Sheriff's officials say the shooting deaths of two men found in adjacent backyards in the San Francisco Bay Area appear to be a murder-suicide.
Authorities say a 1,000-pound sign fell on a worker at a Southern California gas station, leaving him with serious leg injuries.
A federal agency has decided to boost releases of cool clean water into Northern California's Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.
A Civil War diary kept by a onetime mayor of Nashville Randal McGavock has been returned to Tennessee 152 years after it was found by a Union captain when Fort Henry was captured from Confederate forces.
About 100,000 Californians who haven't yet proved their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S. face losing their health care coverage this fall, state officials said.
Drought-conscious California officials are rallying behind a San Francisco Bay Area woman who replaced her lawn with low-water native plants, then was hit with a fine from her homeowners association.
The head of a nonprofit animal rescue group is suing Orange County's animal shelter, alleging that it euthanizes healthy animals too quickly.
The city of San Diego is facing a new lawsuit over the former mayor whose term was cut short by sexual harassment allegations.
Prosecutors are accusing the operators of a San Francisco Bay Area used car dealer of tampering with odometers to make it seem like vehicles had fewer miles than they actually did.
A $1 billion plan by the Los Angeles school district to provide iPads to all students was beset by poor planning and a flawed bidding process, according to an internal district report.
If you've been through security at San Francisco International Airport recently and are missing your sunglasses or laptop, it's probably worth checking in with the Transportation Security Administration.
The family of a San Francisco Bay Area man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies has filed a lawsuit alleging the deputies provoked the confrontation that led to the shooting.
A police officer shot and killed a gunman Friday during a shootout that began after another officer was gravely wounded during an early morning patrol in a San Bernardino neighborhood, authorities said.
California lawmakers are seeking to remove references in state law to a divisive 20-year-old immigration ballot measure in legislation going to Gov. Jerry Brown.
A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died.
The state Senate refused on an initial vote to ban plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill enshrining into law the state military policy to refer sexual assault cases to civilian prosecutors.
A retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy won't be sent to jail for firing a gun into the air after a group of children pranked him at his Santa Clarita Valley home.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to keep track of taxpayer dollars managed outside the state treasury.
An aunt has pleaded not guilty to her alleged role in the fatal hit-and-run accident of her 2-year-old niece.
California lawmakers approved two bills that would expand a state ban on so-called revenge porn.