OAKLAND (AP) - A disgraced former commander of an elite Northern California drug task force will plead guilty to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell them on the street with the help of a private investigator. Under a plea deal filed Monday in federal court, Norman Wielsch, 51, on Wednesday will admit guilt in an Oakland courtroom to five ...
WARDENS KILL MOUNTAIN LION CUBS IN HALF MOON BAY: HALF MOON BAY. (AP) - The California Department of Fish and Game has ordered a necropsy on two mountain lion cubs that were fatally shot by wardens in downtown Half Moon Bay.
HALF MOON BAY (AP) - California's market squid fishermen have hauled in record numbers as ocean conditions for the third-straight year helped them net their quota earlier in the season than normal. The small squid often called calamari were caught in record numbers over the past two years, and 2012 appears to have been nearly as robust, the Contra Costa Times reported. ...
CHP OFFICERS SUFFER MINOR INJURIES IN CRASH: LIVERMORE (AP) - Two California Highway Patrol officers are recovering after their patrol car overturned during a high-speed chase on Interstate 580 in the Livermore area.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic legislative leaders say they will avoid talking about higher taxes as the Legislature convenes Monday for the first time since Democrats secured supermajorities in both houses.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Residents of Northern California endured the brunt of another powerful storm that drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds, but damage from the storm was less than expected, officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has more Hispanics than any other state, by far, but you'd have to look elsewhere for those being talked about as ascending stars on the national political stage.
FULLERTON (AP) - An eight-vehicle accident that killed one person and injured several others in Southern California began when a speeding pickup truck crossed into oncoming lanes and then flew into the air as the driver tried to swerve back to safety, police said Friday. The crash about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles happened around 4 p.m. Thursday when the driver of a bright yellow Ford F-150 drove into oncoming lanes to pass cars ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Snow capped the peaks of Southern California's mountains and glistened on forests Thursday after an unusually early winter-like storm that hit just days after a heat wave.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a number of bills Thursday aimed at helping veterans, including legislation that could provide funds to expand affordable housing to combat homelessness among former service members.
OAKLAND (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit agency and two of its unions were back at the bargaining table Thursday for 11th-hour talks as the possibility loomed of a second transit strike in less than three months.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators have ruled out foul play in the disappearance and death of a San Francisco woman whose body was found in the stairwell of a hospital where she was a patient, a family spokesman said Thursday.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will ensure workers in industries such as agriculture and landscaping get rest breaks during hot weather. Under the legislation from Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, workers exposed to extreme heat must be granted cool-down periods during the work day. Padilla's office says SB435 is intended to prevent illness, injury and death among workers. If employers do not provide such a cool-down period, ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday vetoed what he termed an "imperfect" union-backed bill intended to streamline the dismissal of teachers accused of misconduct, calling on lawmakers to try again next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury found Thursday that Toyota Motor Corp. is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.