The state Senate has approved legislation making it clear that counties can use money from a special tax on millionaires for programs that provide court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.
Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommend that design changes to tent cabins and other lodging run by private concessionaires first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.
Sheriff's officials say a 10-year-old girl is dead and her parents are hospitalized after gunmen walked up to the front door of a home in the North Highlands area of Sacramento County and started shooting.
Thousands of steel tendons used to strengthen the skyway portion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were exposed during construction to rainfall and salty bay mist, leading to corrosion concerns.
Newsroom employees at the Santa Barbara News-Press have voted to cut ties with the Teamsters, the union that has represented them through years of legal struggles with management over control of the newspaper.
The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup sailing races says his boat will compete this summer, but he's seeking new safety measures after the death of a sailor on another crew during a training run last week.