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  • Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band

    Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:32:58 GMT
    FILE - In this May 9, 2013 file pool photo, Tim Lambesis, singer for the Christian-inspired heavy metal group As I Lay Dying, appears in Vista Superior Court in Vista, Calif. (Bill Wechter/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)FILE - In this May 9, 2013 file pool photo, Tim Lambesis, singer for the Christian-inspired heavy metal group As I Lay Dying, appears in Vista Superior Court in Vista, Calif. (Bill Wechter/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

    A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.

     

    A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.

     
  • 4 new mountain lions kittens found in California mountains

    4 new mountain lions kittens found in California mountains

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:18:48 GMT
    This photo from the National Park Service shows a mountain lion kitten identified as P-68. This is one of four mountain lion kittens found by researchers studying the wild cats living in California’s Santa Monica Mountains. (National Park Service via AP)This photo from the National Park Service shows a mountain lion kitten identified as P-68. This is one of four mountain lion kittens found by researchers studying the wild cats living in California’s Santa Monica Mountains. (National Park Service via AP)

    Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains, wildlife officials announced in video posts Tuesday showing the blue-eyed babies meowing and one feisty one hissing and even taking a swipe at the person filming her.

     

    Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains, wildlife officials announced in video posts Tuesday showing the blue-eyed babies meowing and one feisty one hissing and even taking a swipe at the person filming her.

     
  • More than 500 guns seized from Southern California homes

    More than 500 guns seized from Southern California homes

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:23:09 GMT
    This June 2018 photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows over 550 firearms that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and state and federal investigators seized at homes in Agua Dulce, Calif. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's DepartmThis June 2018 photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows over 550 firearms that Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and state and federal investigators seized at homes in Agua Dulce, Calif. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departm

    Authorities have seized more than 550 guns at two Southern California homes and made one arrest after getting a tip that a convicted felon was storing an arsenal.

     

    Authorities have seized more than 550 guns at two Southern California homes and made one arrest after getting a tip that a convicted felon was storing an arsenal.

     
  • GOP candidate for California governor pushes gas tax repeal

    GOP candidate for California governor pushes gas tax repeal

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:21:10 GMT
    Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, center, blasts a recent gas tax increase during a news conference Monday, June 18, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, center, blasts a recent gas tax increase during a news conference Monday, June 18, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Republican candidate for California governor John Cox on Monday blasted a recent gas tax increase, previewing a central theme of his campaign message about the state's high cost of living.

     

    Republican candidate for California governor John Cox on Monday blasted a recent gas tax increase, previewing a central theme of his campaign message about the state's high cost of living.

     
  • Nancy Pelosi tours San Diego's migrant youth shelter amid outrage on family separation

    Nancy Pelosi tours San Diego's migrant youth shelter amid outrage on family separation

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:19:20 GMT

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic elected officials toured a San Diego-area immigration-detention facility housing migrant children Monday, as the rhetoric over the policy of separating children from parents crossing the border illegally continued to escalate.

     

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic elected officials toured a San Diego-area immigration-detention facility housing migrant children Monday, as the rhetoric over the policy of separating children from parents crossing the border illegally continued to escalate.

     
  • LA billionaire takes control of San Diego Union-Tribune, vows to fight fake news

    LA billionaire takes control of San Diego Union-Tribune, vows to fight fake news

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:01:17 GMT

    An immigrant who once bundled ink-fresh newspapers at a newspaper printing press took control of the San Diego Union-Tribune Sunday, and promised in a letter to readers to fight fake news as if it were cancer.

     

    An immigrant who once bundled ink-fresh newspapers at a newspaper printing press took control of the San Diego Union-Tribune Sunday, and promised in a letter to readers to fight fake news as if it were cancer.

     
  • Disneyland's 'Pirates' ride reopens with new female pirate, without bride auction

    Disneyland's 'Pirates' ride reopens with new female pirate, without bride auction

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:22:41 GMT

    Disney's foray into revisionist history is just about over.

