State Sen. Rod Wright has been sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County jail for lying about his legal residence.
African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year, according to a state report released Friday.
Support for California’s death penalty has fallen to its lowest level in more than 50 years after a judge ruled it unconstitutional, according to a Field Poll released Friday.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Northern California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state.
Prosecutors say Andrew Nisbet pleaded guilty to molesting his students and plotting to kill them from his jail cell.
A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California is threatening more than 100 homes, at least some of which are under mandatory evacuation orders.
California wildlife officials plan to conduct DNA and disease tests in Sacramento to make sure they shot and killed the mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a hiking trail..
The granite landscape in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park helped slow the spread of a wildfire, officials said.
U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.
The 65-pound animal was shot and killed not far from the hiking trail where a six-year-old boy was mauled.
California will require most employers to provide millions of workers with up to three sick days each year.
Sheriff’s officials have reported the first death linked to last month’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake in California’s wine country.
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.
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