In recent years, a growing number of wine makers are using screw caps rather than natural corks. The trend worries natural cork producers who have mounted an ad campaign targeting Northern California wine buyers.
The Sacramento Kings and City of Sacramento have agreed to pay almost all of a $5.5 million fund set aside for arena art for a single piece. Three Kings owners ponied up another $1 million each to commission the work of New York artist Jeff Koons.
A California lawmaker wants to require local elected officials to recuse themselves from voting on contracts that would benefit close family members. Violators would be banned from ever again holding public office.
The world's largest pollination event is happening now in the Central Valley. Honey bees from throughout the U.S. have been brought to California to pollinate the almond blossoms.
The Transportation Security Administration says it has had an increasing number of people trying to go through security with a gun in their carry-on bags.