California

CA Supreme Court could clear legal haze on pot shops

Cities, counties and medical marijuana advocates have a lot at stake when the state Supreme Court considers the regulatory power of local governments.

Late '50s San Diego power plant is imploded [Video]

The implosion early Saturday — which had been months in the planning — turned the mighty structure into a smoking heap of concrete. The goal is to one day turn the site into a park.

LA County will accept e-mail protests to stormwater fee

The county’s public works department is making it possible for people to protest a controversial property fee stormwater plan via email, after an outcry.

MAP: LA gasoline prices reaching $4 a gallon, highest in Calif.

At an average $3.91 a gallon, Los Angeles has the highest gasoline prices in California. Orange County has the third highest after prices jumped 30 cents in 30 days.

New prisons boss ready to end federal oversight

Jeff Beard once testified about inadequate healthcare in California's prisons. He now says the system is meeting federal standards.

UPDATE: Bomb making materials found at Riverside home

Federal authorities are examining a house in Riverside loaded with possible explosives. They have resumed their search of the home Thursday morning.

Calif. wins extension to reduce prison crowding

California fails to meet prison population cap, but judges gave the state a six-month extension.

New gold rush has little luster for some in the Golden State

Companies are reopening mines that have been shut down for decades, but past experiences with environmental damage have made some communities leery of gold diggers.

State senator proposes California earthquake warning system

Warning times would range from a few seconds to tens of seconds – enough time for people to take cover or begin shutting down systems that could be damaged.

State hasn’t bought land for bullet train route's July construction

Construction of California’s high-speed rail network is set to start in July, but the state still has not purchased any land along the route.

Giants fan beaten at Dodger Stadium back in the hospital

Bryan Stow's family posted a note on their website that said he suffered a large blood clot in his thigh and pelvis that could have been fatal.

Obama and Hispanic Caucus meet on immigration reform

Since his re-election, President Obama has vowed to work with lawmakers - including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus - on comprehensive immigration reform.

Demand for guns rose sharply in California in 2012

The demand for guns reached historic highs in California last year. Who's buying all these firearms and why?

Gov. Brown puts a price tag on protecting major water supply

One part of his State of the Speech that didn't get applause: a $14 billion plan to protect water that flows from the Delta throughout the state.

California will be majority Latino by end of year

The growth trend among Latinos in California holds big political, economic and social implications for the state - and for the rest of the country

UPDATE: Gov. Brown spells out goals in State of the State address (Video)

Brown addressed reform of K-12 education funding, the need for the higher education systems to hold down costs, promotion of high-speed rail and new water tunnels. View the speech.