GROVELAND (AP) - Firefighters battling the giant wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal Wednesday to give them almost immediate views of any portion of the flames chewing through rugged forests in and around Yosemite National Park.
CHICO. (AP) - An 18-year-old student at California State University, Chico, has died after being struck in the head by a large tree branch that fell about 20 feet.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Commuters slogged through heavy traffic over the Depression-era San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the last time Wednesday before it is closed in preparation for a new $6.4 billion span opening early next week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries today might run into striking workers instead.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - In a direct slap to Gov. Jerry Brown, his fellow Democrats in the state Senate on Wednesday rejected his plan for dealing with California's prison crisis, throwing the state's response to a federal court order into chaos.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Plastic foam food containers may soon be a thing of the past in San Jose.
CALIF. HIGH COURT ALLOWS SEX PREDATOR'S RELEASE: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Supreme Court has denied Los Angeles County's appeal to stop the release of sexually violent predator Christopher Hubbart.
GROVELAND (AP) - Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years' probation for choking a woman and repeatedly slamming her head to the ground at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Worsening air pollution from the huge California wildfire more than 100 miles away triggered emergency warnings along parts of the eastern Sierra near Carson City where school children were kept inside and everyone was urged to avoid all physical activity outdoors.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A portion of Tioga Road impacted by a wildfire in Yosemite National Park will be closed beginning Wednesday while firefighters clear brush to slow the spread of the inferno.
NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Newport Beach has paid more than $1 million to the parents of a woman crushed by a falling tree.
EX-SCHOOL EXEC PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX WITH TEENS: HEMET (AP) - A former assistant principal at a Hemet high school has pleaded guilty to having sex with three teenage students.
Agencies at odds over probe
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California's prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send thousands of inmates to private prisons and vacant county jail cells, hoping to avoid what he said would be a mass release of dangerous felons.
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.