NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Developers have sued the California Coastal Commission for more than $490 million in damages for failing to approve a project that would have turned a 401-acre stretch of oil field overlooking the Pacific Ocean into a housing and retail development.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's ban on sharing photographs of marked ballots violates voters' First Amendment right to freedom of speech by preventing them from expressing their political views, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit.
FRESNO (AP) - A 20-year veteran sheriff's deputy in Central California was killed by a bullet in the chest from a colleague's gun in what officials said Tuesday appeared to be "a tragic accidental shooting."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Urban Californians still are saving less water since mandatory conservation measures were lifted earlier this year in the state's drought, but monthly figures released Tuesday show the conservation backslide is leveling off.
RICHMOND (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area city announced Sunday that it is firing three more police officers implicated in a sex scandal involving a teenage girl that has embroiled several local law enforcement agencies and led to criminal charges.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Members of Congress and veterans leaders on Monday called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 California soldiers who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.