LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County leaders took initial steps Tuesday toward returning prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land by local city officials a century ago.
SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s critics almost certainly have qualified a recall election for the ballot, a remarkable feat in the heavily Democratic state.
LOS ANGELES — A federal judge overseeing a sweeping lawsuit about homelessness in Los Angeles on Tuesday ordered the city and county to find shelter for all unhoused residents of Skid Row within 180 days and audit any spending related to the out-of-control crisis of people living on the streets.
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Monday revived a multibillion-dollar tax break for some businesses after the Biden administration assured them the proposal would not jeopardize the state’s own federal Coronavirus aid.
LAS VEGAS — Proposed federal infrastructure funding for rail projects has transportation planners taking another look at a Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas passenger route that Amtrak stopped in 1997 and at a high-speed rail line along the congested Interstate 15 corridor to Victorville.
HAYWARD, Calif. — Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a gunman who fired his weapon at a deputy, narrowly missing their head, authorities said Saturday.
SAN DIEGO — A former bookkeeper for a now-defunct California-based website called GirlsDoPorn pleaded guilty Friday to a federal conspiracy charge involving women who were coerced or tricked into appearing in sex videos for the site.
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Immigration Court judge who was the subject of a complaint to the US Justice Department involving hostile and biased treatment of immigrants abruptly quit his post this week.
SACRAMENTO — The man accused of going on a shooting rampage at a Southern California business, killing four people, should not have been allowed to buy or own guns because of a California law that prohibits people from purchasing weapons for 10 years after being convicted of a crime.
SAN JOSE — The president of San Jose State University apologized Thursday to women who allege they were groped by the school’s former athletic trainer and said an investigation had substantiated sexual misconduct.
SACRAMENTO — California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic.
LOS ANGELES — A California woman admitted killing her three children, saying she hugged, kissed and apologized as she drowned her infant daughter and the girl’s two- and three-year-old siblings last weekend to save them from what she said would be a lifetime of sexual abuse.
SACRAMENTO — As California began offering vaccinations to everyone age 16 and over Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom urged more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension over inoculations get in the way of protecting themselves against the illness.
SACRAMENTO — A decade after prison crowding forced California to realign its criminal justice system, the population in what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system has shrunk to the point where officials announced Tuesday they will close one of two inmate firefighter trainin…
SACRAMENTO — Seven men have been charged with running a recycling fraud scheme that trucked tons of trash from Las Vegas casinos into California in order to collect state redemption money, authorities announced Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project that spans the Oregon-California border learned Wednesday they will get a tiny fraction of the water they need amid the worst drought in decades, as federal regulators attempt to balance the needs of agriculture ag…
EUREKA — The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says there has been a substantial increase in illicit distribution of fentanyl and an alarming number of overdose deaths this year.
SAN FRANCISCO — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco’s Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he suffered a psychotic episode.
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
MARTINEZ, Calif. — A man who was on probation for drunken driving has been charged with murder for a Northern California crash that killed two people, including a seven-year-old girl, and injured four others.
SAN FRANCISCO — A woman who was caught on video coughing on and grabbing an Uber driver in San Francisco who ended the ride because she wasn’t wearing a mask has pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges, authorities said.
SAN RAMON, Calif. — California regulators are stepping up their oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric after finding that the nation’s largest utility has neglected the maintenance of an electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California and forced periodic…
DALY CITY — A police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area fatally shot a man last week during a routine check on an occupied parked vehicle after officers saw what they believed was a firearm on the lap of a passenger, an official said.
PLACERVILLE, Calif. — The California Gold Rush town of Placerville will change its logo to remove a noose that stems from its mid-19th century reputation as “Hangtown” following lynchings of criminal suspects by mobs of miners.
SACRAMENTO — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state’s projected multi-billion dollar budget surplus on things such as making college debt-free for students, paying for the health care of some older, low-income adults living in the country illegally and…
LOS ANGELES — Missing California college student Kristin Smart was killed in 1996 during an attempted rape by a fellow student and the suspect’s father helped hide her body, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday urged all California schools to reopen, emphasizing that there are no state or health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning.
OROVILLE — California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday that he has executive orders drafted and r…
SACRAMENTO — California on Monday re-opened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange, hoping more people will buy coverage now that the federal government is offering new assistance that could lower monthly premiums by $1,000 or more in some cases.
SACRAMENTO — Intensive care nurse Meynard Villa was on the verge of losing his family’s $150,000 investment in his new senior care home because he couldn’t hire workers while grappling with a glitchy state system designed to automate criminal background checks.
LOS ANGELES — The mother of three children — all under the age of five — found slain inside a Los Angeles apartment Saturday morning has been arrested, police said.
SACRAMENTO — Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have charged three Southern California women with using prison inmates’ names to bilk a state agency out of a combined nearly $1.25 million in Coronavirus-related unemployment benefits, the latest allegations in an ongoing scandal that h…
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce Coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.
LOS ANGELES — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer’s police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn’t prepared to react when peaceful demonstrations were marred by clashes, vandalism and looting.
LOS ANGELES — Caitlyn Jenner has been an Olympic hero, a reality TV personality and a transgender rights activist. Her next step could be candidate for California governor.
SANTA ANA — One of three men accused of carrying out an elaborate escape from a Southern California jail has been convicted of the jailbreak and of kidnapping a taxi driver while on the run, authorities announced Thursday.
SACRAMENTO — Los Angeles’ new reform-minded top prosecutor said Friday that it’s time to remove youthful offenders from California’s tough career criminal law that can greatly extend their prison time later in life.
OAKLAND — Oakland International Airport was closed for nearly four hours Tuesday after a knife-wielding man threatened to harm himself but police managed to safely end the situation by turning up the heat, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO — A new California data warehouse system unveiled Wednesday should help policymakers better understand and address the issue of homelessness in a state that has the most unhoused people in the country, officials said.
SAN FRANCISCO — More California counties are opening up vaccines to younger adults, a week ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up.
LOS ANGELES — The auction of a series of sketches purportedly drawn by an artist at the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar was canceled Tuesday after groups protested it was offensive and immoral to profit off the misery of incarcerated people.