REDONDO BEACH (AP) - A large wave swept four people off a Los Angeles County jetty as high surf pounded much of the California coast, leaving one man dead and his three companions seriously injured, authorities said.
NORWALK (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris said Wednesday that she isn't picking sides in Apple Inc.'s fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone used by used by a gunman in the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead.
PALO ALTO (AP) - Nike co-founder Phil Knight is donating $400 million to Stanford University to help create the largest fully-endowed scholarship in the world with the goal of preparing a new generation of global leaders, university officials said Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state judge on Wednesday blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed ballot initiative to reduce California's prison population, siding with district attorneys who argued that it improperly bypassed normal procedures.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A recent federal court ruling ordering the release of personal data on more than 10 million California students highlights the growing amount of information schools now collect - and the loopholes that allow it to be released.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fuel oil from a long-sunken freighter that previously killed thousands of birds continues to leak and recently coated more birds in the gunk along the Northern California coast, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gas storage facility that spewed methane uncontrollably for almost four months, driving thousands of families from their homes, won't resume operations until it has undergone tougher tests than ever required before, a process that will take months and perhaps even longer.
HALF MOON BAY (AP) - A San Francisco Bay-area billionaire who closed an access road to a beloved beach is asking the state of California for $30 million in exchange for public access to Martins Beach at Half Moon Bay.