Nov 6, 2012
A ballot initiative in Richmond and El Monte proposes a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Proponents say it could help prevent diabetes among low-income residents and generate revenue, but the soft drink industry is spending millions to block it.
Nov 5, 2012
Through the recession, community colleges have assumed a heavy burden: Get people ready for jobs at a time of tight employment and tight budgets.
Nov 1, 2012
Last year's months-long Pacific Standard Time arts event brought almost two million visitors to the city and pumped $280 million into Southern California.
Oct 18, 2012
Genetically modified crops are so pervasive that food companies that don't use GMO ingredients still have traces in their products.
Oct 16, 2012
Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California's, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation.
Oct 8, 2012
Not much short of encouraging an oil company to build new refineries. Tough state regulation of auto pollution cuts off California from sources of gas outside the state.
Oct 8, 2012
In California this morning drivers are paying an average $4.66 for a gallon of gas. Governor Jerry Brown has ordered that winter will come early this year -- in the form of so-called "winter blend" gasoline.
Oct 5, 2012
Dan Lungren, Ami Bera battle in targeted race that pits energy against the environment
Oct 4, 2012
San Bernardino is struggling to find its way out of the recession and out of bankruptcy. Crime is one of the biggest problems the city is facing, and there are many competing solutions.
Sep 28, 2012
An Arcata, California ordinance did not allow non-aggressive requests for money, including signs, in many parts of town. But that all changed when a judge ruled the mandate unconstitutional.