One Afghan family in Sacramento recently arrived from Kabul, where the Taliban came knocking on their door. The father was able to get a Special Immigrant Visa to resettle in the US. The family counts themselves as among the fortunate ones, but they worry about those they left behind.
About 50 years ago, Cesar Chavez started a movement for farmworker rights that brought together the Filipino and Mexican communities in California and led to vast change. A new film, one of several, brings powerful scenes and memories, especially for those who were part of the movement.
Hollywood, the old heavyweight champ of the film business, is down. But a new coach, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, has big plans to get the champ back into fighting shape for a triumphant return.
Where in the world can you sit on a beach and still enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower? Imagine walking down to the Seine River this time of year, and seeing palm trees, umbrellas, lounge chairs and sand beaches lining the riverbank.
In the world of risk management, the probability of disaster is often expressed as a percentage. But that's not sufficient, scientists say now. And they've turned to an area of California, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, to explain just how badly current models work.
University of California Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi said she ordered the campus police force not to use force against students demonstrating on campus. Instead, last Friday's confrontation ended up with police pepper spraying a crowd of students. Now, come threats of lawsuits, firings and several investigations.
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson turns his attention to climate change, enlisting capitalists and entrepreneurs to fight against global warming with the Carbon War Room.