| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:37 PM
In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water.
More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:10 PM
The Los Angeles Community College District has selected a veteran educator to be its next chancellor, officials said Thursday.
Francisco Rodriguez, 51, has been president and superintendent of the MiraCosta Community College District in north San...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Is that post-lunch cookie really worse for you than smoking a joint? Some Americans think so.
NBC News and the Wall Street Journal conducted a survey of 1,000 people age 18 and older. They asked participants which of a number of substances was most...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Lake Tahoe’s famously blue waters are maintaining their overall clarity, despite dropping 5 feet last year.
The findings, released by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, reported the average...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The skinny rings of ancient giant sequoias and foxtail pines hold a lesson that Californians are learning once again this winter: It can get very dry, sometimes for a single parched year, sometimes for withering decades.
Drought has settled over the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Anyone who thinks the U.S. space program is done with and permanently parked at the California Science Center in the form of the space shuttle Endeavour hasn’t heard NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and aerospace engineer Camille Alleyne (yes,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:57 PM
For 100,000 years, a pod of cool magma has been sitting mostly immobile beneath the Mt. Hood volcano. Consider it cold storage.
As long as the magma stays cool, the volcano will not erupt. Cool magma is like peanut butter straight from the fridge...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:00 PM
It had been only two years since I'd graduated film school, and I was beginning to get quite serious about a girl who was at UC Davis studying life sciences. Robin had a bright, empirical mind, balanced by a kind, adventurous personality, and I was in...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The leaders of California's three public higher education systems Wednesday pledged more cooperation, particularly in transferring students, while Gov. Jerry Brown urged them to develop more innovative collaborations.
In a rare...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 8:34 PM
After spending decades and hundreds of millions of dollars cleaning up stubbornly high levels of pollution, air quality officials in the San Joaquin Valley are telling federal regulators that enough is enough.
San Joaquin Valley officials say that the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:25 PM
We’re not born with a fear of snakes, but it sure seems to develop early.
Now scientists may be closer to a explaining why ophidiophobia ranks among the top fears of humans, and seems to be shared with other primates.
Researchers inserted probes...