A Malibu homeowner was ordered by the California Court of Appeals this past week to allow public access to one of the most exclusive beaches in Southern California.
Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday as rangers handled a slew of calls from frightened visitors.
The San Diego Stock Exchange Index closed higher Friday at 116.76, up 0.34 percent from Thursday. Advancing issues beat decliners 39 to 37, and 64 issues were unchanged.
There are new allegations that a 35-year-old San Jose elementary school teacher facing trial for molesting five children may have been sexually assaulting a 10-year-old youngster for two years.
an effort that could bring in more than $300 million a year for the cash-strapped state.
New molestation charges have been filed against a Southern California soccer coach, bringing the total number of boys he allegedly victimized to 13.
Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants could get California driver's licenses if a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown becomes law.
At least five police officers are under investigation after a woman died during a violent arrest in which an officer stomped on her genitals, police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.
A man suspected in the fatal stabbings of a woman and their two young children was in critical condition at a hospital after being shot police, authorities said.
A former University of Southern California player is suing the school claiming team doctors injected a painkiller that caused a heart attack.
A disbarred San Diego County lawyer who made national headlines by encouraging people to break into their foreclosed homes has pleaded guilty to attempted extortion.
Los Angeles police say a man who stole a police car lost a leg after smashing it into a light pole and a Starbucks cafe.
Talk show host Phil McGraw's pristine 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible has been stolen from a Southern California hot rod shop.
Officials say three San Diego County bus drivers who may have eaten marijuana-laced brownies acted properly by pulling off the road.
Two men have been arrested and $1 million worth of marijuana has been seized at a Southern California indoor pot farm.
A Southern California man who opted for jury trial after changing his mind about a plea deal has been convicted of raping women he met on the MySpace social networking site.
Activists opposed to a $1.5 billion downtown football stadium sued the state of California on Thursday over a law that attempts to fast-track construction of Farmers Field.
California's top education official says the state's students posted the ninth straight year of gains in English and math proficiency on this year's standardized tests.
An owner has been chosen for a kitten that survived a three-week voyage from Shanghai to Los Angeles without food or water.
Two wayward dolphins discovered in an industrial canal in South San Francisco appear to have returned to San Francisco Bay.
Southern California foothill and desert communities are cleaning up after fast and furious storms sent mud and water flooding into homes.
Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- California’s Assembly passed the broadest rollback of public-employee pension benefits in the state’s history after Democrats who control the Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown struck a last-minute deal.
Sheriff's deputies removed hundreds of marijuana plants, including some officials said were the size of orange trees, from a large growing operation in Tulare County.
The state Legislature on Friday approved a package of changes to California's public employee pension system that is expected to save taxpayers billions of dollars, even as Republican lawmakers said much more needs to be done to fix a system with massive liabilities.
California sheriffs are divided over a bill aimed at protecting certain illegal immigrants from deportation, with some saying that if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the measure they'll be forced to choose between enforcing it or abiding by a conflicting federal mandate.