California

Rodeo clown makes racist joke about Michelle Obama and doesn't apologize

The Creston Classic Rodeo board said it is not responsible for the joke and will ask the clown for a letter and a public apology.

Study: LA County does well at welcoming immigrants, not so well at integrating them

What is immigrant integration? It's measured in several ways, but altogether it refers to how immigrant-friendly a region is, and how well immigrants tend to do there as they make that region their new home.

With election 7 weeks away, Prop 30 campaign still quiet

Proposition 30 campaign has plenty of money to convince to raise taxes for California schools. But so far, the effort doesn't have much of a media presence.

Sweltering September Saturday brings 100 degree temps to SoCal

Triple-digit heat was the trend around Southern California on a rare day where it was the same temperature in Palm Springs (101 degrees) as it was in Burbank.

Who has a better chance of winning today: USC or UCLA?

Trojan quaterback Matt Barkley has never beaten Stanford and the Bruins would like to confirm that they deserve to be a ranked NCAA football team.

Issa leads CA Members of Congress in net worth at $140.5 million

The Vista Republican is so wealthy that even losing $80 million in his overall net worth only affected his ranking by one spot in Roll Call's annual list.

Author of Anti-Muslim film not known by wider Coptic Christian community in SoCal

News reports identify the Southern California man behind the Anti-Muslim film that’s sparked protests and violence in the Middle East as a Coptic Christian from Egypt. Many Southland Copts say they don’t know him, but they do regret that Nakoula Bassely Nakoula has presented their faith in a bad light.

Cal Tech ranked #10 best US college, UCLA and USC tied for #24

Harvard, Princeton, and Yale make up the top three, respectively in the annual ranking. Tied for 10th place is Pasadena's California Institute of Technology.

Cap reached for immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence

Immigrants who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault may have a tougher time applying for visas that allow them to stay in the United States legally.

Court won't force California to resume executions

L.A. Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler denied the DA's request to force the state to execute two longtime Death Row inmates who've exhausted their appeals.

New CA law requires pro stadiums to post security numbers visible from stands

Governor Brown signed a bill (AB 2464) Friday to deter violence at sports stadiums and arenas.

Federal judge hears class action suit on behalf of mentally disabled immigrants

A federal judge in Los Angeles agreed to hear a class-action lawsuit on behalf of mentally-disabled immigrants in detention who lack legal representation.

Judges won't ease Calif. prison crowding order

A panel of federal judges says it won't ease up its order for California to cut its prison population, but may give state officials more time to comply.

Man rips out friend's beating heart, pleads guilty to murder

Jarrod Wyatt will serve 50 years to life for the grisly murder of a 21-year-old.

Federal judge: CA not ready to control prison medical care

Judge rules state officials “have not always cooperated with and sometimes actively sought to block” improvement to care at its 33 prisons and sets out a plan for gradual transition.

California’s undocumented immigrant driver’s license bill: What it does

AB 2189 is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown for approval. It proposes granting driver's licenses to young immigrants who qualify for temporary legal status under a new federal policy.