SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County firefighters wearing hazmat suits had to climb over vegetation and trash piled 5 feet high to get to a yard where a woman died in a chair amid debris with a kitten in a carrier on her lap.
OAKLAND (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - As billions of dollars in unexpected tax revenue pour into California, Democratic lawmakers have proposed all kinds of ways to distribute the windfall after years of recession-era budget cuts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2018.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Unaccompanied children arrested by U.S. border authorities are packed in frigid cells and sleep on hard floors without enough food or medical care, advocacy groups said in a complaint Wednesday that alleges widespread abuses amid a surge of illegal crossings by young immigrants from strife-torn Central American countries.
STOCKTON (AP) - A Stockton police officer died Wednesday, two weeks after an on-duty car accident, officials said.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose officials have passed tough new medical marijuana rules that will require the vast majority of city dispensaries to close within a year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a two-month trial and another two months of deliberating, a California judge on Tuesday found that a handful of laws governing the hiring and firing of the state's teachers are unconstitutional because they deprive children of a quality education. It was the first time in U.S. history a court has found that teacher effectiveness is an essential component of the right to an equal public education, said Russlynn Ali, a former assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 10-year-old Northern California boy is celebrating a milestone most people don't reach until they are in their late teens.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democrats in the Legislature want the state corrections budget to spend tens of millions of dollars more on mental health services as a way to improve treatment and increase rehabilitation options.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Responding to a federal court order, California prison officials plan to build a mental health unit for condemned inmates at San Quentin State Prison, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities were back Tuesday at a Native American casino in Northern California that's at the center of an ongoing tense tribal dispute.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A bid by Texas to lure a Tesla battery factory brought that state's salesman-in-chief to the doorstep of California's state Capitol on Tuesday - and to underscore the point, he arrived in one of the automaker's sleek, all-electric vehicles.
STOCKTON (AP) - Organizers of Stockton's Asparagus Festival say they're calling it quits after 29 years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Californians were leaning Tuesday toward reforming the state's broken death penalty rather than getting rid of it.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Voters approved a proposition Tuesday giving California prison officials more say in the release of prisoners.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A ballot measure that would cap how much California spends on prescription medications for millions of retirees, poor people and prisoners trailed ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters approved a ballot proposition Tuesday to continue taxing the rich at a higher rate to raise billions of dollars for ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly repealed a nearly two-decade-old law that limited bilingual education in public schools.
MODESTO - Two holiday events will benefit the McHenry Mansion.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents "A Yuletide Feast: Dickens to Rock" choral concert on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m ...
MODESTO - Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the ninth annual sing-along performance of G.F. Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday ...
NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Developers have sued the California Coastal Commission for more than $490 million in damages for failing to approve a project that would ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Two young men were arrested after a shooting Saturday morning outside an Oakland nightclub that left eight people hurt, including the two men ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a price to pay for living in California, and for many it's about to get higher.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's ban on sharing photographs of marked ballots violates voters' First Amendment right to freedom of speech by preventing them from ...
FRESNO (AP) - A 20-year veteran sheriff's deputy in Central California was killed by a bullet in the chest from a colleague's gun in ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco on Tuesday joined a growing nationwide call to abolish cash bail for poor defendants when it announced the city was ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police have arrested two men in the fatal beating of a 67-year-old San Francisco homeless man two years ago.