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Updates on California's High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will conduct a series of community meetings beginning next week to give updates on the bullet train’s Los …

California

California's proposed self-driving laws eschew the driver's license

California's DMV is considering rules that would allow self-driving cars without steering wheels and pedals to be tested on public roads, and that …

Driverless Cars

Public officials can't shield government business by using personal email, state Supreme Court rules

Texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if they deal with official business, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a unanimous decision hailed by open-government advocates.<p>But the court provided only general guidance on …

Government

Downtown LA’s Development Has Been a Decade in the Making

Plus Curtis Stone makes a burger and a new taco player hits the Valley<p><b>This is how it happens</b><p>For anyone who has grown up in Los Angeles, the return of Downtown as a thriving cultural center must have seemed all but impossible just ten short years ago. Notwithstanding the rise of Staples Center in …

Los Angeles

How California could secede from the US relatively easily

With the election of Donald Trump and the backlash to some of his early moves in office, Americans are rediscovering nationalism. But confusion reigns over what American nationalism really is. Does it have to be federalist, for instance? Does it have to be liberal? In one of the great ironies of …

California

California Braces for More Rain. How Bad Can It Get?

It’s raining in California.<p>Again.<p>A storm system hitting north and central California on Monday and Tuesday will deliver two to three inches of rain to the Central Valley, and up to 10 inches of rain to the mountains, said Eric Kurth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. …

Climate

Damien Chazelle, Director Of 'La La Land', Gives His Take On L.A.

Say what you will about Damien Chazelle's <i>La La Land</i>, it will no doubt become a lasting portrayal of Los Angeles in the minds of millions for years to …

Los Angeles

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Here’s where condo prices are on the rise in LA

And where they’re falling<p>Home prices rose across Los Angeles in 2016, but prices in some neighborhoods soared higher and faster than in other areas. A new report from the MLS focuses on sales of condo units, highlighting which LA neighborhoods saw the biggest and smallest price changes throughout …

Real Estate

Strongest Storm in Years Takes Aim at Southern California

Flash flood watches are in effect Thursday morning ahead of the season's strongest storm, a two-day soaker that will boost rainfall totals during …

Climate

Can Nextdoor Conquer Local?

L.A., Orange counties are home to 1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally, analysis shows

The chatter of Spanish serves as the backdrop of Pico-Union, where the aroma of pastries from the <i>panaderia</i> merge with the synthetic smells of an auto repair garage. A predominantly Latino neighborhood, it has for decades been a first stop for immigrants — both legal and illegal — coming from …

California

California is getting soaked right now, but farmland is still sinking due to lack of water.

A NASA report released Wednesday found that land in one of California’s most productive agricultural regions continues to subside rapidly because of …

Water

2 days after fire guts his Anaheim White House, Chef Bruno serves dinner to hungry kids

ANAHEIM – The kids are going to help him get through this. Two days after a fire ripped through his beloved Anaheim White House Restaurant, Bruno …

California

New LA city rules limit where homeless in cars can park

<i>Kevin McManus lives in his RV in San Pedro. ; Credit: Susanica Tam/For KPCC</i>Rina PaltaNew restrictions on when and where homeless people who live in …

Southern California

California Governor Brown vows to fight Trump, calls for civility

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday issued a battle-cry against U.S. President Donald Trump, swearing in a new attorney general expected to take on his administration and vowing to defend the state’s progressive laws against federal intrusion.<p>Without naming …

California

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<b>Five Things to Know About California’s Drought After Big Storms</b><br>LINK▶ https://goo.gl/BgEuH0<p>In the last several days, we have experienced record …

Raging rivers, flooded freeways and a very wet Disneyland — scenes from Southern California's powerful storm

The storm that hit Southern California on Sunday lived up to its ominous billing, delivering heavy, sustained rain that flooded numerous streets and heightened mudslide worries.<p><b>Live updates: Powerful storm slams Southern California »</b><p>Here are some scenes from across the region:<p><b>Flooding</b><p><b>Life goes on</b><p>At …

California

San Diego's aging Horton Plaza, once a landmark of urban design, is losing luster and tenants

The late author Ray Bradbury imagined humans living on Mars, “firemen” on a mission to burn books — and a radical attempt to reshape downtown San Diego.<p>In his 1970s essay, “The Aesthetics of Lostness,” the Los Angeles science fiction writer extolled the joys of exploring safe yet stimulating urban …

Urban Planning

Energy storage batteries face biggest test in California

From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits.<p>By storing …

What will Feinstein do? California Democrats await senator's reelection decision to plot their own futures

As top California Democrats plot their future career moves, a critical piece of information is missing: Will Sen. Dianne Feinstein seek reelection? Speculation about the 83-year-old senator’s plans took on new urgency this year, as ambitious statewide politicians decide whether to run for governor …

California

Rapid Understanding of Earthquake Impacts: The California Earthquake Clearinghouse (Maggie Ortiz, EERI)

655 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<p>0 0 0<p>Published on Aug 23, 2013<p>Pankaj Agrawal 3 months ago<p>No notes for slide<p>established in 1972<p>Add some more info from abstract<p>Reconnaissance photos<p>Turn into animated timeline<p>Condense and add notes<p>Clearinghouse is not asking teams to focus on calibrating HAZUS model, but …

Education Technology

Muir Woods National Park: What to Expect During Your Visit

Top Tips & What to Expect During Your Visit<p>Founded in 1908, Muir Woods National Park is a popular attraction about 30 minutes north of San Francisco. …

National Parks

Fight for Democratic Party Starts in Xavier Becerra’s California District

How Democrats will move forward after the surprising victory of Donald Trump already is playing out in California's Congressional District 34 special election, providing an early look at a strong anti-establishment sentiment and its potential to drag the Democratic Party further left.<p>Former Rep. …

Bernie Sanders

Self-driving car bill would authorize Cal DMV to do what’s already done

New legislation introduced in the California Assembly would mandate the state Department of Motor Vehicles revoke the registration of any autonomous …

Driverless Cars

Report: PayPal's Peter Thiel Weighing Run for California Governor

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is considering running for governor of California, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking.<p>The …

Peter Thiel

California's bullet train is hurtling toward a multibillion-dollar overrun, a confidential federal report warns

California’s bullet train could cost taxpayers 50% more than estimated — as much as $3.6 billion more. And that’s just for the first 118 miles through the Central Valley, which was supposed to be the easiest part of the route between Los Angeles and San Francisco.<p>A confidential Federal Railroad …

California

Comfort, dignity, security; seniors extol virtues of low-rent housing while thousands of others wait in long line

If you’re getting on in years and your income is flat but your expenses are not, finding an affordable home in Southern California may require a small miracle.<p>“It feels like I’m rich,” 67-year-old Zenaida Jose declared in a studio apartment that, in her mind, is a magnificent palace.<p>The Wilshire …

Housing

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