PASADENA (AP) - Word that California's unemployment rate dipped below 11 percent for the first time in three years provided just a small sliver of hope - but a sliver nonetheless - for people who in some cases have been making weekly trips to the unemployment office for years.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California preacher who convinced thousands of followers that the world would end has posted an online letter conceding he has no evidence of an impending apocalypse and will no longer predict global doom.
BART service cuts unlikely
OXNARD (AP) - Educators must decide the fate of a junior high teacher placed on paid administrative leave amid claims that she appeared in a pornographic video.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The head of the University of California on Thursday condemned recent anti-Israel incidents on UC campuses and called for greater tolerance and civility.
EL CAJON (AP) - A San Diego County man who allegedly ignited a homemade cannon that exploded and killed his live-in girlfriend was charged with murder on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - School districts can be held liable for administrators who learn that an employee may be prone to molesting children but fail to take action to protect students, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
SACRAMENTO CO. BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT KILLED BY COP: CITRUS HEIGHTS (AP) - Police shot and killed a man suspected of robbing a Sacramento County bank and threatening to detonate an explosive device.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Pacific Coast fishermen can start gearing up for what's expected to be the best salmon fishing season in years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - They've still got their trombones and their trumpets, their cornets and their clarinets.
Boaters warned of whales in San Francisco Bay
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nonpartisan League of Women Voters and two prisoners' rights groups sued California elections officials on Wednesday, claiming that tens of thousands of criminals being shifted to county jails and community supervision should be eligible to vote.
BOYFRIEND PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN CERES TORTURE CASE: MODESTO (AP) - A man accused of torturing his pregnant girlfriend a month before she survived a Modesto triple slaying at her home has pleaded not guilty to the felony charges.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Katy Butler hasn't forgotten what it was like to be bullied in the seventh grade, when a group of boys surrounded her, taunted her and broke her finger by slamming it into a locker.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man arrested after a homemade cannon blasted through his mobile home, killing his girlfriend, "liked to live life on the edge," his brother told a San Diego newspaper.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for a San Francisco man charged with operating an online marketplace for illegal drugs are asking a judge to toss out most of the evidence against him, saying the Fourth Amendment protects their client from "indiscriminate rummaging" through his entire online history.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - People with Alzheimer's disease are not liable for injuries they may cause their paid in-home caregivers, California's highest court ruled Monday in a case involving a home health aide who was hurt while trying to restrain a client.
SANTA CRUZ (AP) - State park officials say California's drought is forcing them for the first time this year to close a campground to overnight use.
MOUNT BALDY (AP) - When the skies opened up with a vengeance, Michael Honer had a front row seat to the powerful forces of Mother Nature.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid wages and damages to 359 current and former employees, the Labor Department said on Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews suspended an hourslong air and sea search for a captain who may have abandoned his fishing boat early Monday when it got stranded off a popular San Francisco beach.
• 3 PULLED FROM HOLLYWOOD POOL IN GRAVE CONDITION: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a woman and two children who were pulled from a motel pool in Hollywood are in grave condition.
BURNEY (AP) - A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters Sunday as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation of a small long-term care hospital.
GROVELAND (AP) - Nearly a year since a historic wildfire charred a huge swath of California's High Sierra, debate rages over what to do with millions of dead trees left in its wake: truck them to lumber mills or let nature to take its course?
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.
PETROLIA (AP) - The extensive search for an ex-convict suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters last year ended with the discovery of skeletal remains on a Northern California riverbank that officials confirmed Sunday as those of the fugitive.
SONORA (AP) - Residents living downstream from a popular summer lake in Tuolumne County were warned to watch for flash floods on Sunday after the dam that holds back the lake's millions of gallons of water sprung leaks, federal and local authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Guardians of the Galaxy" blasted past expectations at the weekend box office.