Japanese firm to build rail cars near Los Angeles

(AP) — A Japanese firm said it will go ahead with plans to build light-rail cars in Los Angeles County, a month after threatening to pull out when talks with organized labor groups stalled, transportation officials announced.

California charter school enrollment soars again

(AP) — The number of California students attending charter schools has risen to more than a half million.

Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

(AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation.

Feds to provide tech assistance to LAUSD

(AP) — The U.S. Department of Education will be sending a team to work with the Los Angeles Unified School District on tech issues.

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

(AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

Apple's market cap tops $700B for the first time

(AP) — Apple's market capitalization surpassed $700 billion for the first time Tuesday morning.

High-end home sales surge in Southern California

(AP) — A new report finds the number of Southern California homes bought for $2 million or more in recent months is the highest on record.

San Francisco turning to groundwater for its taps

(AP) — San Francisco's pristine tap water from mountain runoff in the Sierra Nevada soon may be a little less pure.

Brown names assistant US attorney to high court

(AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general to fill a vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.

Dominion Resources buys California solar project

(AP) — Dominion Resources is adding to its solar power portfolio.