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Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Governor Brown Unveils Delta Water Plan Amid Bay Area Opposition

California and federal officials have announced plans for a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California farmland and cities.


Police officers stand with a suspect who was being held near the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif. , where a shooting left eight people dead and one critically injured Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP)

Prosecutor Recounts Killing Spree At SoCal Salon

Prosecutors didn’t take long to decide that the man they say went on a deadly shooting rampage at a Southern California salon deserves to die.


Investigators stand near the site where at least eight people were killed in a shooting at a hair salon in Seal Beach on Oct. 12, 2011. (AP)

8 Killed In Southern California Salon Shooting

A gunman opened fire Wednesday in a busy hair salon, killing eight people and critically wounding another while leaving bodies scattered throughout the business in a normally sedate Southern California beach community.


Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

California High-Speed Rail Costs Skyrocket

The estimated cost of California’s high-speed rail project is rising by billions of dollars.


CA high speed rail

Will High-Speed Rail’s First Stop Be In San Jose Or LA?

It’s shaping up to be a battle between San Jose and L.A. for which city will get the first bullet trains in California, as officials are considering whether to extend the first leg of the rail system to Silicon Valley or Southern California.


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Royal Couple Arrives In California

The royal couple had tacked on a quick visit to Los Angeles following a nine-day tour of Canada, their first foreign trip since marrying in April.

CBS San Francisco–07/08/2011

An unidentified missile flies over Los Angeles Monday evening. (CBS)

Pentagon, NASA Say ‘Mystery Missile’ Was Airplane Vapor Trail

Both the Pentagon and NASA concluded Wednesday that an airplane and not a missile launch was the likely cause of a large vapor trail in the skies off Southern California’s coast earlier this week.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/10/2010

An unidentified missile flies over Los Angeles Monday evening. (CBS)

Pentagon Can’t Explain ‘Missile’ Off California Coast

The Pentagon said Tuesday it did not know what created a vapor trail that crossed the skies off the Southern California coast and resembled a missile launch.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/09/2010

CA Wildfire Grows, Threatens Buildings

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) _ A huge wildfire in the high desert wilderness north of Los Angeles jumped an aqueduct on Friday, rushing toward hundreds of houses as firefighters also tried to keep flames from damaging […]


Heat Wave Continues in LA, State Probes Deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) Temperatures surged around the state Saturday as Southern California continued its rare high-humidity heat wave and state officials investigated a rash of recent farm worker deaths believed tied to the weather.