Posted: 01/09/2009 - East Palo Alto police say a 2-year-old boy was killed after a 12-year-old relative accidentally shot him while playing with a rifle.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - An earthquake has struck Southern California.
Posted: 01/08/2009 - Ten of thousands of dollars in donations have poured in to help a 16-year-old boy who police say was held captive and severely abused in a Tracy home for more than a year.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - A federal judge on Thursday heard arguments on a defense request to dismiss the conviction of a Missouri woman involved in a MySpace hoax on a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide.
Posted: 01/08/2009 - A Fresno County supervisor is calling for an independent review of Child Protective Services after a 10-year-old boy allegedly was beaten and stomped to death by his mother's boyfriend.
Posted: 01/08/2009 - A former valve company executive who arranged $1 million in bribes to officials in China, India and other countries pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge, prosecutors said.
Updated: 01/08/2009 - Students fearing the call of nature during long-term lockdowns no longer have to worry in this city, where school officials have secured emergency toilets for every classroom.
Posted: 01/08/2009 - Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums urged residents to remain calm after protests turned violent in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a transit police officer.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A 32-year-old Fresno man has been charged with murder for allegedly beating to death his girlfriend's 10-year-old son.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will restart stalled budget talks in hopes of getting an agreement to deal with California's projected $42 billion deficit.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - Authorities say a man who claimed to have a bomb aboard an airliner bound for Los Angeles today and lunged for a door after it landed was tackled by other passengers and is being held for questioning.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - The McClatchy Co. has named Eric E. Johnston the new president and publisher of The Modesto Bee, the first time the newspaper chain has selected a leader from the digital ranks.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - A man convicted in the fatal shooting of a father and his 10-year-old son at a Compton intersection has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - As the foreclosure rate continues to skyrocket, two agencies that help the poor are facing homelessness themselves.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - A fatal motorcycle crash in West Covina has shut down most of Interstate 10 heading into Los Angeles during morning rush hour.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - The 22-year-old Hayward man shot and killed by a BART police officer will be laid to rest today.
Posted: 01/07/2009 - Federal agents are joining the investigation into the theft of guns from Contra Costa County sheriff's patrol cars in a station parking lot.
Posted: 01/06/2009 - Two men and a teenager have been charged in the alleged gang rape of a San Francisco Bay area lesbian.
Posted: 01/06/2009 - Movie director Roman Polanski's bid to have a 31-year-old rape charge against him dismissed was challenged Tuesday by prosecutors in documents that included the most graphic account yet of his sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.
Posted: 01/06/2009 - Partygoers who invaded a foreclosed home in the Mojave Desert turned away a party crasher with gunfire.
Posted: 01/06/2009 - A man has died after a fire in a San Mateo apartment complex for seniors.
Posted: 01/06/2009 - The long soap opera that has been the trial of former Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona is coming to an end.