After Refinery Fire, Chevron Neighbors Search for Answers
A fire at the Chevron refinery on the east side of San Francisco Bay sent a plume of smoke high above the city of Richmond -- and sent hundreds of residents to emergency rooms with breathing problems and other health issues. Neighbors wonder if the compensation they may receive will really help, and if another accident is just around the corner.
Pension Reform Debate Hits Home in Sacramento
Sacramento is a company town -- and the company in question is state government. More than one-third of all state workers live in Sacramento County. So when talk turns to changing pension benefits for public employees -- the top issue for the final weeks of this year's legislative session -- people living in California's capital pay close attention.
Science Program Gives Students a Taste of College
Teenagers from across the western states are using the waters off the Central Coast as a science classroom this summer. It's part of a national program that helps level the playing field for kids who will be the first in their family to attend college.
Punk Pioneers Redd Kross Return to the Studio
It's not usually a pretty picture when young stars grow up. But with their first album in 15 years, Los Angeles rockers Redd Kross show it's possible to make a full transition from pop prodigies to 40-something pops. Pop music critic Steve Hochman reviews Redd Kross' new album, "Researching the Blues."
A Day in the Life of a Hollywood Paparazza
Celebrity photographers are often seen as social parasites, invasive, relentless and morally bankrupt. But for one Los Angeles paparazza, it's all about the thrill of the chase. Jerry Gorin and Antal Neville profile the photographer who calls herself "Jody Girl."