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  • Carmageddon? Carma-Stop It! Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 12:37 PM ET
    405 Freeway

    I can't take it anymore. Los Angeles is on 24/7 Carmageddon alert. The closure of the 405 freeway for 53 hours this weekend to create a carpool lane and make an overpass earthquake safe is the most publicized event in La-la land since they discovered Botox isn't just for muscle spasms.

  • Carmageddon 2     Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that JetBlue is offering $4 plane tickets to avoid Carmageddon, but Stephanie Howard found out too late.

  • Amazon Takes On California Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    Income Tax

    Amazon, the world’s largest online merchant, has an ambitious and far-reaching new agenda: it wants to rewrite tax policy for the Internet era.

  • States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 2:19 AM ET
    Foreclosure filings, defined as a default notice, auction sale notice or bank repossessions, were an increase of nearly 4 percent from the previous month and down 29 percent from June 2010. 0.90 percent of all U.S. housing units (one in 111) had at least one foreclosure filing in the first half of the year, according to RealtyTrac's June 2011 Foreclosure Market Report.

    Here are states with the 10 highest foreclosure rates in July 2011, according to RealtyTrac's July 2011 Foreclosure Market Report.

  • California's Red Light Camera Pain     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports law enforcement officials in Los Angeles want to pull down traffic cameras because they are not cost effective.

  • West Coast Wakeup     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 10:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports California democratics struck a budget deal without the GOP; Amazon is getting into the digital ad business; and HP launches a Facebook app.

  • Supreme Court Strikes Down CA Law     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson details the high court's decision to reverse a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors.

  • Now Is the Time to Play It Safe: Calpers CIO Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 7:22 PM ET

    Now is the time to play it safe, Joe Dear, CIO of the largest United States public pension fund, the California Public Employees Retirement System, told CNBC Thursday.

  • 10 Luxurious Golf Courses Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Donald Trump has long dreamed of building a luxury golf resort in Scotland, the birthplace of his beloved game. The $1.2 billion course was scheduled to open in July 2012, but according to statements to the UK press on June 20, 2011, it’s on hold until the financial crisis blows over. "The world has crashed," , and finishing the project “will depend on the markets.” Luckily, avid golfers don’t have to wait until the economy finally turns around, as there are plenty of impressive facilities right

    There are plenty of impressive golf courses across the US. Click to see some of the most luxurious ones!

  • Whitey Bulger Is Arrested in California Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 5:06 AM ET

    James (Whitey) Bulger, a legendary Boston crime boss indicted in 19 murders and who is on the F.B.I.’s 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday night in Santa Monica, the New York Times reports.

  • Public Unions Take On Boss to Win Big Pensions Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    City council elections in this Southern California city are usually sedate. Hot-button issues include whether libraries should stay open at night. Campaign budgets often don’t top $10,000. Then Jim Righeimer, a conservative activist and real estate developer, jumped into the race last year, the New York Times reports.

  • 10 Cities Fit for Active Lifestyles Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Some have more parks and bicycle lanes than others. Some are blessed with perfect climates. Some are situated next to national parks. And some simply have a lot of gyms. But what they all have in common are attributes that encourage people to get outside and stay active.Click ahead to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Click to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

  • Harvesting a Farmland Bubble     Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on whether farmers are seeing a bubble.

  • Backlog of Cases Gives a Reprieve on Foreclosures Sunday, 19 Jun 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    Many distressed homeowners have spent years wondering when they’re going to get kicked out. But the backlog of foreclosures has provided a reprieve. In New York, for example, it would take 62 years to process them all.

  • California Budget Vetoed, but Lawmakers Still Get Paid Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    California Attorney General and democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a budget sent to him by the Democrat-controlled legislature. If lawmakers had missed the deadline, they would have forfeited pay until a deal was reached.

  • Top States to Watch : California     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 10:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the Golden State is still the place to be to launch a business, due to its innovation and investment dollars but loses points for its high costs and tough regulations.

  • What's in Your Wallet? 2005 Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
    credit cards

    I was at the bagel store getting my usual this week. I noticed a woman next to me opening up a voluminous wallet. I'm not one to stare, much, but I was nearly blinded by the plastic. After refocusing, I noticed she had a lot of Visa cards. A lot.

  • Can Silicon Valley Save California?     Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on all the new money and millionaires the recent tech IPO frenzy has created, and whether taxes on the added wealth will help California with its budget problems.

  • Pamela Anderson

    You might think that only Pamela Anderson made six figures from being a lifeguard but here’s a surf alert that’s sure to ripple your tide: Full-time lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., make more than $120,000 a year! AND they get a sunscreen allowance.

  • Las Vegas: Life Is Short, Summer Is Shorter Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    March figures show that gaming revenue on the Las Vegas Strip rose 13 percent from a year ago.  Now the city that brought you "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" is launching a new campaign: "Life is Short, Summer is Shorter."