WHO STRAPPED FIREWORKS TO STOCKTON DOG? STOCKTON (AP) - Stockton police are trying to determine who strapped an M-80 firework to a dog and ignited it, causing an explosion that left the animal with burns.
GRASS VALLEY (AP) - A California Republican who is running for Congress says he believes President Obama was a Muslim before he became a Christian, according to a newspaper report. Former state Sen. Sam Aanestad of Grass Valley made the comments during an interview with Chico radio station KZFR last week, the Chico Enterprise-Record reported Thursday. In the ...
BERKELEY (AP) - A California police chief is once again under scrutiny, this time for using 10 officers - some on overtime - to search for his teenage son's stolen iPhone. Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan told the Oakland Tribune that no preferential treatment was given when officers, including three detectives and a sergeant who each logged two hours of overtime, searched ...
USS Iowa to depart to Southern California Saturday
CALIF. SUES ARMY CORPS OVER VEGETATION RULE : FRESNO (AP) - A California agency is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its policy requiring the removal of vegetation on federal levees, claiming it harms fish and wildlife.
DEL REY OAKS (AP) - When Safeway meat clerk Ryan Young jumped from behind his counter to help a pregnant woman being kicked by her boyfriend, he didn't know that he'd be suddenly jobless and a national hero at the same time. On April 21, while Young worked a shift at the Del Rey Oaks, Calif., Safeway, he saw the woman and ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose City Council will let voters have the final say on the city's minimum wage will be. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the council approved putting a minimum wage ordinance on the Nov. 6 ballot. If approved, the minimum wage would rise from $8 to $10 an hour, with annual increases tied to the consumer price ...
City official consults Ouija board before vote
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials across the country are looking to the wireless industry to help find a cure.
HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - Anna Abderhalden and her siblings woke before dawn to stake a claim to a coveted beachfront spot where bonfires blaze each night as a rite of summer in this surf-crazy Southern California city.
FRESNO (AP) - California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.
CAMARILLO. (AP) - Cool, moist air moving into Southern California on Sunday helped firefighters build containment lines around a huge wildfire burning through coastal mountains.
HAYWARD (AP) - A limousine taking nine women to a bachelorette party erupted in flames, killing five of the passengers, including the bride-to-be, authorities and the mother of one of the survivors said Sunday.
SHEEN SUPPORTS SONS' REMOVAL FROM EX-WIFE'S CARE: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sheen's spokesman says the actor supports a decision to remove his twin sons from the care of his ex-wife and have them live temporarily with another ex-wife, actress Denise Richards.
NO CHARGES FOR TEACHER ACCUSED OF TYING KID: PLEASANTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California have decided not to pursue any criminal charges against a former teacher accused of tying up a 2-year-old girl when she worked at a preschool.
CALIFORNIA ALMOND CROP TO SURPASS 2B LBS IN 2013: MODESTO (AP) - Federal agricultural officials are predicting another bumper crop for California's almonds this year.
SAN BERNARDINO BANKRUPTCY SPARKS RECALL EFFORT: SAN BERNARDINO . (AP) - San Bernardino's bankruptcy has sparked a recall campaign against the mayor, city attorney and the entire City Council.