California

California gas prices down slightly overnight (map)

The spike in gas prices was partly caused by an August fire that closed down portions of a Richmond refinery. Check out the map to find the region's lowest prices.

Busted: The 5 biggest gas-saving myths

With California gas prices soaring to painful new highs this week, Edmunds editors offer tested tips on how to increase your car's gas mileage.

Variety is sold: SoCal yawns. But what about Nikki?

The most intriguing question is whether or not Deadline.com firebrand Nikki Finke will have any power over the old trade mag.

California gas prices leveling off after dramatic spike

Officials said it could take days before prices fall at the pump, depending on how quickly refineries can get the winter-blend fuel to market.

Obama declares Cesar Chavez home a national monument

The 100-plus acre site is known as La Paz. It is located in Keene, near Bakersfield, in the Central Valley. It is also the headquarters of the United Farm Workers.

Governor Brown injects early 'winter blend' gas into CA economy

As gas prices soar, Governor Jerry Brown will allow a shift to so-called winter blend gasoline. But what does that mean? And what's really behind price spike?

Gas prices continue record rise; Feinstein calls for probe

As Gov. Jerry Brown takes action to try and stop rising gas prices, a new record high is set across the state. Analysts say it will get worse before it gets better.

Cesar Chavez National Monument: History or politics?

President Obama will honor Cesar Chavez by designating his home a national monument. Is it a politically motivated move to attract Latino voters?

Gov. Brown calls on winter-blend fuel swap to calm gas costs

With gas prices spiking at all-time L.A. highs, Gov. Jerry Brown asked state regulators to allow the early sale of winter-blend fuel in California.

Gas prices hit an all-time high (map)

The price of gasoline equaled the all-time average high in California of $4.61 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market.

Vintage CA plates get green light from Governor Brown

Gov. Brown recently signed off on legislation that will let classic car enthusiasts to buy brand new license plates with a retro look.

The backlash over California's new immigrant driver's license law

Gov. Brown signed a law Sunday directing state officials to let some young undocumented immigrants apply for driver's licenses, but some would benefit aren't happy about it.

Gasoline prices in LA now 41.8 cents higher than a year ago

Fuel costs have seen a sharp spike recently in Los Angeles County, rising over a penny each of the past five days to $4.259 for regular self-serve unleaded.

Calif. greenlights self-driving cars, but legal kinks linger

Supporters of the technology say it will save a million lives a year and prevent a global carmageddon. But if a self-driving car runs a red light, who gets the ticket?

Is urban sprawl to blame for cities going bankrupt?

Former Ventura mayor William Fulton says that large public pensions aren't solely to blame for California city bankruptcies. Urban sprawl poses additional problems.

California's Asian-American voters: half are nonpartisan

Researchers say low voter turnout from California's Asian-American due to lack of interest in the group from political parties.