SANTA MONICA. (AP) - The dozens of student protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police at a California community college weren't just angry about not getting into a meeting of school trustees.
• Driver arrested for texting with baby in lap: TORRANCE (AP) - Police say they've arrested a Hawthorne woman who was driving on a freeway while texting and holding her baby daughter in her lap.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The government group that oversees Southern California transportation planning voted Wednesday to approve a $524 billion agreement that aims to put unprecedented resources into walking, biking and public transportation in a region known for anything but.
SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION BACKS BROWN'S TAX PROPOSAL: SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is collecting an endorsement for his tax initiative proposal from the California State Sheriffs' Association.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants unveiled a $1.6 billion plan Wednesday to convert the parking lot at AT&T Park and an adjacent pier into homes, offices, shops and restaurants.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's turnaround attempt is going to be messy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It will take more than the flip of a switch to replace power lost from the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant.
OAKLAND (AP) - An administrator at a small Christian university where seven people were killed this week said Wednesday she was the gunman's primary intended target after she rejected his repeated requests for a refund of his tuition.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Whitney Houston was found face-down in a bathtub with cocaine in her system and drug paraphernalia on the bathroom counter nearby, investigators revealed in the singer's final autopsy report released Wednesday.
Animal fat-to-biofuel plant proposed
OAKLAND (AP) - An Indian tribe, conservation groups and salmon fishermen filed a lawsuit challenging the return of suction dredges to mine for gold in California rivers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Trump says his organization is allowing a transgender woman who was born a male to compete for Canada's spot in the Miss Universe pageant - and he's wishing her good luck.
RICHMOND (AP) - Chevron Corp. owes additional taxes on its refinery in Richmond because Contra Costa County undervalued the facility by hundreds of millions of dollars, a county assessment appeals board has ruled.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's revised plan to build the nation's first high-speed rail system identifies an alternative source of funding if federal and private-sector contributions fail to materialize - fees generated from California's new cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's population climbed to 38.5 million people over the last year as the state recorded its most significant back-to-back growth in a decade, new population figures released Thursday showed.
BERKELEY (AP) - Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There's something happening here.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California officials are battling the worst whopping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scientists have located the wreckage of a passenger ship that crashed in 1901 near the site of what is now the Golden Gate Bridge, killing 128 people.
MAIL CARRIER WINS HEAP OF CASH FROM CALIF. LOTTO: RIALTO (AP) - A Southern California mail carrier now has a whole heap of cash to tote around too.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The operator of a Northern California-based adult website has pleaded guilty to a charge of facilitating prostitution.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warming seas will likely send West Coast fish species northward by about 20 miles a decade, and some species probably will disappear from southern ranges off California and Oregon, a new study says.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry's impressive start could come from customers - if enough people stop using the services over fears that drivers aren't safe.
OAKLAND (AP) - A small group of demonstrators tried unsuccessfully to shut down Oakland's federal courthouse Wednesday following four nights of large, often violent protests in Berkeley against the killings of black men by white police officers.
• 2 TEENS ACCUSED OF FEEDING LIVE CAT TO 2 DOGS: BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Two teenagers accused of feeding a live cat to two dogs, videotaping the attack and posting it online have been arrested in central California on suspicion of cruelty to an animal.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.
OAKLAND (AP) - Apple and IBM, once the most unlikely of allies, on Wednesday announced the first fruits of a partnership aimed at developing new mobile software - and selling more mobile devices - to business customers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California prosecutors sued Uber on Tuesday over the ride-booking company's background checks of drivers and other allegations, adding to the popular startup's worldwide legal woes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House approved on Tuesday a bill designed to give state and federal agencies authority to move more water in coming months to California's drought-stricken farm belt.