SACRAMENTO (AP) - Officials overseeing California's $68 billion high-speed rail project have taken pains in recent weeks to assure the public that construction plans are moving ahead, characterizing a series of recent setbacks as "a bump in the road."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court granted a law license Thursday to a man who has lived in the U.S. illegally for two decades, a ruling that advocates hope will open the door to millions of immigrants seeking to enter other professions such as medicine, accounting and teaching.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge in Sacramento ordered the secretary of state's office on Thursday to add about 5,000 signatures to the 614,326 submitted by supporters of a proposed voter referendum that seeks to overturn a new California law guaranteeing certain rights to transgender students in public schools.
WOMAN ARRESTED, ALLEGEDLY LEFT SON WITH TRANSIENTS: SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A Southern California woman has been arrested for allegedly leaving her 10-year-old son with two homeless friends so she could party on New Year's Eve.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal officials said Thursday a fire at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco was ignited at the front of the building, leading to an arson investigation and calls from the Chinese government for better protection of diplomats in the U.S.
OLYMPIC VALLEY (AP) - Local residents concerned about the planned expansion of the Squaw Valley ski resort have launched an effort to incorporate the Olympic Valley village into a California town so they'll have more control over future development at the mountain resort north of Lake Tahoe that hosted the 1960 Olympics.
OAKLAND (AP) - A California hospital and family are embroiled in a harrowing legal and medical fight that has reignited the debate about when machines keeping a severely brain-damaged person alive should be turned off.
GRANITE BAY (AP) - Historically low waters levels in Northern California's Folsom Lake have exposed the remains of a Gold Rush-era mining town flooded decades ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A swath of California closed out 2013 as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty reservoirs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District spends more to equip students with tablet computers than other school districts, which choose less expensive devices, according to a newspaper report.
PASADENA (AP) - Standing atop a giant wedding cake float, Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair exchanged vows New Year's Day in the first same-sex marriage during the Tournament of Roses Parade.
• NAKED MAN LEADS STOCKTON POLICE ON ROOFTOP CHASE: STOCKTON (AP) - A naked man in Stockton led police on a bizarre chase Monday as he jumped from one rooftop to another and over before being arrested.
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) - Lake Tahoe-area elementary school students who are concerned about the environment are trying to persuade school district officials to replace plastic foam cafeteria plates with reusable trays.
OAKLAND (AP) - A California judge on Monday ordered a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead to be kept on life support until Jan. 7.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Schools in California's public university systems are stamping out smoking in hopes that it will help improve the health of students, faculty and employees.
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 ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Professors, librarians, counselors and other California State University employees are preparing to vote on whether to permit their labor union to call ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - PETA has done a lot with a little sex, shock and shame.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's attorney general has teamed with leaders in the tech industry and law enforcement to combat so-called cyber exploitation - the practice ...