Authorities say a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, but no injuries or property damage is reported.
Court records say Robins arranged the killing of two Boise men and faces two counts of aiding and abetting first-degree murder and one count of aiding and abetting attempted first degree murder.
A Northern California school district is shelving a controversial sex education textbook that some parents say is extremely inappropriate for students.
A California man who police say dropped his pants and mooned passing motorists on a highway has been arrested for investigation of being drunk in public.
Police officers shot and killed a domestic violence suspect in Fremont late Sunday night while he allegedly pursued his estranged wife with a knife, a police spokeswoman said.
Two Fremont police officers have been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the past two weeks.
A leading Bay Area manufacturer of solar power systems has abruptly shut down operations and laid off its staff while it sought to file for bankruptcy protection.
Alameda County authorities say they are trying to figure out how an inmate escaped from the Fremont courthouse and ended up 10 miles away near his home in Hayward.