     

    Disney's foray into revisionist history is just about over.

     
  • Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Saturday, June 16 2018 2:48 PM EDT2018-06-16 18:48:35 GMT
    Private investigator Jason Jensen holds a phenotype report at his office. Groups of private investigators in Utah and California have been emboldened by the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Private investigator Jason Jensen holds a phenotype report at his office. Groups of private investigators in Utah and California have been emboldened by the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who had eluded authorities for decades.

     

    A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who had eluded authorities for decades.

     
  • Calif. rent-control measure qualifies for November ballot

    Calif. rent-control measure qualifies for November ballot

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-06-16 04:24:12 GMT
    If certified by the secretary of state the initiative will appear on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)If certified by the secretary of state the initiative will appear on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    California's secretary of state says a measure that would expand the ability of local governments to enact rent controls on residential properties has qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot.

     

    California's secretary of state says a measure that would expand the ability of local governments to enact rent controls on residential properties has qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot.

     
  • State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-06-16 04:12:08 GMT

    A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.

     

    A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.

     
  • Rare Southern California flower taken off endangered list

    Rare Southern California flower taken off endangered list

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-06-16 04:09:00 GMT
    This Aug. 24, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows the Hidden Lake Bluecurl, a tiny flowering plant that is only found around a single vernal pool in a Southern California mountain range.This Aug. 24, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows the Hidden Lake Bluecurl, a tiny flowering plant that is only found around a single vernal pool in a Southern California mountain range.

    After nearly 20 years on the federal list of endangered and threatened species, a tiny flowering plant that only grows on the shores around a single vernal pool in a Southern California mountain range has recovered.

     

    After nearly 20 years on the federal list of endangered and threatened species, a tiny flowering plant that only grows on the shores around a single vernal pool in a Southern California mountain range has recovered.

     
  • California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

    California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:01:42 GMT

    California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer.

     

    California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer.

     
  • Proposed US banking fix for marijuana may not open all doors

    Proposed US banking fix for marijuana may not open all doors

    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:37:07 GMT
    Jerred Kiloh, of the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary, prepares his monthly tax payment, $40,131.88 in cash in Los Angeles. For Kiloh, the cash is a daily hassle. It needs to be counted repeatedly to safeguard against loss. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Jerred Kiloh, of the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary, prepares his monthly tax payment, $40,131.88 in cash in Los Angeles. For Kiloh, the cash is a daily hassle. It needs to be counted repeatedly to safeguard against loss. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a cure-all for an industry that must operate mainly as a cash business in a credit card world.

     

    A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a cure-all for an industry that must operate mainly as a cash business in a credit card world.

     
  • Death penalty recommended for former Marine who killed women in Orange, San Diego, Riverside counties

    Death penalty recommended for former Marine who killed women in Orange, San Diego, Riverside counties

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:18:41 GMT

    An jury recommended the death penalty Wednesday for a former Marine who killed five women in Southern California. Andrew Urdiales, 53, was convicted last month of the killings, which included the 1988 slaying of 31-year-old Maryann Wells in San Diego.

     

    An jury recommended the death penalty Wednesday for a former Marine who killed five women in Southern California. Andrew Urdiales, 53, was convicted last month of the killings, which included the 1988 slaying of 31-year-old Maryann Wells in San Diego.

     
  • California Airbnb offers 'bud and breakfast' -- pot included

    California Airbnb offers 'bud and breakfast' -- pot included

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-06-13 20:37:22 GMT

    So-called "bud and breakfast" rentals are popping up across California, a new take on the traditional weekend getaway experience that spices things up with cannabis. 

     

    So-called "bud and breakfast" rentals are popping up across California, a new take on the traditional weekend getaway experience that spices things up with cannabis. 

     
  • Olympic skier Bode Miller's toddler daughter drowns in pool

    Olympic skier Bode Miller's toddler daughter drowns in pool

    Monday, June 11 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-06-12 03:10:41 GMT
    FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, USA men's ski team member Bode Miller participates in a news conference at the alpine skiing world championships in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, USA men's ski team member Bode Miller participates in a news conference at the alpine skiing world championships in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

    The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday.

