Penelope Eckert, professor of linguistics and anthropology at Stanford, disagrees. She and her team of researchers are traveling all over the state to prove it by conducting a study called Voices of California.
Escalating violence in Oakland has forced city leaders to consider a wide range of possibilities for addressing the problem, including bringing in former NYPD & LAPD Chief Bill Bratton as a consultant.
A messy fight is brewing in Fresno over the city's decision to privatize residential garbage collection. This week, garbage workers are doing some heavy lifting to try and bring the issue to the ballot box.
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show. On tap this week, the worst thing on a dinner menu, the birth of the roller coaster and going to the grave in style.
Next Tuesday marks 40 years since the decision in the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade. The issue of abortion has been a topic of debate ever since, as conservatives and liberals have fought over how to interpret the court's ruling.
Did you hear that yelp of joy? That was your friend, the East Coaster, learning Dunkin' Donuts is expanding into Southern California. More than 150 stores starting in 2015.Others, though, wonder whether the Massachusetts chain will threaten doughnut business at the mom 'n pop shops that dot L.
A new report of the nation's hospitals found a sharp increase in the number of emergency room visits triggered by energy drink consumption. The report, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of energy drinks.