Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation Monday to phase in the change.
Federal immigration officials said Monday they are considering phasing out the use of private contractors at its detention facilities amid pressure from immigrant advocates to end the practice over safety concerns.
In the moments before reports of gunshots spread panic at Los Angeles International Airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro.
A federal judge has ordered a psychological examination to determine whether former Los Angeles county Sheriff Lee Baca is mentally able to understand the corruption charges against him and assist in his defense.
Police are asking for the public's help to identify a vandal they say is "wreaking havoc" with a pellet gun in the Orange County city of Fullerton, where there have been 85 reports of smashed windows since June.
California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan lacks reliable funding sources and is in danger of ending up with only one line that doesn't connect to San Francisco or Los Angeles, members of a Congressional panel said Monday during a hearing.