     

    The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday.

     
  • Southern California Cheesecake Factory locations, subcontractors fined for labor violations

    Southern California Cheesecake Factory locations, subcontractors fined for labor violations

    Monday, June 11 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-06-11 20:44:14 GMT

    The state of California on Monday found Cheesecake Factory and its janitorial subcontractors liable in a $4.57 million wage theft case related to hundreds of underpaid employees at eight San Diego and Orange County locations.

     

    The state of California on Monday found Cheesecake Factory and its janitorial subcontractors liable in a $4.57 million wage theft case related to hundreds of underpaid employees at eight San Diego and Orange County locations.

     
  • Girl dances in quinceañera gown outside detention center where her father is being held

    Girl dances in quinceañera gown outside detention center where her father is being held

    Monday, June 11 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-06-11 19:12:23 GMT
    A girl dances in her quinceañera dress outside of the detention facility where her father is being held. He was detained by ICE over a year ago after living in the U.S. for nearly 30 years. KPIXA girl dances in her quinceañera dress outside of the detention facility where her father is being held. He was detained by ICE over a year ago after living in the U.S. for nearly 30 years. KPIX

    A 15-year-old girl in Richmond, California, wanted to dance with her dad at her quinceañera, but the closest she could get was outside of the detention center where he is being held.

     

    A 15-year-old girl in Richmond, California, wanted to dance with her dad at her quinceañera, but the closest she could get was outside of the detention center where he is being held.

     
  • Hero dog warns family of house fire, drags baby out by diaper to safety

    Hero dog warns family of house fire, drags baby out by diaper to safety

    Monday, June 11 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-06-11 16:22:13 GMT
    A heroic dog in California saved a woman and her baby when a fire broke out in their apartment.  KTXL-TV/NNSA heroic dog in California saved a woman and her baby when a fire broke out in their apartment. KTXL-TV/NNS

    Sasha, an 8-month-old pit bull, was sitting outside of her Stockton, California, home Sunday, June 3 when flames began to engulf the apartment building.

     

    Sasha, an 8-month-old pit bull, was sitting outside of her Stockton, California, home Sunday, June 3 when flames began to engulf the apartment building.

     
  • Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

    Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

    Friday, June 8 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-06-09 01:21:27 GMT
    FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, PG&E crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, PG&E crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Downed power lines caused a dozen wildfires in Northern California wine country last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday.

     

    Downed power lines caused a dozen wildfires in Northern California wine country last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday.

     
  • Low rainfall means cleaner beach water in California

    Low rainfall means cleaner beach water in California

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-06-07 23:12:10 GMT

    An annual "Beach Report Card" concludes low rainfall in California is resulting in less runoff and cleaner water along the coast.

     

    An annual "Beach Report Card" concludes low rainfall in California is resulting in less runoff and cleaner water along the coast.

     
  • Election 2018: Check primary results here

    Election 2018: Check primary results here

    The numbers are still being added up Wednesday, after the June 5 Primary Election. Some precincts are nearing or reporting 100 percent of votes received. Check for updates on primary races in San Diego and California here. 

     

    The numbers are still being added up Wednesday, after the June 5 Primary Election. Some precincts are nearing or reporting 100 percent of votes received. Check for updates on primary races in San Diego and California here. 

     
  • Newsom and Cox will meet in November's runoff race for California governor

    Newsom and Cox will meet in November's runoff race for California governor

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:41:32 GMT

    As expected, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom led the way among 27 candidates vying for the governor's office to advance to November's general election, when he will be challenged by Republican businessman John Cox, who is backed by President Donald Trump.

     

    As expected, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom led the way among 27 candidates vying for the governor's office to advance to November's general election, when he will be challenged by Republican businessman John Cox, who is backed by President Donald Trump.

