SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man who was left battered and facing assault charges.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - Another wildfire, possibly sparked by a downed powerline, broke out Wednesday and forced the evacuation of buildings on a large central California military base where another blaze has been burning all week, officials said.
PALO ALTO (AP) - An advisory board recommended a California city refuse Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's plans to demolish and rebuild four homes around his property because of privacy concerns, saying it won't support the building of a "compound."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yelp.com is warning that a California lawsuit targeting critical posts about a law firm could lead to the removal of negative reviews and leave consumers with a skewed assessment of restaurants and other businesses.
DANA POINT (AP) - A former Orange County high school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a teenage boy he met while serving as a court-appointed advocate.
STOCKTON (AP) - Giant tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown wants to build to haul water across California are economically feasible only if the federal government bears a third of the nearly $16 billion cost because local water districts may not benefit as expected, according to an analysis that the state commissioned last year but never released.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved $900 million in funding for environmental programs, signing legislation that frees up an unusually large influx of cash for wide-ranging initiatives aimed at cleaning up California's notoriously dirty air.