A judge in Sacramento has ruled that elections officials in 30 California counties do not have to turn over records that would help supporters of a failed ballot referendum challenge the invalidation of thousands of voter signatures.
A former Southern California youth soccer coach has been sentenced to over 130 years in prison for molesting 15 children.
Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.
Authorities say a suspected bank robber was fatally shot by Tucson police after getting a box of ammunition from his vehicle.
Six California sea lions have been euthanized to protect endangered salmon crossing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.
A 3-year-old girl was killed Friday after being ejected from a vehicle in a rollover crash on Highway 99 in Northern California, authorities said.
A man who fired dozens of bullets at an Orange County shopping mall the day after a deadly school shooting has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
A Northern California couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento in connection with the peanut allergy-related death of their 13-year-old daughter at a city operated camp.
A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he kidnapped a 16-year-old Los Angeles girl as she walked home from school, raped her, then doused her with gas and tried to set her on fire.
The University of California has for the first time admitted more Latino students from California as freshmen than white students. Here is a look at the number of in-state students accepted for fall 2014 admission by campus and race. Note that the numbers by race do not equal the totals because not all races and ethnicities were included.
A Santa Monica High School teacher who scuffled with a student in a classroom is returning to work.
The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.
Authorities are trying to determine whether drugs or alcohol caused the death of a woman who collapsed last weekend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.
Gov. Jerry Brown is keeping with his tradition of offering pardons to convicted offenders on Christian holidays, announcing on Good Friday that he issued 63 pardons.
Authorities in San Jose say cadaver dogs have not found any human remains so far in the rubble of a former television news station that was destroyed by fire.
A man who shot and wounded four people outside of a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison.
A jury has found three purported gang members guilty of fatally shooting three people outside a party in San Leandro in 2011.
California's unemployment rate held steady at 8.1 percent in March while nearly 12,000 jobs were created.
The FBI says a man on its Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning his mother, wife and three sons to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago has Southern California roots.
The Northern California university where high school students involved in a deadly bus crash were headed is remembering the victims.
An 18-year-old convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a toddler during the filming of a rap video in Oakland has been sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.