Poll: Californians Willing to Extend Prop. 30 Taxes
A new statewide poll finds that 52 percent of likely voters want to keep paying higher taxes at least for a little while longer, if it helps out California K-12 schools. Several liberal groups are already eyeing a potential 2016 ballot measure to extend Prop. 30's temporary taxes.
Sierra Surveyors Size Up Minimal Snowpack
The snowfall this year has been awful for skiers and snowboarders -- and it's looking grim for the drought too. Thursday morning, surveyors will once again trudge into the Sierra to size up the mountain snowpack, a critical source of water for millions of Californians.
Results of L.A. Homeless Count Will Guide Federal Spending
Volunteers are fanning out in cities across California and the U.S. this week for a head count of the nation's homeless population. In Los Angeles County, the three-day effort involves thousands of people searching over 4,000 square miles. How many homeless people are counted will help determine where federal dollars are spent.
Birds Coated in Mysterious Goo Get Treatment, Cause Remains Unknown
A mysterious goo seeped into San Francisco Bay about two weeks ago. The gray, sticky substance was like rubber cement and doesn't appear to be toxic to marine life. But it has been devastating to birds. More than 250 birds have died, mostly from hypothermia.