LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
MAN GUILTY IN RUSSIAN ROULETTE KILLING: FRESNO (AP) - A Central California man has been convicted of killing his friend playing a version of Russian roulette.
NAPA (AP) - The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot back in shape for the summer's final holiday weekend.
BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts were on the outside looking in Monday after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the coming years, Californians could have valuable seconds of warning before earthquakes such as this week's wine country temblor strike, allowing trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut off valves, and schoolchildren to dive under desks to avoid falling objects.
WEAVERVILLE (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.
KINGS BEACH (AP) - A Lake Tahoe woman who was attacked by a black bear in her backyard could become the first person in the area charged with illegally feeding the wild animals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three people killed and four others injured within the span of an hour Sunday in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles were victims of random attacks that may have been carried out by the same gunmen, police said.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.
NAPA (AP) A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa and reportedly lasted between 10 and 20 seconds. Here is a look at some of the basic questions about the science behind the quake that has shaken so many in California.
Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, said about 90 to 100 homes were deemed not habitable. He said the next step was to continue damage assessments and get a cost estimate for potential federal assistance.
NAPA (AP) - Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber is proving to fans that he has a new "Purpose" in life.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it's easier for a black person to become President of the United ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A recent groundswell of protests on college campuses over race, sexual misconduct and other social issues has some civil libertarians worried that ...
CHOWCHILLA (AP) - Three young men from wealthy San Francisco Bay Area families spent more than a year working on their perfect crime.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students at a San Francisco university are objecting to plans to give "pouring rights" to Coca -Cola, Pepsi or another sugary drink ...
DENAIR (AP) - Authorities said a tornado struck a Central California town, causing damage to some structures and knocking down trees and power lines.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Colombian-born Nathaly Ordonez had practically given up on the idea of attending college after learning her family's visas had expired, leaving ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four adults remain in critical condition following a double-decker tour bus crash that injured 20 people in San Francisco two days ago.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Hundreds of people packed a ballroom Sunday to remember a 23-year-old California college student who was among the 129 people killed in ...
Ripon's American Legion Post contributed 38 turkeys.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State officials have defended Gov. Jerry Brown's request to have regulators map and study his family's ranch for oil, gas ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A jury on Friday convicted a California woman of first-degree murder and assault in the microwave oven death of her 1-month-old daughter, rejecting ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday extended his executive order requiring Californians to conserve water as the state prepares for a fifth year of ...
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A car built by Google that drives itself around city streets had a brush with the law for driving too slowly.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a seemingly innocuous announcement. The Los Angeles police chief said he would begin acknowledging officers for resolving potentially deadly situations ...