SAN DIEGO (AP) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Friday that five large states will bring Democrats within striking distance of gaining control of the chamber this year.
REDWOOD CITY (AP) - Eight school district employees were placed on leave during an investigation of their handling of allegations that a special education teacher kicked and slapped students.
BART agrees to study extension to Livermore
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A top county official held a news conference Thursday night to set the record straight on an issue of paramount importance to Los Angeles: beach football.
STOCKTON (AP) - Searchers following a map prepared by a serial killer on California's death row unearthed human remains Thursday that could be one of his victims, the father of the victim said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Death row inmates are suing to stop the importation of a drug used in executions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco woman is accused of having a suspected drug lab in her apartment that exploded and injured her and a 12-year-old boy.
PREGNANT TEEN HELD 9 DAYS, BEATEN BY BOYFRIEND: CERES (AP) - Police say a pregnant teenager was held captive nine days in a California home, where she was bound with tape and beaten by a jealous boyfriend.
OAKLAND (AP) - Taking an optimistic approach, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday during her first State of the City address that while the troubled city has issues, it's still on the rise.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Supporters of a war memorial cross deemed unconstitutional last year by a federal court rallied at the landmark on Thursday as lawyers asked the Supreme Court to reverse the decision, amid a growing fight nationwide over the use of religious symbols to honor fallen troops.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Raising Shasta Dam to boost the state's water supply is feasible and economically justified, but could displace businesses and flood the remaining sacred grounds of a Native-American tribe, according to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - It looks like a good year to be a Democrat in California: The party swept every statewide office in 2010, has continued to widen its voter registration edge over Republicans and has a chance to gain a two-thirds majority in the state Senate this November.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the nationwide settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses could be worth up to $18 billion to Californians who were among those hardest hit by the crisis.
Bay Bridge eastern span opening date announced
PENSION-REFORM GROUP SUSPENDS INITIATIVE CAMPAIGN: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A conservative group announced Wednesday that it was suspending its campaign to put public employee pension reform on the November ballot.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California will resume searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lifted the curtain on his official portrait Monday, revealing a photograph-like giant image of the onetime bodybuilder standing in front of the official California seal.
TURLOCK (AP) - Police say three family members, including a 4-year-old boy, were killed when a driver plowed into them as they walked in a Central California neighborhood.
• 8 RESCUED FROM FISHING BOAT OFF SAN FRANCISCO: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard in San Francisco says eight people were rescued from a troubled charter fishing boat while the captain stayed aboard to plug the leak.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A 400-acre wildfire that started weeks ago in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park led to the evacuation of about 100 campers Sunday as the flames grew unexpectedly, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The cast and crew of the FX drama "Sons of Anarchy" gathered in Hollywood Saturday night for their seventh, and final, season premiere.
VALLEJO (AP) - A major Northern California earthquake that caused an estimated $400 million in damage also unloosed torrents of groundwater that may help ease the region's drought.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Cirilo Flores was an attorney when he had a midlife change of heart and became a Roman Catholic priest, leading to a brief tenure as the first Hispanic bishop of San Diego.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Governator is back.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California conservation groups took advantage of depressed property values during the nation's recession to snap up vast swaths of land for public use in the Sierra Nevada region.
MARIPOSA (AP) - A new wildfire that broke out Friday on the edge of Yosemite National Park has forced the evacuation of about 700 homes, officials said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a pair of deer on the Golden Gate bridge snarled traffic in and out of San Francisco during the evening commute.
SAN BRUNO (AP) - The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend any way it wants.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - City council and school board members gathering for dinners, parties or other social affairs must guard their words or notify the public beforehand if a majority will attend and talk policy.
ORINDA (AP) - A U.S. Army officer who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq was celebrated as a hero for his actions off the battlefield.