Stanford, California - Once the fodder of late-night comedians, California's budgetary strategy is actually one that national lawmakers might emulate, a Stanford tax scholar says.

Stanford, California - Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead to computers that use optics, rather than electricity, to carry data.

Berkeley, California - An article in IEEE Spectrum is shining the spotlight on the UC Berkeley connection to two of Google’s most high-profile innovations: self-driving cars and Street View cameras.

San Francisco, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued a consumer alert to Californians about possible scams targeting immigrants and their families.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring December 7, 2014, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in the State of California.

Sacramento, California - About 35 percent of natural gas used in California homes is used to heat water. To reduce the use of natural gas the California Energy Commission has funded research to increase the effectiveness of residential solar water heating systems and reduce the price tag.