Sen. Alex Padilla

Multi-agency crews clear away rubble on Park Street December 22, 2003 in downtown Paso Robles, California. The 6.5 richter scale earthquake hit the central coast of California earlier today killing at least two people. (Photo by Ana Elisa Fuentes/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Develop Quake Early Warning System

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ordered creation of a statewide earthquake early warning system that could give millions of Californians a few precious seconds of warning before a powerful temblor strikes.



California Earthquake Warning System Proposed

Californians would have precious seconds to prepare for a major earthquake under a new proposal to create a statewide early warning system.



California Bill Would Make ‘English Learner’ Label Uniform In School

A bill that would require the state Department of Education to review and analyze how California schools identify English learners has been sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration.


A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

Google, State Lawmaker Push For Rules On Driverless Cars

California is following on the heels of Nevada, which earlier in 2012 became the first state in the country to unveil requirements for autonomous vehicles traveling on its public roadways.