Freeing up California's prisons: A massive undertaking

California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.

Catalina Island gets overhaul to boost tourism

California's Santa Catalina Island will add a new museum, hotel, spa and wine-tasting room in an effort to lure more visitors from the mainland.

Locals love it as MLB makes quick trip Down Under

Yasiel Puig and Paul Goldschmidt hadn't left the stadium before workers began dismantling what was quite an impressive place to play baseball.

Trail head to Hollywood Sign closes temporarily starting Tuesday

A popular trail head to the Hollywood Sign will be closed for more than a month so that crews can install a new gate to prevent trespassers at night.

California firefighting unit closer to relocating to Moreno Valley

California's largest firefighting agency is one step closer to relocating its Southern California home base in an effort to better dispatch resources during wildfires.

California Marine base may lose 8 percent of personnel

Officials at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center say they could lose 8 percent of their personnel as part of the expected drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.

Settlement talks underway on who pays for San Onofre nuclear plant

Edison International says in a filing that it's meeting with state regulators March 27 to talk about a settlement deal on costs for the closed San Onofre nuclear plant.

5 things you probably didn't know about Beverly Hills history

This year, Beverly Hills celebrates 100 years of cityhood. But how did Beverly Hills get to be the upscale paradise it is today?

Anaheim police dog recovering after being shot

The dog, a 7-year-old German shepherd named Bruno, was shot while assisting in a search for two suspects who had fled from officers.

#KPCCmadness: Public radio bracket contenders battle it out online

Several stations have posted video, photos and messages to their social media accounts in a bid to boost their votes as the competition heats up.

Court OKs massive development north of LA

A California court has cleared the way for a massive housing development in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Sherman Oaks man charged with running over wife's Chihuahua

A Sherman Oaks man has been charged with one felony count each of animal cruelty and animal neglect, and one misdemeanor count of petty theft of a dog.

SCA 5: A political coming-of-age story for Chinese-Americans

The SCA 5 episode demonstrates that Chinese-Americans, despite the majority being foreign-born, have reached a level of political maturity where they can marshal forces statewide quickly, and deftly apply political pressure.

Long, hot winter puts Western fire officials on edge

As much of California remains in a state of extreme drought, worried eyes are turning toward the coming fire season — which is expected to be particularly destructive.

Weekend Traffic: 405, 91, Foothill Boulevard to see closures

It's a busy weekend in freeway closures folks. Here's what you should know — from the 91 closing in San Bernardino to DUI checkpoints in Hollywood.

Happy Birthday Twitter: #FirstTweets from 16 Angelenos

In light of Twitter's 8th birthday, it's created a "tweet tool" so we can reminisce about our baby tweets. KPCC joined Twitter in January 2008; when did you join?