SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A wooly mammoth tooth with its enamel still intact has been discovered during the excavation for a new transit center in downtown San Francisco.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California home prices hit a four-year high in August as buyers snapped up more expensive properties along the coast and sales of foreclosed properties kept drying up, a research firm reported Thursday.
ELK GROVE (AP) - An 11-year-old boy was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse after his disabled mother was beaten so severely with an extension cord that she was hospitalized, authorities said.
VACAVILLE (AP) - A California Highway Patrol officer gunned down during a freeway traffic stop was remembered Thursday for his friendly personality and unique sense of humor at a funeral attended by Gov. Jerry Brown and thousands of uniformed officers from across the nation.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought against for years: tax collector.
FOLSOM, (AP) - The agency that operates California's power grid said Thursday it will take steps to prepare for another summer without power generation from the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant, signaling the facility may not be operational any time soon.
Officers scolded for photo of mayor's ticket
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Judge Britney Spears is in control on "The X Factor."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A corroded pipe that failed and triggered a leak and massive fire at one of California's largest refineries had walls as thin as a penny in some areas, federal investigators said.
LA HABRA . (AP) - Octomom Nadya Suleman and her 14 children are moving to the high desert community of Palmdale.
STOCKTON (AP) - New child sex allegations have been made against a former California priest in a lawsuit filed just months after a jury found him liable for molesting an altar boy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Suspected bank robbers fleeing county sheriff's deputies hurled cash from a speeding SUV on Wednesday, drawing people into the streets until a pickup blocked their path and they had to surrender.
STOCKTON - The award-winning St. Mary's High School Theatre Department will present the acclaimed 1990 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, The Grapes of Wrath, Oct. 6-14 at Stockton Civic Theatre.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - One of California's top elected tax collectors is facing criticism for his high-profile campaign to block a controversial fee that Democratic leaders say he and the state board he serves are responsible for collecting, not opposing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law sweeping pension changes that will save California taxpayers billions of dollars in the future and aims to reform a system that is woefully underfunded.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's public universities need to do a better job of educating students and staff members about campus sexual harassment and violence policies and then keeping students who bring complaints informed about the status of their cases, the state auditor said Thursday.
• LUCAS CHOOSES CHICAGO FOR 'STARS WARS' MUSEUM: "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has selected Chicago to build his museum of art and movie memorabilia. Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed the decision Tuesday. McCaffrey did not have any immediate details about the much-anticipated decision by the filmmaker. But the choice is a major victory for Emanuel and the city, which was competing with San Francisco for the museum.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction off public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal, state and local authorities in California have made more than three dozen arrests and recovered 27 juveniles as part of an annual national crackdown on child sex trafficking.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's drought appears to be reducing the spread of a disease that threatens to wipe out huge swaths of oak trees in the state, a newspaper reported.
FRESNO (AP) - The country's next generation of farmers and ranchers may have a better chance at success with extra help that the federal government recently unveiled.
• MOUNTAIN LION FOUND IN BACKYARD: SACRAMENTO (AP) - A mountain lion is back in the wild after it was found in the backyard of a Sacramento home. The Sacramento Bee reports that the animal was discovered on Saturday night inside the fenced in yard. Sacramento police and a California Department of Fish and Wildlife warden helped tranquilize and capture it. It was released back into the wild on Sunday. The young male mountain lion weighed 70 pounds and was about 1 and ½ years old.