A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly 7,000 more.

A goodly portion of the Washington legal establishment has filed a friend of the court brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the conviction of a securities fraudster.

California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in their state, according to a University of Wyoming report released Monday.

In the not-so-distant past -- 2012, to be exact -- candidates lived and died by the money primary.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is suing the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to stop the information from being released about the recipients of money under a turf-replacement program.

Prosecutors say two men have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the shooting of a 4-year-old California boy who was playing in his grandmother's yard.

State wildlife officials said Monday they believe a gray wolf has been roaming the wilds of Northern California.

A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.

The director of food services for the nation's second-largest school district has resigned following a scathing audit that found inappropriate spending and mismanagement in the division.

Traffic is backed up for miles in both directions at the scene of a big rig crash on Interstate 210 in eastern Los Angeles County.

The Hayward fire chief was suspended but allowed to continue with his job after a number of behavioral issues that include drinking while on call.

Residents in a northern California city are being allowed to haul up to 300 gallons of recycled wastewater to use for irrigation at no cost.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a man was arrested after shoving a rider from a motorcycle, jumping on the bike and then crashing it in Lancaster.

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Fresno is increasing its medical staff as part of an effort to reduce wait times for treatment and increase access to care.

Authorities in Riverside County have released video of a man being hit by his own car during a road-rage incident, as detectives search for two suspects.

A tutor at the center of a high school grade-changing scandal in Orange County has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to computer fraud and commercial burglary.

Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.

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