SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police officers may only conduct a search following a traffic stop if they believe there is probable cause a crime was committed, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a child pornography case involving a bicyclist pulled over for rolling through a stop sign.
OAKLAND (AP) - The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to 95,000 state employees off the job.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state's projected $7 billion marijuana industry can participate in the nation's banking system while pot remains illegal under U.S. law.
STOCKTON (AP) - A man pleaded guilty to a 2014 bank robbery and gunbattle with police in Stockton that ended with the death of a woman used as a human shield and two other suspects, prosecutors said Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers along rural roads to chain-store like outlets in Los Angeles.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California woman abducted while jogging was branded by two female captors who kept their faces covered during the three weeks they held her, a sheriff said Wednesday in seeking the public's help to solve a crime that has riveted and unnerved the community.
SAN JOSE (AP) - One of two inmates who sawed their way out of a Northern California county jail and vanished last week was recaptured late Tuesday after he crashed through a ceiling while hiding from police in his sister's attic, officials said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who risk persecution if they return home, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.