CHINO (AP) - A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult members went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Anti-smoking groups on Thursday stepped up pressure on the nation's largest public pension system to drop plans to consider re-investing in tobacco stocks 15 years after selling them off.
STOCKTON - The Planning and Conservation League and Food and Water Watch, as well as three Delta local agencies, Central Delta Water Agency, Contra Costa County, and San Joaquin County Wednesday announced they will file a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Met) over their plan to purchase several islands in the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Democrats in Congress launched challenges Thursday to a proposed Obama administration settlement with a powerful California water district, including announcing their own probe of the deal.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing in its mandate to protect underground drinking water reserves from oilfield contamination, according to a federal review singling out lax EPA oversight in California, where the state routinely allowed oil companies to dump wastewater into some drinking water aquifers.
BURLINGAME (AP) - Donald Trump, who has been sharply criticizing the Republican Party's system for selecting delegates in the presidential contest, will speak at a convention of party members in California later this month, officials said Wednesday.
SOLVANG (AP) - First, rescuers realized the emaciated coyote they pulled from the bottom of an empty reservoir in Southern California was blind from being shot between the eyes. Then, X-rays showed the near-death animal was pregnant.
ATWATER (AP) - A 16-year-old California high school student who is enrolled in a program for seriously emotionally disturbed youth was stabbed in the back Wednesday by another student in the campus cafeteria, officials said.
OAKLAND AP) - The Bay Area Rapid Transit and three of its major unions reached a four-year contract extension that includes raises and avoids strikes like those that frustrated commuters in 2013, officials announced Monday.