L.A. Cyber Center Hopes to Be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.

Did Climate Change Worsen the Southern California Fires?

Seven of the state’s 10 largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 years.

De-energized Power Lines Can’t Spark Wildfires

It’s a simple strategy: Let technology tell you exactly when to cut power in weather conditions that can fuel a major blaze. But utilities and regulators still have to learn how to do it right.

Santa Ana Winds Fuel Quickly Moving Fire in Southern California

After an already difficult year across the West, dangerous fire weather conditions continue in parts of the Golden State.

The Bay Area's Housing Crisis Is Even Worse After the Wildfires

In the weeks following the blazes, median monthly rent in Sonoma County jumped more than 35 percent.

Fresno Officials Offer Amazon an Unusual Set of Keys to the City

As Chicago dangles $1.32 billion in personal income tax diversions in hopes to land the HQ2, a bid from California's fifth-largest city promises something very different.

Why It’s Hard to Control Drug Prices at the Ballot Box

Voters in California and Ohio have rejected measures meant to limit state spending on prescription drugs. But advocates say they plan to keep trying.

Hacker With Bitcoin Ransom Targets Sacramento Regional Transit Data

The transit agency is in the process of recovering 30 million backup files.

When Seconds Matter, Tiny Flaws in User Design Can Slow Things Down

Bus service can be delayed for a variety of reasons, including squinting. Yes, squinting.

Public Health Emergency Declaration Extended in San Diego

While local officials think a deadly hepatitis A outbreak has eased somewhat, they’ve faced challenges in communicating the continuing risk.

More Tidbits Surface on Elon Musk’s Advancing Tunneling Operation

Making his vision for a system of near-frictionless transport tubes a reality still requires things like permitting.

How Much Every State’s Annual GDP Will Increase If Dreamers Stay

California would see, at minimum, an extra $6.1 billion a year if Congress passes the bipartisan Dream Act, and other states' gains are significant—especially as Dreamers get their degrees.

L.A. Metro Seeks Private Partner to Test Uber-Like, On-Demand Transit Service

Navigation software will determine the path the "micro-transit" vehicles will take, based on factors like traffic conditions and requests for pick-ups and drop-offs.

As Sanctuary State, California Takes Deportation Fight to New Level

As more states map out their own immigration stands, California is taking its fight against mass deportation to a new level by restricting communication about release dates that help federal authorities arrest prisoners for deportation.

California Wildfires Threaten Wine Industry

Businesses that account for the majority of Napa County’s economic output and employ almost half its workers by the thousands are at risk.

Local California Officials Applaud Governor’s Veto of Small Cell Wireless Permitting Bill

Efforts to bring a uniform permitting process to the Golden State will go back to the drawing board.

Rethinking Hazard Mapping After Wildfires Entered Urban Areas Thought to Be ‘Unburnable’

Local officials across the West should pay attention to what happened to one devastated neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.

Why Sonoma County Decided Against Using Mass Alerts Ahead of Deadly Wildfires

Officials feared using the system would do more harm than good.