San Mateo County prosecutors say the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy for allegedly pointing a gun at a South San Francisco police officer was “justifiable.”
Nannies, housekeepers, childcare providers and caregivers in California would be eligible for overtime and meal breaks under a bill making its way through the Legislature.
Prosecutors say a Northern California man convicted in the killing of a convicted rapist he had mistakenly believed was a child molester will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced Wednesday.
A Northern California woman is accused in the brutal beating of a puppy that shocked even veteran law enforcement officials, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.
San Bernardino city officials have voted to borrow from restricted funds to be able to continue paying the salaries of city employees as the bankrupt city continues its severe financial struggles.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday removed the commanding officer of a division where an officer was videotaped tackling a handcuffed woman to the ground.
A major Northern California wildfire that once threatened thousands of homes and led to a massive evacuation is expected to be contained Friday, officials said.
Four San Diego County bus drivers may have fallen ill from eating drug-laced goodies provided by a fellow worker.
Game wardens used bacon and honey to capture a wild bear fond of wandering into neighborhoods north of downtown Los Angeles.
Divers have found the wrecked hull of a sailboat that crashed during a Southern California yacht race, killing all four people aboard.
Investigators have used DNA to identify the remains of a Southern California solder killed during a Vietnam ambush in 1969.
A former Southern California youth football league treasurer has been sentenced to a year in jail for embezzling $256,000 in donations to kids.
Activists say they'll sue over a state law that could block challenges to a proposed football stadium in Los Angeles.
Students at a Marin County high school that was evacuated after a bomb threat have returned to class.
Lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would end what supporters say is an increasingly prevalent form of discrimination against unemployed job seekers.
California would devote the $20 million found hidden in a state Department of Parks and Recreation special fund to keeping all parks open under a bill approved by the state Senate.
At least one Southern California neighborhood was ankle-deep in water and parts of Pasadena were stunned by midsummer showers as a series of thunderstorm cells pass over the region.
Two prison guards at San Quentin State Prison are recovering from injuries after authorities say a death-row inmate slashed and stabbed them with a weapon.
Health care workers who don't get a flu shot wouldn't have to wear a mask under an amended bill that state lawmakers sent to the governor on Thursday.
The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed lower Thursday at 116.36, down 0.78 percent from Wednesday. Declining issues beat advancers 60 to 23, and 57 issues were unchanged.