TRUCKEE (AP) - Fall looked a lot like winter across Northern California on Monday as the first major storm of the season spawned at least one tornado, brought out snow plows on Interstate 80 and showered the rest of the parched region with much-needed rain.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday told a national gathering of American Indians that the adversity they faced in the past should be a "confidence builder" for future achievements.
INGLEWOOD (AP) - Police were nearly certain Sunday that a man found dead at the property where five members of a Southern California family were shot - two fatally - was the killer because he was wearing body armor, clutching a handgun and had a bullet hole in his head.
POINT REYES (AP) - The federal government has apparently ended a 433-year-old historical controversy by determining that English sea captain and explorer Sir Francis Drake came ashore in what is now a county in the San Francisco Bay area when he claimed California for England.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's public higher education crisis has a flip side: swelling enrollment, expanding faculty, and state-of-the-art construction at the state's private colleges and universities.