SACRAMENTO (AP) - The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of a landmark legal decision that struck down teacher-tenure laws and other job protections.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officers shot and killed a man Thursday after he led them on a lengthy high-speed chase, crashed in downtown San Francisco and then fired a gun at good Samaritans who tried to help him, authorities said.
FRESNO (AP) - California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.
PLACERVILLE (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Authorities investigating a noxious odor that prompted evacuations in a San Francisco Bay Area city discovered two bodies inside a residence.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of the union representing state prison guards is retiring, leaving an organization that had sparred with then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before making peace with Gov. Jerry Brown.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.
PLACERVILLE (AP) - A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year, officials said Wednesday.
LONG BEACH (AP) - A crackdown on sex trafficking in Southern California has led to 91 arrests and the rescue of nearly two dozen children who had been forced into prostitution, authorities announced Wednesday.
REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California judge ruled Wednesday against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had shut down public access to a beach beloved by surfers and swimmers, ordering him to reopen his private road to the beach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Starting next month, California will begin implementing one of the nation's toughest protocols for access to state prisons in an attempt to reduce the flow of illegal drugs to inmates.
DISTRICT DROPS PROGRAM THAT CUT AC DURING HEAT: LAKE FOREST (AP) - A week after air-conditioning was cut off to some campuses during a heat wave, an Orange County school district is dropping out of an energy-savings program run by Southern California Edison.
STOCKTON. (AP) - The attorney for the mayor of a Northern California city whose two laptops and cell phone were seized by federal investigators says the ...
COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year's Lamplight Tour, "The Thing That Saved Columbia".
MODESTO - The McHenry Mansion Foundation is staging its annual Table Setting Event on Monday-Tuesday, Oct, 24-25, at the Seasons Event Center, 945 McHenry Ave,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - IBM's latest earnings report shows a continued sales slump, as weak hardware sales and a strong dollar brought revenue down for ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge has declined to dismiss a federal civil rights lawsuit that claims a beach in the ritzy San Diego neighborhood ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - While Gov. Jerry Brown approved high-profile legislation addressing social issues such as aid-in-dying, animal antibiotics and the gender wage gap this year, he ...
PETALUMA (AP) - An 82-year-old Petaluma woman was run over by her own car in a freak mishap that left her with a broken leg.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than just football fans will likely be tuning in to watch halftime on "Monday Night Football" this week.
SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Fire officials say two men were rescued from the water after their car plunged off the Santa Cruz wharf.
OXNARD (AP) - A poisonous sea snake last seen in Southern California 30 years ago has shown up again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews digging vehicles out from under tons of mud that clogged Southern California roadways during flash flooding three days ago were dealing ...
ATLANTA (AP) - UPS is raising ground, air and freight rates by averages of around 5 percent as it seeks to boost revenue that has stagnated ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - So many people have gone so long without buying a new personal computer that the industry's biggest players are trying something ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - YouTube's top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - About 1,400 of the state's 3,700 inmate firefighters have previous convictions for violent offenses, California corrections officials said Wednesday, a ...