But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.
California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.
Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.
Both measures required animal cruelty to be reported within 48 hours.
While California's Proposition 37 failed in November, Whole Foods has decided to label genetically modified ingredients voluntarily.
On Tuesday, California voted down a referendum that would have required labels for genetically-modified foods.
Proponents of the bill say that if customers are made aware of the genetically modified contents of their foods, they will gravitate toward non-GMO options.
Fair concessionaires pour fryers-full of creativity into developing the greasiest and tastiest snacks imaginable. Here are some of our 2012 favorites.
Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.
Two months before a fois gras ban goes into effect in California, supporters and opponents are locked in a final battle over the law.
A proposed ordinance would make it illegal for food trucks to park within 1500 feet of a school in California -- but the issue is much wider than a few blocks.
Thirty states have laws allowing for the sale of home-produced foods -- California is not one of them.
Consumption of a delicacy may be draining the Atlantic Ocean of a notorious predator.
An effort to ban BPA in baby beverage containers passed the California Senate Tuesday, but it still has hurdles to clear before becoming law.
Customers of the hamburger chain will also be able to substitute French fries for apple slices in kids meals.
A proposed California tax of one penny per one ounce of a sweetened drink could raise $1.7 billion for the state's education and anti-obesity programs.
The USDA cracks down on two producers for not staying true to their responsibilities as organic producers.
LYFE Kitchen will offer fast and casual dining without any butter, cream, or high-fructose corn syrup.
Environmentalists and farm workers are asking California's governor-elect to ban the use of cancer-causing pesticide, methyl iodide, on strawberry fields.
After a dramatic season of campaigning and lobbying, three major green measures fell flat when California's legislative session came to an end Tuesday night.