HIKERS LOST OVERNIGHT IN SOCAL. CANYON: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - Two people lost in the Cleveland National Forest contacted Orange County sheriff's officials by cell phone and said they went hiking in Holy Jim Canyon but were unable to find their way back.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The operator of the shuttered San Onfore nuclear power plant submitted a draft plan to federal regulators Monday that could help pave the way to restart one of the twin reactors by summer.
WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Four employees of this Northern California city are facing possible charges after a law enforcement investigation concluded they failed to report suspected child abuse by another city employee.
FRESNO (AP) - Police in Fresno have called in SWAT teams and additional resources after learning of threats to an officer by gang members angered by the shooting of a suspect in a killing, the police chief said.
SANTA ANA . (AP) - A man who made millions from a string of illegal marijuana dispensaries pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking and tax offenses.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday.
CULVER CITY (AP) - The city's new 911 system allows residents to set up profiles that provide specific information about medical conditions, location of bedrooms, language preferences and pets.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sound of silence from the San Francisco Symphony appeared to be coming to an end as a tentative agreement was reached Sunday to end a 2½-week strike.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Democratic state lawmaker on Monday said he wants to alter part of Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment law so serious drug pushers are sent to state prisons instead of county jails.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's past is getting a new, safer home in a building built to survive a nuclear blast.
POLICE SUSPECT DRUG USE IN SAN JOSE WALMART CRASH: SAN JOSE. (AP) - Police said Monday they suspect a man was on drugs when he rammed his car through the front of a California Walmart store and began assaulting customers, injuring four people.
PASTOR TACKLES BURGLAR AT CHURCH: STOCKTON - A pastor in his 60s tackled a burglar to the ground as he allegedly tried to break in to the church.
FRESNO (AP) - A Central California science museum has recovered three of four reptiles stolen in a burglary caught on surveillance video, and arrested a suspect in the heist.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly 50 detectives hunted Friday for clues to kidnappers who snatched a 10-year-old girl from her bedroom and dumped her, scratched and barefoot, miles from her home.
FONTANA (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a dog that had chewed off the ears of a 4-year-old boy at a home in Fontana.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Drought in the southwestern U.S will deplete the vast Lake Mead on the Colorado River this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration employees saw or heard a handcuffed college student who was kept in a San Diego cell for five days without food or water, but they did nothing because they assumed someone else was responsible, investigators said Tuesday in a report that faulted the workers and other officials for an incident that led to nationwide changes in the agency's detention policies.
SANTA CLARITA (AP) - An entire tree fell onto a roller coaster's tracks in California, dislodging the front car and keeping nearly two dozen riders hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours, according to the state agency that investigates workplace accidents.
PORT HUENEME (AP) - California lawmakers and religious leaders said Tuesday they were pleased with conditions of a temporary shelter in Ventura County for children caught crossing the border, but they're worried about the young immigrants' future.
WINTERS (AP) - Crews boosted by hundreds of additional firefighters increased containment on Tuesday of a wildfire in rugged and steep terrain in Northern California, and full containment is expected by the end of the week on what is one of dozens of blazes blackening parts of the West.
• EX-LIFER ARRESTED FOR SEX ASSAULT: FONTANA (AP) - A Southern California man who was freed from a life sentence last year is back in jail.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - Protesters on Tuesday denounced a Northern California prosecutor's decision not to file criminal charges against a sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a 13-year-old boy after mistaking the teen's pellet gun for an assault rifle.
LIVE OAK (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California teenager could lose his hand after a fireworks accident over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic matchups in at least seven California congressional districts come November. Contenders for those seats will have to do battle against challengers from their own parties.
NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Lifeguards along more than 6 miles of pristine sand in this Southern California beach city had rescued more than 200 people by the time the call came to help a distressed swimmer east of one of the main piers.
FREMONT (AP) - Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley, a newspaper reported.
WINTERS (AP) - Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch in Yolo County faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes.