Obama in LA, USC season pass perks, 'Divergent' author and more

The eastern Grand Canyon was about half-carved (to the level of the red cliffs above the hiker) from 15 million to 25 million years ago, an analysis published Sunday suggests. But the inner gorge was likely scooped out by the Colorado River in just the pa
New research by NASA and UC Irvine shows that groundwater in the Colorado River basin is being depleted at an alarming rate.
Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta Water System Bay
The continuing water woes in California have officials looking for ways to improve the state's water infrastructure.
Child detainees in a holding cell at a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas. Some human smugglers who bring children across the Rio Grande make sure to treat their clients well.
After kids crossing the US border, illegally, get scooped up by the US government, they're brought to detention centers. Now, scammers are contacting families of the kids trying to extort them for money.
Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility
Up to 1,000 National Guard troops could arrive to the border in Texas as early as next month. That's according to a plan from Governor Rick Perry announced earlier this week.
Wind Turbines Help Supply Oakland's Energy Needs

Survey: Californians don't want to pay to combat global warming

A strong majority of Californians support the state's efforts to combat global warming — unless those efforts lead to higher gas and energy prices.
sand diego comic-con
The 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the mecca for hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans every year, runs through Sunday. Here's a look at this year's highlights.
The new film "A Most Wanted Man," based on a John LeCarre novel of the same name, tells the story of a small group of German intelligence operatives based in Hamburg, led by a man named Gunther Bachmann, played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
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State Of Affairs: Obama in LA, Alarcon ruling and more

It's time now for State of Affairs, our weekly look at California politics with Southern California Public Radio political reporters Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton.
Virginia USC Football
Have you always dreamt of running through the L.A. Coliseum tunnel onto the field in front of 70,000-plus roaring USC football fans?
The Deep Web is a part of the Internet not accessible by standard Web browsers and search engines.

Internet companies want more influence in California legislature

Internet companies now make up a significant portion of the global economy. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr says they're also the focus of an increasing amount of legislation and they want a voice in how those bills are written.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila
July 24 is National Tequila Day, and the Mexican spirit is more popular than ever.
The Man Booker Prize For Fiction 2013

2 California writers land on Man Booker Prize longlist

Each year, the Man Booker Prize is awarded to the writer of an original novel written in the English language. For more than four decades, only writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth were eligible for the prize. Until now.
"Divergent" - European Premiere - Inside Arrivals
Writer Veronica Roth is taking the world by storm. Her new book "Four" sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week.
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