Sep 27, 2013 Whenever debates over the budget rage in Washington, leaders can't help but say the government should balance their budget as well as a household. But that analogy might not always hold water.
Sep 24, 2013 California's pricing system for milk gives cheese makers the lowest price for milk -- a holdover from the Depression era, when making cheese was a way to use up surplus milk. But now cheese makers are dairies' biggest customers, and still get the low price.
Sep 20, 2013 California becomes the first state to regulate -- and, therefore, recognize -- ride-sharing made possible by apps Uber and Lyft.
Sep 11, 2013 Golden State legislators are voting on whether to weaken a key law protecting the environment. Many say the law has been abused.
Aug 27, 2013 Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Aug 8, 2013 Richmond, Calif., is trying to help distressed homeowners by reducing the principal on their mortgages using eminent domain.
Jul 11, 2013 Many housing developments were mothballed when the housing bubble burst several years ago. In states like California, they're being reanimated as demand for new houses increases.
Jul 5, 2013 To speed things up, officials offered contractors a $20 million incentive if they finished on time.
Jul 8, 2013 The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.