LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California shelled out nearly $57 million during a popular program that paid homeowners and businesses to replace lawns with drought-friendly landscaping.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The river that runs through America's 10th-largest city has dried up, shriveling a source of civic pride that had welcomed back trout, salmon, beavers and other wildlife after years of restoration efforts.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after a prominent scientist filed a lawsuit accusing the agency of acting illegally under the guise of reducing wildfire threats that did not exist.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It began with a routine traffic stop, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive rioting Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riots broke out Aug. 11, 1965, and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The parents of a teenage girl run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport dropped their lawsuit against the city on Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Carly Fiorina stood at the back of a packed hotel ballroom Friday to give a television interview, a gaggle of conservative activists watched, chattered and snapped pictures as if she were a Hollywood celebrity.
MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College is seeking volunteers to perform a variety of duties including working with the public as docents and behind the scenes with museum operations.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church took another step toward transparency Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion.