California

Hantavirus draws more scientists to Yosemite this week

Officials from the CDC are expected to arrive in Yosemite Tuesday to join the investigation into the unprecedented hantavirus outbreak that has killed two park visitors and sickened four others.

Domestic workers to gain labor protections

Domestic workers in California would gain the same labor law protections as other employees in a bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

The jobs outlook in California ahead of Labor Day

California is adding jobs faster than the U.S. and most other states, but it still has one of the country's highest unemployment rates.

When should you take the keys away from an elderly driver?

Teenagers pay more in insurance because they are believed to be a greater accident risk. Does a similar pricing structure affect elderly drivers? Should it?

California pot shop ban halted, but for how long?

Marijuana dispensary ban has been suspended for now, but how much potential revenue does California really stand to lose if marijuana dispensaries are shut down?

Hantavirus deaths are first-ever recorded in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park officials say this summer's hantavirus deaths are the first-ever recorded in the park. They're unsure what is to blame for the outbreak.

Three's not a crowd in bill to recognize multiple parents

The California state Senate is expected to take up a final vote as early as Tuesday that would allow more than two people to be the legal parents of a child.

Statewide pension reform may help cities control costs

State lawmakers have until midnight Friday to enact the pension reforms they’ve promised this year. Democratic leaders have said they'll meet the deadline.

Swarm of earthquakes - 4.6, 5.3, 4.9 - shake Brawley

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey note the earthquake swarm may continue shake the region a few days into the coming week.

Federal lawsuit filed against Deferred Action program

Federal immigration enforcement agents are suing their own agency over the policy, but immigration activists vow they’ll work hard to maintain it as is.

Filipino vets give up fight for full US veteran benefits

In 1946, Congress stripped Filipinos of promised benefits. And now, more than 60 years later, Filipino vets have decided to stop lobbying to get them back.

California's ‘anti-Arizona’ bill on way to governor’s desk

A bill that would limit cooperation between state and local cops and federal immigration officials has cleared a final Assembly vote and now heads to Gov. Brown.

So, who sent those sick cows to the slaughterhouse?

Graphic video shines a light on dairies who send old and potentially sick cows to slaughter. Dairy cows produce milk, not meat, and can suffer various ailments.

In California, an effort to fight human trafficking

A state ballot initiative would strengthen penalties for those involved in sex trafficking of women and children. In Los Angeles the average age of victims is 13.

Gov. Brown declares 'Space Day' while lauding JPL Mars team

He also called the NASA JPL space program, "The moral equivalent of war," because its existence stimulated American advances in science, engineering and productivity in the same way that World War II did in California.

Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for testosterone

"I apologize to the fans, to my teammates and to the Oakland A's," Colon, 39, said in a statement released by the MLB players' association.