     
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Kevin de Leon to face off in November

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Kevin de Leon to face off in November

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-06-06 20:18:37 GMT

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, easily cruised into the November general election as she looks to retain her seat, and she will face Democratic state Sen. Kevin de Leon, who outlasted a challenge by Republican James P. Bradley to also reach the runoff.

     

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, easily cruised into the November general election as she looks to retain her seat, and she will face Democratic state Sen. Kevin de Leon, who outlasted a challenge by Republican James P. Bradley to also reach the runoff.

     
  • California lawmaker recall sets up fall gas tax battle

    California lawmaker recall sets up fall gas tax battle

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-06 12:55:40 GMT
    State Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, left, listens as lawmakers debate a recall election measure. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)State Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, left, listens as lawmakers debate a recall election measure. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    California voters unseated a sitting state senator in midterm on Tuesday, denying Senate Democrats a supermajority and setting up a statewide battle this fall over a gas tax increase.

     

    California voters unseated a sitting state senator in midterm on Tuesday, denying Senate Democrats a supermajority and setting up a statewide battle this fall over a gas tax increase.

     
  • 4 of 5 statewide ballot measures passed by voters

    4 of 5 statewide ballot measures passed by voters

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-06-06 12:27:00 GMT

    Four of five statewide ballot propositions were approved by voters, including a $4 billion bond measure to fund parks, water- quality and flood-protection projects, but voters rejected a measure to control spending of funds raised by selling greenhouse-gas-emission permits.

     

    Four of five statewide ballot propositions were approved by voters, including a $4 billion bond measure to fund parks, water- quality and flood-protection projects, but voters rejected a measure to control spending of funds raised by selling greenhouse-gas-emission permits.

     
  • Stone Fire: Firefighters battle blaze in Agua Dulce area

    Stone Fire: Firefighters battle blaze in Agua Dulce area

    Monday, June 4 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-06-05 03:57:31 GMT

    A fire that broke out early Monday afternoon in the Agua Dulce area quickly scorched close to 1,000 acres of brush, prompting evacuations and road closures and causing a minor injury to one firefighter.

     

    A fire that broke out early Monday afternoon in the Agua Dulce area quickly scorched close to 1,000 acres of brush, prompting evacuations and road closures and causing a minor injury to one firefighter.

     
  • Aliso Viejo fire at 55 percent containment, evacuations lifted

    Aliso Viejo fire at 55 percent containment, evacuations lifted

    Monday, June 4 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-06-04 21:32:02 GMT

    Good progress was reported in the battle against a wind-driven brush fire that has consumed 150 acres of brushy hillsides and a canyon between Aliso Viejo and Laguna Beach.

     

    Good progress was reported in the battle against a wind-driven brush fire that has consumed 150 acres of brushy hillsides and a canyon between Aliso Viejo and Laguna Beach.

     
  • 2 climbers killed after fall from Yosemite's El Capitan

    2 climbers killed after fall from Yosemite's El Capitan

    Saturday, June 2 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-06-02 21:13:00 GMT

    Officials say two people have been killed after they fell while climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park.

     

    Officials say two people have been killed after they fell while climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park.

     
  • Busboy who held dying RFK speaks of lingering pain

    Busboy who held dying RFK speaks of lingering pain

    Saturday, June 2 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-06-02 20:10:18 GMT
    In this undated photo provided by StoryCorps, Juan Romero, 67, holds a photo of himself and the dying Sen. Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. (Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps via AP)In this undated photo provided by StoryCorps, Juan Romero, 67, holds a photo of himself and the dying Sen. Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. (Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps via AP)

    Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade.

     

    Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade.

     
  • Health care, immigration dominate California governor race

    Health care, immigration dominate California governor race

    Saturday, June 2 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-06-02 19:40:14 GMT

    No topic has dominated California's governor race like President Donald Trump. The Republicans want to be like him; the Democrats want to oppose him.

     

    No topic has dominated California's governor race like President Donald Trump. The Republicans want to be like him; the Democrats want to oppose him.

