California

Should the U.S. Be Harvesting More Energy From Nuts?

Turkey has plans to heat an entire town with pistachio shells. Why can't that happen in California? 

The Problem of Finding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Just Got Sunnier

The solar-powered EV ARC charger has a key advantage: portability.

What Running Out of Power in a Tesla on the Side of a Highway Taught Me About the Road Trip of Tomorrow

A lesson in range anxiety on the country's emerging Supercharger network.

The Scary Things You Learn From 23 Years of Oakland Police Records

A new website is putting the Department under a microscope. They don't come out looking so good.

California's Drought: More Wildfires, Higher Food Prices

A new climate assessment sees more of the same killing heat this year, if not worse.

Nothing About This Year's Winter Weather Patterns Is Likely to Change Any Time Soon

Expect unusual East Coast cold and West Coast heat to "remain in place through most of the remainder of March."

Titanic Ocean Wave Brutalizes a Santa Barbara Restaurant

Today's special is sea bass with a side of briny water, broken glass, and screaming.

A Monster Storm Is Fast Approaching California

This gigantic system ought to be good for the state's severe drought.

The Severity of California's Terrible Drought, in One Image

After months of extremely dry weather, a Sacramento-area lake has pulled a massive disappearing act.

How California Got Its Dew Back

Watch the "Pineapple Express" make its way from Hawaii to the West Coast.

These Maps Lay Out Exactly Where to Find California's Gold

Guides for prospectors, circa 1848.

Los Angeles Is Overdue for a More Powerful Earthquake Than We Thought

Supercomputers reveal a natural channel in the earth that could bring potent shaking to the megacity.

The First Google Glass Moving Violation Case Got Dropped

But it's still unclear whether wearing the device is truly legal while driving.

Why This Man Is Photographing Every American Apparel Billboard in L.A.

A fascinating project on advertising and public space.

The Case of California's Disappearing Snow

This year, there's virtually no powder on the ground in the drought-stricken state.

A Grim Map of California's Drought

The state is facing what could be its worst water-shortage in four decades.

California Faces a Catastrophic Drought in 2014

It could lead to spikes in food prices and more devastating wildfires. 

It's Time for California to Fund High-Speed Rail Itself

A recent court ruling demands a clear plan to pay for the line — likely one that doesn't involve federal money.

The Next Big Traffic Safety Debate: Google Glass

A San Diego woman recently got a ticket for driving with them on. This is only the beginning.