SACRAMENTO (AP) - A committee led by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg appointed one of the Democrat's closest friends to a $128,000-a-year job on a board that has long been criticized as a plum position for termed-out lawmakers.
ROBBERS IN STOCKTON GOING AFTER COUGH SYRUP: STOCKTON (AP) - Stockton police say thieves are targeting pharmacies to get their hands on a codeine-based cough syrup used to make a potentially deadly party drink.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco city attorney and New York state attorney general have joined forces to investigate whether Monster Beverage Corp. is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children.
LIVINGSTON (AP) - A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it's "voluntarily and temporarily" suspending operations again.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state lawmaker proposed Monday that California extend its requirement that gun buyers undergo background checks and register their weapons to anyone who assembles a firearm in their home.
PG&E has learned of an email and telephone scam targeting residents.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and attorneys representing inmates have failed to reach agreement on the best way to reduce overcrowding in California prisons, a panel of federal judges said Monday, leaving it the court to decide whether to grant the state more time.
SAN JOSE . (AP) - San Jose residents remained on high alert Monday as authorities search for a serial arsonist they believe is responsible for nearly a dozen fires in the city within a week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An alcohol counselor driving drunk at night struck a pedestrian and continued on for another 2 miles while the man was lodged in her windshield, a prosecutor said in an opening statement Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Octomom Nadya Suleman did porn films, boxed D-list celebrities, even endorsed birth control for dogs after giving birth in 2009 to eight babies after she received in vitro fertility treatments.
OAKLAND SETTLES WITH SUSPECT WOUNDED BY OFFICER: OAKLAND (AP) - A man who was shot by Oakland police after authorities say he robbed another man at gunpoint is set to receive a $125,000 settlement from the city.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested a man who took off in a police cruiser after being stopped for possibly driving drunk.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is on the right track with his 2014-15 budget proposal by recommending that California devote billions of dollars in new revenue to start paying down its massive debts, the Legislative Analyst's Office said Monday.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - An unusual sight for winter turned some skiers' heads on the slopes at Lake Tahoe: a black bear.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - A federal lawsuit accusing the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority of polluting the alpine lake with debris from Fourth of July and Labor Day fireworks says the tourism agency and its contractor should be subject to up to $75 million in fines.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two lawmakers are taking steps to stop drones from interfering in firefighting efforts after several incidents in California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The National Weather Service is reporting impressive rainfall totals in Southern California after a weekend of downpours fueled by remnants of former Hurricane Dolores off Baja California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire that swept across a California freeway, torching vehicles and sending people running for their lives, is nearly contained.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE (AP) - California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought.
SAN JOSE (AP) - PayPal shares jumped in its first day as a separate and publicly traded company as the firm outlined plans to capitalize on the rise of mobile payments and the growing digitization of money.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California health officials say a senior citizen is the state's first person to have died from the West Nile virus this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare summer storm allowed firefighters to contain 60 percent of a wildfire that swept across a California interstate, torching vehicles and sending people running for their lives.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One university's effort to poach a star faculty member at another Southern California university has devolved into a legal battle that some fear may impede Alzheimer's disease research.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California has enrolled 2.3 million people under an optional expansion of the state's Medicaid program - nearly three times more than the state had anticipated, according to the state Department of Finance.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 13-month-old girl believed to have been kidnapped from a California motel was found safe, and two men were arrested on suspicion of abducting her, authorities said Saturday.
MODESTO (AP) - A man was arrested Sunday in the deaths of his daughter, two other girls and two women whose bodies were found in a Modesto home, police said.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Authorities in Northern California are working to recover the body of a man they say drowned near the The victim is a 24-year-old man who officials believe drowned Sunday after entering the water on the Sacramento River side of Tiscornia Beach. Tiscornia Beach is a popular area for people seeking access to water on hot days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Demi Moore said she is stunned and saddened by the death of a 21-year-old man Sunday in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home she owns.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A second day of showers and thunderstorms in southern and central California was expected to bring heavy rain and set more rainfall records in what is usually a dry month.