Top News & Analysis California

  • As the most prominent trade group pushing adoption of the electronic currency bitcoin begins its annual conference on Friday, it is being roiled by controversy.

  • Nirav Tolia, co-founder and chief executive officer of Nextdoor.com, in 2013.

    Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia is facing felony hit-and-run charges after authorities say he left the scene of a freeway crash.

  • Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm in Holtville, Calif.

    Farmers will face a shortage of workers come harvest time. And the solution may not be as simple as immigration reform.

  • The demand for talent in Silicon Valley is forcing tech companies to offer unique and sometimes lavish perks.

  • The Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance a bill to renew $85 billion of individual and business tax breaks for two years.

  • Bottles of the Sriracha hot sauce travel down a conveyor belt at the Huy Fong Foods Inc. facility in Irwindale, California.

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods has been feeling the heat in Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors. CNBC's Scott Cohn and Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Texas), discuss why Texas is wooing the company hoping to net a new deal and jobs.

  • Texas hot for Sriracha plant

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods got into a dispute with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.

  • Sriracha war heats up

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods has been battling with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Actor T. J. Miller (L) and actor Thomas Middleditch (R) arrive at the premiere of 'Silicon Valley' on April 3, 2014 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.

    CNBC met up with the executive producers and stars of HBO's new show Silicon Valley to find out what real-world tech they actually use.

  • Home buyers hot on Atherton

    Atherton is in the heart of Silicon Valley. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the thriving economy there, and its hot housing market.

  • Oracle

    A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that Oracle is entitled to copyright protection over certain parts of the Java programming language in a high profile lawsuit against Google.

  • The Beverly Hills Hotel.

    The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air face a loss of business over their owner's ties to Sharia law.

  • Beverly Hills hotel boycott

    Celebrities, including Jay Leno, are joining in protests outside a Beverly Hills hotel, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • Communist party members and supporters hold their red flags near a monument to the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin in the Crimean capital Simferopol, on May 6, 2014.

    Since the start of the Ukrainian conflict, Russia has increased its air activity over the Pacific Ocean, near California and the island of Guam.

  • A Comcast truck in Pompano Beach, Florida

    Comcast is merging with Time Warner Cable and within a year the X1 cable service should be available to customers in L.A. as well as in New York.

  • This 18-acre beachfront property in East Hampton reportedly sold for $147 million, breaking a record set two weeks ago for the most expensive residential property sold in the U.S.

    It wasn't that long ago that a $50 million home sale was big news. Now, $100 million home sales are becoming a monthly occurrence.

  • Employees at Pfizer Inc's U.S. research centers may want to dust off their resumes if the company's proposed acquisition of Britain's AstraZeneca comes to fruition.

  • A report released Wednesday said one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook rolled out a new service that it envisions will distribute ads across a network of mobile applications.

  • Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto, at podium, holds a news conference to discuss the announced relocation of Toyota Motor Sales' U.S. headquarters, April 28, 2014, in front of City Hall in Torrance, Calif.

    Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto blamed California's structural problems for Toyota's relocation to Texas.