Southern California may be forced to take conservation steps next year in the face of a potential water shortage, state water officials said Monday.
A state lawmaker from the Southland on Friday urged the governor of California to help slow the sharp rise in gas prices statewide.
Gas prices rose another 19.2 cents overnight in what’s believed to be the largest price increase within a 24-hour period.
A record spike in gas prices has left several independent stations around the Southland — and one major wholesaler — with empty gas pumps.
A new survey suggests a shaky California economy and the lure of retirement could both be behind a dwindling supply of teachers statewide.
A mass exodus of young children is underway in the Southland, a trend one researcher warns could lead to a critical shortage of workers in the future.