SACRAMENTO (AP) - In a victory for Big Tobacco, two California bills aimed at curbing youth smoking by cracking down on e-cigarettes and boosting the smoking age to 21 have stalled, with one lawmaker even rejecting his own measure after it was revised.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some of the chemicals used in California's fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health, and the state for years has failed to track and deal with those potential threats, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Kelly Rutherford testified about her finances, travel and her ties to Los Angeles in an attempt to convince a judge to retain control over her international custody dispute with her ex-husband.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmentalists argued Thursday that government regulators have allowed California's last operating nuclear power plant to sidestep federal rules and conceal the risk of earthquakes that could threaten its twin reactors.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Civil War-era Medal of Honor recipient forgotten in an unmarked grave for nearly a century finally got a funeral Thursday when he was given full military honors and reburied at a national cemetery.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Ex-felons in California are committing new crimes at a relatively steady rate compared with previous years, but more of them are going to county jails instead of state prisons as a 2011 state law intended they should, according to a report released Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California water regulators heard proposals for a statewide drought fee and hefty fines for water-guzzling homeowners as part of a Wednesday workshop discussing how to implement Gov. Jerry Brown's order for water pricing to maximize conservation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crime increased by 13 percent in Los Angeles the first six months of the year, ending more than a decade of declines in the nation's second-largest city, according to statistics released Wednesday.
ALTURAS (AP) - Federal agents seized at least 12,000 marijuana plants on Wednesday from land in far Northern California that belongs to two federally recognized Indian tribes, the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento said.