PG&E Will Pay $86.5 Million Penalty Over Cozy Relationship With RegulatorsSome of the thousands of emails released afterward showed PG&E officials and regulators with the California Public Utilities Commission wining and dining each other, and privately discussing public business involving the utility and commission.
Lawmakers: Gas Tax, Driving Fee To Fund Proposed $52B Plan To Fix California's RoadsCalifornia's governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion to fix the state's roads through a big increase in the gasoline tax along with higher car registration fees and a $100 charge on emission-free vehicles.
State Attorney General Seeking Death Penalty For Man Who Killed 8 At Hair SalonCalifornia's attorney general will continue to seek the death penalty for a man who killed eight people in a shooting rampage at a hair salon and whose sentencing has been delayed by a long-running scandal over the use of jailhouse informants.
California Charges Duo Behind Secret Planned Parenthood Videos With 15 FeloniesThe allegations say the pair filmed 14 people without permission between October 2013 and July 2015 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and El Dorado counties. One felony count was filed for each person. The 15th was for criminal conspiracy to invade privacy.
College 'Free Speech Zones' In Spotlight After Student's LawsuitKevin Shaw, 27, says the community college violated his First Amendment rights in November when he was barred from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution because he wasn't in the free speech zone - an outdoor area roughly the size of three parking spaces - and because he hadn't applied to use it.
California, New York Governors Argue Trump Plan 'Shockingly Ignores Basic Science'Democratic Govs. Jerry Brown of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York said in a joint statement that they'll help fill the void left by Trump's decision to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.
Wind Warnings Continue As Gusts Knock Out Power In Southern CaliforniaHigh wind warnings remain in place across Southern California after powerful gusts knocked out power for thousands and sent trees slamming into cars.
Multiple Violations Found Days Before Fatal Blaze That Killed 3Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents.
Multiple Violations Found Days Before Fatal Blaze Killed 3Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents.
California Chief Justice Warns Rule Of Law Is Challenged Amid Political Climate"The rule of law means that we as a people are governed by laws and not by a monarch," she told the joint session of the Legislature. "Our values, our rules and our laws are being called into question, and all three branches of government and the free press are in the crosshairs."
FBI Won't Reveal How Much iPhone Unlock Tool Cost TaxpayersThe media companies said Comey has spoken "at length and in detail" about the FBI's purchase last year of a tool that enabled it to break into the work phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two shooters in the December 2015 San Bernardino, California, attack.
1 Feared Dead In Fire At Residential Building In OaklandOne person is feared dead, and firefighters rescued at least seven people from a raging fire in a three-story residential building Monday in a scene that sent residents rushing from flames and billowing smoke.