SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's tobacco prevention program saved $134 billion in health care costs over the last two decades, according to a new study published Wednesday about the smoking control program's impacts in the most populous state.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's health benefits exchange became the first in the nation Wednesday to set a standard benefits design to help people comparison shop for insurance under the federal health care overhaul.
CALIF. LAWMAKERS QUESTION REGULATING FRACKING: SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are expressing doubts a Brown administration proposal to regulate hydraulic fracturing is tough enough and can be enforced by state oil regulators.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of U.S. homes entering the foreclosure process fell in January to a level not seen since the peak of the housing boom, a consequence of a package of state laws aimed at stemming foreclosures that went into effect in California at the beginning of the year.
POLICE: THIEVES TARGET OFFICERS' BRENTWOOD HOMES: BRENTWOOD (AP) - Police in the San Francisco Bay area city of Brentwood are investigating a string of recent home burglaries in which thieves made off with jewelry and guns, some of them belonging to law enforcement officers.
RICHMOND (AP) - Government investigators said Wednesday a decades-old pipe that leaked and fed a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in California was corroded, and the company knew it should have been replaced.
LAGUANA BEACH (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry wrapped up his high-profile recruiting trip to California on Wednesday without having persuaded any businesses to relocate to his state - at least not yet.
GERBERVILLE (AP) - Authorities have seized a stockpile of 111 firearms, at least 20 of them stolen, from a 55-acre Humboldt County property where they also found 117 pounds of dried marijuana, ammunition, body armor and $12,000 in cash, the sheriff's department announced Wednesday.
MOM SUES SAN JOAQUIN SHERIFF OVER MINGLED REMAINS: STOCKTON, . (AP) - The mother and sisters of a girl whom authorities think was killed more than 27 years ago by California's notorious "Speed Freak Killers" are suing San Joaquin County officials over the handling of the 16-year-old's exhumed remains.
BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - The manhunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a killing spree converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where authorities believe he barricaded himself inside, engaged in a shootout that killed a deputy and then never emerged as the home went up in flames.
FRESNO (AP) - California water and wildlife officials on Tuesday seized upon the deaths of a rare fish in the water pumps that carry water to California's south state and Bay Area cities as well as farms to renew calls for replacing the current pumping system with $14 billion twin tunnels.
BIG BEAR (AP) - The extraordinary manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where authorities believe he barricaded himself inside, engaged in a shootout that killed a deputy and then never emerged as the home went up in flames.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Superior Court judge has reduced sentences of five three-strikes inmates as a first step in carrying out a voter-approved initiative to soften the state's tough sentencing law.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A progressive Texas political action committee taunted Gov. Rick Perry's recent California trip in radio ads broadcast there on Tuesday, calling him "Governor Oops" and dismissing as "snake oil" Perry's promises of tax breaks for businesses that relocate to Texas.
NAPA (AP) - Members of a mostly black women's book club say a luxe Napa Valley wine train kicked them off because of their race.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Several wild horses are now in homes thanks to inmates at a Sacramento County jail.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Monday approved a bill that would make it a trespassing violation to fly drones over private property without permission.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State lawmakers and air quality officials are cutting back rebates on hybrids and electric cars because hundreds of Californians claim it is a ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?
BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Evacuation orders have been lifted for hundreds of mountain homes threatened by a fire near a popular Southern California ski resort.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Consumers are shelling out more for a carton of large eggs as benchmark prices in California have gone up by 150 percent ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Far away from California's coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harry Grammer, the CEO of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that works with young adults, wanted to give kids recently out of the ...
LOOMIS (AP) - The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California's drought including a recent bear attack ...
MERCED (AP) - A decade has passed since America's newest research university opened amid farmland in central California. And surprisingly little on the landscape has ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked President Barack Obama to bypass Congress and create three national monuments in the California desert.
The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority along with Westlands Water District has filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Bureau of Reclamation from ...
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A wildfire burned a lodge in Kings Canyon National Park, the first structure the huge blaze has burned in the ...