Jane Ross

Living dangerously, one foot at a time, in 'Free Solo'

15 Feb 2019

One of an elite group of "free solo" rock climbers, he scales sheer vertical cliffs thousands of feet high, alone and without a rope. | Video

Striking Los Angeles teachers picket in rain with no deal imminent

15 Jan 2019

LOS ANGELES More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding pay raises and smaller classes walked off the job in America's second-largest school system on Monday, marching downtown in the rain after negotiations over a new contract broke down. | Video

Donations keep Death Valley National Park partly open during shutdown

11 Jan 2019

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. California’s Death Valley National Park, famed for its record-breaking heat, is keeping its visitor center and some restrooms open during the partial U.S. government shutdown with donations from a non-profit group and two hotels, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Metal or mariachi? Metalachi offers best of both music worlds

17 Dec 2018

LOS ANGELES Decked out in skin-tight leopard print spandex, his eyelids smeared with black make-up, singer Vega de la Rockha roars into a sea of raised "devil horn" hand gestures - the appreciation symbol of heavy metal music.

In Texas Senate race, O'Rourke and Cruz stand squarely apart

09 Oct 2018

AUSTIN, Texas Beto O'Rourke, the charismatic, Democratic first-term U.S. congressman who is challenging Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in the traditionally deep red state of Texas, summed up his campaign simply: "It's extraordinary." | Video

Crosses in Arizona desert mark where 'American dream ended' for migrants

04 Oct 2018

SONORAN DESERT, Ariz. The brightly-colored crosses that Alvaro Enciso plants in the unforgiving hard sand of Arizona's Sonoran desert mark what he calls 'the end of an American dream' - the places where a migrant died after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

Dwarf goats make the party scene in Los Angeles

26 Sep 2018

Spanky and Pippin are literally party animals in the Los Angeles nightlife scene. | Video

Cher turns back time with album of ABBA cover versions

20 Sep 2018

LOS ANGELES Making a cameo in the "Mamma Mia!" movie sequel gave Cher a taste for the music of ABBA. | Video

California farmers and Mexican cheese sales, U.S. trade war takes a toll

30 Jul 2018

TULARE, Calif. Stephen Mancebo, a fourth-generation California dairy farmer with 2,300 cows, has battled ups and downs in his temperamental industry for a quarter-century only to find himself a casualty of a U.S trade war with one of his biggest customers - Mexico. | Video

Inside the prison hospice where no inmate dies alone

19 Jun 2018

VACAVILLE, Calif. One of Fernando Murillo's greatest fears is dying in prison. | Video

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