SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new Field Poll finds a bare majority of likely California voters back Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed November initiative to raise income and sales taxes, while voters are divided on a rival tax increase plan by a wealthy civil rights attorney.
SANTA ANA (AP) - A five-acre orange grove in Santa Ana has been designated historic by the City Council. That gives preservationists more time to raise money to save one of the last sizable orchards in Orange County.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A double amputee who hoped to hand-pedal across the United States has found himself without a ride after a thief stole his $13,000 custom bike in San Francisco.
Tombstones uncovered at SF beach
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faculty representatives at the University of California, Los Angeles voted Thursday to take the school's masters of business administration program off state funding and make it financially self-supporting.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - More than two dozen students at a Sacramento high school have been barred from walking at graduation after they spray painted profane graffiti and smeared peanut butter throughout the campus, school officials said.
SCHOOL VANDALS CUT DOWN 70-FOOT TREE: SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Authorities say it may have been intended as a prank but it wasn't funny when vandals chopped down a 70-foot pine tree at a northern Los Angeles County high school.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic leaders are meeting privately with Gov. Jerry Brown to try to avoid about $2 billion in proposed welfare cuts as next week's budget deadline approaches, the state Senate leader said Thursday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The waiting is the hardest part.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Residents of San Francisco's Alamo Square have learned that living in a neighborhood pictured on postcards and television shows such as "Full House" has challenges as well as charms.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California State University has spent $1 million in public and private funds over the past year renovating houses used by campus presidents, causing some to wonder why the system does not sell the homes in a time of fiscal austerity.
Court upholds hit man case against ex-politician
Ex-NBA star Johnson back in as Sac mayor
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley report released Wednesday criticizes campus police for jabbing and clubbing student protesters with batons during Occupy demonstrations last fall.
LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Inspired by a former president, Shirley Jones can't wait to jump into her birthday plans.
CHULA VISTA (AP) - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's emergency water system is not adequate for putting out multiple fires at once during a major disaster like a strong earthquake, according to current and former fire officials.
REDDING (AP) - An explosion of illegal marijuana growing operations in Shasta County is taxing local law enforcement's ability to keep up, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed last year, government regulators said Friday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - A San Francisco man narrowly survived being squashed after a propane tank exploded nearby, sending a large piece of metal smashing into the rear end of the man's car.
MERCED, (AP) - A cook at a county jail in Central California is behind bars after officials say he smuggled in marijuana, tobacco and cell phones for inmates.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California man faces 16 years in prison after being convicted by a jury of torturing and killing dogs.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on three Democratic state lawmakers involved in separate criminal proceedings to resign from office, saying it is the best way to "restore public confidence."
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff said Friday that he believes he unwittingly met with an FBI undercover agent during a meeting set up by Sen. Leland Yee and one of Yee's campaign aides, both of whom now face federal charges.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A portion of a parking garage being built to house buses in downtown Los Angeles collapsed on Friday, just minutes after nearly 200 construction workers were alerted that something was wrong and fled to safety, officials said.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California is seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week's deadline - and state officials are encouraging more people to apply.