Bernard L. Shaw, who was Patty Hearst Shaw's husband and Hearst Corp.'s vice president for corporate security, has died at the age of 68.
A man suspected of stealing nearly $370,000 from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles was charged with money laundering, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department gave preferential hiring treatment to friends and relatives of its employees — even though some had criminal histories — under a special program that allowed top officials to lobby on behalf of applicants, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The agency that runs California's health insurance exchange is scrambling to correct a technical problem that left blank spaces in eligibility notices mailed to nearly 114,000 households, leading to consumer confusion just days ahead of the application deadline.
A group of experts is reviewing whether the federal proposal to lift more Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf is scientifically valid.
A 36-year-old Northern California man was convicted Wednesday of orchestrating the gang rape of a woman who was targeted in part because she is a lesbian.
A woman who alleged that two Los Angeles police officers forced her to have sex has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $575,000.
California's High-Speed Rail Authority says five construction teams have submitted qualifications that could allow them to bid on the second, 60-mile phase of the rail project.
A group of 21 scientists is applauding California's efforts to allow the fracking of its shale oil reserves, arguing the process is a safe way to improve the economy and reduce foreign oil dependence.
A California jury on Wednesday rejected a request to free a 74-year-old man who acknowledged molesting 10 boys and spent decades in prisons and mental hospitals.
A defense pathologist testified Wednesday that a homeless man who died after a 2011 struggle with Fullerton police had an enlarged heart from years of methamphetamine abuse.
A Northern California city hit hard by the housing crisis took another step toward using its powers of eminent domain to stave off foreclosures.
A Santa Barbara County woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drug-laced postcard to her jailed boyfriend.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies cleared a Metro bus of passengers one-by-one after someone reported seeing a man with a gun on board.
Two men are under arrest on suspicion of child cruelty after authorities found the body of a 17-year-old girl in a stream in the Sierra National Forest.
Orange County has rejected a proposal to create an online map pinpointing dangerous dogs in more than a dozen cities.
Authorities say there were no injuries when a school bus was evacuated along a Los Angeles freeway due to a fire.
Former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been named chief of the Nevada and California campuses of Touro University.
A woman checking up on her aunt found her stabbed to death and bound in plastic inside a South Los Angeles apartment.
Riverside County coroner's officials say a man beaten in a videotaped struggle with deputies died of the combined effects of heart disease, acute PCP intoxication and the stress of the fight.
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: