Mourners pay respects to Ruben Salazar, Sept. 1970. Photo Courtesy of UCLA Library's Digital Collection, Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, 1920-1990 UCLA Library hide caption

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Long Secret, File On Salazar Death May Be Released
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Correctional officer Jose Sandoval inspects one of the more than 2,000 cell phones confiscated from inmates at Calfornia State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville in 2009. One state lawmaker is trying to stiffen penalties for inmates found possessing a phone and for anyone caught smuggling one inside a California prison. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Calif. Law Calls For Stricter Prison Cell Phone Rules
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Haitian President Rene Preval (center) prepares to lay a wreath on Jan. 11 at St. Christophe in Port-au-Prince, where thousands of victims of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake are buried. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Haitians' Patience For President Preval Wears Thin
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Mourners Commemorate Haitians Who Died In Quake
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Haitians Take Rubble Removal Into Own Hands
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A year after a massive earthquake destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, more than a million people remain in makeshift housing in Haiti's capital, in encampments such as this one near the slum of Cite Soleil. Local workers are building 18-by-9-foot transitional wooden shelters here to house some of the 800 families living in the camp. Valentina Pasquali for NPR hide caption

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Haiti Aid Groups Criticized As Money Sits Unspent
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This young mountain yellow-legged frog, seen in San Bernardino County, Calif., is less than 1 1/2 inches long. Adults measure about 2 to 3 inches long. Scientists are trying to revive the frog population that has been decimated by drought, fire and diseases. USGS hide caption

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Endangered Calif. Frog Population Gets A Jump-Start
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Advocate Erin Brockovich meets with Hinkley, Calif., residents during the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board presentation earlier this month. Al Cuizon/Courtesy of The Sun, San Bernardino County hide caption

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Erin Brockovich II? Activist Returns To Aid Town
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Retailers Hope To Make Up For 2009 Holiday Season
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Leaks Help 'Black Friday' Shoppers Strategize
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Disabled Cruise Ship Pulled Home, Slowly
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Republican Meg Whitman lost her bid to be governor of California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty hide caption

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Despite GOP Wins, Hill May See Fewer Women
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Democrats Dominate California Races
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Democrats May Struggle To Get Out Latino Vote
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Sanchez, Tran Race Marked By Ethnic Friction
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