LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California remains among a large group of states with HIV-specific criminal laws that activists consider outdated and that the U.S. Justice Department says should be revised.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said Tuesday it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues - possibly for three more months - to plug the well.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A series of exceptionally high tides began all along the California coast Tuesday, bringing the possibility of minor flooding to low-lying areas including bay fronts, beach parking lots, coastal roads and marinas.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eduardo Rebolledo had just gotten into his pickup truck after work, eager to head home to his two children when a gang dispute erupted 30 yards behind him on a Los Angeles street. The 38-year-old ducked right into the path of a bullet that hit him in the head, killing him instantly.
WILLITS (AP) - The annual march of migrant marijuana workers throughout California's pot-rich North Coast is in full swing but, like the pot industry itself, reaction to the workers' presence is mixed.
BELMONT (AP) - This is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school dance. The boy drives her home. They kiss. What happens next, over the girl's protests, leaves him confused and her crying, no longer a virgin.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Death penalty opponents led by former "M-A-S-H" star Mike Farrell can begin collecting signatures for their latest attempt to repeal the ultimate penalty, increasing the chances that California voters will be faced with a choice between competing initiatives next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Turf removal rebates rewarding Los Angeles property owners for tearing out their lawns saved less water per dollar than other conservation measures and served primarily as publicity tool for a city seeking to look drought-conscious, according to a city controller's audit released Friday.