SAN JOSE (AP) - Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist, a switch he hopes will help further his goal of growing opportunities for blacks and Latinos in the booming tech economy.
RIVERSIDE . (AP) - Police in Southern California say an officer flagged down by a frantic mother saved the life of a baby who was choking on a plastic bottle cap.
SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California teenager charged in the alleged thrill-killing of a high school classmate told police his religion, Satanism, allowed him to kill and he had already killed a rabbit and a cat, according to a recently released transcript of his interview with investigators.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal officials filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that Sprint Communications Inc. overbilled government agencies $21 million for wiretap services.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Major issues facing the Legislature, including a water bond and reshaping the state's rainy day fund, can be addressed this year despite the loss of Democrats' supermajority, the state Senate leader said Monday.
LAGUNA BEACH (AP) - A Southern California ocean rescue took a dramatic turn over the weekend when three lifeguards who were attempting to save three people also had to be plucked from high surf by boat.
BAKERSFIELD (AP) - The families of two pedestrians fatally struck by a California sheriff's deputy have reached a multi-million dollar settlement.
TRUCKEE (AP) - Rescuers say one person is dead and one is alive after a single-engine plane crashed a few miles from California's Truckee Tahoe Airport.
WEARVERVILLE (AP) - Scientists say a disease that kills oak trees along the California coast has spread into yet another county.
• TWITTER INSTALLING LOG CABINS AT HEADQUARTERS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Employees at Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco will soon get to take their lunch break in 19th century relics.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Park rangers say hikers can now apply for permits to ascend the summit of Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - There's a whole lot of shakin' going on at the University of Nevada, Reno.
SALINAS (AP) - Isidro Hernandez Tovar lived for more than five decades with the searing memory of a crash in the Salinas Valley that killed 32 of his colleagues, all farmworkers who died when a freight train collided with their bus.
SQUAW VALLEY (AP) - Squaw Valley is planning a special celebration at the Sierra ski resort March 21 to honor more than a dozen U.S. Olympians from the Reno-Lake Tahoe area who competed in the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, including three who brought home gold.
ST. HELENA, Calif. (AP) - With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool for locating underground water: dowsers, or water witches.
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 ...