The latest Otis Report on the Creative Economy shows that creative industries contributed nearly 8 percent of the state's Gross State Product in 2012.
The damage was confined to the state's Central Valley, where mandarin, navel and lemon crops were lost during seven nights of freezing temperatures in early December, California Citrus Mutual reports.
Federal regulators have reached an $11 million settlement over toxic contamination at a former Southern California industrial site.
A new state website will help speed claims for lost property. The Controller's office has 18 million items that have gone unclaimed, including stocks, memorabilia and safe-deposit boxes.
Bill intends to preserve the 'iconic" bonfires on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches. The issue now goes to the state senate.
About 6 million years ago, a new mineral analysis suggests, a mighty river zigzagging across the Colorado plateau may have found its way into older gorges, greatly enlarging them to create the West's most spectacular canyon. Still, some geologists aren't sold.
Glass made up all or parts of 42 magazine articles published in the New Republic, Rolling Stone and other publications in the '90s. His application for a law license had been pending for six years.
As class tensions intensify in the Bay Area, a venture capitalist is comparing the treatment of the tech-affluent to that of the Jews during a deadly raid in the Holocaust.
With feed costs high and weeks of dry weather in the forecast, ranchers are already selling off parts of their herds as normally green grazing pastures have turned brown.
A stubborn high-pressure ridge parked off the West Coast has blocked storms from cleaning the air in the state, particularly in the agricultural heartland.
The man — Fresno resident David Peck — told KPCC that he suddenly started getting random emails from total strangers this week — and he has no idea why.
The firearm manufacturer said Thursday it will allow stop selling all but one of its semi-automatic handguns rather than comply with a new gun control law.
Read an interactive version of Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address, with notes and context from KQED, Capital Public Radio, and KPCC.
He’s been called the “bailout czar” and the “$700 billion man.” Now, Neel Kashkari is running for governor of California as a different kind of Republican.
A new California law that tightens the state's recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to get by.
Deep in the foothills of California’s Gold Country, there is a peaceful home for animals that may seem a little out of place. Located in San Andreas, the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) cares for elephants, big cats, bears and other wildlife with a history of performing for humans.