PETALUMA (AP) - A California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef circumvented federal inspection rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum and his former San Francisco landlord have agreed to a $100,000 judgment in Lincecum's favor, ending a long legal dispute that began with allegations that he left a townhouse he rented during the 2010 season a wreck.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of five Sacramento-area United Methodist congregations are leading a push to sanction same-sex weddings, in clear defiance of international church rules.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A training exercise designed to showcase the government's ability to recover a space capsule at sea was scrubbed after NASA ran into trouble off the Southern California coast, the space agency said Friday.
MARTINEZ (AP) - Federal safety officials have been barred from returning to a Martinez refinery to investigate an incident in which two workers were burned by acid spewing from a broken pipe.
SONOMA . (AP) - Overstock.com has been ordered to pay more than $6.8 million after a judge ruled the online retailer engaged in false advertising and unlawful business practices in Sonoma County and throughout California.
ALTURAS (AP) - Police say four people are dead and two others are wounded in a shooting Thursday inside an American Indian tribal headquarters in Northern California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has reached the breaking point, says Tim Draper. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist is pushing a proposal to crack the nation's most populous state into smaller pieces - six of them.
MILPITAS (AP) - A Northern California convenience store that sold the sole winning ticket to the $425 million Powerball jackpot received a $1 million check on Thursday, as state lottery officials waited for the winner of the one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history to come forward.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has eased requirements for obtaining a concealed-weapons permit.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers approved a pair of bills Thursday to strengthen the authority of California's campaign watchdog agency and require political nonprofits to reveal their donors, changes that will be in effect for this year's elections if signed into law by the governor.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Mexican business tycoon was charged Thursday with illegally funneling more than $500,000 to support San Diego politicians in a widening campaign finance scandal.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death penalty of a woman convicted of poisoning her husband to collect on a life insurance policy.
LAKEPORT (AP) - Three decades after it was stolen, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been returned to a Northern California man - in better shape than when he originally owned it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities.
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 ...