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.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Another $63 million was added Tuesday to the cost of California's high-speed rail project and the completion date for the first 29-mile leg was pushed back 17 months to August 2019, after the state won a lawsuit that had tied up land needed for construction for 4½ years.