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March 4, 2015

That storm that dumped four or five inches of snow in the Sierras over the weekend was nice, but did next to nothing to move the drought needle.



March 1, 2015

California's fishing participation rate, once 15 to 20 percent, is now just 5 percent, the nation's lowest. And that's reflected in the swooning sales...

February 28, 2015

A grim, if not unexpected reminder of California's drought now settling into its fourth year: the federal Central Valley Project has announced steep c...

February 28, 2015

Although 71 percent of California's registered voters say they want the state to spend more to fix roads, only 49 percent favor adding 10 cents per ga...

February 27, 2015

In Kern County, where oil companies cough up roughly 9 barrels of polluted water for every barrel of oil they produce by fracking, state water officia...

June 11, 2014

As of this afternoon San Jose Repertory Theatre's website is still hawking tickets despite the announcement earlier today that the venerable theater c...

June 10, 2014

Quick, which mayor has the biggest PR headache: Oakland's Jean Quan or San Marino's Dennis Kneier?


After KRON-TV captured video of Quan driving while...

June 6, 2014

They're still counting ballots from Tuesday but it's clear that disgraced state Senator Leland Yee will finish third in the race for Secretary of Stat...

June 3, 2014

Sounds like Freedom Communications publisher Aaron Kushner's big ambitions at the Orange County Register have hit the wall.


Two-week furloughs were or...

June 2, 2014

Palm Springs is like a Persian rug dealer going out of business. It's never going out of business. And when the place gets a little ragged around the...

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'That's Amazing!'

Fans flock to a new permament exhibit of the late Huell Howser's work at Chapman University


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Help for the California condor

Mugshot Mary Redux

San Francisco's library problem

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