According to Corrections Secretary Matt Cate, CDCR will take its portion of the of the general fund down to 7.5 percent in the 2015-16 fiscal year.
After the state reached agreements with nonprofits, local governments and others 65 out of 70 parks slated to close will remain open for the time being.
In the state budget, lies a small clause that could save the state hundreds of millions of dollars — and save juveniles years of incarceration.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says they're ahead of schedule in reducing the state's prison population.
Urban coyotes are know for their adaptability at living undetected in densely populated areas, foraging for easy food such as small animals and often pets.
Democratic lawmakers plan to vote on a series of budget bills Wednesday, but they’re tweaking the fine print in this year’s spending plan more than usual.
Officials in Stockton say mediation with creditors has failed, making the city likely to become the largest American city ever to declare bankruptcy.
The proposed California legislation slated to expand renewable energy access to all residents passed the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee by a 9-2 vote.
A new report details the counties and states where government agency Wildlife Services has killed the most wild predators over an 11-year period.
The Supreme Court won't get involved in a fight over whether a 29-foot war memorial cross can remain on public land overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Diego.
Vocational courses that once barred girls -- auto mechanics, carpentry, plumbing -- were available to everyone. But it's still hard to find girls willing to sign up.
Democratic leaders found peace with Thursday's budget compromise, but critics predict some will be hard hit.
As California's public schools have cut back on science programs, Dan Sudran has created "Community Science Workshops" to help fill the gap.
New data about immigrants in L.A. and the Central Valley finds they are increasingly well settled and have the potential to contribute more to the state.
The Mercury News is reporting that firefighters are at the scene of a four-alarm blaze at Pier 29 in San Francisco.
California's budget crisis is creating a new class of private philanthropists who are stepping up to keep state parks open to the public.