Scientists estimate the Sierra Nevada snowpack, crucial to California's water supply, could shrink by 75 percent by the end of this century due to climate change. State officials this week released a revised water action plan that includes steps to cope.
Independent expenditure committees have spent more than $47 million in state races through Thursday. Many donors give to multiple committees, which also share some of the same consultants and ad buyers.
A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.
The legal fight between UC Davis and the California strawberry industry is escalating, even as both sides insist they want to patch up an 80-year-old relationship that’s enriched the university and given farmers a bounty of new strawberry varieties.
Republicans trying to win a central California Assembly seat are tying incumbent Democrat Adam Gray to indicted suspended Sen. Ron Calderon. Gray’s campaign has countered by linking California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte to fines paid by the Sacramento-based governmental affairs firm with which he’s attached.