Kamala Harris' comments on Secure Communities face scrutiny

A policy shift at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has provoked responses among people on many sides of the immigration issue.

Gunman, 4 dead in Tulare County Indian reservation shootings

The shooting rampage left a daughter, his mother and her two brothers dead. The suspect was wounded by deputies and died hours later at a hospital.

3 dead in Tulare County Indian reservation gunfight

Four others were wounded in the incident. Authorities say the suspect, now detained, shot and wounded his two daughters.

FAQ: What's next for California's Prop 8 same-sex marriage case?

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of the lower court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

US Supreme Court takes up Prop 8 (UPDATE)

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up California's voter-approved ban against same-sex marriage. A decision is expected next Spring.

Help us: What does a California accent sound like?

What do you think the California accent sounds like? We're partnering with KQED in San Francisco to get – and hear – your thoughts on the subject.

Poll shows jump in California Gov. Brown's popularity

The Public Policy Institute of California survey found the governor's approval rating rose after his tax initiative was approved by voters in November.

Baca won't hand over immigrant misdemeanor suspects to feds

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca says he is changing his approach a day after the state Attorney General said local agencies have discretion over how to apply the federal policy.

California AG: Immigration detainers 'not compulsory'

Kamala Harris says local law enforcement agencies have a choice as to whether to place immigration holds on individuals at the request of federal agents.

UPDATE: Judge temporarily halts California gay conversion therapy law

US District Court Judge William Shubb ruled that the First Amendment rights of psychiatrists eclipsed concerns of danger to young people. Another judge has issued a conflicting ruling.

UPDATE: Smuggling boat rams Coast Guard vessel, petty officer killed

The smuggler's panga, a V-hulled open boat, sped towards the Coast Guard vessel and made contact before fleeing. Another crew member was injured.

UPDATE: Supreme Court may address CA's Prop. 8 later this week (Poll)

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to determine whether a state constitutional amendment that limits marriage to heterosexual couples violates the U.S. Constitution.

LA and Cook Counties swap notes on immigration and public safety

Cook County, Illinois, may offer some lessons for the state of California when it comes to immigration enforcement.

California could have a Powerball winner, next year

California officials voted Thursday to adopt the jackpot lottery Powerball, joining 42 other states and the District of Columbia. Ticket sales will begin in April.

Regulators OK 5 percent rate hike for SoCal Edison

The California Public Utilities Commission approves a 5.04 percent SoCal Edison rate hike to pay for upgrades in infrastructure and emergency response.

TRUST Act to be reintroduced 2 months after Gov. Brown vetoed it

A state lawmaker plans to introduce a new version of a bill that would bar police from turning over undocumented immigrants for deportation, except in serious criminal cases.