California

Fewer services, higher fees for CA courts in budget proposal

The governor's budget proposal doesn't call for deep budget cuts to state courts. But it doesn't generate more money for them, either.

Court reporters find work outside of courtrooms

Court reporters lose jobs in courtrooms as state funding cuts to the judicial branch continue - but many hope to find work elsewhere.

Yosemite plans to remove ice rink, pools and limit visitors

For years, Yosemite National Park authorities have been looking for ways to balance the interests of its 4-million annual visitors with preserving the environment. Last week the park unveiled how it plans to do so.

Gov. Brown to propose budget with boost to public education

When Gov. Brown releases his state budget plan Thursday he's expected to increase spending in a few key areas but he said to expect frugality.

Coeducation effort at Deep Springs College halted by ruling

An Inyo County court has dealt a setback to a coeducation effort at an unusual eastern Sierra college that for a century has only admitted men.

UPDATE: California files plan to ease prison overcrowding

Late Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown submitted a plan to federal judges to further ease crowding in the state’s 33 prisons. Read the proposal and the latest court filing.

Dwindling fish in Sacramento Delta bad sign for estuary health

The latest trawl-net fish count shows the population of California's six species of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fish are dwindling. Delta fish are a barometer of estuary health.

California to propose new student achievement testing

The new testing will emphasize critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be aligned with Common Core, a new national curriculum standard.

Should US citizens' relatives get green cards faster?

There is growing support and also criticism of the latest in a string of Obama Administration policies aimed towards reaching immigration reform.

Poll: What do you think of the ruling that an unmarried woman wasn't raped?

A California appeals court surprised people with a controversial ruling that overturned a 2009 rape. Weigh in by voting in our poll.

California lawmaker proposes 'Homeless Bill of Rights'

State law already protects residents from discrimination based on sex, race, religion and sexual orientation. An assembly member wants to add homelessness to the list.

Leader of US movie-pirating group gets 5 years in prison

A man who admitted to being the leader of the IMAGiNE Group, which released unauthorized versions of theatrical films online, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison.

World's tallest thermometer in Baker may become billboard

The world's tallest thermometer is looking for a new owner. It's part of a 4.3-acre property listed for $1.75 million.

Health union alliance could threaten larger rival

Two health care unions are joining forces in a move that could threaten the dominance of a powerful rival and lead to a new round of labor tensions.

New state law to let some immigrants get driver's licenses might have little effect

A new state law that allows some undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver's license might have little effect. Many had already applied.

Facebook blamed in part for California's $900M tax shortfall

California starts this year with nearly $1 billion less in tax revenue than expected. The shortfall results mostly from Facebook’s slumping stock price.