California Closes Prison That Trains Firefighters

SACRAMENTO — A decade after prison crowding forced California to realign its criminal justice system, the population in what once was the nation's largest state correctional system has shrunk to the point where officials announced Tuesday they will close one o...

Will Biden Give Californians Some Tax Relief?

Seven Democratic governors called on President Joe Biden to lift the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions Friday that was a part of former President Donald Trump's massive 2017 tax law, arguing the “as...
Photo of a parched California wetland

With No March Miracle, California Prepares for Another Drought

LOS ANGELES — California’s hopes for a wet “March miracle” did not materialize and a dousing of April showers may as well be a mirage at this point. The state appears in the midst of another drought only a few years after a punishing 5-year dry spell dried ...

This is California’s Third-Driest Year on Record

The water content of California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack was measured at 59% of the April 1 average, when it historically is at its peak, the state’s chief of snow surveys and water supply forecasting said Thur...