SANTA ANA (AP) - A California schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday after hundreds of living and dead pythons in plastic bins were found stacked floor to ceiling inside his stench-filled home in suburban Orange County.
CASTRO VALLEY (AP) - Thousands of police officers, family and loved ones were among the mourners who gathered at the funeral Wednesday of a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officer who was shot and killed by a fellow officer.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California on Wednesday banned fishing in some of the state's drought-stricken streams in an effort to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead, which rely on coastal waterways to grow and spawn.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Seventeen rural communities in drought-stricken California are in danger of a severe water shortage within four months, according to a list compiled by state officials.
SAN JOSE . (AP) - A company that sold alleged weight loss and body cleansing products in California will pay about $1.75 million in penalties and restitution for making false advertising claims.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is telling California's governor that the federal government will do what's necessary to help with a historic drought afflicting the state.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield says she can't remember hitting him.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Speaker John Perez said Wednesday that the Legislature will try this year to find a way to start paying down California's massive unfunded liability for teacher pensions, which makes up the largest portion of the state's deficit and is estimated as high as $80 billion.
ORANGE . (AP) - Electronic smoking devices will soon be among tobacco products prohibited by Orange Unified School District.
SF POLICE SHOOT AND KILL DOG THAT MAULED 2 MEN: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities in San Francisco say one pit bull has been killed and a second captured after mauling one man and also injuring their owner.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday transferred a legal appeal over the state's high-speed rail project to a state appellate court, declining to take up the case directly as Gov. Jerry Brown's administration had requested.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Parents of some students being targeted for expulsion for hacking into computers at a wealthy Southern California public high school to access tests and change grades are charging that the cheating scandal is far bigger and district officials are whitewashing the crisis by throwing a "handful of students to the wolves."
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Prosecutors and defense attorneys would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under a bill passed Tuesday by the California state Senate.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - BB guns and pellet guns would have to look clearly different from those that fire bullets to be sold in California under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate in response to several recent shooting tragedies involving children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of perjury and voter fraud for falsely claiming he lived in an apartment in the district he represents when he actually lives elsewhere.
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 ...