Updated: 06/02/2013 - A new survey finds that sport fish from rivers and streams in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have higher levels of mercury in their systems than fish taken from anywhere else in California.
Posted: 06/02/2013 - A spokesman for former Facebook president and Napster co-founder Sean Parker says the wealthy Web entrepreneur has married singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas.
Posted: 06/02/2013 - Experts warn this innovation could turn controversial - because of safety concerns about what users make, and the impact on manufacturing-dependent countries.
Posted: 06/02/2013 - A fire that has burned at least five structures and is threatening about 1,000 others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two foothill communities north of Los Angeles.
Posted: 06/02/2013 - Yosemite National Park rangers are searching for a 19-year-old Sacramento man who was swept over a waterfall while swimming in the Merced River.
Posted: 06/01/2013 - A 14-year-old Southern California girl has gone surfing every day for two years in her pursuit of becoming a world champion surfer.
Posted: 06/01/2013 - An expert says that more than 600 high-strength rods and bolts used to secure seismic equipment on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are harder than the typical levels and are vulnerable to cracking.
Posted: 06/01/2013 - A University of California Santa Cruz security guard is in custody for allegedly plotting a large-scale heist using dozens of weapons and 50,000 rounds of ammunition to steal as much as $100,000 from the city's popular Beach Boardwalk on Memorial Day weekend.
Posted: 06/01/2013 - With high heat in the forecast, firefighters are working to beat back a fire that threatens power lines in the scrubby foothills of the Angeles National Forest.
Posted: 06/01/2013 - A California man's appeal over federal land managers' decision to increase the Burning Man festival's attendance cap in the northern Nevada desert has been dismissed.
Posted: 06/01/2013 - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has elected its first openly gay bishop.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - The weather's helping crews struggling to contain a 1,500-acre wildfire burning in the mountains north of Los Angeles.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - A Northern California man is facing vandalism charges after authorities say he painted a crosswalk on a street, allegedly telling officials it was needed.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - A state oversight agency says overcrowding in many county jails is forcing local sheriffs to assume the role traditionally held by judges in deciding who should make bail and how long convicts should serve behind bars.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - A California appeals court has ruled that state corrections officials made several procedural errors when adopting new lethal injection rules.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - A Disneyland employee accused of being responsible for explosions of two dry-ice bombs at the theme park has pleaded not guilty to felony possession of a destructive device in a public place.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - Prosecutors say the beating of an 82-year-old Sikh man outside a Fresno Sikh temple was a hate crime.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - Officials say a fire has broken out and is growing fast near power stations transmission lines north of Los Angeles.
Updated: 05/30/2013 - Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed a felony charge against a Disneyland employee who allegedly detonated two so-called dry-ice bombs at the theme park. Orange County district attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami say 22-year-old Christian Barnes will make a court appearance Thursday on one count of being in possession of a destructive device in a public place. He is expected to be held on $500,000 bail, reduced from $1 million provisional bail. Barnes is a vendor at the park. Prosecutors say he placed dry ice in two water bottles to make the so-called dry-ice bombs. The first exploded in his vending cart. Barnes is accused of putting the second bottle in a nearby trash can, where it exploded as a custodian was unloading garbage. Barnes' father says his son just wasn't thinking.
Updated: 05/30/2013 - Authorities say a Southern California oil refinery was evacuated after a power outage caused an automatic system reset that sent up a huge flare of smoke and flame from a burn-off pipe.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - Authorities have pulled two more bodies from a waterway west of Stockton where an SUV crashed over the weekend.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - A historic mansion in Death Valley National Park is reopening a week after crews contained a nearby wildfire.
Updated: 05/30/2013 - Police say seven children ranging in ages from six months to eight years old were injured when a van from their daycare center collided with a tractor-trailer in Southern California.