SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A suspect fleeing a police officer in the city of South San Francisco turned and cracked him in the head with a skateboard, leaving the 12-year department veteran in critical condition Friday, the police chief said.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - A Greyhound bus smashed head-on into a car going the wrong way on a suburban Phoenix highway early Friday, killing the car's driver and leaving 13 bus passengers with minor injuries, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group calling for California to secede from the United States submitted a proposed petition Monday seeking a ballot measure that would strip the state constitution of language that says California is an inseparable part of the nation.
HEALDSBURG (AP) - A Northern California man was arrested on suspicion of drowning his 4-year-old daughter in a baptismal pool in a church and then carrying her body to a nearby police station, authorities said Monday.
In the poorest villages on the island of Fiji, where healthcare is not readily available, Doug Wesson – owner and founder of Wesson Hearing Aid Center and a band of hearing healthcare professionals from all over the US - set out on a mission to test the hearing, clean wax from ears as needed and fit hearing aids on as many children and adults as possible within a three day period of time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Firefighters using boats rescued four people trapped on an island of the raging Los Angeles River early Monday after a storm gorged waterways and led to warnings of unsavory ocean conditions and snowy mountain roads that could hamper Thanksgiving plans.
ORANGEVALE . (AP) - A woman was rescued from a slippery spot on a steep bluff along the American River in suburban Sacramento after tumbling about 70 feet onto a ledge a few feet above the frigid waters.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Germany has purchased a Los Angeles house once owned by Thomas Mann, averting demolition of the home where the Nobel Prize-winning novelist lived for a decade after fleeing the rise of Nazism.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It's a convenient form of security - though it's also perhaps not as safe as you'd think.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A real estate agent who represented the seller of a Malibu mansion and worked for the same firm as the buyer's agent had a responsibility to disclose a discrepancy in the home's size, the California Supreme Court said Monday.