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Top News & Analysis California

  • For those with a private jet at their beck and call, some destinations are more popular than others.

  • Dried and cracked earth on an unplanted field at a farm near Mendota, Calif.

    As drought bakes nearly half the country, an expert says we may have to return to the days of WWII to ease the pain.

  • The downgrade of California's oil reserves raises questions about the sustainability of the U.S. boom.

  • Venture capitalists poured more than $11 billion into software last year, more than into any other sector and about double the amount in 2010.

  • Power House: San Diego market

    A quick look at San Diego's real estate market, with Geoffrey Schiering, San Diego Realty Pros broker. This week's "power house" has been listed at a range for $1.499 million to 1.519 million.

  • An attendee uses a computer to sign in for the Google I/O developers conference on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

    Google is amassing cash overseas to help finance a foreign shopping spree that could cost the Internet company up to $30 billion.

  • Netflix website

    Netflix will launch its online movie and TV subscription service later this year in France, Germany and four other European countries.

  • A fire pit at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

    A new luxury hotel has opened in the California desert with 244 guest rooms and suites.

  • California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races with the field during the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore.

    NY racing stewards were told to discontinue their ban of the breathing aid, clearing the way for Chrome to race with it in the Belmont Stakes—NYT.

  • Dramatic video shot from a car shows roaring flames near a road in San Marcos, Calif.

  • 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.