More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.
Fresno police have arrested a man suspected of impersonating a police officer to rob a man of his cash, and investigators say the suspect used the scam at least twice before.
This tech-booming city, home to Twitter and other innovative startups, is experiencing its greatest growth since the California Gold Rush more than 150 years ago.
The number of California students attending charter schools has risen to more than a half million.
The Delaware-based Uber maintains it is a technology company, not a transportation-services company subject to Nevada regulations that apply to taxis or commercial motor carriers. The state is trying “to compel a legal round peg into a square hole,” said Don Campbell, a Las Vegas lawyer representing Uber.
Extreme fire danger warnings have been canceled as winds move east.
A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is “fighting for his life” and opens his eyes when his family speaks to him.
Oakland’s mayor says more than 40 people have been arrested for hurling bottles, breaking windows and setting small fires during protests of a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
Steven Dean Gordon told authorities he and an accomplice raped and murdered five women while the registered sex offenders wore electronic tracking anklets.
In his effort to diversify the judicial branch, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general to fill a vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.
Orange County authorities say a 23-year-old bank teller has been arrested on suspicion of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from elderly bank customers.
This little guy is aptly nicknamed the “Black Seadevil.”
A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.
Federal water regulators estimate California’s drought could be one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, which is on track to open on Tuesday.
Crews worked into the night trying to secure an Oracle catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay Tuesday afternoon and drifted out to sea.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is headed to California where it will be permanently displayed in a museum.
An explosion rocked the Chevron gasoline refinery in Richmond Monday night and caused a 3-alarm fire. Smoke from the fire sent hundreds to the hospital complaining of respiratory problems.
The Campbell family of Herald is dealing with millions of grasshoppers!