SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Department of Parks and Recreation searched for ways to spend extra money every year despite facing the threat of park closures and forgoing upkeep at its 278 properties, a newspaper reported Sunday.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is protesting a federal court order to provide a timetable for releasing prison inmates to ease overcrowding at state prisons.
FRESNO (AP) - With temperatures in the Central Valley recently surpassing 110 degrees and state regulators investigating two possible heat-related deaths in the fields, the California legislature is considering new laws that would strengthen rules for protecting farmworkers from heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special education.
• STATE MULLS DRIVER'S LICENSES FOR YOUNG MIGRANTS: SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Department of Motor Vehicles is uncertain whether to issue driver's licenses to young immigrants who obtain temporary residency under President Obama's reprieve program.
WASHINGTON MOVES TO RECYCLE TRANSPORT FUNDS IN CA: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Obama administration wants to recycle $43 million in unspent highway funds in California.
FULLERTON (AP) - A twice-recalled Southern California councilman is giving it another try. Former Fullerton Councilman Don Bankhead is one of three council members ousted in June in the wake of an uproar over the way the city handled a fatal confrontation between police officers and a mentally ill homeless man. Bankhead is now among 12 candidates vying ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fast-moving thunderstorms dumped heavy rain that triggered flash floods and mud flows in rural areas of the San Bernardino Mountains. San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachmann says deputies checked on residents in the Forest Falls and Big Falls areas because of reports of significant mud and debris flowing down the hillsides. Bachmann says no structures were damaged ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A medical marijuana trade group is suing Los Angeles to stop the city from implementing a ban on prescription pot dispensaries. The suit filed by Patient Care Alliance alleges the ban violates the constitutional right of freedom of assembly, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The ordinance passed last month by the City Council ...
YOSEMITE - (AP) - A man died and a woman became seriously ill after contracting a rare rodent-borne disease that might have been linked to their stay at a popular lodging area in Yosemite National Park, officials said Thursday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area's transit rail system and its striking unions returned to the bargaining table Monday, raising hopes among the region's frustrated commuters that a four-day work stoppage that has gridlocked highways and doubled travel times is about to end.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A newspaper report says Sacramento County paid $2 in damages and $197,505 in attorney fees to settle a civil rights case. The Sacramento Bee says a jury awarded the attorney's two clients $1 each on their claims that they endured excessive force while inmates at the county's downtown jail. The eight-member panel awarded Robert E. Hunter and Howard Eley nominal compensation, apparently concluding the plaintiffs suffered no substantive damages. The judge in ...
STOCKTON (AP) - A squabble over paperwork deadlines between San Joaquin County officials and state prison authorities is leading to the early release of parole violators. San Joaquin County judges are releasing suspected parole violators from jail if California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials fail to provide the necessary records within 48 hours of an arrest. CDCR spokesman Bill Sessa said that in most cases the department can't meet such a strict deadline. Sessa ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Federal accident investigators were in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday to examine the deaths of two transit workers who were struck by an out-of-service commuter train performing routine maintenance.
LONG BEACH (AP) - The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used in the offshore platforms and man-made islands near some of California's most populous and famous coastal communities than state officials believed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Very few earthquake faults in California have been mapped over the past two decades despite an ambitious campaign launched in the early 1970s to help scientists learn more about the state's seismic activity.
LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) - To celebrate the 100th birthday of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, 100 mules have set out from the eastern Sierra on a trek to the metropolis as part of a mobile art project.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A high-speed chase that ended with authorities killing a suspected carjacker closed traffic Saturday into Mexico at one of San Diego's border crossings.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A woman walked into a Los Angeles-area Barnes & Noble looking for books and came out with a baby instead.
OCEANSIDE (AP) - For the second time in less than a week, a 'sea serpent' attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach.