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
SANTA ANA (AP) - An overnight thunderstorm that dropped more than the average annual rainfall on parts of California's Coachella Valley in one night alone caused flooding at two mobile home parks, forced road closures and dampened an elementary school, officials said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of parents with children in charter schools on Tuesday protested a proposal before the Los Angeles Unified School Board to declare a moratorium on new charter schools and tighten oversight of existing ones.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Illegal immigrants in California's largest city could use library cards to open bank accounts and access an array of city services under a plan being considered by city officials.
MORENO VALLEY (AP) - Bomb squad experts concluded Tuesday that the suspicious box an armed bank robber left at a Moreno Valley bank was a fake bomb.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court blocked implementation of San Francisco's cellphone radiation warning law pending the outcome of an industry challenge.
WIDOW FILES CLAIM IN MODESTO EVICTION SHOOTING: MODESTO (AP) - The widow of a locksmith who was killed along with a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy while serving an eviction notice says authorities should have done more to protect her husband.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The stakes are high, the tactics are fierce and the rhetoric is heating up.
• Convicted killer sprung from state's death row: SAN JOSE (AP) - A man convicted of killing two San Jose jewelers more than 25 years ago has been released from death row.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday an April attack on Silicon Valley's phone lines and power grid was terrorism - despite repeated FBI statements that it had found no indications to back that up.
STOCKTON (AP) - Police in Stockton say three people were wounded when 40 to 50 gunshots rang out in a daytime shooting in a residential neighborhood.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal officials on Wednesday pledged more money to help California cope with its severe drought as state fishing regulators shut down recreational angling on portions of two water-starved rivers because of concerns about the survival of salmon and steelhead trout.
CHULA VISTA (AP) - A firefighter responding to a Southern California crash site was handcuffed and held in a patrol car for failing to move a fire truck immediately after police asked him to.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Octomom" Nadya Suleman was charged with a fourth count of welfare fraud Wednesday after prosecutors said they discovered she wrongly collected an additional $10,000 in benefits from the state.
RED BLUFF (AP) - A Northern California man has died after his wheelchair caught fire, authorities say.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A civilian board that found eight officers violated Los Angeles Police Department policy in mistakenly firing on two women during the manhunt for ex-cop Christopher Dorner also faulted the department itself.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday urged California's largest public pension fund to act quickly to address rising costs caused by retirees' longer life expectancies, saying failure to do so would widen the fund's liabilities by billions of dollars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Wednesday dismissed a high-profile criminal case against a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles who was charged with inappropriately touching a female student.
TEMECULA (AP) - A Southern California city has announced plans to host a Pamplona-style bull run, months after a neighboring town nixed the event because of safety concerns.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Authorities in Northern California have dropped a murder charge against a teenager and instead charged his twin brother with the crime.
RIALTO (AP) - A former president of a San Bernardino County school board has been arrested after authorities allegedly discovered child pornography on his home computer.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Jobs, income and investment keep soaring in Silicon Valley, but the growth is also driving up housing costs and widening the gap between the rich and poor, a report released Tuesday says.
Cash prizes are being awarded at the end of the two fun run races during the 52nd annual Almond Blossom Festival the last weekend in February, according to Laurin Sephos who serves as Ripon Chamber of Commerce events manager.