California

Complicated relationship: Asian-Americans and affirmative action

A legislative proposal to reintroduce affirmative action to California's public universities has some elicited a range of reactions from Asian-American students.

Huell Howser's 29 Palms getaway sells for $650,000 (update)

The beloved TV host's desert hideway went to an anonymous buyer for cash after receiving multiple offers, according to a real estate agent handling the sale.

Evacuations remain after big San Francisco fire

Residents of an evacuated apartment building across from the site of a massive San Francisco fire won't immediately be able to return home.

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says Facebook's campus was locked down Tuesday night after San Francisco police passed along a report of a threat shortly after 7 p.m.

San Francisco firefighters stop big blaze spread

San Francisco firefighters have prevented a major blaze from spreading from a condominium construction site to nearby buildings.

California mulls how to regulate 'driverless cars' (updated)

The DMV held an initial public hearing Tuesday as it puzzles through how to regulate the public's use of the self-driving car technology that is still being tested.

Guatemala to open Inland Empire consulate

Guatemalan government officials are planning to open a new consulate in San Bernardino by July.

Powerful 6.9 magnitude quake shakes NorCal; no injuries

The magnitude-6.9 quake struck at 10:18 p.m. PDT Sunday and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka and about 4 miles beneath the Pacific seabed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

How the Dunites created a secret utopia in the Oceano Dunes

An entire squatter community once disappeared into the wilderness of the Oceano Dunes outside of Santa Maria — a colony of hermits, artists and poets called Dunites.

Affirmative action amendment has some Asian-Americans furious

In the last month, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action at California’s public universities has inflamed some Asian-American groups unlike any recent issue.

Man held in more than 300 graffiti incidents

Authorities in Vista have arrested an 18-year-old man who's accused of more than 300 graffiti vandalism incidents across the city.

Poultry farmers to fight back on California cage-free egg law

Missouri farmers will file a lawsuit against California over its law barring the sale of eggs from producers whose chickens are raised in small cages.

California analysts doubt Highway Patrol aircraft need

State analysts are advising the Legislature not to fund the replacement of aging CHP planes and helicopters until the force explains why it needs 26 new aircraft.

Netanyahu speaks about Iran at LA's Museum of Tolerance

Netanyahu said Thursday that he was determined to contain Iran's nuclear program and protect the state of Israel from Iran.

Bill would return illegal taxes to public

Tax time is fast approaching, and some lawmakers in California’s Capitol think, in some cases, you should be getting even more money back from the government.

Lack of interpreters among the barriers to justice in California

When talking about language diversity in California, most think Spanish. But Californians speak over 200 languages — and courts need translators.