Motorists at the nation's busiest border crossing were accustomed to waiting hours while vendors paraded between lanes with everything from sliced papaya and hot oatmeal to sombreros and ceramic mugs. Now, thanks to a $741 million construction project, they may not have enough time to lower their windows and order a cappuccino.
A surge in personal income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was the main driver of a much lower-than-expected state appropriations limit for 2014-15, which contributed to Senate layoffs last month. For 2015-16, the limit is expected to be higher, which would allow greater increases in legislative budgets.
The area with the highest proportion of Democrats sits between Davis High School and UC Davis. The area with the highest proportion of Republicans surrounds the Granite Bay Golf Course. See where your neighborhood falls using our interactive map.
California State Controller John Chiang has a plan to pay down future retiree medical expenses that will cost the state $71.8 billion, according to his latest estimate. Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal, expected out before Jan. 10, will include “a plan to address this unfunded liability – and sustain health benefits for retirees for the long term,” according to the Department of Finance.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest California Supreme Court nominee isn’t likely to run into serious resistance at her confirmation hearing next week, but criticism of Leondra Kruger’s residency (out of state) and judicial experience (none) has brought Brown to her defense.
The nation's largest sheriff's department agreed to federal court oversight and will adopt a new use-of-force policy to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by jail inmates who said they were beaten by guards.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making LA's police department the nation's largest law enforcement agency to move forward with such an ambitious expansion of the technology.
Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained shut four of the building's doors Monday to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.
The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the White House.
Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at a much slower pace in December compared with the previous month. But the drop came after factory activity reached its highest level in 21 years in November.