BOY SAYS HE WAS MAD AT HIS DOG SO HE KILLED IT: SALINAS, (AP) - A 12-year-old California boy says he killed his dog because he wanted to see the terrier mix die.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Just 10 when he was arrested for killing his neo-Nazi father, the small, blonde child told police he pulled the gun from a low-lying closet shelf and aimed it at the man's ear while he slept in the family's California home. Now, the boy is standing trial for murdering 32-year-old Jeff Hall in a rare case that, if ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Two decades ago, Mi Pueblo Food Center began modestly as a small butcher shop run by an illegal immigrant. Now, the supermarket that caters to the Latino immigrant community has grown into a popular chain of 21 stores in California.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A Central Valley woman is describing how what had started as a pleasant walk one morning earlier this month in Yosemite National Park turned into a three-day ordeal.
INDPEDENDENCE (AP) - Rescue teams were back in the mountains Sunday resuming separate searches for two hikers missing in California's Sierra Nevada.
IRVINE (AP) - The city of Irvine is considering selling off more than 1,000 acres of land that had been destined for a signature park to rival the likes of New York City's Central Park after running out of money to develop it.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft bills Windows 8 as a "re-imagining" of the personal computer market's dominant operating system, but the company still has a lot of work to do before the makeover captures the imagination of most consumers, based on the results of a recent poll by The Associated Press and GfK.
• Malibu lifeguards need rescue after getting stuck: MALIBU (AP) - Two lifeguards got stranded on a Malibu cliff face while they were trying to rescue a stuck climber and had to be rescued themselves.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California man was charged Friday with killing two women who were electrocuted after his SUV struck a fire hydrant and light pole. Aman Samsonian, 19, turned himself in Thursday and faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter in the deaths of Stacy Schreiber, 39, and Irma Zamora, 40. He faces up to seven years and four months in ...
RIVERSIDE COUNCIL CHANGES RULES AFTER ARREST: RIVERSIDE (AP) - The Riverside City Council is changing the way it deals with disruptions after a woman was handcuffed and arrested when she ran over the three-minute public speakers' time limit.
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.