LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Christian youth club sued an Orange County school district on Monday, saying the district's refusal to allow the group to use facilities free of charge violates its constitutional rights. The American Center for Law and Justice, a Washington D.C.-based constitutional law advocacy group, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on behalf of the ...
Marine forms new fighter jet squadron
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Walt Disney Co. is shutting down its Web movie service, Disney Movies Online, saying the site wasn't keeping up with user demands. In an email to users, the company said the site would be closed as of Dec. 31. The site allowed visitors to buy and rent movies from the Disney library, including ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - A Catholic bishop in San Jose has apologized to worshippers for allowing a registered sex offender to volunteer at a school festival last month. Diocese of San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath told the St. Frances Cabrini congregation during Sunday mass that he takes full responsibility and promised to make sure it never happens again, according to the San ...
TWENTYNINE PALMS . (AP) - The Marine Corps is hoping to deploy some four-footed recruits in the Mojave Desert - about 500 threatened desert tortoises. It's a serious shell game that aims to help save the species from extinction. The hatchlings live in a special 5-acre facility at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. ...
BISHOP (AP) - Rock carvings that graced a sacred American Indian site in California's Sierra Nevada for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws. At least four petroglyphs - some 2 feet wide and located 15 feet above the ground - were hacked from lava cliffs in the Eastern Sierra, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. ...
WORKERS SET TO STRIKE AT PORT OF OAKLAND, AIRPORT : OAKLAND AP) - About 200 workers are set to begin a 24-hour strike at the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport, but the labor action is not expected to affect holiday travel.
ALTADENA (AP) - Two police helicopters collided over a helipad Saturday, leaving five Pasadena officers and a civilian with minor injuries, officials said.
TRUCKEE (AP) - Ski resort operators are rejoicing after a string of storms brought an early winter to the Sierra Nevada just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday period.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Robert Fairbank's appeal of his death sentence for the 1985 rape and murder of college student Wendy Cheek.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco may be getting ready to shed its image as a city where anything goes, including clothing.
TEMECULA (AP) - A Riverside County father and his teen daughter have each been placed on four years' probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a vigilante attack on a man the girl had accused of rape.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state parks department has a new warehouse for its collection of historical artifacts, and the building will soon be open to the public.
CHICAGO (AP) - Call it Disneyland Chicago.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities have seized more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine in a three-year crackdown on a nationwide drug trafficking operation centered near the California-Mexico border.
STOCKTON (AP) - Southbound Interstate 5 in Stockton reopened hours after an officer-involved shooting shut it down during the busy morning commute.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's embattled high-speed rail project is responding to recent legal and administrative setbacks and says it will file a new motion seeking blanket authority to sell $8.6 billion in state bonds.
EUREKA (AP) - A Northern California man is headed to trial on charges that he killed one person and wounded another with a crossbow.
OAKLAND (AP) - Police officers with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency have made significant progress in meeting reforms instituted after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white transit officer, an independent auditor said Thursday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The movie studio that makes the "Fast & Furious" action franchise said Tuesday it was suspending production of the latest installment, while authorities pressed ahead with their investigation into how Paul Walker died.