SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani has won an open seat in the state Senate, expanding the Democrats' supermajority, while election officials announced that a special election runoff will be needed for another Senate seat.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Federal prosecutors on Monday recommended an eight-year sentence for a California campaign treasurer who pleaded guilty to defrauding at least $7 million from Democratic politicians.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A murder suspect on the FBI's most wanted list gained weight and switched identities to evade authorities for 14 years, but his notoriety and a $100,000 reward finally led to his capture, the agency said Monday.
ARCATA (AP) - A public university located in one of California's prime pot-growing regions has formed an academic institute devoted to marijuana.
MERCED (AP) - Steps are being taken to reinforce a dorm cell at a correctional facility in Merced after jail officials say inmates forced open the door to attack members of a rival gang.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police are looking for two would-be robbers who were involved in a shootout when they tried to hold up a jewelry store.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Organizers have dropped a bid to get a Los Angeles pension reform measure on the May ballot.
• SF deputy pleads not guilty to robbing bank: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco sheriff's deputy accused of robbing a bank has pleaded not guilty.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it comes to politics, the state synonymous with perpetual youth has gone gray at the top.
• 42 people facing charges after San Jose party: SAN JOSE (AP) - Authorities say 42 people are facing charges after a weekend party in San Jose got out of hand.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Even as California voters increasingly turn away from political party labels, Democratic and Republican candidates dominate the state's elections.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two children were among four people killed when a car collided with a minivan on a rural Northern California highway, authorities said.
SANTA CLARITA (AP) - A Santa Clarita school district plans to expand a first-of-its-kind program that allows parents to track the results of random drug tests of their children.
TORRANCE (AP) - An alleged drunken driver hit a pedestrian and drove with the dying man on her car's hood for more than two miles in Torrance before witnesses stopped her, authorities said Sunday.
PARAMOUNT (AP) - Nine people were arrested for blocking a busy street in front of a Wal-Mart in suburban Los Angeles on Black Friday in one of several protests staged around the country to demand better wages and benefits for employees of the superstore chain.
OAKLAND (AP) - Seven men were wounded, one critically, when gunfire erupted on an Oakland street and continued for several blocks, police said. Officers received reports of a shooting about a block away from a park in East Oakland shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said. Police learned about a second shooting scene nearby when they arrived. Watson said Tuesday that initial reports suggest that two armed suspects approached a group ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Six years after losing in his first trial, a black Los Angeles firefighter was awarded $1.1 million Monday by a jury that found he suffered discrimination during his nearly three-decade career. After 16 days of deliberations and a seven-week trial, the jurors found in favor of Jabari S. Jumaane in a lawsuit alleging a pattern of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the Los Angeles Fire Department. Jumaane alleged that he was ...
ANAHEIM (AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-old man and a 7-year-old boy were killed in a crash caused when the man grabbed the steering wheel while his girlfriend was driving on a Southern California freeway. The Orange County Register reports the couple had been arguing while the 2003 Isuzu was heading east on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim early Monday. California Highway Patrol officials say the male passenger "interfered" with the driver's steering, causing the ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists are studying why the Italian wall lizard introduced into a Los Angeles neighborhood 20 years ago has virtually replaced a native species. The relative newcomer has essentially taken over a five-block radius from where they were let into the wild in San Pedro in 1994. A homeowner brought a few of the bright green lizards back from a trip to Sicily and they have since thrived and multiplied, according to ...
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Yosemite National Park officials say a family member has found a 60-year-old woman who went missing after leaving her home for a hike. Ann Lory spent two nights in near freezing temperatures before she was found injured around 11:30 a.m. Monday and airlifted to a hospital. Park officials did not specify the nature of her injury, but said Lory was conscious. Lory failed to return from what was supposed to ...
EL CENTRO (AP) - A recent state audit calls for a more thorough estimate of how much it will cost to alleviate expected clouds of dust and other hazards along the receding shores of the Salton Sea. The Desert Sun reports Monday that carrying out restoration projects could help California decrease its future mitigation costs. Under a 2003 deal, the state will be responsible for those costs after three local water agencies pay about $388 ...
National Forensic League Executive Director J. Scott Wunn recently announced that Delta Charter has earned the 2012-13 Leading Chapter Award in the Big Valley District.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A final vote tally released Friday showed Democrat Matt Dababneh narrowly winning a special election to fill a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly, but his Republican opponent said she is considering asking for a recount.