltopia last Saturday night led to more than one hundred arrests and dozens of injuries.

Firefighters battle San Jose blaze, home destroyed

The cause of the fire, which has caused evacuations, is currently unknown.

Report: California crime victims have trouble getting help

Researchers convened focus groups of people touched by violent crime and found many who said they had trouble accessing programs. They are calling on officials to make it easier to access services.

Proposed deal on San Onofre nuclear plant costs called 'loser' for ratepayers

A ratepayer group said the proposed settlement of costs related to the failed San Onofre nuclear plant is a bad deal for customers.

Calif. deportations down after 'Trust Act' goes into effect

Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new state law went into effect in January.

Muslim, Jewish leaders join Archbishop on immigration reform

For Catholic Angelenos, the setting for the prayer vigil was a familiar one — the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

LA city council calls for granting Filipinos protection from deportation

The LA City Council voted this week for a resolution that urges the Department of Homeland Security to designate the Philippines for Temporary Protected Status, which allows immigrants to live and work in the US for a finite period of time.

Edison execs sell $18M in stock after San Onofre deal

Two executives exercised lucrative options on Edison International stock four days after striking a deal over costs incurred by closing the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Huell Howser: 'California's Gold' host had a clear vision for show

Michael Garber edited Huell's shows from 2004 until his last episode and says that despite the raw quality, Huell had a very clear vision for his TV work.

Is fracking connected to the recent earthquakes in SoCal?

We've had our share of earthquakes recently, which has led some residents to question the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — and possible connections to seismic activity.

PG&E criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion.

LA County says foster care lawyers overwhelmed

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Tuesday joined a chorus of public officials calling for investment in California's child welfare court system.

4 tips for talking to children about earthquakes

Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, California made for some interesting conversations come Saturday morning -- chief among them, perhaps, were brought on by probing questions from young minds.

Search ends for man swept away off California

A wave pulled three people into the ocean during a baptism at about 10 a.m. off Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve and only two managed to return to shore on their own.

20 things to do before the next earthquake hits SoCal

Friday's 5.1 earthquake, and the smaller one last week, served as a reminder that we live in a seismically active region. Here's how to prepare for the next quake.

State Senate votes to suspend Yee, Calderon and Wright (Updated)

Leland Yee and Ron Calderon have been indicted. Roderick Wright is awaiting sentencing on a perjury conviction. Gov. Brown calls on all three to resign.