• TONY THE TIGER VOICE LEE MARSHALL DIES AT 64: SANTA MONICA . (AP) - Lee Marshall, one of the actors who supplied the booming voice of Tony the Tiger in commercials, has died. He was 64.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California faces $340 billion in debts, or more than $8,500 for each of its 38 million residents, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said Wednesday in recommending that the state set priorities for paying down its key long-term liabilities.
PALO ALTO (AP) - California is back in the running for a massive battery plant that electric car maker Tesla Motors plans to start building this year, but CEO Elon Musk said the state remains in the "improbable" category for winning the plant because of the time it will take to win regulatory approval.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees California's $68 billion high-speed rail project voted Wednesday to unanimously adopt a planned route for its second and most substantial section to date, a 114-mile stretch between Fresno and Bakersfield.
MERCED (AP) - Officials said Wednesday that they have arrested 51 people in Central California, crippling a drug organization linked to a powerful prison gang.
OAKLAND (AP) - Federal and state wildlife officials are investigating a tree-trimming operation in Oakland that witnesses say sent baby birds into a wood chipper, a newspaper reported.
• LEAKS ON NEW BAY BRIDGE WON'T SPUR FURTHER COSTS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California transportation official says leaks found on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that are allowing rainwater to seep into the structure should not result in more maintenance costs.
SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer faces a $10 billion decision in a few months.
• SCHOOL CRACKS DOWN ON 'PROM DRAFT': NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A principal at a Southern California high school is cracking down on a student tradition called "prom draft" that involves male students ranking female students and then selecting a date from the favored pool.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's primary for governor this year has become a race for second place. With Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, widely predicted to take the top spot, two Republican candidates with starkly contrasting views and styles are jostling for financial and voter support.
BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Water has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Senate's chief security officer abruptly resigned Tuesday from a post he held for 34 years after he withheld information about drug use by a staff member from the chamber's elected leader.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to require large retailers to keep a defibrillator in stores in case customers suffer cardiac arrest.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Getting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Airport officials said Tuesday it's going to get worse.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Prosecutors in Santa Clara County said human error by a technician led to six false positive drug tests at its crime lab.
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 ...