After the California governor's call for a voluntary 20 percent cutback actually yielded a 1 percent increase in water use, officials are ramping up efforts to change outdoor residential water use to deal with the drought conditions.
Some cities – Los Angeles, Dallas, Tampa – are getting involved in the response to the child migrant crisis on the border. Their main role so far is to coordinate local nonprofit and faith groups that can provide services.
The complaint by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling alleges breach of contract and antitrust violations. In the end, however, some say the court of public opinion may matter more than the court of law.
The L.A. Kings lead 1-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals, but at the Flying Puck in New York, a sports haunt for those who bleed Ranger blue, a passion gap is evident. One fan is adamant: 'I’m tellin’ ya, Rangers in six!'
While trying to draw a straight line between Hollywood and violence is simplistic and potentially counter-productive, say some experts, it is also important not to dismiss the relationship out of hand.
The woman who told police she was kidnapped at age 15, sexually abused, and forced to marry her abductor, reportedly had a car and Internet access. But captors can have a powerful emotional hold, experts say.
Brunei's move to adopt a sharia-compliant penal code set off protests at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air. But Hollywood protests may serve only to shore up the sultan's credibility at home, analysts say.