California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.
Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on..
Former LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning. The Root reports Bryant was traveling with at least three other people in a..
Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA's all-time greats whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and.. Reuters - Published
Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, died at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California. Here is biographical information on him and highlights from his.. Reuters - Published
The husband-and-wife owners of DC Solar, a California solar company that caused Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc to take a $377 million charge last year, pleaded guilty on Friday to involvement.. Reuters - Published
Renters with Section 8 vouchers get abused. The Trump administration threatens to withhold money if the state continues requiring health care plans to provide abortions. And even as state lawmakers.. USATODAY.com - Published
NFL free agent Antonio Brown has been granted bail by a Florida judge. Brown is accused of attacking the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. (Jan. 24)
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The move, which would be unlikely to happen until after the Senate impeachment trial, could enhance her chances of becoming vice president but could also anger liberals in California. NYTimes.com - Published
California Governor Gavin Newsom, stepping up his bid to enlist U.S. government help to combat homelessness, has urged the Trump administration to open up surplus federal property for construction of.. Reuters - Published
Authorities say four people were killed Wednesday in the crash of a small airplane at a Southern California airfield. Firefighters found the plane burning in brush on the east side of the airport, not.. USATODAY.com - Published
The rideshare giant is testing a feature to let drivers set prices — and get around the new gig economy labor law. Plus: A nonprofit asks Uncle Sam to lease it land to put up tiny homes.. USATODAY.com - Published
A judge allowed prosecutors to admit into evidence the accounts of two accusers who say that Mr. Gooding groped them in bars in New York and California. The claims date back to 2013 and 2018. NYTimes.com - Published
A local sheriff's deputy has killed the mountain lion that attacked and wounded a 3-year-old child in a Southern California wilderness park before the boy's father chased the cougar off, state wildlife.. Reuters - Published
How farmworkers survive on $17,500 per year living in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. Plus: The love for Tulare's Devin Nunes runs deep — what's Ukraine got to do with.. USATODAY.com - Published
Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday said it is testing a feature that allows some drivers in California to set their own fares, hoping the change will help it show that its drivers are independent.. Reuters - Published
Four Los Angeles-area schoolteachers who were doused with jet fuel dumped by a Delta Air Lines plane in the minutes before it made an emergency landing sued the airline on Friday, accusing the flight.. Reuters - Published
One person died and another was badly injured in a morning avalanche in Lake Tahoe. The state sues over President Trump's plan to open up coastal and farming land to gas and oil extraction. And.. USATODAY.com - Published
It's a claim frequently made: Homeless people in town are from somewhere else. It's really not true. In related news, Gov. Newsom wraps up a homelessness tour in Oakland, where he promises to "own.. USATODAY.com - Published