A staggering number of illegal immigrants are housed in California's prisons and jails, and it's taxpayers who foot the huge bill. Eyewitness News investigated the numbers and asked lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington what can be done.
Republicans will need Central Valley swing voters if they hope to capture the governor's and U.S. Senate seats next week. Republicans see these Central Valley towns as the centerpiece of their election-year strategy in California.
Chances of a quick resolution to California's bizarre budget stalemate seemed even more remote Wednesday after recalcitrant Senate Republicans ousted their leader in a midnight coup and promised to hold out against tax increases.
The state Attorney General's office has confirmed it is investigating whether Shell Oil Co. has illegally cut off crude supplies to the Bakersfield refinery owned by Flying J Inc. Officials at Big West say they can't secure an adequate supply of oil to run the refinery.