The Oakland Athletics hit balls hard all night that stayed inside the fences, so imagine their surprise when Houston connected when it counted.

Capital punishment has burned intensely as a political issue but now may be dead.

If something didn't happen soon, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was trotting a position player out to the pitching rubber.

The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday it was mulling legal options after a north San Diego suburb's planning commission rejected plans for a 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol.

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper’s proposal to split California into six states has raised eyebrows across the country. Some eyebrows are raised higher still at a video, shared on social media by opponents of Draper’s plan, in which he performs a partial striptease as he declares his support for women in technology.

Woodland police announced the arrest of a suspect in a series of robberies that have occurred in the city since July 7.

Furor over an unscheduled Saturday aerial pesticide spraying for West Nile virus in North Natomas has prompted the local mosquito control district to change its alert process when spraying agricultural fields near residential neighborhoods.

Raley’s, Trader Joe’s and other retailers ask consumers to return Wawona-brand peaches, plums and nectarines

Fighters from the Nusra Front, al Qaida’s official affiliate in Syria, on Tuesday seized three strategic towns on the border with Turkey in a major blow to U.S.-backed moderate rebels.

Rancho Cordova is asking its residents to raise the city’s sales tax by a half a cent to pay for greater police protection, urban redevelopment and other services.

Authorities say a homeless man suffered minor injuries after being accidentally tossed into a San Francisco recycling truck.

After years of writing about the death penalty in California, I’m convinced that we in the media are part of the reason why the issue is so distorted.

Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday.

A California man arrested after an FBI manhunt must remain jailed without bail while awaiting trial on charges of possessing a destructive device.

A 21-year-old man is in jail, accused of burglary and using forged credit cards, following an investigation by the Cal Expo Police Department.

Kaiser Permanante spreads the wealth in the four-county region by giving $1.4 million as part of its community benefits grants

Sacramento County officials say a paperwork oversight likely will delay sidewalk construction along Fair Oaks Boulevard, near Jesuit High School and the Five Points Shopping Center, until next spring.

Banks serving the Sacramento region reported mixed results for the second quarter of this year, but profitability held firm in a generally improving loan market.

The corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Ron Calderon will likely be delayed until next May, months after the suspended lawmaker is forced to leave office because of term limits.

A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.

A former IRS employee in Central California was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing the identities of her co-workers and opening credit card accounts to go on shopping sprees with friends, federal prosecutors said.

A Sacramento Superior Court judge refused Tuesday to validate a hotly contested will that a prominent lawyer claimed to be the last wishes of a dying friend. The will would have given all but a small portion of Joseph Herb O’Brien’s estate to a mutual friend.

The United States is confident that the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine was downed by an SA-11 missile likely fired by pro-Russian separatists _ most plausibly by mistake _ but there still is no hard evidence tying the rebels or Russia to the disaster, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday.

Walking with a mall club is especially beneficial for older adults because it establishes social circles wherein friends hold each other accountable for staying active.

Ms. Iwahashi, who died July 16, ran in more than 160 official marathons and finished more than 60 in under three hours. She was inducted into the inaugural class of the Sacramento Running Association Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association seeks up to 100 volunteers to interview trail users Saturday as part of an effort to improve alternative modes of transportation to trailheads.

The Sacramento Zoo is offering to help a wildlife rescue group facing financial difficulty raise funds during a Thursday night music and car show at the zoo.

High temperatures will be stepping up day-by-day in Sacramento, ending their ascent just short of 100 degrees by the weekend.

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