The veteran skydiver who died Sunday after his chute failed to open during a jump in eastern San Diego County was the brother-in-law of famed NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.
As UCLA tallied the damage from rampant flooding triggered by the rupture of a 90-year-old city water line, Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday were once again confronted with the consequences of deferred maintenance on the city's aging infrastructure.
When the average Mexican family visits California, they probably hop in a car for a jaunt across the border. But California tourism officials who traveled here with Gov. Jerry Brown this week have their sights set on a more high-flying clientele.
"True Detective" and "Breaking Bad" produced only eight episodes apiece but, for their ensembles, it's the quality not the quantity that counts. The shows should dominate the Emmys' drama series acting nominations. Here's an early look at the front-runners in the four categories. ACTOR Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective" Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" Woody Harrelson, "True Detective" Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" James Spader, "The Blacklist" Prime contenders: Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex"; Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"; Damian Lewis,...