Authorities have arrested three men suspected in a home-invasion robbery and kidnapping followed by a shootout with sheriff's deputies.
State legislators across the country are introducing laws making it harder for animal welfare advocates to investigate cruelty and food safety cases.
The Squaw Valley resort near Lake Tahoe has dropped plans to build a roller coaster in a move applauded by environmentalists.
Authorities say a police chase in Napa County ended with officers shooting and killing a man in a pickup truck.
A California Highway Patrol officer who pulled over an unmarked car for tailgating on Interstate 80 learned the man he was about to cite was Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones.
Police in a Los Angeles County suburb have shot and killed a woman who allegedly brandished a handgun at them.
A police officer in Orange County has been shot multiple times after he pulled over a car on a routine traffic stop.