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.

'Serious' use of force incidents drop in LA County jails

"Serious" use of force incidents dropped in LA County jails in 2013. But the overall use of force rose, especially at Twin Towers Correctional Facility, which houses L.A.'s mentally ill inmates.

City receives list of buildings possibly at risk in a quake

The list does not specifically identify buildings at risk but rather the types of buildings that could be vulnerable.

LA County Board of Supervisors discuss interim sheriff

The supervisors met out of the public eye in closed session. They have scheduled another meeting for Thursday to again discuss an interim sheriff.

LA County Probation Dept sees decline in employee arrests

Figures released Tuesday show a decline in the number of employees arrested. The employees union president downplayed the statistics, saying they go up and down all the time.

Dry weather expected through January

Temperatures are expected to cool down Wednesday and Thursday, but they will still be unusually warm for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.

Colby Fire: Feds charge 3 men with felony fire-setting

A court affidavit says the men told police the fire that got out of control was the second they started during their overnight stay in the forest.

Huntington Beach City Council considers ban on Styrofoam takeout food containers

The Huntington Beach City Council Tuesday is considering an ordinance that would ban expanded polystyrene take-out food containers.

LA-area 'boot camp' operator sentenced for abuse

Authorities say McFarland, who called himself "1st Sgt. Mac," ran a camp in Pasadena and Altadena that supposedly used military-style discipline.

Governor's race: TARP's Neel Kashkari wants to lead Calif.

He’s been called the “bailout czar” and the “$700 billion man.” Now, Neel Kashkari is running for governor of California as a different kind of Republican.

East Coast storms prompt flight cancellations at LAX

Dozens of flights into and out of LAX have been cancelled due to winter weather on the East Coast and travelers were warned to expect even more delays as the storm progresses.

LA artist brings immigrant labor into focus

The son of Mexican immigrants knows his subject and tries to throw a spotlight on the "invisible" men and women who make many an affluent L.A. household hum.

Orange County struggles to fill Grand Jury

For the second year, the Superior Court in Orange County is struggling to get residents to serve on its Grand Jury.

Fire at Pasadena apartment complex leaves at least 5 homeless

Three units were destroyed in a fire at an apartment complex across the street from Huntington Memorial hospital on Monday.

Mayor leads LA's Kingdom Day Parade

The mayor was grand marshal of Monday's 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade, which included appearances by Police Chief Charlie Beck and local members of Congress.