California

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.

Obama: Cesar Chavez home to become national monument

The site near Bakersfield also served as the United Farm Workers labor union headquarters. Chavez is buried there; his gravesite will be part of the monument.

Modern rocketeer flies jet pack to set a world record

Dean O'Malley talks about his 26.2-mile jet pack voyage from Newport Beach to Catalina Island. It took about four hours this weekend.

4 Californians receive MacArthur Foundation genius grants

Four Californians are among this year's 23 winners of the MacArthur Foundation's "genius grants," three from Southern California.

More than 30 injured in train crash near Hanford

At least 20 passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries when a big rig truck collided with a southbound Amtrak train in California's Central Valley.

Why did Brown veto the TRUST Act?

After a California bill that would have limited how state and local police cooperate with federal immigration officials was vetoed by Gov. Brown last night, the focus has shifted to why.

Brown's vetoes are as newsworthy as his approvals

The governor declined to sign bills that would have required private employers to provide benefits for domestic workers and more stringent protection for farmworkers

Lights, Camera, tax deduction

Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday extended a tax credit for TV and film productions for another two years; the move is designed to stop runaway productions.

Gov. Brown signs driver's license bill, vetoes 'Trust Act'

Gov. Brown signs bill allowing 'Deferred Action' immigrants to get driver's licenses, vetoes 'Trust Act.'

Governor Brown vetoes 'Domestic Worker Bill of Rights'

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes AB 889, the 'Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.' The bill would have provided overtime pay and meal and rest breaks for caregivers.

Mother of 5 fatally shot by Border Patrol agent stuck on her hood

"I love her to the fullest. That's my heart," husband Gilbert Alvarado said. "Where's the evidence my wife threatened a trained officer? I want justice."

Weak Santa Ana event creates hot temps around LA

Fire danger will increase across Souther California on Sunday and peak early next week when hot temps will be mixed with dry conditions.

Governor Brown hears from supporters and opponents of the TRUST Act on the eve of his signature

Supporters and opponents of the state immigration bill known as the TRUST Act are stepping up their arguments.