     
  • Records: DNA from tissue led to Golden State Killer arrest

    Records: DNA from tissue led to Golden State Killer arrest

    Saturday, June 2 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-06-02 06:13:31 GMT

    DNA from a tissue left in a trash can led authorities in April to arrest a former police officer suspected of being California's notorious, elusive Golden State Killer, according to warrants released Friday.

     

    DNA from a tissue left in a trash can led authorities in April to arrest a former police officer suspected of being California's notorious, elusive Golden State Killer, according to warrants released Friday.

     
  • California's biggest-ever wildfire declared extinguished

    California's biggest-ever wildfire declared extinguished

    Friday, June 1 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-06-02 03:43:14 GMT
    A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    Officials declared the largest wildfire in recorded California history officially extinguished Friday, nearly six months after it ignited and later burned hillsides that washed away in deadly mudslides northwest of Los Angeles.

     

    Officials declared the largest wildfire in recorded California history officially extinguished Friday, nearly six months after it ignited and later burned hillsides that washed away in deadly mudslides northwest of Los Angeles.

     
  • Independent voters now outnumber Republicans in California

    Independent voters now outnumber Republicans in California

    Friday, June 1 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-06-01 23:22:41 GMT

    For the first time, Republicans are the third largest bloc of voters in California.

     

    For the first time, Republicans are the third largest bloc of voters in California.

     
  • California to spend $768M on electric vehicle infrastructure

    California to spend $768M on electric vehicle infrastructure

    Thursday, May 31 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-06-01 01:06:48 GMT
    FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, an electric Fiat plugged into a charging station in a parking lot in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, an electric Fiat plugged into a charging station in a parking lot in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

    California utilities will invest nearly $768 million to expand a network of charging stations and build other infrastructure for electric vehicles as the state moves toward a goal of 5 million zero-emission cars on the roads by 2030.

     

    California utilities will invest nearly $768 million to expand a network of charging stations and build other infrastructure for electric vehicles as the state moves toward a goal of 5 million zero-emission cars on the roads by 2030.

     
  • State auditors say California underreports hate crimes

    State auditors say California underreports hate crimes

    Thursday, May 31 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-06-01 01:02:05 GMT

    California is underreporting hate crimes to the FBI, state lawmakers and the public because local law enforcement agencies lack adequate policies and training, state auditors said Thursday.

     

    California is underreporting hate crimes to the FBI, state lawmakers and the public because local law enforcement agencies lack adequate policies and training, state auditors said Thursday.

     
  • California governor race heats up in days before primary

    California governor race heats up in days before primary

    Thursday, May 31 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-06-01 00:55:40 GMT
    FILE - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, California gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a visit with veterans and their families in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)FILE - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, California gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a visit with veterans and their families in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    Its crunch time in the primary for California governor, with candidates exploring creative strategies and benefiting from massive spending as they try to tear down — or lift up — their rivals in the race's final days.

     

    Its crunch time in the primary for California governor, with candidates exploring creative strategies and benefiting from massive spending as they try to tear down — or lift up — their rivals in the race's final days.

     
  • California measure would lift secrecy on police use of force

    California measure would lift secrecy on police use of force

    Thursday, May 31 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-05-31 06:00:39 GMT
    State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley urges lawmakers to approve her measure that would allow the public release of police reports dealing with possible officer misconduct was approved by the Senate, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP PhotoState Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley urges lawmakers to approve her measure that would allow the public release of police reports dealing with possible officer misconduct was approved by the Senate, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo

    Some of the secrecy surrounding shootings by police in California would be lifted under a measure that advanced Wednesday in the Legislature.

     

    Some of the secrecy surrounding shootings by police in California would be lifted under a measure that advanced Wednesday in the Legislature.

     
  • Californians may have to request plastic straws at eateries

    Californians may have to request plastic straws at eateries

    Thursday, May 31 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-05-31 05:57:48 GMT
    Plastic straws from a McDonald's restaurant are shown, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Doral, Fla. McDonald's isn't ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Plastic straws from a McDonald's restaurant are shown, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Doral, Fla. McDonald's isn't ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Sit-down restaurants in California may soon stop automatically providing disposable plastic straws with drinks unless customers request them.

