Photo of Matthew Polamalu and his car

Should Community Colleges Build Dorms for Students?

Matthew Polamalu was spending 1.5 hours each day commuting back and forth to community college along Southern California’s congested freeways when he decided he’d had enough. Opinion Felicia Mello CALmatters He sat down at his computer and Go...

Officials: California Terror Plot by Army Veteran Stopped

LOS ANGELES — A terror plot by an Army veteran who converted to Islam and planned to bomb a white supremacist rally in Southern California as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks was thwarted, federal prosecutors said Monday. The suspect allegedly...
A photo of swollen Coyote Creek in Cypress, California

Southern California Wastes So Much Rain It Should Be a Crime

The Sierra snowpack is thick and brimming with water content. Rain is drenching California. An estimated 18 trillion gallons of water has fallen on the state in February alone. Too bad that most of the precipitation that falls in the state's urban areas is ...
Photo of a wildfire coming down a hilltop in Malibu, CA

Southern California Fires Force Evacuation of Malibu

MALIBU — About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered evacuated early Friday as a ferocious Southern California's wildfire roared toward the beachside community that is home for many Hollywood celebrities...
Photo of forensics team in Thousand Oaks, CA

Officer Killed in California Bar Shooting Described as Hero

(Ventura County Sheriff's Department/AP) THOUSAND OAKS — Friends are remembering sheriff's sergeant who was killed trying to stop a shooting rampage at a California bar as a "cop's cop" who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. "The fact that he was the...