SACRAMENTO (AP) - California state government departments will be prohibited from selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag under a bill that passed the Assembly on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawmakers in Los Angeles made news six years ago when they put limits on renovated houses they called "homes on steroids." Now they are being told that law is failing because it has too many loopholes.
HESPERIA (AP) - All three lanes of Interstate 15 in Hesperia were closed in both directions Monday after a construction worker's blowtorch accidentally ignited the wooden supports of an overpass that was under construction.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police plan to interview a California teen who stowed away on a Hawaii-bound flight two weeks ago, surviving sub-freezing temperatures in the wheel well of a jetliner that crossed the Pacific Ocean.
SANTA BARBARA (AP) - This seaside city thought it had the perfect solution the last time California withered in a severe drought more than two decades ago: Tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water.
DAVIS (AP) - Students at the University of California, Davis, have cancelled plans for a drinking party dubbed Cinco de Drinko, after protesters called it racially insensitive.
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) - Residents of Del Norte County in the upper reaches of California fear what may happen if a company based in London follows through with plans to mine nickel along the Smith River tributaries.
FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of a 26-year-old San Francisco man who was fatally shot says he entered the wrong apartment in the early morning hours after a night out drinking.
SACRAMENTO AP) - The daughter of a Vietnam War veteran who died in 2005 has sued county officials, saying they mishandled her father's remains by burying him in a pauper's grave when he deserved higher honors.
COSTA MESA (AP) - California agriculture officials are on the hunt for an invasive species of ant that's been spotted in an Orange County yard -- and they'll use Spam as bait.
FAIRFIELD (AP) - A vintage biplane crashed Sunday while performing at a Northern California air show attended by thousands of people.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The bald eagle, the yellow warbler and the peregrine falcon have been joined in the skies above Yosemite National Park by a noisy newcomer: the drone.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Law enforcement authorities were searching Friday for a training instructor for the state's firefighting agency after a woman was found fatally stabbed in a Sacramento-area home.
• MOUNTAIN LION FOUND IN BACKYARD: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A mountain lion is back in the wild after it was found in the backyard of a Sacramento home. The Sacramento Bee reports that the animal was discovered on Saturday night inside the fenced in yard. Sacramento police and a California Department of Fish and Wildlife warden helped tranquilize and capture it. It was released back into the wild on Sunday. The young male mountain lion weighed 70 pounds and was about 1 and ½ years old.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - The U.S. military intercepted a target over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday in a test of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County authorities have filed new charges against a suspected vandal they believe scrawled graffiti in the courtroom where he was being prosecuted.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law that bars people from living in parked vehicles, saying the vaguely written statute discriminates against the homeless and poor.
SANTA ANA (AP) - The federal government has resumed checking the fingerprints of people other than parents who step forward to care for migrant children detained at the border amid concern by immigrant advocates that skipping the screening could put children at risk.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's medical board and Department of Public Health have been asked to investigate 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in the illegal sterilizations of female prison inmates, based on a critical state audit released Thursday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A newly created state board awarded nearly $29 million in income tax credits on Thursday for companies that have agreed to expand and retain jobs in California.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The last thing lawmakers did as they passed California's $108 billion general fund budget this week was take up a mysterious tax break for the solar industry.
MORAGA (AP) - Two women who alleged they were sexually abused by a teacher at a San Francisco Bay Area school reached a $14 million settlement with the district.
SAN JOSE (AP) - A Somali immigrant who survived an arduous flight to Hawaii stowed away in a jet's wheel well says he was trying to reach his mom, a refugee in Ethiopia who says her teenage son broke down in tears this week during their first call since his ordeal.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter announced Wednesday that he will retire after serving more than 24 years, possibly giving Gov. Jerry Brown a significant hand in reshaping a high court that has leaned right politically for decades.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Open burning is being banned on 31 million acres of land throughout California because of the threat wildfires due to the lengthening drought.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - For the first time, California forestry officials intend to give counties and organizations money raised through a contested assessment on property in wildfire-prone areas to be used for fire-prevention projects.