Authorities say a tipsy tree trimmer dangled for nearly two hours in a West Los Angeles tree and it took a battalion of firefighters to rescue him.
California's students may be filling in fewer bubbles on multiple choice standardized tests in the future and writing longer answers instead.
The Supreme Court has unanimously sided with Los Angeles-area governments that are fighting a lawsuit over pollution from urban storm water runoff.
Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that already once reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says crime in Los Angeles fell for the 10th straight year in 2012, and the city has the lowest violent crime per capita of any big city.
A San Diego County grand jury has indicted 15 people in a widening corruption case involving construction contracts at school districts.
The San Francisco Zoo's beloved chimpanzee matriarch Tallulah is dead.
A computer glitch that inadvertently cancelled food stamp cards has left tens of thousands of Californians unable to use them to buy food.
The latest trawl-net fish count shows the population of California's six species of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fish are dwindling.
Researchers are blaming a small group of motorists for the San Francisco area's freeway traffic headaches.
A man who kept 110 cats in a filthy Orange County home where his grandchildren lived has been sentenced for child abuse and endangerment.
A freight train has smashed into a car at a Southern California crossing, killing the driver.
San Bernardino police are offering $30,000 to help find the killers of three elderly women.
Los Angeles' defense attorney says a federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a man who was arrested in the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium and later cleared.
A former federal court employee in Los Angeles and her husband have pleaded guilty accessing and leaking confidential information to tip off suspected criminals, including Armenian Power gang members.
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service failed in its management of forest trails used by off-road vehicles in the Stanislaus National Forest.
A San Francisco Bay area Boy Scouts review board has challenged the Boy Scouts of America's prohibition on gay members by approving a local teenager's application for Eagle Scout status.
The University of California has spent more than $4 million marketing its new online courses, but so far it's attracting few students outside the UC system.
Authorities have identified the victims of a plane that crashed in the Central Valley en route from San Diego to Fresno.
The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Tuesday at 126.48, up 0.21 percent from Monday. Advancing issues beat decliners 40 to 33, and 66 issues were unchanged.
Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) was the top dollar gainer, up $1.49 to $52.39.
Pricesmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PSMT) was the top dollar loser, down $1.48 to $75.75.
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