California

State lawmakers want tougher regulations for fracking

California lawmakers want tougher oversight rules for an oil-and-gas extraction method called “fracking." They discussed those rules during a hearing Tuesday.

NRC meeting Tuesday in Orange County on San Onofre nuclear plant restart

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a public meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. with Southern California Edison to talk about the restart of the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Local governments look to replace redevelopment dollars

One year after the state dissolved nearly 400 redevelopment agencies, local governments are hoping for new avenues to fund projects.

San Diego school reopens after boy's alleged threat

Crisis counselors and extra staff are being sent to a San Diego County school after a 12-year-old boy allegedly threatened to shoot 23 students and a teacher.

Safety concerns surface as discount buses boom in Los Angeles

A fatal bus crash in the San Bernardino Mountains raises concerns about the safety of the discount bus business as it takes off in Southern California.

Early morning helicopter crash kills 3 working on reality TV show

Authorities say three people have been killed in a pre-dawn helicopter crash in a rural area of northern Los Angeles County.

Trestles recommended for historic designation

California's State Historical Resources Commission boosts an effort to list the Trestles surfing spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

California considers new regulations for flame retardants

California is publishing regulations that, if passed, would stop requiring makers of furniture and baby changing pads to use chemical flame retardants in their products.

Tour bus safety records: check before you ride

The fatal bus crash in Yucaipa may make long distance bus riders nervous about the safety of their company. Here's how to check safety records.

LA gas prices at $4.05 a gallon, highest in Calif. (MAP)

Southern California gas prices have surpassed $4 a gallon for self-serve regular. The average price in Los Angeles County is $4.05, highest in California.

How much disparity is there among Asian Americans? Plenty

Korean Americans in Southern California are as likely to lack health insurance as Latinos. That's just one surprising detail from a report on Asian Americans in the state.

CA Supreme Court hears pot dispensary case

Justices appeared to favor the right of local governments to ban marijuana shops without circumventing state laws. A ruling is expected this Spring.

UPDATE: Feds inspecting tour bus in crash east of Los Angeles

The bus involved in Sunday's fatal crash in Yucaipa was cited four times – including twice for faulty brakes. It's hard for riders to find that information from the NTSB, which is now investigating.

Southland Boy Scout troop dropped 'no gays' policy years ago (Photos)

This week, the Boy Scouts of America could drop its policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders. But one troop in Southern California took that step years ago.

Calif. Supreme Court holds hearing on marijuana dispensaries

The court's decision could go a long way towards settling the issue of how local governments regulate the dispensaries.

More diversity among Asian Americans than meets the myth

A new report details how the nation's fastest-growing racial group is extremely diverse, socioeconomically, linguistically and otherwise.