SACRAMENTO (AP) - For seven years, inmates at a Southern California state prison have learned to express themselves through acting, acquiring skills that actor Tim Robbins says can change their lives.
• CRIMINAL PROBE IN BIRD INJURIES DROPPED: OAKLAND (AP) - Federal wildlife officials are no longer pursuing criminal charges against a tree trimmer who injured baby birds outside California post office.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made his first official visit to the Capitol on Thursday to make his case for getting state aid to help revitalize California's most populous city.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - In the latest challenge to California's $68 billion high-speed-rail project, Kings County and a group of its residents filed another lawsuit against the bullet train Thursday, alleging continued violations of California's Environmental Quality Act and several other state laws.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Preliminary figures show that fewer voters likely turned out for Tuesday's no-drama primary than for any regular statewide election in California history.
• SEIZURE-PRONE DRIVER CONVICTED OF DOUBLE MURDER: REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California seizure-prone driver with a suspended license has been convicted for causing a double-fatal crash while having a seizure.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to be hit with a new federal indictment next month over a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010, a regulatory filing says.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man who drove for the ridesharing service Uber in San Francisco has been charged with assaulting a customer, prosecutors said Wednesday.
HALF MOON BAY (AP) - San Mateo County Sheriff's officials say a deputy shot and killed an 18-year-old girl after responding to a report of an armed and violent person.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A break-away movement in far Northern California apparently sounded better in theory than in reality to voters in Tuesday's primary.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's top-two primary system delivered Election Day drama in a handful of state legislative contests, including for some former lawmakers who saw their comeback campaigns imperiled by Tuesday's low turnout.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several vulnerable U.S. House freshmen survived tight contests in California's congressional races, as Democrats sought to gain ground in the party's longshot bid to reclaim majority control in Washington.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The full slate of statewide candidates for November's elections all but filled out Wednesday, as a Republican mayor won a close primary race for state controller and the Democrat seeking a second term as California's top education official was forced into a fall runoff despite a strong showing.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Before 14-year-old Brian Duran set out from central Honduras in mid-April, he heard that child migrants who turned themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol were being cared for and not deported.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Hollywood doctor was charged Tuesday with conspiring to bilk Medicare out of more than $33 million by charging for unnecessary services and medical equipment.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in ...
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say a man died after being struck by a pickup truck during a robbery attempt at a marijuana grow in Central California.
SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A 15-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Monday in the kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old girl at the tight-knit artist community where ...
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say deputies in Central California shot at and injured an 82-year-old woman who brandished a handgun.
BERKELEY (AP) - A California man found $1,300 in cash in what he thought was a box full of chicken wings from Domino's, only ...
MIDDLETON (AP) -The scope of devastation from one of California's most destructive wildfires is becoming clearer and so too is the size of the ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins plans to fight a fellow Democrat for a state Senate seat when her tenure expires.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday's Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama acting honors ...
SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) - Three Southern California police officers have been charged with abusing 10 children at a boot camp for troubled youths.
STOCKTON (AP) - A cellphone video showed police officers in Stockton grappling with and tackling a 16-year-old who allegedly refused to get out of a bus ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Female employees in California are poised to get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps and receive protection from discrimination and retaliation ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say two men were injured in a car-to-car shooting on a San Francisco freeway.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Republican Party voted Sunday to soften its stance on immigration, seeking to appeal to the state's growing Latino population ...
SCOTTS VALLEY (AP) - The 4-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of whale has been excavated at a construction site in Santa Cruz County.
SALINAS (AP) - A new wildfire in Northern California has killed one person and destroyed or damaged 10 homes in Monterey County, a week after two ...