SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It's a proposal that would unite two companies on shaky financial ground as they plow into relatively new markets. One makes electric cars, the other installs solar panels. There are few obvious synergies.
OAKLAND (AP) - The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading to Asia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A brush fire that broke out Sunday near downtown Los Angeles threatened a densely populated, hilly neighborhood along a freeway as sizzling temperatures elevated fire danger across the West.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man charged with setting a fire that killed five people at a vacant Los Angeles building was in the country illegally, and was arrested for drug possession days before the blaze.
MERCED (AP) - The University of California's youngest, smallest and most ethnically diverse campus reached a milestone in its journey to becoming a major feature of the state's higher education landscape on Wednesday with the selection of a development team to build, maintain and finance a long-planned expansion that will create room for 3,800 more students at a time when the UC system as a whole faces unprecedented demand.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers would be stripped of their ability to make last-minute changes to bills and all public hearings would be videotaped under a measure likely to go before voters in November.