Ironman races in Lake Tahoe were canceled on Sunday due to smoke and unhealthy air quality from a northern California wildfire.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.
The U.S Coast Guard and state wildlife officials are investigating what caused a fuel oil spill from a World War II-era ship into the San Francisco Bay.
Homicide detectives are investigating a potential gang-related Southern California shooting on a freeway off-ramp that left one person dead and two others injured.
Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California.
State officials say some 55 tons of trash was removed from the California's drought-stricken waterways during the Great Sierra River Cleanup.
The San Diego Sheriff's Department says it found the body of a man next to a plane wreck in a remote area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Two state prison guards face charges in the killing of a Paso Robles vineyard manager during a fight outside a San Luis Obispo County bar earlier this month.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing local governments to impose a vehicle registration surcharge to pay for bike lanes and trails.
San Francisco police say a driver is in custody after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle in the city's popular Chinatown district.
The family of a Northern California man who was shot and killed by a police officer is scheduled to hold a rally and memorial, and the police chief has been invited to attend.
A third leader of the San Diego-based guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens has been relieved of duty.
More than 100 sanitation workers have been reprimanded for circling trucks at a noisy Los Angeles protest.
A group of cadets and airmen from the Air Force Academy are climbing Mount Elbert as part of a plan to fly the Air Force flag from the highest point in every state.
A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City has returned a 38-count indictment against a former Utah man accused of defrauding investors and laundering money at his company specializing in sports hydration drinks.