PACIFICA (AP) - A dead whale was found on a beach south of San Francisco on Tuesday, the same day two other dead whales that washed up weeks apart were being buried nearby after neighbors complained of their rotting smell.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California communities must hold public hearings before their police departments accept military equipment such as tanks and grenade launchers under a bill approved Monday in the state Assembly.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled Monday in a victory for free speech advocates.
BERKELEY (AP) - A man drove about 25 miles in the wrong direction on San Francisco Bay Area freeways and city streets and then crashed into another car.
LAGUNITAS (AP) - What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. Another provided 33 procedures - including multiple stainless steel crowns and baby root canals - to a 4-year-old during a visit. Another received an extremely high payment per child - $699 compared with a statewide average payment of $166 per child.
ANTIOCH (AP) - Northern California police say a suspect is in custody after robbing a bank, leading authorities on a high-speed chase and then briefly taking a hostage.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - Faced with the ongoing drought, Orange County water officials have moved toward buying water from a proposed desalination plant.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and conditions - a mushrooming industry that has flourished despite little evidence of its safety or effectiveness.
ANAHEIM (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds turned out for a "family support picnic" held for a Northern California religious leader who is the subject of heated debate over policy changes for Catholic high school teachers.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated ...
MENLO PARK (AP) - A teacher who said her ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements can proceed with her lawsuit, a ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Deere is recalling more than 2,000 lawn tractors because the brake arm can fail and cause a crash.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Karina Macias was elected mayor of Huntington Park, a small city in Los Angeles County, she noticed that many of its ...
TRACY (AP) - California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from ...
MIDDLETOWN (AP) - A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official ...
STOCKTON - Stockton Animal Shelter is staging a three-day "Empty the Shelter" adopt-a-thon.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Astronomy Club's next Telescope Night is Thursday, Aug. 6, from 9 to 11 p.m. on the fourth floor ...
POMONA (AP) - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds, prompting calls for an ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.