LOS ANGELES (AP) - Judge Britney Spears is in control on "The X Factor."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A corroded pipe that failed and triggered a leak and massive fire at one of California's largest refineries had walls as thin as a penny in some areas, federal investigators said.
LA HABRA . (AP) - Octomom Nadya Suleman and her 14 children are moving to the high desert community of Palmdale.
STOCKTON (AP) - New child sex allegations have been made against a former California priest in a lawsuit filed just months after a jury found him liable for molesting an altar boy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Suspected bank robbers fleeing county sheriff's deputies hurled cash from a speeding SUV on Wednesday, drawing people into the streets until a pickup blocked their path and they had to surrender.
STOCKTON - The award-winning St. Mary's High School Theatre Department will present the acclaimed 1990 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, The Grapes of Wrath, Oct. 6-14 at Stockton Civic Theatre.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - One of California's top elected tax collectors is facing criticism for his high-profile campaign to block a controversial fee that Democratic leaders say he and the state board he serves are responsible for collecting, not opposing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law sweeping pension changes that will save California taxpayers billions of dollars in the future and aims to reform a system that is woefully underfunded.
FARMERS CRITICIZE HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN: SACRAMENTO (AP) - San Joaquin Valley farmers have told the California High-Speed Rail Authority that they are opposed to the planned transportation line.
REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A California man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had "gone crazy" but never endangered them.
GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S REDUCING DYSFUNCTION: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown says he's made significant progress in reducing decades of dysfunction in California government.
BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A landlord has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he traded housing benefits for sex and retaliated against women who refused his advances, federal officials said Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Eight infants were exposed to tuberculosis at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Sacramento hospital, but health officials said Tuesday it's unlikely the babies will contract the disease.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's community colleges are reorienting their registration system to give priority to students who are focused on earning a degree or transferring to a four-year college.
Gilroy fire chief resigns after alcohol sting
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There were a few raised eyebrows when Charles Phan unveiled his concept of a simple but stylish restaurant serving Vietnamese food with a modern, Californian twist. After all, this was the mid-'90s, when the predominant trend in Asian food was cheap and basic.
PLACERVILLE (AP) - Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and fouled the air 50 miles away in Reno, Nevada, which was blanketed by smoke.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials on Tuesday released plans for spending almost a third of the $687 million emergency drought relief package approved by lawmakers earlier this year.
Woman bound with duct tape found in car's trunk
POLLOCK PINES (AP) - Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday.
MOUNT SHASTA (AP) - U.S. Forest Service crews on Mount Shasta were dealing Monday with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out of its banks.
• Man arrested for puppy dragging death: LAKE ELSINORE (AP) - A Southern California man who allegedly dragged his puppy behind a pickup truck and then ran it over has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.
MT. SHASTA (AP) - The largest mudslide on Northern California's Mt. Shasta in two decades may be related to California's prolonged drought, experts said Sunday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.
EAST PORTERVILLE (AP) - Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari made the most of a low-profile Sunday morning speaking slot at the party's state convention, delivering a spirited defense of a party he said cares most about poor people and minorities but has failed to convey its message.