California

Review follows discovery of $54 million in state parks money

A California Department of Finance audit of more than 500 special state government funds has found no major errors or accounting discrepancies.

Homeland Security lays out new rules for deferred action

The federal Homeland Security department has announced the details of deferred action for young undocumented immigrants.

3 major tuna companies settle claims of skimpy cans of tuna

Three major tuna companies will donate canned tuna to California food banks as part of a civil settlement agreement signed this week.

State bills seek to curb used car industry 's shadier practices

The controversial “Buy Here, Pay Here” used car industry would face strict new regulations under several bills moving through the California legislature.

DOJ: Undocumented immigrants cannot practice law

The federal Justice Department says that undocumented immigrants cannot practice law, responding directly to a case before the California Supreme Court.

A third of Dream Act-eligible youth live in California

A recent study on Dream Act-eligible youth around the country finds that most young undocumented immigrants hail from Mexico — and a third are based in California.

California ruling favoring debt collectors reversed on appeal

A federal appeals court has reversed a California ruling in favor of debt collectors who send letters to someone's workplace.

Who are the emerging leaders in Anaheim?

No Latinos sit on Anaheim's city council, even though they make up half the city's population — and two police-involved shootings have shoved that issue forward.

Cal Fire could lose inmate firefighters next year

The state agency could lose up to 1,500 inmate firefighters by next year as prisoners are transferred to county jails under California's prison realignment plan.

Commission lists for-profit colleges no longer Cal Grant eligible

Many students who want to study at private post-secondary colleges to get certified as truck drivers, masseuses or chefs will not be able to get Cal Grants at certain schools.

California builds the nation's largest prison medical facility

California is racing to comply with a federal court order to improve health care for inmates by building a massive medical facility at record pace.

Rediscovered headstones hold clues to California quake

California's Gilliam Cemetery appears to have more occupants as of late: old headstones that were claimed by the earth a century ago have been resurrected.

San Francisco tops list of eco-friendly US cities

The study rated America’s largest cities in terms of the “highest per-capita prevalence of eco-friendly services," including green architects.

Rite Aid workers begin statewide strike vote

Nearly 3,000 Rite Aid workers across CA are set to begin voting Thursday on whether or not to authorize union leaders to call a strike if contract negotiations stay stalled.

Baja California’s Secretary of Tourism talks up visiting south of the border

Tourism in Baja California is back on the rise, and with an increase in interest from the food and wine industry, it’s time to reconsider the jewels of our neighbor to the south.

Anaheim officials ask for federal investigation into police shootings

Police stepped up patrols and about two dozen were in riot gear outside the doors of the Anaheim City Hall as hundreds demonstrated on the streets outside. Five people have died in six Anaheim officer-involved shootings this year.