Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on a Southern California street gang that authorities claim committed a string of killings, robberies and drug crimes.

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

A supporter of a rival Republican gubernatorial candidate filed a complaint Thursday with California's elections watchdog agency, claiming that state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has failed to report the gift of a borrowed motor home as a campaign expense.

A Los Angeles man who molested a toddler at his mother's day care center has been sentenced to six years in prison.

A Northern California politician charged with being a peeping Tom has testified in court that he visited a neighbor in the middle of the night wearing only his socks and underwear but that he never peeked into her windows.

California's political watchdog agency issued fines totaling $40,000 to two brothers and their campaign committees Thursday for improperly transferring money between their campaigns as both ran for state Assembly in 2008, a case that the agency called one of the most significant it has pursued.

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday but could be revived later this spring.

During a yearslong court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged.

Authorities say two men are in custody for the shooting death of a pet sitter who used her cellphone to record them during an apparent burglary in Oakland last year.

The governing board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted Thursday to make 25 miles of formerly free carpool lanes near downtown permanent toll lanes.

A former partner at the accounting firm KPMG has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for insider trading.

Authorities say a freeway accident involving two trucks will disrupt train service northeast of downtown Los Angeles for the rest of the night.

Prosecutors in Silicon Valley say authorities have arrested 18 people and seized methamphetamine, cocaine and drug labs as part of an investigation into a major drug distribution ring with ties to a Mexican cartel.

A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support Thursday encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama's presidency.

Twenty-six people were charged and nearly 60,000 marijuana plants were seized as the result of a yearlong operation targeting pot growers and distributors in Northern California, authorities said Thursday.

The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.

A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said.

Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.

Conservation groups want a court to order a federal agency to submit overdue plans for wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin.

Authorities say an assistant principal at a San Bernardino County school has been arrested on suspicion of identity theft and other charges.

While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an abandoned mine shaft near a tiny community in the Mojave Desert south of Ridgecrest.

The widow and two children of a security screener killed in an attack at Los Angeles International Airport last year have filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles.

A man suspected of wounding an officer while shooting up a Los Angeles police station died Thursday at a hospital more than two weeks after the attack, authorities said.

Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.

State regulators have given Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the OK to complete demolition of a Central California power plant after an initial attempt left several people injured.

A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter.

A 100-year-old Northern California woman has received her high school diploma some eight decades after she dropped out.

A judge in New York has boosted the prison sentence for an opera-loving philanthropist convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department used a camera-laden surveillance plane to observe the city of Compton during a test program two years ago that wasn't revealed to city leaders or residents, according to a report.

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