A judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by neighbors of the San Francisco sheriff accusing the lawman of defaming them while he battled domestic violence accusations.
Air quality regulators are considering a ban on beach bonfires in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
A mother who drove her teenage son and his friends to a Long Beach park to kill a 13-year-old gang rival has been convicted of murder in her third trial.
Firefighters have helped a homeless couple deliver their baby girl at a Southern California homeless encampment.
No Democratic attorney general in a state that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying has signed onto a legal filing asking the Supreme Court to uphold California's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
A Santa Clara County forensics expert accused of sexually abusing a child over several years has been charged with 18 counts of child molestation.
California safety inspectors are investigating what caused a construction trench to collapse, killing one.
California's four-decade-old environmental protection law has been credited with saving habitat, reducing air pollution and giving residents a voice against deep-pocketed developers.
California teachers are seeing a steep drop in pink slips, thanks to the strengthening economy and new revenue from voter-approved taxes.