     

    Sit-down restaurants in California may soon stop automatically providing disposable plastic straws with drinks unless customers request them.

     
  • Why a Chick-Fil-A owner in California is going to pay his employees $17 an hour

    Why a Chick-Fil-A owner in California is going to pay his employees $17 an hour

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-05-31 00:32:30 GMT

    Imagine making $17 an hour working at a fast food restaurant.

     

    Imagine making $17 an hour working at a fast food restaurant.

     
  • USC president steps down amid gynecologist scandal

    USC president steps down amid gynecologist scandal

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:44:17 GMT

    USC is looking for a new leader after President Max Nikias' decision to step down in the midst of the third scandal in the past year involving a doctor with ties to the school.

     

    USC is looking for a new leader after President Max Nikias' decision to step down in the midst of the third scandal in the past year involving a doctor with ties to the school.

     
  • California law allowing life-ending drugs halted, for now

    California law allowing life-ending drugs halted, for now

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:11:02 GMT

    A California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives has been put on hold — at least for now.

     

    A California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives has been put on hold — at least for now.

     
  • California measure to slash marijuana taxes suffers setback

    California measure to slash marijuana taxes suffers setback

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:52:30 GMT

    California's legal marijuana industry will have to wait for a tax cut.

     

    California's legal marijuana industry will have to wait for a tax cut.

     
  • USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

    USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:28:58 GMT

    The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday.

     

    The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday.

     
  • Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

    Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:21:16 GMT

    A 595-square-foot (55-square meter) Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million.

     

    A 595-square-foot (55-square meter) Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million.

     
  • UC Berkeley wants help naming 3 fluffy peregrine chicks

    UC Berkeley wants help naming 3 fluffy peregrine chicks

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:29:07 GMT

    Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow or Bruce, Clark and Diana?

     

    Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow or Bruce, Clark and Diana?

     
  • Convicted killer found guilty of 5 California murders

    Convicted killer found guilty of 5 California murders

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:12:11 GMT

    A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago.

     

    A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago.

     
  • California's Feinstein drops support for death penalty

    California's Feinstein drops support for death penalty

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:01:30 GMT
    FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana,File)FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana,File)

    California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer backs the death penalty, a reversal of decades-long support that comes during a primary campaign where her stiffest challenge is from a fellow Democrat who is trying to outflank her with the party's base. 

     

    California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she no longer backs the death penalty, a reversal of decades-long support that comes during a primary campaign where her stiffest challenge is from a fellow Democrat who is trying to outflank her with the party's base. 

     
  • Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

    Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:11:55 GMT
    A poster at a news conference shows suspects captured and at large as authorities announce indictments against the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)A poster at a news conference shows suspects captured and at large as authorities announce indictments against the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

    Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey.

     

    Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey.

     
  • California may expand gun violence restraining order law

    California may expand gun violence restraining order law

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:33:25 GMT
    FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, right, discusses the state budget in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, right, discusses the state budget in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

    California lawmakers took steps Monday to let school employees ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from potentially dangerous people in the wake of a mass school shooting in Texas.

     

    California lawmakers took steps Monday to let school employees ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from potentially dangerous people in the wake of a mass school shooting in Texas.

     
  • Disney parks start selling rainbow Mickey Mouse ears ahead of Pride Month

    Disney parks start selling rainbow Mickey Mouse ears ahead of Pride Month

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:27:46 GMT

    Disney World and Disney Land are now offering Pride-themed Mickey Mouse ear hats at its parks in California and Florida.

     

    Disney World and Disney Land are now offering Pride-themed Mickey Mouse ear hats at its parks in California and Florida.

     
  • Texas School Shooting: Victim's father lives in Southern California

    Texas School Shooting: Victim's father lives in Southern California

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:59:58 GMT

    Community members in Texas Sunday came together during a church service to remember the students and teachers gunned down at a Santa Fe high school.

