SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Caltrain is overhauling some of its safety procedures and has placed two engineers on leave after a recent incident that forced passengers legally crossing the tracks to leap out of the way of a speeding commuter train.
• CALIF. HIGH SCHOOLER CHOSEN FOR ELECTORAL COLLEGE: SIMI VALLEY (AP) - A 18-year-old Los Angeles County high school senior has been selected as a member of the nation's Electoral College.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Proponents of an initiative that would severely restrict unions from collecting dues on paychecks for political activity are reporting a contribution of more than $4 million from a conservative action group.
Teacher accused of watching porn in school
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home prices matched a nearly four-year high last month as buyers snapped up pricier homes and the supply of foreclosed homes dwindled, a research firm reported Friday.
Neighbor rescues boy in burning house
BOULDER CREEK (AP) - A neighbor has run into a burning Northern California house and rescued a boy who accidentally started the blaze with a lighter.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two Americans killed this week in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya were former Navy SEALs from San Diego County who always asked to be on the front lines, according to family, friends and government officials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Required questioning by 911 operators delays the dispatching of paramedics and the start of life-saving CPR in Los Angeles, a newspaper reported Friday, citing a new study.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal indictment unsealed Friday charged seven people with running a multistate Ponzi scheme and related mortgage fraud scams that prosecutors said cost investors and lenders a combined $17 million.
BERKELEY (AP) - A small building tucked in the hills of Berkeley shines with an unusual green glow from hundreds of glass tubes jutting out from one side toward nearby bushes.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Some 230,000 people who booked overnight accommodations in Yosemite since June are now being warned about the deadly rodent-borne illness that has caused three deaths.
MAN DIES FROM WEST NILE VIRUS: AUBURN (AP) - A Northern California man has died from the West Nile virus, the state's fifth death to the mosquito-borne virus this year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A wooly mammoth tooth with its enamel still intact has been discovered during the excavation for a new transit center in downtown San Francisco.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices hit a four-year high in August as buyers snapped up more expensive properties along the coast and sales of foreclosed properties kept drying up, a research firm reported Thursday.
FRESNO (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday that congressional efforts to provide drought relief to Central Valley farmers and communities are dead for the year.
FRESNO (AP) - A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A federal grand jury has charged a housekeeper at a Yosemite National Park hotel with 32 counts of first degree burglary and theft for stealing cash from guests' rooms.
WILLITS (AP) - Mendocino County authorities say a man was arrested after apparently shooting himself in the face while driving on U.S. 101 with a California Highway Patrol car behind him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.
• SCHOOL FIGHTS END WITH 6 IN CUSTODY: SANTA MARIA (AP) - Lunchtime fights at a Central California high school on Wednesday ended with police swarming onto campus, school closed and six people in custody, authorities said.
CALEXICO (AP) - The newly installed police chief of a California border city said Wednesday that members of the local City Council and police union have been interfering with a police investigation, and he said that police officers have spied on councilmembers in what he called "extortion."
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The most expensive congressional race in the nation ended Wednesday with no change: Democratic Rep. Ami Bera was re-elected to the Sacramento-area seat he wrested from Republican control just two years ago.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County has dropped a controversial plan to spend $3.6 million to build a year-round shelter for the homeless.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A committee of the University of California's governing board voted Wednesday for a tuition increase during each of the next five years over the protests of Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders and students.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Farmers on Wednesday welcomed the first of three storms expected this week in drought-stricken Northern California.
2 PENGUIN CHICKS HATCH AT CALIFORNIA ACADEMY: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two African penguin chicks have recently hatched at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, officials announced Tuesday.
BERKELEY (AP) - Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5-billion plan to reuse wastewater for drinking, the latest example of how California cities are looking for new supplies amid a severe drought.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parent company and owner of a now-closed Southern California restaurant have pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale.