The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday.
Federal funding was approved Tuesday for an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast.
The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena has been awarded a $12.6 million federal grant to set up a new center to study physics.
More than 51,000 people in Los Angeles County are homeless, a slight dip from 2009, despite the poor economy and a wave of foreclosures, according to a survey released Tuesday.
The current state plan to close 70 of California’s 278 state parks because of budget cuts has hit a snag.
Federal lawmakers say the state of California is getting another $902 million in federal funding to advance the design and construction of a high-speed rail system initially running from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Officials say the federal grants will help “reverse the effects” of widespread foreclosures on Inland Empire communities.