California

San Diego mayor's race highlights sharp divides

If Kevin Faulconer wins in Tuesday's runoff, San Diego would be the nation's largest city with a Republican mayor. If David Alvarez wins, he would be the city's first Latino mayor.

California company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat

More than 8.7 beef products have been recalled by a California company. The company processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection.

Family planning squeezed in California by health law

As more clients go on Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, some birth control clinics are losing money and looking for creative ways to adapt.

Home solar financing program rolls out in Orange County

A new financing plan is available in some Orange County cities that lets homeowners put no money down and pay back installation costs through their property taxes.

Prospectors see a golden lining in California's drought

The state's historic drought has been bad for farmers but good for gold seekers, who can now pan areas that have long been buried under feet of water.

Is NorCal's weekend downpour enough for drought-stricken California?

The San Francisco Bay area has gotten about 3 inches so far this season, but normally it should have received 14.5 inches.

Amid drought, California government cuts water use

State agencies in drought-afflicted California are trying to lead by example and reduce water use by the same 20 percent that residents have been asked to save.

LA called the city with the 'most pleasant' weather in the US

Los Angeles tops a list of cities with the most "pleasant" weather by a designer who parsed weather data; four other California cities also made the list.

Natural gas shortage affects SoCal power supply

California's power grid operator has asked for voluntary conservation of power because the extreme cold in much of the U.S. and Canada has caused a shortage of natural gas supplies to Southern California power plants.

Edison names 14 members of San Onofre nuclear plant panel

Southern California Edison Thursday named 14 members of a newly created advisory panel on the decommissioning of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Report draws picture of California's 'creative economy'

The latest Otis Report on the Creative Economy shows that creative industries contributed nearly 8 percent of the state's Gross State Product in 2012.

Report: Freeze cost California citrus about $441M

The damage was confined to the state's Central Valley, where mandarin, navel and lemon crops were lost during seven nights of freezing temperatures in early December, California Citrus Mutual reports.

$11M settlement reached over Rialto toxic site

Federal regulators have reached an $11 million settlement over toxic contamination at a former Southern California industrial site.

Calif. rolls out eClaim service to speed returns for lost property

A new state website will help speed claims for lost property. The Controller's office has 18 million items that have gone unclaimed, including stocks, memorabilia and safe-deposit boxes.

Beach bonfire bill blazes through Calif. Assembly

Bill intends to preserve the 'iconic" bonfires on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches. The issue now goes to the state senate.

Grand Canyon may be older (and younger) than you think

About 6 million years ago, a new mineral analysis suggests, a mighty river zigzagging across the Colorado plateau may have found its way into older gorges, greatly enlarging them to create the West's most spectacular canyon. Still, some geologists aren't sold.