SAN JOSE (AP) - Santa Clara County is on the hook for a $5 million settlement in a crash involving a sheriff's deputy who allegedly took his eyes off the road while eating a McDonald's hamburger, a newspaper reported.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown acted Wednesday as California's cheerleader-in-chief, countering the state's anti-business reputation in an address to hundreds of business, agriculture and education leaders.
POSTAL WORKER SENTENCED IN MAIL THEFT: SAN CARLOS, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay area postal worker accused of stealing thousands of pieces of mail to obtain credit cards has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.
LAWYER: TEEN USED 'MURDER KIT' ON GIRL'S PARENTS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say a teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend's parents was equipped with a "murder kit" to kill the Compton couple.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A Montana man died in a rock climbing accident as he tried to climb to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, authorities said.
DIXON (AP) - The unclaimed remains of 35 military veterans, including some from World War I, and two military wives have been given formal military burials in Northern California.
SAN JOSE (AP) - A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a wireless controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved - and disable it remotely.
SF OFFICIALS UPSET OVER ANTI-ISRAEL BUS ADS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Several San Francisco supervisors want the city transit agency to donate revenue from an anti-Israel bus ad campaign to the city's Human Rights Commission after the agency did the same for an ad campaign that targeted Muslims.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy says a trained dolphin has found a 130-year-old torpedo off the San Diego coast.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man was rescued by a sailing crew after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday in one of the rare cases of someone actually surviving the 220-foot plunge.
UNION CITY (AP) - An elementary school teacher in Northern California has been formally charged with dozens of counts of inappropriately touching several of his students.
FRESNO (AP) - Two California men were in custody on Monday after accidentally dialing 911 on a cellphone before breaking into a car, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge affirmed on Monday that some workers at the five largest University of California medical centers can go on a planned two-day strike starting Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man has been charged with a Los Angeles-area bank robbery last summer in which his girlfriend - an assistant bank manager - reported being forced to wear what she thought was a bomb strapped to her midsection.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other privately run lodging first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate on Thursday approved changes to California's century-old initiative process with a provision that allows for negotiations between the Legislature and the proponents, who could then withdraw their proposal even if they had gathered enough petition signatures.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee is offering George Lucas a spot on the city's scenic waterfront for the future home of the Star Wars creator's lifetime collection of art and movie memorabilia.
RED BLUFF (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.
MARIPOSA (AP) - Residents evacuated from the foothills near a Central California wildfire were allowed to return home Wednesday.
BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A dog seen on security camera footage attacking a Central California boy until it is chased off by a cat has been euthanized.
FRESNO (AP) - Water will continue flowing from a reservoir east of Fresno for now after a judge rejected an attempt to turn off the spigots.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - The Northern California case of a mother accused of grabbing the throat of a 12-year-old boy she suspected of bullying her daughter took another turn Wednesday with the release of a private investigator's report suggesting the boy choked himself.
• COUPLE REPORTS 3,000 GALLONS OF WATER STOLEN: MENDOCINO (AP) - Authorities in Mendocino County say some 3,000 gallons of water have been stolen from a couple's above-ground storage tank.