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Homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts.

Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires in probate court over the proposed sale of the NBA team.

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved reducing the maximum penalty for a misdemeanor by one day, a move that will significantly reduce the number of legal immigrants who can be deported for lesser crimes.

Prosecutors say a woman accused of stabbing a man during a heated argument in a San Francisco hotel room has been charged with murder.

A San Francisco Bay Area water district is set to vote on the hiring of “water cops” to issue fines to people caught wasting water.

Bay Area Rapid Transit police have started enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying or sitting with legs stretched out at a busy downtown San Francisco station.

Ten days after he was seen struggling in the water, a 22-year-old man has been found dead in a Santa Barbara County Lake.

A 41-year-old man has pleaded guilty to felony charges after setting off a homemade, cannon-like device that killed his longtime girlfriend in San Diego County.

Police in a popular San Francisco Bay Area tourist town were trying to determine Monday if the suspicious deaths of a couple inside a home were the city's first homicides in five years.

The mother of two toddlers who drowned in a San Diego County swimming pool has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child endangerment.

Prosecutors say a man accused in the slaying of a retired San Francisco Bay area schoolteacher attempted an escape from jail by trying to carve his way out of a cell window.

San Francisco lawmakers will decide whether a two-cent-per-ounce soda tax will appear on ballots this fall.

Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose have failed in its petition drive to let voters decide whether to overturn the city's tough restrictions on pot clubs.

A former mayor of a Los Angeles suburb has been sentenced to a year and nine months in federal prison after pleading guilty to witness tampering and making a false statement to the FBI in a bribery investigation.

An Orange County man has pleaded guilty to running a $2.3 million medical fraud scheme targeting physicians and dentists.

A recently discharged Marine who volunteered at a horse ranch with the missing pregnant wife of another California-based Marine has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, authorities said Monday.

A 2008 law to address human trafficking is at the center of the debate over the immigration crisis at the nation's Southern border.

Gov. Jerry Brown nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor on Tuesday to the California Supreme Court, continuing a trend to diversify one of the most influential courts in the country.

Los Angeles International Airport is expanding again.

A water agency in the Silicon Valley is considering a plan to hire several “water cops” to prevent residents from wasting water during California's historic drought.

Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.


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