May 16, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown recently informed Californians that the state was $16 billion in the hole, instead of the mere $9 billion everyone expected. The Facebook IPO will generate a lot of taxable income for a few thousand Californians.
May 14, 2012 That's grown from $9.2 billion. The $16 billion is in projected spending, and that would be more than the money that could come in. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to talk about the details later today.
May 8, 2012 Hercules, Calif. was on the brink of bankruptcy. So the town made major sacrifices to stay solvent.
May 7, 2012 This past weekend, Hollywood hosted a fundraiser for the California state parks. It’s not just left-leaning Hollywood altruism. Many directors and studios film for cheap in the parks.
May 8, 2012 Fast-growing India is pumping itself dry. For the "water man," the solutions will come from the grassroots.
May 7, 2012 Documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu's new film, "Last Call at the Oasis," explores the water crisis in the U.S. and its impact.
Apr 25, 2012 For the first time in six years, a cow in the U.S. has tested for so-called mad cow disease. While officials say the dairy cow identified in California at no time entered the food supply, the price of cattle futures has moved sharply downward.
Apr 20, 2012 California is planning to close one quarter of its state parks, but if volunteer Carolyn Schoff has her way, Pio Pico Park won't be one of them.
Apr 13, 2012 The California Supreme Court has ruled that while employers have to offer workers a lunch break, they don't have to make sure employees actually take a lunch break.
Mar 13, 2012 It's possible America's busiest ports may not stay busy. Southern California currently receives most of the imports shipped from Asia. But that could change with a major expansion of the Panama Canal.