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California Firefighters Stop the Truck to Give Shoes to Barefoot Homeless Man

A fire truck from Engine 6-C was returning from a training exercise in Riverside, California Thursday when the crew aboard noticed an elderly homeless...

Largest Desalination Plant in Western Hemisphere Opens in Thirsty California

A billion dollar desalination plant is turning salt water into drinking water for drought-plagued Southern California. The Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant named for...

Southern California’s Air Continues To Get Cleaner, 12% Better Than 2014

Californians can now breath a little easier, according to a report released at the end of 2015 stating that smog is continuing to clear...

SeaWorld to End Orca Whale Shows in California (WATCH)

After plunging attendance and a state commission banning captive breeding of Orcas, SeaWorld is stopping its killer whale shows in San Diego.

Farmer Returns 700 Acres of California Coast to Native American Tribe

A California landowner is returning his family farm to a neighboring Native American tribe that was forced inland, away from their breathtaking coastline, 150...

Nature Bridge Paves the Way For Mountain Lions’ Survival in California

The hunting of mountain lions has been illegal in California since 1990, but because of their proximity to humans and civilization in California, these...

After Nearly a Century, Gray Wolves Return to California Mountains

A pack of gray wolves are now wandering the hills of Northern California for the first time since they were hunted to extinction in the...

California Restores Voting Rights for 60,000 Former Felons

A court settlement has just given 60,000 felony offenders the right to vote again in California. They all committed low-level offenses and were released, placed...

Anonymous Donor Gives $34 Million to One of California’s Poorest Cities

How does someone give a “transformative” gift to preschoolers and African-American students, low-income renters and ex-prisoners, all at once with the stroke of a...

California Residents Slash Water Use, Exceeding All Expectations

The weather may be getting hotter, but Californians are exceeding the state government’s expectations by conserving a record amount of water. The State Water Resources...

Nail Salon Owners Clear the Air for Their California Workers

Some nail technicians in California are breathing easier, thanks to a project dedicated to clearing the air in popular “mani-pedi” salons. The California Healthy Nail...

Starbucks to Stop Bottling Water in California Due to Drought

For each bottle of Ethos Water sold, a small contribution is funneled to water charities around the world–but those benefits came at the expense...
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Plan to Boost Clean Energy in the California Desert Released

"California and the US government on Tuesday released an ambitious draft plan to combat climate change by accelerating the building of large renewable energy...

University of California Signs Major Solar Deal

The University of California announced yesterday that it will make the largest solar energy purchase by any U.S. higher education institution to fulfill 60%...

California Teen Lauded for Starting Special-Needs Sports Leagues

Tyler Barbee wanted to find a way to get his brother, who has autism, more engaged with the world. "So I figured that to get...

California Beaches Were Less Polluted in 2013

95 percent of California beaches earned A or B grades for water quality during the summer of 2013, a 2% improvement over 2012, according...

From Dark Horse to Derby Winner: The Unlikely Story of California Chrome

The story behind this year's Kentucky Derby Winner is similar, with its shades of a hero story, to the winning saga of Secretariat. Flash back...

California’s High School Graduation Rate Passes 80% for First Time

For the first time in California history, the high school graduation rate has surpassed 80%, mirroring a trend nationwide, officials announced Monday. The numbers of...

Percentage of Californians Walking, Biking, or Using Transit Doubles Since 2000

The percentage of California residents walking, biking, or using public transportation has more than doubled since 2000 -- from 11 percent to 23 percent...
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Much Needed Rain, Snow Comes to California

Drought-stricken California got some help Thursday from the weather — a prelude to a bigger storm for parts of the state over the weekend...