San Francisco is hiring outside consultants to help it decide whether it should repair or entirely replace an 89-year-old tunnel that is a vital part of the Hetch Hetchy water system supplying 2.6 million Bay Area homes and businesses.
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits shot up last week, after having held at relatively low levels over the past month.
Details of the $7.5 billion water package approved by the Legislature Wednesday for the November ballot (the total repayment cost is projected to be $14.7 billion over 30 years, assuming a 5 percent interest rate on the borrowing):
Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.
Cisco said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.
A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space was launched Wednesday from a military base on California's Central Coast.
Health insurance plans offered to state employees in California and elsewhere are relatively generous, with government picking up a large share of deductibles and co-pays, according to a report released Tuesday.
The Legislature is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a $7.2 billion water bond proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and top Democratic lawmakers, or a modified version. The bond includes $7 billion in new borrowing and $200 million in existing funds. If approved, it would replace an $11.1 billion bond that already is on the November ballot.
Pfizer Inc. is teaming up with DNA testing company 23andMe to study the possible genetic underpinnings of inflammatory bowel disease, a hard-to-treat ailment that affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans.
Counties will be allowed to increase vehicle registration fees to pay for fingerprint identification programs under a bill that advanced to the governor's desk Monday.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" outmuscled "Guardians of the Galaxy" at the weekend box office.
Austin Beutner (BYOOT'-ner) is the new publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times Media Group.
Travel website operator TripAdvisor said Monday that it has completed its purchase of Viator, a website that lets consumers review and book trip activities like tours, for $200 million in cash.
VT Halter Marine's shipyard in Pascagoula has launched its largest ship yet — the 692-foot carrier "Marjorie C."
Lincoln-base student loan company Nelnet has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused it of illegally recording collections calls.
With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, lawmakers are negotiating the extension and expansion of a Hollywood tax credit designed to keep film and television production in California.
Federal officials say a pharmaceutical distributor has agreed to pay $18 million to settle a case over temperature monitors used to ship vaccines under a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block their top employees from getting better job offers.
California consumers rank among the nation's biggest spenders on housing and the lowest spenders on energy, according to new government data.
A Los Angeles-based group that wants porn performers to wear condoms during film shoots has filed its first complaint in Nevada.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose 19 this week to 1,908.
The customer-owned electric utility serving Southern California's Imperial Valley will pay a $12 million civil penalty in a vast power outage three years ago.
A San Francisco man was sentenced Thursday to three months in federal prison for using insider information five years ago to profit off The Walt Disney Co.'s $4 billion purchase of Marvel Entertainment.
North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending.
The state Senate on Thursday approved a five-year extension allowing the sale of products made with crocodile and alligator skin, which often are used in luxury goods.
A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after wandering through terminals without an airline ticket, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a smartphone app that will notify CPR-trained citizens when someone nearby is having a cardiac arrest.
A collector convicted of making bogus vintage wine in his California kitchen and selling it for millions of dollars was sentenced Thursday to a decade in prison by a judge who said he wanted to send a message to others who might tamper with what people eat and drink.