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Opening a weekend trip to California, President Barack Obama on Friday will offer millions in federal aid for the drought-stricken state, then hold an unusual West Coast meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II, a key U.S. partner in the Middle East.
Lady Gaga has a new message for all of her “little monsters”: Save water. The five-time Grammy Award winner will soon be on the air with a public service announcement urging Californians to do their part to help with the state’s drought.
Just how much do arts and culture contribute to U.S. economic growth? The federal government has decided it wants to know – every year.
California is one of 45 states to adopt Common Core standards, which will be fully implemented in the 2014-15 school year.
Los Angeles County social workers say their strike was a last resort after petitioning for months for lower caseloads. Officials say they're already hiring more social workers.
Though the turnout was varied and the speeches impassioned, the Ventura City Council narrowly passed a ban on mobile medical marijuana dispensaries within the city, effectively shutting out all sales to local residents.
With its large number of uninsured and its bold embrace of the Affordable Care Act, California is considered a bellwether state for the federal law.
Every undergrad at a big public university knows the problem: You have hundreds of classmates in your Psych 101 class, the professor is a distant voice at a far-off lectern, the teaching assistants are swamped, and you feel lost.
As councilwomen and candidates, Wendy Greuel, Nury Martinez and Joy Picushave met these challenges head on. The three women share their experiences and concerns about women in government, or the lack there-of, as they sit down in the Crawford Family Forum with KPCC’s political reporter, Alice Walton. RSVP via http://kpcc.ticketleap.com/women-in-city-hall/.
The Red Line, LA Metro's busiest rapid transit route, and its offshoot the Purple Line will have wifi service by 2016.
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