BAKERSFIELD . (AP) - The Bakersfield City Council is bracing for a large turnout when a key committee considers an anti-abortion resolution Monday.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Disneyland says disabled guests will no longer go straight to the front of lines after growing abuse of the system.
LAGUNA BEACH (AP) - Some of surfing's biggest names aren't just catching waves. They're also talking about making them.
STEVE JOBS' CHILDHOOD HOME EYED FOR PRESERVATION: LOS ALTOS (AP) - The childhood home of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs could soon be preserved as a historical site in Silicon Valley.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obama's health care law.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - West Hollywood is now the only city in America where it's a crime to sell fur.
HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) - Orange County has crowned its first transgender homecoming queen. Cassidy Lynn Campbell, 16., made history in the traditionally conservative county Friday night.
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The mayor and vice mayor in the Central California town of Porterville, who were at center of a flap over a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride proclamation, have been removed from their positions by fellow council members. Sime residents saw the Porterville City Council's 3-2 decision to reorganize itself on Tuesday as retribution against Mayor Virginia Gurrola's issuing of the proclamation and vice mayor Pete McCracken's support of it. Other ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two Vietnam veterans were awarded the Silver and Bronze Star medals Friday for their courage in a battle on a jungle hillside where more than 75 percent of the troops with them that day were killed or wounded.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will establish California's first rules detailing how oil drillers use a technique known as fracking.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An effort to overturn a new law allowing transgender students to choose which school restrooms they use and whether to play boys or girls sports got a boost Friday when a major player in the passage of California's now-defunct same-sex marriage ban threw its support behind the campaign.
GIRL'S BLEEDING FROM SHOOTING MISTAKEN FOR PERIOD: HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) - Police say a Northern California family didn't call 911 for more than five hours after a 10-year-old girl was shot because they thought she had started menstruating.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A burglar who tried to break into an ATM at a bank in San Francisco was arrested Friday after he hopped onto the roof of a nearby building to escape and fell into an apartment, police said. "There was a hole in the roof where he fell through just as we were ordering him to put his hands up," police Sgt. Wilfred Williams told reporters. "I've responded to several different silent ...
PASTOR CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING PARISHIONERS: NORWALK (AP) - A Southern California churchman who claimed to have "healing hands" has been charged with sexually assaulting women parishioners.
FRESNO (AP) - California's gold rush may long be over, but mercury-contaminated soil from mining activities in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada continues to flow downstream, impacting fish and the environment, a new study suggests. The heavy metal tends to be loosened during major floods that occur about once a decade and likely will continue unless something is done to prevent mercury-laden sediment from eroding and ending up in the state's agricultural heartland, according ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is getting into the debate over regulating sugary drinks. San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner is set to introduce a ballot measure that would levy a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on all sugar-sweetened beverages sold in the city, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. A can of soda, for example, would cost 24 cents more. The money would be used to fund health and nutrition programs for children. Similar soda tax measures fueled ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Soldiers often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction - fast.
BASSETT (AP) - The upper half of a woman's body was found Monday at a Los Angeles County sewage plant and investigators believe her lower half turned up two days earlier at another plant some 30 miles away, authorities said. The woman's body may have slipped into the wastewater processing system through a manhole or sewer line in the San Gabriel Valley east of downtown Los Angeles and been mangled by a pump before wastewater ...
TRACY (AP) - A storm blasted the Southwest with powerful wind gusts, snow and rain on Monday, knocking over big rigs on a stretch of Interstate 205 near Tracy, , toppling trees in Las Vegas and causing dust storm warnings in some areas. It was a gusty prelude to a storm that was forecast to drop more than a foot of snow in mountainous areas of Utah. A foot had already fallen in the upper ...
SANTA ROSA (AP) - Sheriff's officials say the Northern California deputy who fatally shot a 13-year-old boy has been the target of threats. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office confirmed the deputy's identity to the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa (http://bit.ly/1al07gN ) on Sunday as 48-year-old Erick Gelhaus. Gelhaus, a 24-year sheriff's office veteran, shot and killed Andy Lopez last week in Santa Rosa. Investigators say Gelhaus mistook the pellet gun Lopez was carrying for an ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The governors of Pacific coastal U.S. states and a Canadian province on Monday vowed to collectively combat climate change by coordinating polices that place a price on greenhouse gas pollution and mandating the use of cleaner-burning fuels.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Surrounded by a gooey graveyard of prehistoric beasts, a small crew diligently wades through a backlog of fossil finds from a century of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles.
ROSEVILLE (AP) - Police said a wanted parolee fired first in a shootout that left six officers injured and led to an hours-long standoff in a suburban Sacramento city before he surrendered.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A crime that was at the center of many Western movies is thriving in modern-day California as reports of cattle rustling are on the rise, state livestock officials said.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento police say one man is dead and six others wounded after a drive-by shooting Sunday morning at a Sacramento Halloween party.
CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Detectives are investigating an assisted living facility that closed Thursday and left behind 14 sick and elderly patients, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
VALLEJO (AP) - A 19-year-old who was a passenger in a group of cars that had stopped to change a tire is Vallejo's 20th homicide of the year after being hit by bullets fired from a passing vehicle on Saturday.