A GROWING homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy elite.

[RENO, Nevada] A growing homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy elite.

[SAN FRANCISCO] "You can't find wines like these anywhere else in the world but California," Chris Cottrell proclaimed to anyone who would listen - at least, anyone with an...

[LOS ANGELES] The death toll from Southern California mudslides that swallowed dozens of homes and forced the closure of a major highway along the picturesque Santa Barbara County coast rose to 20 on...

[MONTECITO, California] The San Ysidro Ranch, a five-star resort near Santa Barbara where President John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline honeymooned, has been severley damaged by the deadly...

LONG lines to buy marijuana in California and a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) sent Canadian pot stocks roaring into the new year.

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[OJAI, United States] A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning...

[LOS ANGELES] A US court in California on Friday re-instated a ban on foie gras in a move celebrated by animal rights activists who have long opposed the controversial French delicacy made by force-...

A FULL-FLEDGED housing crisis has gripped California, marked by a severe lack of affordable homes and apartments for middle-class families. The median cost of a home here is now a staggering US$500,...