SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nonpartisan League of Women Voters and two prisoners' rights groups sued California elections officials on Wednesday, claiming that tens of thousands of criminals being shifted to county jails and community supervision should be eligible to vote.
BOYFRIEND PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN CERES TORTURE CASE: MODESTO (AP) - A man accused of torturing his pregnant girlfriend a month before she survived a Modesto triple slaying at her home has pleaded not guilty to the felony charges.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Katy Butler hasn't forgotten what it was like to be bullied in the seventh grade, when a group of boys surrounded her, taunted her and broke her finger by slamming it into a locker.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man arrested after a homemade cannon blasted through his mobile home, killing his girlfriend, "liked to live life on the edge," his brother told a San Diego newspaper.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Even though most Californians think the budget remains a big problem, just a slim majority of likely voters say they support Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax initiative for the November ballot, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California.
OXNARD (AP) - Student claims that a junior high teacher was moonlighting as a porn star were initially dismissed after school officials said they couldn't find any images of her on the Internet.
SANTA ANA (AP) - A former case manager at a shelter for children caught illegally crossing the border alone had sexually abused six teenagers while he was supervising calls they made to relatives in Central America, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
3 arrested in San Jose dog stomping death
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state will have to cough up more than $700 million a year to repay the billions required to build the first phase of a proposed high-speed train between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, a report published Tuesday said.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER CANNON KILLS GIRLFRIEND: SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County authorities have arrested a man whose homemade cannon fired through the side of his mobile home in a remote community, killing his girlfriend.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A morbidly obese California man whose tearful, videotaped plea for help became a YouTube sensation may be getting the support he wanted.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills bakery that helped inspire the craze for sweet frosting in snack-size portions, will launch a cupcake dispensing machine at its flagship store.
OAKLAND (AP) - A judge on Tuesday temporarily barred the University of California from releasing a highly anticipated report on the pepper-spraying of student protesters by police officers at UC Davis.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of San Francisco drunken driving cases could be tossed because of possible mishandling of field sobriety devices by police officers.
Judge tosses challenge to 49ers stadium deal
FRESNO (AP) - Deputies have arrested four young men - one adult and three juveniles - suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club in California.
STOCKTON (AP) - Striking at the sanctity of public pensions in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim benefits.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck last year while she lay with her baby in a public park.
MONTEREY (AP) - People who sit or lie on sidewalks in Monterey's commercial areas can now face $100 fines.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.
OAKLAND (AP) - State officials say hundreds of steel rods on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have been exposed to water that could cause corrosion.
• 920 CHICKENS KILLED WITH GOLF CLUB: FRESNO (AP) - Authorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.
SANTA ANA (AP) - A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with a lethal dose of nicotine in Southern California in 1994.
SAN JOSE (AP) - PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco supervisor wants chain retail stores to give more predictable work schedules to their hourly employees, many of whom are struggling to juggle multiple jobs and family responsibilities.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.
OAKLAND (AP) - The University of California will examine whether it admits too many out-of-state and international students as it develops a budget for the next academic year that might include the system's first tuition increases in four years, university President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.
BELL GARDENS (AP) - The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.