SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ordering a Catholic hospital in California to perform a tubal ligation sterilization procedure on a woman would violate its religious freedom, a San Francisco judge ruled Thursday.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - The names of iconic hotels and other landmarks in the world-famous Yosemite National Park will soon change in an ongoing battle over who owns the intellectual property, park officials said Thursday.
FRESNO (AP) - A break in the California Aqueduct has halted the flow of water in the canal that supplies millions of Southern California residents, but there's no concern that taps will run dry, officials said Wednesday.
FRESNO (AP) - A former sheriff's deputy in Central California has been sentenced to prison after two women accused him of leading them to remote areas to ask for sexual favors instead of writing them tickets, authorities said Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawrence Phillips, a star running back at Nebraska and first-round NFL draft pick whose pro career quickly unraveled amid disciplinary problems, was found dead in his California prison cell on Wednesday, and officials said they suspect suicide.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - While self-driving cars already are being tested on public roads, newly released safety data support the cautionary view that the technology has many miles to go before people can sleep at the wheel.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former Pacific Gas & Electric company employee experienced resistance when she tried in the wake of a deadly explosion at a gas line to improve the company's shoddy record-keeping, federal prosecutors said in a court filing in their criminal case against PG&E.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - An explosion at an ExxonMobil oil refinery in California last year could have been prevented if managers had taken into account aging safety equipment and shut down a key, spark-generating part of the refinery before attempting repairs elsewhere, federal investigators said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators on Tuesday rejected Volkswagen's recall plan for some of the German automaker's most popular diesel models that used software to intentionally deceive government emissions tests, including the Beetle, Jetta, Golf and Passat.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old girl suffered minor injuries after an armed robber knocked over her stroller, snatched a tablet computer from her hands and stole a purse from the woman with her in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the first time in its efforts to crack down on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl, the FBI will try to reach out to women and girls selling sex in the run-up to the game to give them a way out and get them to turn against their traffickers.