GOVERNOR OFFERS BOOK FOR SUPER BOWL BET: SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown was one of the few California politicians yet to announce a bet on Sunday's Super Bowl matchup, until he offered up a characteristically esoteric wager.
ADIN, Modoc County (AP) - A once obscure coyote hunting contest in northernmost California has become anything but, as environmental groups lobby the state to call it off to protect a lone, roaming wolf.
TWITTER SAYS HACKERS COMPROMISE 250K ACCOUNTS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four protesters were arrested entirely in the buff as they took to the steps of San Francisco City Hall in a brazen challenge of the city's ban on public nudity on Friday, the first day it went into effect.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A now-shuttered Southern California sushi restaurant and two of its chefs were indicted on conspiracy and other charges for allegedly serving illegal and endangered whale meat, authorities said Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The next time a child is abducted near you, your cellphone may shriek to life with an alert message.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The governing board of California's stem cell funding agency has voted to overhaul how it distributes scientific grants after critics raised concerns that too many board members represented schools that have won funding.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The head of the Marine Corps - the most male of all military branches - said Thursday the infantry side is skeptical about how women will perform in those units, and some combat positions may end up being closed again if not enough females meet the rigorous, physically demanding standards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Thursday ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to turn over 30,000 pages from the confidential files of priests accused of child molestation without blacking out the names of top church officials who were responsible for key decisions in how to handle the sexually abusive priests.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - U.S. residents now make up the largest wine market in the world, consuming 13 percent of all that's produced globally, according to an analyst who spoke Wednesday at a major wine industry gathering.
Highlights of the demographic report released Thursday by the California Department of Finance:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gasoline prices are getting an early start on their annual spring march higher.
BISHOP (AP) - Five rock carvings that were sheared off and stolen from a sacred American Indian site in California's Sierra Nevada have been recovered but no arrests have been made, authorities said Thursday.
WIFE DRIVES TRUCK INTO HOME OF HUBBY'S GIRLFRIEND: PIONEERTOWN (AP) - Investigators say a Southern California woman angry over her husband's love affair drove a truck into the other woman's desert home.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers, to see if any laws were broken.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California should provide a cradle-to-career education system in which children are provided learning opportunities from a young age and given support and services inside and outside the classroom, the state's schools chief recommended Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children, her boyfriend and a NASA scientist, prosecutors said Friday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Mary Venturacci is 98 years old and lives by herself in her northeast Salem home.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Children's health advocates are wary of the state's plans to redesign the California Children's Services program with a managed care model.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fifteen of the University of California's highest-paid executives are getting a 3 percent raise to keep pace with the cost of living and help the system hold onto its top talent, the university's governing board decided Thursday.
SACRAMENTO - Conservation groups in California warned regulators Wednesday that their rush to approve construction of massive water-diversion tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta violates state and federal laws.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor before they were finally shuttled to their host cities on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction crews worked Wednesday in the Southern California desert to fortify a bridge that a surge of floodwater damaged, their goal to reopen the main route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix by Friday.
RICHMOND (AP) - Authorities said Wednesday they rescued a human trafficking victim who told police she was kept in a closet and sexually and physically abused almost daily for a year.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE (AP) - California's vast network of reservoirs, canals and rivers is among the world's most engineered water systems, but it is tough to prove when water is illegally siphoned because of sparse metering, infrequent reporting and a complex web of tens of thousands of water rights.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County on Tuesday became the latest area in the country to take a step toward lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour after officials were told it would either kill business or help lift bread-winners out of poverty.