The country has finally regained all the jobs it lost during the recession, adding 217,000 jobs in May. The unemployment rate nationally remains at 6.3 percent. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of the cities with the lowest jobless rates are college towns or boomtowns for oil drilling and other natural resources. Here are the latest figures available:
A controversial plan by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Tribe to annex more than 1,400 acres of mainly agricultural land in the Santa Ynez Valley into its sovereign nation through the fee-to-trust process has cleared a major hurdle.