RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - A boat off the coast of Mexico apparently spotted the blue whale Monday that rescuers first saw several days ago entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line near Los Angeles.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has made climate change the centerpiece of his final tenure by laying out the most aggressive benchmark in North America, which would reduce California's carbon footprint and boost the state's renewable energy use to 50 percent in 15 years.
STOCKTON - Greg Lucas, who oversees the California State Library's vast collection, from historical documents to digitized books, will be the featured speaker Thursday at University of the Pacific's 2015 Beyond Our Gates Dialogue, "Connections and Common Ground in Literacy."
SONORA (AP) - Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later bottled and sold in stores, officials said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The man charged in a California kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax said he acted alone, and that mental illness and a side effect from a vaccine contributed to his behavior, the FBI said in a court filing.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Instead of taking another lap around Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles hosted Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.