California

Prison officials investigate cluster of riots

California corrections officials are investigating prison riots at three separate facilities over the last week. The incidents involved dozens of inmates.

Stiffening human trafficking penalties with Proposition 35

In a new series called "Props to You," we'll explain what the measure contains. Today, we'll cover Proposition 35, which stiffens penalties for those found guilty of human trafficking.

Shasta County wildfire prompts evacuations

A Shasta County community is under threat for the second time in as many months by a growing wildfire, prompting evacuations of nearby homes.

Endeavour in California and LA : Your photos

After multiple delays and a whirlwind trip around California, the retiring space shuttle Endeavour has made it to Los Angeles.

In Calif., some ex-inmates get help in new ways

Under California's criminal justice realignment program, counties are taking over responsibility from the state for low-level felons.

Big wave in Baja California drowns husband, injures wife

Authorities in Mexico say a giant wave has dragged off a U.S. couple walking on a Baja California beach, drowning the 72-year-old husband and injuring his 66-year-old wife.

Live video: Endeavour's final flight around California

Our partners at NBCLA are providing a live video stream of Endeavour's last trip around the Golden State.

Live video: Endeavour's final flight around California

Our partners at NBCLA are providing a live video stream of Endeavour's last trip around the Golden State.

Knott's ride that left riders dangling Thursday shut down

Investigators determined Thursday that a brake malfunction caused Knott’s Berry Farm’s WindSeeker ride to abruptly shut down yesterday Wednesday.

Critics say TRUST Act will endanger public

Brown has a couple more weeks to decide whether he’ll sign the law, which would prohibit local law enforcement from detaining undocumented immigrants unless they have serious criminal convictions.

Nearly 7 million Californians living in poverty

The Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey also shows the median household income of Californians dropped nearly 4 percent last year to $57,287.

Young voters and new citizens are target of effort

Less than two months before the Nov. 6 election, a coalition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander organizations is reaching out to California voters.

Blinded by the Knight? Medieval Times sued after sparks fly

Lawyers representing Dustin and Melissa Wiseman argue that the Texas-based entertainment restaurant did not take sufficient measures to protect patrons.

Prop 8 still awaits Supreme Court review

Legal experts predict justices will likely postpone any action on gay marriage. Instead, the court may first address challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act.

Do Calif. air pollution laws put truckers out of business?

Trucking industry representatives head to Washington on Thursday to ask the EPA to ease state air quality regulations.

CSU trustees consider contingency plan of raising tuition

At meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Long Beach, CSU Trustees consider raising tuition by 5 percent as part of contingency plan if Prop 30 fails