Dry winter brings bad air to California's Central Valley

A stubborn high-pressure ridge parked off the West Coast has blocked storms from cleaning the air in the state, particularly in the agricultural heartland.

Bilingual classes gives older immigrants better shot at citizenship

In the civics class she teaches in Koreatown, Theresa Jung speaks in Korean before switching seamlessly to English.

How a Gmail error sent 10,000 spam emails to this Fresno man

The man — Fresno resident David Peck — told KPCC that he suddenly started getting random emails from total strangers this week — and he has no idea why.

Update: 2 critical after car hits pedestrians near LA school

Five family members were hit by a car driven by an elderly man on Friday morning near Yorkdale Elementary in the Highland Park neighborhood, police say.

Santa Ana winds raise Southern California fire danger

The National Weather Service says a red flag warning is in effect through 8 p.m. Friday for mountain and valley sections of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

Metro moves forward on options to connect LAX to rail

Metro board members agreed Thursday to launch draft environmental impact studies on four different options to connect light rail to Los Angeles International Airport.

Graphic: What Dodger Stadium ice rink's 20,000 gallons of water equals

The National Hockey League froze a rink full of water in the middle of Dodger Stadium for an outdoor game. In the middle of a drought. We asked: How much water is that, really?

Weekend Traffic: Access restricted following Colby Fire

The San Gabriel Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest is closed because of falling rocks and debris in the Colby Fire burn area along the highway.

Loose tire hits and kills driver on 210 Freeway in San Dimas

A driver died today Thursday after a tire from a pickup truck smashed into his windshield on the 210 Freeway in San Dimas.

Report: Jail cameras critical to investigating inmate abuse

An oversight body of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. found progress in how it handles discipline and inmate abuse allegations. But it also points to areas where there is work to be done.

Smith and Wesson to stop selling semi-auto pistols in California

The firearm manufacturer said Thursday it will allow stop selling all but one of its semi-automatic handguns rather than comply with a new gun control law.

Mountain lion killed in Santa Monica Mountains

The kitten, struck by a car on Monday, is not believed to have been one that was being tracked, based on its size and because it was not marked in any way.

Seeing none, Korean-American community works to recruit foster parents

A shortage of Korean-speaking foster parents spurs a partnership between the county's Department of Family and Child Services and Korean organizations.

Earthquakes: Several concrete buildings in LA at risk of collapse

Researchers at UC Berkeley Tuesday presented the city of L.A. with a list of older concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapse during a major earthquake.

State of the State: Calif. comes back but challenged by drought

Read an interactive version of Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address, with notes and context from KQED, Capital Public Radio, and KPCC.

Huntington Beach rejects ban on Styrofoam food containers

The city council voted 4-3 Tuesday to reject an ordinance that would have prohibited food vendors, including restaurants from using polystyrene containers.