Hippos have finally made their triumphant return to the Dallas Zoo! After one year of intense...

Following increased profits in property sales in 2016, Northern California’s housing market is...

California Legislators Approve a Budget And Brace For a Busy Summer

Last week state lawmakers in Sacramento approved a new $125 billion state budget. Members of both the State Assembly and the California Senate now contemplate a busy schedule filled with a variety of proposed measures awaiting debate and action.

National Braille Competition

The University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles was the scene on Saturday, June 17, for the day-long Braille Challenge finals. This national competition is for low-vision and blind students ages 6 to 19.

California Temperatures Soar

The summer season often brings a desire to be outdoors in LA County, California, but the heat might be simply too much for some people to handle. Triple-digit temperatures in the area are keeping many indoors while creating an ideal environment to find shelter in a swimming pool or in the ocean as a way to stay cool.

Mumps Outbreak In L.A. County Infects 42 People

A sudden terrible mumps outbreak in Los Angeles County has now infected 42 people, and many of those are living on the Westside.

Nationally, mumps has been a major problem in recent years. There have been 5,833 cases nationwide last year, and that number seems to be rising this year. As of May, there have been 3,176 nationwide cases this year, on pace to exceed last year's comfortably.

Minimum Wage In California Increasing

In 2016, Jerry Brown, who is the governor of California, signed a bill that will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2022. California had its first minimum wage increase in January 2017. The current minimum wage is $10.50. It will increase to $11 per hour by the end of 2017. Starting in 2018, the minimum wage will increase by one dollar every year until 2022.

California Sees Jobs Growth Continue

The State of California is the most-populated state in the United States and is one of the economic centers of the world. Because of this, many people look to the overall health of the California economy and consider it a gauge of the overall health of both the national and international economies.

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