Legislation passed by California's state Senate in May and coming before the Assembly this month would require all schools that receive public funds for student financial assistance to set a 'yes means yes' standard.
California mystery animal stumps local officials as they try to identify an animal caught on video moving through a residential neighborhood. A zoo spokeswoman said the California mystery animal appeared to be a big cat of undetermined origin, possibly 'some kind of hybrid.'
The California water board has passed new restrictions to rein in water use amid the worst drought in state history. Until now, residents in big cities and suburbs have been largely shielded from the drought's effects.