The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say.
Last year, James Hammond, the superintendent of the Montclair-Ontario Unified School District in the Inland Empire, was paid $492,077. Jonathan Eagan, the principal of a junior high school in the Bay Area city of Martinez made $279,669.
The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that command staff in some of the city's police stations artificially inflated the number of officers they had on patrol to comply with department regulations.
Two Santa Ana women were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter Thursday for the fatal beating of a 23-year-old newlywed outside a nightclub, in a case made infamous by claims of bystander indifference and marked by wildly conflicting eyewitness accounts.
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday took what it called a "significant step toward restoring public access" at Martin's Beach in San Mateo County by calling on members of the public who have been there over the decades to fill out declarations saying so.
As he left UC Santa Barbara's memorial for victims of last week's rampage Tuesday evening, Matt Moore fumed about the attention being lavished on the man who caused the violence. Elliot Rodger, 22, left behind videos and writings that vividly describe his life, his anger and his plan to kill people in the college town. "It makes me sick seeing those videos over and over again," said Moore, who went to high school with one of the victims, Christopher Michaels-Martinez. "By continuously showing the videos and stuff, you're putting the limelight on him and not the people he killed.... I want to remember Chris." In the long history of mass murder in the...