SHERIFF WANTS POLITICIANS TO RETURN BADGES: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sheriff Lee Baca is recalling about 200 official-looking badges that were given to politicians for use during disasters.
FORESTHILL. (AP) - A 120-acre fire in a steep, heavily wooded area of the American River Canyon is forcing the evacuation of several homes. The evacuations were underway Wednesday night in the Foresthill area about 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. Mendocino Forest wildfire spreads to 16,000 acres <p ...
Berkeley voters to decide sidewalk-sitting ban
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who perched on a San Diego freeway sign for more than eight hours, jamming traffic for miles, has surrendered to authorities. He climbed down a fire truck ladder on Interstate 805 in the Clairemont area shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The California Highway Patrol says the man climbed onto a freeway exit ...
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown issued a furlough order Wednesday for more than 11,000 California workers whose unions have yet to reach a deal for a 5 percent wage cut. Brown's order forces employees to take one day of unpaid leave a month, which amounts to a pay cut of about 5 percent. Bruce Blanning, executive ...
POLICE: TRACY MOTEL OWNER, 62, KILLED BY NAKED MAN: TRACY (AP) - Tracy police are investigating the death of a motel owner who was allegedly killed by a naked man in her business office.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - An appeals court is asking the California secretary of state to explain why Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative should be first on the November ballot. The Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento agreed Tuesday to examine a challenge to the decision, one day after the state's chief elections officer assigned numbers to 11 measures on the November ballot. ...
SUSPECT IN PLAYSTATION 4 KILLING PLEADS NOT GUILTY: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco man has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting another man who was trying to sell him a Sony PlayStation 4 gaming system.
EXETER (AP) - California citrus growers say six nights of freezing temperatures will likely damage this year's orange crop but no disruption is expected to supplies. California Citrus Mutual said Monday that damage to mandarin and navel oranges is expected in the Central Valley but not nearly at the levels seen during cold spells in 1998 and 1990 due to improved frost protection and weather forecasting. A spokeswoman for the growers' association says the prolonged ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Auto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early, according to the first independent study of crime trends driven by the "realignment" program to reduce the state prison population.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
STOCKTON - Delta College's 100-year Time Capsule has been cleared for its voyage through time.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air Sunday as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the "Fast & Furious" actor died in a car crash.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from every person arrested in the state.
FRESNO (AP) - From Los Angeles to San Francisco, people awoke to cold, sometimes near-freezing temperatures Sunday, but could take solace in the fact that their weather was not nearly as bad as that brought by the brutal storms dumping ice, wind and snow on much of the rest of the country.
COLTON (AP) - Salvation Army Maj. Marcelino "Butch" Soriano got a jump on ringing in the New Year this holiday season by ringing a bell for a record 105 consecutive hours outside a Wal-Mart in Colton this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California health exchange says it's been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage.