Posted: 11/27/2009 - A Wal-Mart store in Southern California closed its doors for several hours before dawn Friday after some shoppers began fighting over bargain merchandise, police said.
Posted: 11/27/2009 - A high surf advisory has the Coast Guard warning people to stay away from Northern California beaches and other low-lying coastal areas during the holiday weekend.
Posted: 11/27/2009 - Authorities have arrested a suspected human smuggler who allegedly refused to release a 4-year old girl he brought across the border from Mexico at her mother's request.
Posted: 11/26/2009 - A Los Angeles man has surrendered to police after he was accused of posing as a photographer for Vibe magazine to lure women with promises of modeling opportunities and then sexually assaulting them.
Posted: 11/26/2009 - A fire fanned by Santa Ana winds that burned 80 acres of Southern California hills has been fully contained.
Updated: 11/26/2009 - A private pilots association that helped to wage a successful battle against a proposed power plant in Hayward is moving to block a similar plant near Byron.
Posted: 11/26/2009 - More than 1,200 acres of scenic land in the Sierra Nevada around Truckee, including a spectacular waterfall, has been purchased by the U.S. Forest Service.
Posted: 11/25/2009 - Oakland police have arrested a man they say was shaking down business owners by pretending to be a labor inspector.
Posted: 11/25/2009 - The lead investigator in the 1993 Polly Klaas kidnapping and murder case has died.
Posted: 11/25/2009 - Police say a Hayward man walking his dogs with his 13-year-old daughter was fatally shot after one of the dogs sniffed the gunman's leg.
Posted: 11/25/2009 - A Maywood city councilman has announced his resignation, saying he was frustrated the council couldn't decide whether to continue providing a nearby city with police services.
Posted: 11/25/2009 - Police say a Los Angeles man posed as a photographer for Vibe magazine to lure women with promises of modeling opportunities and then sexually assaulted them.
Updated: 11/26/2009 - The Placerville lawyer who was replaced as kidnapping suspect Nancy Garrido's defense lawyer says he never considered trying to sell her story as part of a book deal and that Garrido still wants him to represent her.
Posted: 11/24/2009 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says photographs of his Porsche illegally parked in a Beverly Hills red zone are proof that even he makes mistakes.
Posted: 11/24/2009 - A community college is Southern California faces a federal lawsuit for opening its public ceremonies with an official prayer.
Posted: 11/24/2009 - Investigators say a severed human leg found in a rural area of Sutter County is not related to a nearby missing-person case, but was the result of an amputation.
Posted: 11/24/2009 - Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of a 26-year-old man charged in the killing of an East Palo Alto police officer.
Posted: 11/24/2009 - A Plumas County judge has imposed consecutive life sentences for the man convicted of killing a teenage couple last year.
Posted: 11/24/2009 - Police say two people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing tens of thousands of dollars of equipment from a ski shop in Truckee.
Posted: 11/24/2009 - Earthquakes struck both ends of California Tuesday morning but no damage or injuries are reported.
Posted: 11/23/2009 - A Lodi woman who became sick from eating mushrooms she picked in the wild has died.
Posted: 11/23/2009 - Just weeks after California first lady Maria Shriver apologized for parking in a red zone, her husband appears to have violated the same law.
Posted: 11/23/2009 - Santa Clara County prosecutors say a Sunnyvale man who pleaded guilty to assault is facing life in prison because his DNA links him to two unsolved rapes.
Posted: 11/23/2009 - State auditors said Monday that California corrections officials overstated how many jobs they saved using more than $1 billion in federal stimulus money, listing thousands of jobs that were never in jeopardy.