A brush fire in the San Francisco Bay Area has been contained after coming close to homes, and authorities are investigating whether it was set intentionally.
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.
Authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed near Auburn Municipal Airport late Saturday.
A rock climber is dead after falling 150 feet while scaling a rock face in the San Jacinto Wilderness near Idyllwild.
An Inglewood police spokeswoman says an officer fatally shot a man who was using a sword or machete to damage police cars.
Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against concerns that pot shops attract crime.
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.
California Lottery officials say two Powerball tickets sold in California have five of the six winning numbers.
Officials say the search for a man suspected of killing his wife and their two young daughters continues, but is being scaled back.
Redlands police are looking for a man who pulled over a school bus, flashed a badge and told the driver he was a police officer.
In a busy factory, machinists move sheets of aluminum roll in the back door to be molded, stamped, twisted and notched into high-tech electric cars that sell for more than $60,000 each.
Officials say 17 bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies.
With the unofficial kickoff to summer looming, the issue of parking at California state beaches is heating up.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown is blocking parole for an inmate who is serving a life sentence for executing a prison guard 36 years ago during a series of armed robberies.
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.
A Port of Oakland longshoreman died after his truck plunged into the San Francisco Bay.
The state's independent budget analyst says California will take in $3.2 billion more than Gov. Jerry Brown estimated, providing Democratic lawmakers the opportunity to increase spending.
A person familiar with the deal says the Maloof family has reached an agreement with a Sacramento group headed by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings at a total franchise valuation of $535 million.
Swine flu has been detected in elephant seals off the Central California coast.
A California agency is set to adopt a broad, long-range plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and provide a reliable water supply to cities and farms.
The weeklong search for a Northern California man suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters is being scaled back.
State officials have agreed to drop a request to consolidate all lawsuits challenging California's sale of voter-approved high-speed rail bonds, allowing a trial to begin later this month.
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by opponents of a Native American casino under construction in Northern California.
Federal prosecutors say ten people have been arrested in connection to six cold case murders and a Montebello gang's drugs and weapons activity.
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