California News

Search On For Bay Area Man Who Crashed Car, Ditched Hurt DaughterA Northern California man abandoned his seriously injured 6-year-old daughter in the backseat of a car he wrecked while fleeing police, authorities said.
Cat Credited With Helping Police Talk Man Off LedgeAfter San Francisco police officers spent three hours unsuccessfully trying to talk down a suicidal man on a window ledge, they switched to a more effective negotiator: the man's cat.
SeaWorld Banned From Breeding Captive OrcasThe California Coastal Commission approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego - but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.
Measure To Repeal California Vaccine Bill Falls Short Of Required SignaturesFigures submitted by county clerks to the secretary of state show opponents of the law failed to gather enough signatures to ask voters to repeal it.
Federal Court: Hot Yoga Pose Sequence Can't Be CopyrightedThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the sequence used in hot yoga classes is a process intended to improve people's health, so copyright law does not cover it.
California Will Phase Out Microbeads In Soaps, Toothpaste By 2020The tiny plastic beads found in soap, toothpaste and body washes are so small that they are showing up in the bodies of fish and other wildlife after passing through water filtration systems without disintegrating.
Vin Scully To Miss Los Angeles Dodgers Playoff Run After Medical ProcedureScully, who turns 88 in November, said in August he expects next season will be his last in the booth. His 66 years with the Dodgers are a broadcasting record for the same big league franchise.
Probe Launched After Sheriff's Official Buys Stolen CarThe Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has launched an internal investigation after a newspaper found a top-ranking official bought a stolen car from the owner of a towing company that contracts with the department.
CA Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy Withdraws Candidacy For SpeakerIn a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has withdrawn his candidacy for House Speaker.
Study: Black-Sounding Names Imagined As More Threatening Than White-Sounding NamesPeople envision an unknown ‘black’-named character in similar ways to an unknown ‘white’-named male convicted of assault, say researchers.
Matthew Keys Found Guilty Of Helping Alter Story On Los Angeles Times WebsiteHis attorneys say any alteration was a relatively harmless prank that did not merit charges carrying a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Group Wants To Add $2 To California Cigarette TaxSimilar legislation stalled in the Legislature this year amid opposition from tobacco companies. Voters have rejected two other cigarette tax hikes in the last decade.