SAN DIEGO (AP) - Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170,000 cows. So it's turning to an unlikely place to grow the water-chugging crop - the drought-stricken American Southwest.
BERKELEY (AP) - University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Saturday it will closely monitor UC Berkeley's efforts to address sexual harassment complaints and assaults on campus following an outcry over what some saw as light-handed discipline of faculty members who sexually harassed students and staff.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - The commercial crab season officially opened Saturday after being postponed for more than four months because tests showed high levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown granted 59 pardons on Good Friday, in keeping with his tradition of giving pardons to convicted offenders around major Christian holidays including Easter.
SANTA BARBARA (AP) - A business associate of a popular practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine was arrested Friday in connection with what California authorities say was the horrific slaying of the herbalist, his wife and the couple's 5-year-old daughter.
MODESTO - The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 5 (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo Counties) Dairy Princess crown.
Kari Johnson, a Crew Member at Manteca's Union Road McDonald's, is being recognized with the prestigious Crew Person of the Year Award, an annual honor given to outstanding McDonald's Crew Members who have shown exceptional contributions to their customers and restaurant teams.