PLACERVILLE (AP) - Firefighters are taking advantage of rainy weather to make progress on a massive wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, authorities said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Authorities investigating a noxious odor that prompted evacuations in a San Francisco Bay Area city discovered two bodies inside a residence.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The leader of the union representing state prison guards is retiring, leaving an organization that had sparred with then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before making peace with Gov. Jerry Brown.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.
PLACERVILLE (AP) - A massive blaze in California that threatens thousands of homes has become the second-most expensive blaze to fight in the state this year, officials said Wednesday.
LONG BEACH (AP) - A crackdown on sex trafficking in Southern California has led to 91 arrests and the rescue of nearly two dozen children who had been forced into prostitution, authorities announced Wednesday.
REDWOOD CITY (AP) - A Northern California judge ruled Wednesday against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had shut down public access to a beach beloved by surfers and swimmers, ordering him to reopen his private road to the beach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A national marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Starting next month, California will begin implementing one of the nation's toughest protocols for access to state prisons in an attempt to reduce the flow of illegal drugs to inmates.
DISTRICT DROPS PROGRAM THAT CUT AC DURING HEAT: LAKE FOREST (AP) - A week after air-conditioning was cut off to some campuses during a heat wave, an Orange County school district is dropping out of an energy-savings program run by Southern California Edison.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There were a few raised eyebrows when Charles Phan unveiled his concept of a simple but stylish restaurant serving Vietnamese food with a modern, Californian twist. After all, this was the mid-'90s, when the predominant trend in Asian food was cheap and basic.
PLACERVILLE (AP) - Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and fouled the air 50 miles away in Reno, Nevada, which was blanketed by smoke.
STOCKTON - The Gospel Center Rescue Mission is celebrating 75 years of ministering to the homeless and addicted in San Joaquin County.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's rebate program for electric vehicles will soon cut off higher-income green car buyers.
FRESNO (AP) - A 96-year-old California woman has adopted a daughter - a 30-year-old woman from Cambodia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The latest Los Angeles thrill ride has arrived - a glass slide that will jut from a skyscraper 1,000 feet above the ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be ...
WILLIAMS (AP) - A new national monument made up of more than 330,000 acres of public lands has been dedicated in Northern California.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft says it was "unequivocally wrong" for hosting a party with scantily dressed female dancers during a video game developers' conference.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The National Park Service has opened up a new front in the fight over the names of historic hotels and other ...
CUPERTINO (AP) - It wouldn't be an Apple event without some hoopla. But the company's upcoming product announcement today doesn't seem to be ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday - the latest run-in between ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are investigating whether an electrician intentionally leaped to his death from the 53rd floor of Los Angeles' tallest skyscraper onto an ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has nearly $64 billion in pension debt that eventually must be paid to current and former teachers and state workers - a figure ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Health officials say another swath of California's coast has been cleared for the catching and eating of Dungeness crabs because they ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - Adobe Systems Inc. shares rose in after-hours trading Thursday after the software developer known for Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat posted better-than-expected quarterly ...