California's drought conditions have worsened over the past week with the percentage of the state suffering from the highest category increasing, the National Weather Service said Thursday.
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.
Apparently Darwin Barney really was acquired for insurance purposes. Barney, who was somewhat conspicuously absent from Dodger Stadium Tuesday after the Dodgers swung the deal with the Cubs early Monday, has been optioned to triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers completed their trade with the Cubs Wednesday by sending Chicago Class A right-hander Jonathan Martinez. Manager Don Mattingly indicated Tuesday the Dodgers envisioned Barney, a 2012 Gold Glove winner at second base, being able to play third and short. Guess he’ll master his new utility role at Albuquerque. That, of course, is also where utility man Chone Figgins is 18 games into his rehab for a strained quadriceps. Can...