SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (AP) - California's history can't be told without Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan missionary who introduced Christianity and established settlements as he marched north with Spanish conquistadores. Boulevards, public squares, freeways and elementary schools bear his name. A 26-foot statue of the priest looms over Interstate 280 in San Francisco.
DEAR DIDI: I am terribly confused about my dog's intentions. He is a German Shepherd mix and is 1.5 years old. He always seems very happy with his tail wagging yet he got into a fight at the dog park for the first time this past week. Luckily, no one was hurt but we were completely taken by surprise. He was wagging and looked happy, then lashed out at the dog he was meeting. Does this mean he has a screw loose? -Scared Doggy Mommy
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tear down your red velvet ropes, Las Vegas.
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) - Warm temperatures and drought conditions in the West have changed the migratory patterns of birds and wildlife, but are also impacting another group: skiers, especially cross country skiers.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory - and a revolutionary rocket-landing attempt - after a critical radar-tracking system failed.
ELK GROVE (AP) - A Sacramento County city with a large number of whooping cough cases despite a high immunization rate is revealing the limitations of the current vaccine used to protect against the disease, a newspaper reported.
SWALL MEADOWS, Mono County (AP) - Ira Hanson milled around an evacuation center near tiny Swall Meadows on Sunday afternoon, not quite sure what to do after learning that the dream home he and his late wife had built 30 years earlier was damaged in a wildfire that consumed 40 homes and buildings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators will likely seek Bruce Jenner's cellphone records to determine if the Olympic gold medalist was texting when he was behind the wheel of an SUV involved in a chain-reaction crash in Malibu that killed a woman, authorities said Sunday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Authorities say a suspected truck thief was shot by California Highway Patrol officers following a roughly 50-mile chase from Stockton to Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are looking at new ways to pay for crumbling roads, bridges and highways as the traditional repair fund from gasoline taxes dries up.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Northern California was hit by a second wet and windy storm on Sunday, though it appeared to do far less damage than a similar system two days earlier.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - In the 1970s, the environmental movement had no bigger political hero than California Gov. Jerry Brown. He cracked down on polluters, ended tax breaks for oil companies and promoted solar energy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students entering the University of California system in 2017 will have to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases under new immunization rules announced Friday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sixteen people at a Northern California high school have tested positive for tuberculosis exposure after a student was diagnosed with active tuberculosis.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A storm sweeping down the West Coast pelted parts of the San Francisco Bay Area with much-needed rain Friday, triggered flooding that swamped several homes in Washington state, and unleashed hurricane-force winds in Nevada.
BERKELEY (AP) - The outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found.
LONG BEACH (AP) - A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.
BERKELEY (AP) - Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is vowing to head down a new road and become a more humane company following a wave of ugly developments, including ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday expanded protections for immigrants who are in the country illegally, emphasizing the city's refusal to help ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling on Tim Allen to apologize for comparing the experience of being a conservative ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistook him ...
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California should start treating juvenile offenders more like children, state lawmakers said Monday as they promoted bills that they said reflect research showing ...
MALIBU (AP) - Taking a stand in the national debate over illegal immigration, Malibu has joined the ranks of sanctuary cities.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly narrowly voted Monday to put a measure seeking $3 billion in bonds for parks on the 2018 ballot.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After several weeks of dry weather, the start of spring will bring rain showers throughout California this week, forecasters said Monday.
CARLSBAD (AP) - A California city plans to scan the license plates of all incoming cars by placing stationary cameras at key intersections in a bid ...
BISHOP (AP) - The threat of destructive flooding from a monstrous Sierra Nevada snowpack that supplies Los Angeles with its water led Mayor Eric Garcetti to ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Some California Democrats want to make college tuition free for in-state students by taxing very wealthy residents.