SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Assembly leaders control a large annual operations budget that they regularly tap into to boost services of their choosing without a single hearing or vote.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - An 11-year-old Northern California boy who last year was lauded by President Barack Obama for becoming one of the youngest in the nation to graduate high school has now earned three community college degrees.
BODEGA BAY (AP) - Authorities say an abalone diver died in the water off the Sonoma County coast.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury is investigating ties between executives with California's largest utility and state regulators, a newspaper reported Friday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly on Friday advanced one of the nation's toughest bans on plastic, exfoliating microbeads that are polluting waterways.
TRACY - Efforts to extinguish the biomass fire in Tracy that is making air quality poor in Lathrop, Manteca and Ripon are continuing with officials hoping to have it out by Saturday.
SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Farmers in drought-stricken California with nearly guaranteed rights to water are bracing for historic orders to stop diverting water from rivers and streams. Regulators are expected to announce on Friday whether some farmers can avoid a total cut off if they voluntarily conserve.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home prices climbed to a new 7 1/2-year high in April as low interest rates and job growth lured buyers, a research firm said Thursday. Sales were brisk.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators Thursday turned away a request from environmental activists to idle California's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to determine if its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.
FRESNO (AP) - Fresno residents should be able to download a free app measuring daily water use by the time the five boys who came up with the idea head back to school in the fall.
COLMA (AP) - Authorities say two people in the San Francisco Bay Area were injured when a man in a stolen dump truck crashed into a minivan.
• FARMER HALTS HARVEST TO SAVE BABY TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS: TIPTON (AP) - A central California farmer is holding off on harvesting his fields until thousands of imperiled tricolored baby blackbirds can fly from their nests.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour.
GOLETA (AP) - The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tourists will soon be able to take in 360-degree views of metropolitan Los Angeles from an observation deck, bar and restaurant atop the tallest building in the West.
REDDING (AP) - Northern California authorities said Tuesday they've stopped actively searching for an infant who's been missing for 11 days, but they'll keep the case open and investigate any leads they receive.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matthew Muller had a resume built for success - a U.S. Marine veteran, Harvard Law School graduate and member of the California bar.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge ordered a suburban Los Angeles city on Tuesday to release video of police fatally shooting an unarmed man two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's stock briefly spiked on Tuesday after a fake story said the short messaging service received a $31 billion buyout offer.
SANTA ANA (AP) - A Disney hotel dishwasher has been charged with trying to trade Disneyland tickets for sex with a 14-year-old girl.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.
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By BRIAN SMITH
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's main route to the Golden Gate Bridge has reopened after three days of closure.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who sought refuge in Sacramento after aiding U.S. military forces as an electrical engineer in Afghanistan has died after being struck by a driver suspected of texting while driving.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The case of a California woman who said she was kidnapped for ransom only to have police call it a hoax took another bizarre twist Monday when federal prosecutors announced they charged a disbarred Harvard-trained lawyer with her abduction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government report released Monday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California on Monday began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars in improvements.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California can proceed with setting up a state-run savings program for private-sector workers who don't have access to retirement plans at work, under a rule change ordered by President Barack Obama on Monday.