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California Gov. Jerry Brown in Los Angeles to Promote Immigration Overhaul

Although hope is fading that Congress will overhaul the nation’s immigration system, Gov. Jerry Brown told supporters in Los Angeles today that California’s progressive laws on the topic can spread east and influence the rest of the nation. Brown — joined by members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and immigrant-rights activists at the Pico […] 5:09 pm Read More

Six Killed in Isla Vista Shooting Spree

A gunman in a black BMW opened fire in a bustling California seaside college town, killing six and injuring seven in what police suggested Saturday was a "premeditated mass murder. 1:21 pm Read More

Report Supports Tax Credits to Curb Runaway Film Production

California’s film incentives program generated $4.3 billion of economic output and 22,300 jobs during its first three years, an analyst told a Los Angeles City Council committee today. The 109 films that received state tax credits also produced $235 million in local and state tax revenue in the same period, according to Christine Cooper, vice president of the Los […] 10:41 pm Read More

Shirley Temple, Child Star, Tireless Advocate and Diplomat, Dies at 85

Shirleytemple Young Shirley Temple Black, who cheered on Depression era America and danced her way into America’s hearts,  has died at her home in Woodside, California today. She was 85. As a child, the dimpled star danced through 23 films from 1935-1939, with an iconic optimism that uplifted a nation in the throws of Depression. Shirley Temple, […] 12:22 pm Read More

California Broadcasting Legend Huell Howser Dead At 67

Huell Howser Longtime Southern California television host Huell Howser, who used his folksy interviewing style to introduce viewers to little- known Golden State locales and the state’s unique residents, died today at age 67. Howser died in Palm Springs at 2:35 a.m. of natural causes, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. Howser was best known for […] 1:17 pm Read More