Gov. Jerry Brown checked off most of the items from his 2012 to-do list. He persuaded a majority of voters to pass his tax initiative in November, pushed changes to the public pension system through the Legislature and put California on stronger financial footing.
Authorities say a man and a juvenile fishing near the Golden Gate Bridge died after being swept into the ocean by large waves.
The National Weather Service says high surf is expected along some coastlines north of Los Angeles this weekend.
The state Medical Board is asking for the public's help as it combats reckless prescribing by doctors.
Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat.
Forecasters say another weather system moving into Northern California will be bringing cold temperatures and snow to some of the mountains in the San Francisco Bay area.
A Delta Airlines passenger jet en route from Japan landed without incident after being struck by lightning as it approached Los Angeles International Airport.
Texas space aficionados hope rockets will someday be launched into orbit from a beachside site near the U.S.-Mexico border, but a tight state budget and a previously frustrated attempt to land such a spaceport could complicate efforts.
Police say a body has been found floating in the water near Oakland's Jack London Square.