What California freeway has the most gridlock?

Caltrans figures that, in 2012 alone, vehicles spent a cumulative 6.6 million extra hours in heavy congestion on this freeway — that's 753 years.

Deputies respond to explosion in Palmdale home

Area officers and firefighters are on the scene of a possible explosion that occurred in a makeshift drug lab at a Palmdale home this afternoon.

More fracking jobs approved off California coast

Federal regulators have approved three new fracking jobs off the California coast, more than previously known.

Central Valley farm communities brace for the drought

California's drought woes are getting the attention of lawmakers in Washington with California Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer introducing drought legislation to help the state deal with the drought.

Flights canceled at LAX due to East Coast storms

Nine scheduled arriving flights and 19 scheduled departing flights were canceled this morning, because of stormy weather on the East Coast, airport officials said.

California drought: Highway signs urge water conservation

This week Caltrans launched an education campaign with 700 electronic highway boards displaying the message: "Serious Drought. Help Save Water."

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.