The state Thursday ordered Exide Technologies to pay for the cleanup of homes and yards contaminated by the company's battery recycling operation in Vernon.
California's stubborn drought helped push a $7.5-billion water bond through the Legislature and onto the November ballot. But even if voters approve Proposition 1, it won't provide relief any time soon.
The signs appear about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, tacked onto old farm wagons parked along quiet two-lane roads and bustling Interstate 5.
Leaders of two nursing organizations say they plan to meet Tuesday with Gov. Jerry Brown to call on the state to upgrade Ebola training and safety precautions for California health professionals.
An unidentified woman was killed early Sunday when she was struck by three vehicles while running across the northbound lanes of the 710 Freeway in Long Beach, authorities said.
A 9-year-old boy was killed and four other family members were seriously injured when their car was rear-ended at an Anaheim intersection shortly before midnight Saturday, police said.
A few years ago a group of researchers used computer modeling to put California through a nightmare scenario: Seven decades of unrelenting mega-drought similar to those that dried out the state in past millennia.
As the state ends the fourth-driest water year on record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture.