SACRAMENTO (AP) - Responding to parental safety concerns, the state Assembly on Thursday passed legislation limiting full-contact practices for high school football teams.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - Authorities are preparing for possible protests when a Northern California prosecutor decides whether to criminally charge a sheriff's deputy for the shooting death of an unarmed 13-year-old boy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A geyser of oil sprayed onto buildings and puddled in knee-high pools of crude in Los Angeles streets after a valve on a high-pressure pipeline failed Thursday.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Republicans who want Gov. Jerry Brown's job clashed over gun rights and the direction of the GOP in their first and possibly only joint appearance in a low-visibility primary campaign.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - About 4.5 million Americans were bitten by dogs in the United States last year, including over 2 million children and 5,581 U.S. Postal Service workers, authorities announced Thursday in an effort to promote dog-bite prevention. Houston ranked worst in the nation for dog attacks on letter carriers, pushing Los Angeles, last year's leader, to second place. Here are additional numbers and ways to prevent or avoid dog attacks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A father who saw his unarmed son fatally shot by Los Angeles police on live television filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against the city Thursday.
SACRAMENTO AP) - The state Legislature on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a fresh version of a rainy day fund measure for the November ballot, a bipartisan plan that seeks to smooth out the boom-and-bust cycles of state budgeting while creating a clear path for paying down California's massive debts and unfunded liabilities.
• TRUCK GOES INTO FUNERAL HOME IN SAN FRANCISCO: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a major San Francisco thoroughfare was shut down after a big rig crashed into a funeral home and caught fire.
• CAR PLOWS INTO HOME IN MERCED KILLING 2: MERCED (AP) - Police in the Central Valley say two people died when the car they were in crashed into a home and caught fire.
• BILL INCREASES FINES FOR TEXTING WHILE DRIVING: SACRAMENTO (AP) - California drivers would face tougher consequences for chatting and texting on their cellphones while driving under a bill that passed the California Assembly.
FRESNO (AP) - Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.
STOCKTON (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking millions of dollars more to fix problems at an $839 million prison medical complex that was built to help end years of federal court oversight.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's landmark Coit Tower reopened to the public on Wednesday after a six-month, $1.7 million upgrade that included the restoration of its famed murals.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bill to make California the first in the nation to impose a statewide ban on plastic bags at certain retailers passed a key legislative committee on Wednesday, but the legislation faces staunch opposition from bag manufacturers working to stem a flood of local bans meant to end clutter in landfills and beaches.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A prominent anti-tax group says it won't oppose a bill that would close a loophole in California's Proposition 13, effectively approving a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Most of California saw sunny skies again Thursday after days of powerful El Nino-driven storms drenched the region, stopping cable cars in ...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A 63-year-old woman is being treated after she was airlifted out of Yosemite National Park due to injuries.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A utility company said it has spent about $50 million because of a massive leak from an underground natural gas storage well ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's good news for P-22, a Southern California mountain lion that famously was photographed near the Hollywood sign for National Geographic.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple fans keep buying iPhones, but Wall Street keeps worrying the company won't be able to match last year's blistering sales ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger.
NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's is cutting up to 4,800 jobs and has slashed its profit outlook after a miserable holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. businesses stepped up hiring last month, led by solid gains in construction and retail, a private survey found.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The hillside above the California home of Wayne Socha had held firm against thunderstorms over the past three decades. But after a ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday over a massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing methane and other ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An attorney for a man charged with murder and racketeering in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown railed ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken-driving case agreed Tuesday to be sent ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forced by drought to become miserly with water, Californians were warned against reverting to old habits Tuesday as the first of several ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing ...