A year after San Francisco's transit agency touched off a global free speech debate by jamming cellphones to block a protest, lawmakers are taking steps to avoid a similar incident.
Forecasters say there's no relief in sight and Southern California's heat wave is expected to continue through this week, with temperatures peaking Thursday and Friday.
People heading north on Highway 101 through parts of Marin and Sonoma counties faced long delays during the Wednesday evening commute after a grass fire briefly shut down a stretch of the highway.
A once-prominent Northern California child psychologist accused of molesting former patients remains behind bars after a judge denied bail.
Long Beach police are searching for a suspected robber who escaped before a gunfight with officers left one accomplice dead and wounded another.
Police say 27 protesters were arrested during a march by janitors through San Francisco's financial district Wednesday afternoon.
Roused to action by last month's controversial police shootings of two Latinos, dozens of Anaheim residents chanted “we'll be back” on Wednesday night after the city council voted down a prospective change to local elections intended to bring diversity to city leadership.
A 13-year-old California gang member has been shot to death while walking on a Santa Cruz street.
After years of decline, authorities say crime is on the rise in the Sacramento area.
but it may take a year or two.
Prosecutors have filed four felony counts against a California high school coach for a drunken driving crash that killed 7-year-old boy in a crosswalk.
Irvine police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the trunk of her car.
Authorities say a 19-year-old man has fallen 125 feet to his death in a Los Angeles-area canyon.
Authorities are hunting for the boyfriend of a social worker who was found dead in a San Diego County motel.
Managers of California's electrical grid have issued a statewide call for power conservation due to an intensifying heat wave.
the first 360-degree color view from Gale Crater.
California hospitals would have to reveal more about their executives' benefits under a bill moving through the Legislature.
California could double fines on manufacturers who use dangerous chemicals in nail polishes labeled as “nontoxic.”
A 10-acre fire has hopscotched through brushy areas in the small Southern California community of Wildomar.
The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Thursday at 115.67, down 2.31 percent from Wednesday. Advancing issues beat decliners 46 to 32, and 62 issues were unchanged.