MAN GUILTY OF FALSE REPORT THAT LED TO SHOOTING: PASADENA (AP) - A California man who made a 911 call that ended with Pasadena police fatally shooting a college student has pleaded guilty to making a false report.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles elementary school teacher accused of chasing down and fatally stabbing his estranged wife had threatened to kill her using piano wire, an ice pick, guns or pipe bombs, court documents allege.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature passed California's massive state spending plan Friday amid sharp divisions over whether the compromise struck by Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown will further the state's recovery or eventually return it to the multibillion-dollar deficits common during the recession.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his San Francisco counterpart, Ed Lee, said at a news conference Friday that they are sponsoring a pair of technology summits over the next year.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California High-Speed Rail Authority won approval Thursday from a federal railroad oversight board to start construction on the first leg of what would be the nation's first bullet train.