Updated at the bottom: And it gets worse as another refinery in the Bay Area goes up in smoke. First posted at 2:40 p.m.
If this heat wave has you down, just wait until your next gas station visit.
A fire at a Chevron refinery near San Francisco last Monday knocked out a portion of one of Califor ... More >>
Flickr/grongarOrganic Pastures raw milk has been quarantined in California.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has upheld its recall of raw milk products, even though the dairy demanded the quarantine be lifted, saying tests show its milk is pathogen-free, according to the Asso ... More >>
Got a frenemy you've always wanted to throw things at? Invite them to this weekend's Tomato Battle to engage a violent tomato war. The price is a bit steep ($59.99, or $39.99 if you enter the promo code "club tomato"), but the event's charity partner is the Los Angeles Food Bank ... More >>
Don't sue us.Updated at the bottom with a statement from the Wyland Foundation, which suggests the new plate is a "poor imitation" of the artist's original. First posted at 8:09 a.m. Tuesday.
In typical Hollywood fashion, California's iconic whale tail license plate has been retired for a ho ... More >>
Despite being home to the greatest number of 10- to 24-year-olds murdered in California, Los Angeles County actually ranked No. 6 in the state for the highest youth murder rate per capita in 2009, according to a report released Monday.
The study, "Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2009 ... More >>
It was exactly a week ago that D.A. Steve Cooley took the lead from Kamala Harris in the still too-close-to-call race for attorney general. Tonight, she has taken it back, and now leads her Republican rival by a mere 5,000 votes, or about six one-hundredths of a percent. Harris was down by 15,000 ... More >>
Photo of Harris by Ted SoquiSqueaker: Harris is beating Cooley by 12,000 votesIt will be weeks before the winner is known in the super-close race for attorney general. But thanks to figures provided by the Secretary of State's office, we can make a back-of-the-envelope guess as to how the remaini ... More >>
Neon Tommy, the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism publication, has been rebuffed by several counties in California in its attempt to obtain records of swine flu deaths.Neon Tommy
Only after some persistence did Los Angeles County allow the USC journalists to take a peek ... More >>