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11 must-visit Pacific Coast Highway pit stops for the ultimate summer road trip

My first-ever experience riding along the Pacific Coast Highway—California’s longest state route, which hugs most of the coastline—is now just a hazy …

Travel

Brawl erupts at convention for local California lawmakers at Indian Wells resort

A conference of local government officials from across California erupted into violence over the weekend, with several attendees throwing punches and at least one person apparently knocked unconscious, according to five witnesses to the incident.<p>A spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff’s …

Judge Patricia Lucas: Criminalizing Dissent in Santa Clara County - Police Excessive Force

Santa Clara County

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Trump administration cancels $929-million grant for California bullet train

The Trump administration transformed its threats against the California bullet train project into a sour reality Thursday, terminating a $929-million grant for construction in the Central Valley.<p>While loss of the money poses a potentially devastating hit to the project, state officials said, no …

Judge Likens School Superintendent Salary Scandal to City of Bell Corruption

A former Centinela Valley Union High School District superintendent accused of manipulating the school board and its policies and procedures to …

School Districts

California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State’s $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices

As lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom supported a 2017 bill increasing the state's gas taxes. When running for governor in 2018,...

Gavin Newsom

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

But particularly me. As I write this, I’m at TED 2019 in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon of talks and workshops and coffee meetings and …

Sleep

CalPERS $100K club has more than doubled since 2012, new data show

Last year, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) issued 30,969 pension checks that were worth $100,000 or more on an …

California

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Super Bloom in California: Pictures

What Happened When Juror No. 10 Went Rogue

jury-box-courtroom<p>Jurors are supposed to be like old-fashioned children: Seen but not heard.<p>That is, sit quietly, pay attention—and for heaven’s …

2 HOAs deal with Canyon Country landslides (CA) • Independent American Communities

<i>By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>5 homes now yellow-tagged due to landslide<p>About two weeks ago, several Santa Clarita homeowners …

Facing widespread criticism, Hueso withdraws bill to rewrite state public records law

Confronting a wave of criticism from elected officials, news organizations, good-government groups and others, state Sen. Ben Hueso on Tuesday …

2 California police officers who shot unarmed black man won't face charges, prosecutors say

Prosecutors in California have decided not to charge two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, saying the “shooting was lawful.”<p>Sacramento County District Attorney Marie Schubert announced on Saturday that Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet would not face …

Inglewood enacts ‘emergency’ rent control measure, bars landlords from evicting tenants

Many landlords across Inglewood will be temporarily barred from raising rents more than 5 percent—and from evicting tenants—under an emergency rent control measure adopted unanimously today by the City Council.<p>The moratorium will be in place for 45 days, effective immediately, and may be extended …

Winter Storm Quiana Will Produce Heavy Snow in the Southwest Before Spreading More Snow, Wind, Ice into Plains, Midwest

Winter Storm Quiana was a cross-country snowstorm that brought snow to the West and Southwest, including Las Vegas and the hills around Los Angeles, …

Groucho Marx haunt in Hollywood Hills returns to market at $4.2 million

A Traditional-style home once owned by comic actor Groucho Marx is up for sale once again, this time for $4.2 million.<p>Marx bought the home in 1946, the same year he filmed “A Night in Casablanca,” and sold it a few years later. It has bounced around plenty since then, trading hands six times in the …

California Might Add Lanes With No Speed Limit to Major Highways

Those dreaming of an American autobahn have a new and unlikely hero in the famously risk-averse state of California, where a state senator has …

Autos

$32 to cross the Golden Gate Bridge? Settlement with Hertz puts an end to that

Those who drove a Hertz rental car across the Golden Gate Bridge and then discovered that the company charged them as much as $32 for the pleasure won’t face that kind of bill anymore after a $3.65-million settlement with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, announced Tuesday.<p>The suit, filed …

The 13 Essential Santa Barbara Restaurants

Santa Barbara is Southern California’s gateway to the Central Coast’s thriving wine country, and is home to some of the best produce and seafood on the planet. The city’s Tuesday night and Saturday morning farmers markets help to fuel plenty of menus, and some chefs have direct ties to area farmers …

Take A Peek Inside Fabled Getty Mansion Selling For $29 million

The stunning San Francisco mansion once owned by oil heir William Getty and his philanthropist and socialite wife, Vanessa, returned to the market February 8 with an asking price of $29 million, currently the most expensive listing in San Francisco. <br>The home, which was designed by famed Bay Area …

California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained

Congressional progressives’ push for a Green New Deal briefly put the question of a national high-speed passenger rail initiative back into the discourse. Then this week, we saw reality bite back sharply: Newly inaugurated California Gov. Gavin Newsom all but canceled the state’s ambitious plans …

California sues wealthy coastal city over low-income housing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom used a new law for the first time Friday to try to force a wealthy Southern California coastal city to end its years of opposition to meeting low-income housing goals.<p>Newsom's administration sued the Orange County city of Huntington Beach under the law …

U.S. Politics

10 Most Unique Napa Wineries You Need to Visit

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This guide to 10 of the best off-the-beaten-path wineries to visit in Napa Valley is written by Winetraveler contributor and founder of</i> …

Napa Valley

You, Cash-Strapped Californian, Are Entitled To A Beach Vacation. Here's How That Could Happen

The state Coastal Conservancy is working on a plan to increase affordable lodging near the beach. And they want your input.

Google moving into LA mall | LinkedIn

<p>Google’s newest offices will be a mall in Los Angeles. The unit of Alphabet is taking out a 14-year lease on the three-story Westside Pavilion, …

How California migration patterns change: Virginians like us. Arizonans don’t.

California migration is awfully like fashion: What states are hot — and which ones are not — is often in flux.<p>Fresh Census state-to-state migration …

California

Mexifornia: A State of Becoming

Shared via Kindle. Description: Victor Davis Hanson locates the cause of our immigration quagmire in the opportunistic coalition that stymies …