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LA abuzz about push for urban beekeeping

The City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to begin the process of granting those bees legal residency in backyards across the city.

Republican Faulconer elected mayor in San Diego

City councilman Kevin Faulconer will fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner, becoming the only Republican mayor of a top 10 U.S. city.

Gap in law leaves many LA high-rises without sprinkler system

City law exempts pre-1974 high-rise residences from having sprinklers. Fire officials say this is bad policy. The condo industry says the cost doesn't match the risk.

Wilshire Grand builders attempt record setting concrete pour

This Saturday construction workers for the planned 73 story Wilshire Grand tower will attempt to set a record for the largest single concrete foundation pour ever.

Dodgers announcer Jaime Jarrin pitches broadband access to Latinos

As the Spanish voice of the LA Dodgers, Jaime Jarrin is known for calling plays . But in a new public service campaign, Jarrin’s the one making the pitch.

Drought: SoCal water district declares 'water supply alert'

The water supplier for 19 million southern Californians has triggered more rebates for water conservation and is calling to slake the state’s thirst.

2 top former OSHA officials accuse state of failing workers

One former official issues a 20-page report in which he lays out his case that the state is not dedicating enough resources to Cal/OSHA to protect workers.

Farmers press for action on immigration (Full report)

Drought may be drying up their crops, but farmers in California and beyond say they face as great a threat far from home: inaction on immigration reform.

California gets 2 more years to cut prison numbers

An order on Monday from a three-judge panel delays an April deadline to reduce the population to about 112,164 inmates.

Update: Coroner releases names of victims in wrong-way crash

Authorities say Olivia Culbreath, 21, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter after driving the wrong way and causing a crash that killed six people.

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.

'Dumb Starbucks': The real Starbucks says it is 'looking into it'

As dozens lined up for more coffee on Sunday, a local legal expert says it may not be easy to force it to close. And L.A. city leaders did not seem too concerned about it.

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.