In the city of 790,000 people, bee colonies up to 10,000 strong emerged all over the place and overwhelmed the city's resources.
Every level of government understood the dangers of a potential fire in the region but took few, if any, of the steps needed to prevent catastrophe.
The small city set a new national precedent in the fight against chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, which caused major danger to the atmosphere.
There is brimming triangular tension between local, state, and national governing bodies about how cities should best protect their citizenry from gun violence.
The president's proposed $1 trillion infrastructure investment could heat up the debate around the role of the federal government in local planning and policy.
The theory behind Trump's budget is that we must take from state and local programs in order to fund federal defense projects.
Efforts to reform California’s governing system often focus on one or two ideas that can be turned into ballot initiatives. Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen’s Think Long Committee was different. Members agreed on a broader approach – offering a series of integrated proposals in seven major areas with the goal of designing a new governing system. Here are highlights of those recommendations, and how they fell a little short of hopes in squaring Sacramento's needs with those of local governments.