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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Spanky and Pippin are literally party animals in the Los Angeles nightlife scene. | Video
LOS ANGELES Making a cameo in the "Mamma Mia!" movie sequel gave Cher a taste for the music of ABBA. | Video
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
VACAVILLE, Calif. One of Fernando Murillo's greatest fears is dying in prison. | Video