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LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species will swim in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and removal of its threatened status.

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SACRAMENTO — California officials on Wednesday could put a private company’s plan to build a high-speed train connecting Las Vegas and Southern California one step closer to reality by helping it access billions of dollars in private financing.

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SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft and to as many as a million workers across other industries.

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SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Janet Napolitano, who oversaw historic expansions of the 10-campus system and championed immigrant students, but whose management structure faced criticism and embarrassing scrutiny, said Wednesday she will step down in August 2020.

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who ran a Southern California “birth tourism” business that charged Chinese clients to help them give birth in the United States has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit immigration fraud.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Republican congressman in California said Tuesday he won’t run for re-election next year, making him the 18th GOP incumbent to bow out of the U.S. House of Representatives now that the party is in the minority.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.

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VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California judge sentenced a 28-year-old woman to 19 years to life in prison for the drunken driving deaths of two people in 2016 when she slammed into a minivan after running a stop sign.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) — Ed Buck, the prominent Democratic Party donor whose West Hollywood apartment was the scene of two fatal drug overdoses, was charged today by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office with running a drug den in his residence after a third man last week suffered an over…

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PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he’s more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Repub…

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RENO, Nev.  — A strong Sierra cold front packing winds gusting up to 50 mph dropped the first snow of the season Monday in the mountains along the California-Nevada line and damaged a small airplane that was blown off the runway at an airport north of Reno.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Relatives of an off-duty Los Angeles County Fire Department captain killed in January, when his Jeep crashed into the back of a stopped Caltrans dump truck on the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway in Santa Clarita, are suing the state of California.

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SACRAMENTO — In their first year with a new governor, California lawmakers passed legislation aimed at guarding against financial harm from wildfires, deterring fatal police shootings and expanding health care to young immigrants living in the country illegally. That’s on top of efforts rela…

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SACRAMENTO — California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing “what appeared to be blood” onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on the final day of the legislative session.

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday he will buck Democratic legislative leaders by vetoing legislation aimed at stopping the Trump administration from weakening oversight of longstanding federal environmental laws in California.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California Senate advanced legislation Friday to cap interest rates for consumer loans, a measure that supporters say is designed to blunt predatory lending practices.

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SACRAMENTO — For decades, California and the federal government have had a co-parenting agreement when it comes to the state’s diverse population of endangered species and the scarce water that keeps them alive.

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he has commuted the sentences of 21 prison inmates, most convicted of murder or attempted murder and seven of whom had been serving life terms with no chance of parole.

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BOSTON — “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing claimants from deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018 as the company tries to emerge from bankruptcy, the utility announced Friday.

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SANTA CLARITA (CNS) — A suspect who allegedly struggled with a deputy and took his radio and stun gun, then charged other arriving deputies while armed with a wooden stake, was shot and fatally wounded Thursday.

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SAN JOSE — A California judge who was recalled for his handling of a sexual assault case against a former Stanford University swimmer has been fired from his new job as a high school tennis coach, a newspaper reported.

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s iconic cable cars will stop running for 10 days starting Friday while they undergo the final repairs in a three-year restoration project of the gearboxes that propel the world-famous system up the city’s notoriously steep hills.

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SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Tuesday moved to cap annual rent increases statewide for most tenants as a limited housing supply in the country’s most populous state continues to drive up the cost of living while pushing more people to the streets.

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LOS ANGLES (CNS) — The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners today approved one of the largest solar energy purchasing agreements in the utility’s history, forwarding the proposed deal to the City Council for final consideration.

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SAN FRANCISCO — With Pacific Gas & Electric in bankruptcy as it faces billions of dollars in claims over wildfires started by its equipment, San Francisco is offering to buy pieces of the utility’s assets for $2.5 billion so the city can run parts of the power system on its own.

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JULIAN, Calif. — California officials say volunteer firefighters have appeared to exhaust all legal options to avoid a county agency from taking over their fire department.

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INDIAN WELLS — California Republicans have approved a rule change intended to ensure the party can send delegates to the GOP’s national convention next summer, even if President Donald Trump is kept off the state’s 2020 primary ballot.

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LONG BEACH — Long Beach police continue to investigate the heat- related death of a police dog who was found alone last month inside a department-issued vehicle, but some activists aren’t content to wait for the results and are calling for an independent probe.

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SANTA BARBARA — Only one person remained missing Wednesday after searchers recovered 33 bodies from the charred underwater wreckage of a dive boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast and sank on Labor Day.

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SACRAMENTO — California’s attorney general is urging a federal judge not to halt a state law requiring presidential candidates release their tax returns, arguing it doesn’t bar anyone from accessing the ballot or deprive voters of their rights.

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DETROIT — The Trump administration on Friday launched an all-out assault on California over automotive mileage rules, telling state officials that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.