     

    Community members in Texas Sunday came together during a church service to remember the students and teachers gunned down at a Santa Fe high school.

     
  • Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

    Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:14:40 GMT
    This selfie shows Ildiko Krajnyak. Prosecutors say federal agents found two explosive devices while searching a home owned by the former boyfriend of Krajnyak, who was killed in an explosion at a So-Cal office building. (Ildiko Krajnyk/Facebook via AP)This selfie shows Ildiko Krajnyak. Prosecutors say federal agents found two explosive devices while searching a home owned by the former boyfriend of Krajnyak, who was killed in an explosion at a So-Cal office building. (Ildiko Krajnyk/Facebook via AP)

    A decade before his ex-girlfriend was killed in what investigators say was a targeted explosion, Stephen Beal's wife died in what a coroner deemed a "mysterious case."

     

    A decade before his ex-girlfriend was killed in what investigators say was a targeted explosion, Stephen Beal's wife died in what a coroner deemed a "mysterious case."

     
  • US Senator: California should test DNA of condemned inmate

    US Senator: California should test DNA of condemned inmate

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-05-19 06:29:01 GMT
    FILE - In this July 31, 1983, file photo, Kevin Cooper, center, a suspect in connection with the slashing death of four people in Chino, is escorted to a car for transport to San Bernadino from Santa Barbara, Calif.  (AP Photo/File)FILE - In this July 31, 1983, file photo, Kevin Cooper, center, a suspect in connection with the slashing death of four people in Chino, is escorted to a car for transport to San Bernadino from Santa Barbara, Calif. (AP Photo/File)

    California's governor should allow more sensitive DNA testing that advocates say could exonerate a death row inmate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said Friday.

     

    California's governor should allow more sensitive DNA testing that advocates say could exonerate a death row inmate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said Friday.

     
  • Trump endorses Cox in California governor's race

    Trump endorses Cox in California governor's race

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:24:16 GMT
    File - In this May 5, 2018 file photo, California gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks during the California Republican Party convention in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)File - In this May 5, 2018 file photo, California gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks during the California Republican Party convention in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    President Donald Trump backed San Diego businessman John Cox for California governor on Friday in an announcement that could provide a boost for Republicans hoping to have a candidate survive next month's primary.

     

    President Donald Trump backed San Diego businessman John Cox for California governor on Friday in an announcement that could provide a boost for Republicans hoping to have a candidate survive next month's primary.

     
  • Bomb victim's ex-boyfriend held on explosives charge

    Bomb victim's ex-boyfriend held on explosives charge

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:33:40 GMT

    Spa owner Ildiko Krajnyak was opening a package that had piled up with mail during her recent trip to her native Hungary when it exploded.

     

    Spa owner Ildiko Krajnyak was opening a package that had piled up with mail during her recent trip to her native Hungary when it exploded.

     
  • California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

    California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

    Friday, May 18 2018 1:44 AM EDT2018-05-18 05:44:40 GMT
    FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Outside investigators on Thursday cleared a California assemblywoman who was once at the forefront of the state's #MeToo movement of allegations that she groped a male staff member in 2014.

     

    Outside investigators on Thursday cleared a California assemblywoman who was once at the forefront of the state's #MeToo movement of allegations that she groped a male staff member in 2014.

     
  • Business acquaintance of California blast victim arrested

    Business acquaintance of California blast victim arrested

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-05-17 14:45:33 GMT

    A business acquaintance of the woman killed in a Southern California office building explosion has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an unregistered destructive device, the FBI said Thursday.

     

    A business acquaintance of the woman killed in a Southern California office building explosion has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an unregistered destructive device, the FBI said Thursday.

     
  • Returning otters to undersea world failing in their absence

    Returning otters to undersea world failing in their absence

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:48 AM EDT2018-05-17 05:48:52 GMT
    In this photo taken Monday, March 26, 2018, sea otters are seen together along the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, Calif.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)In this photo taken Monday, March 26, 2018, sea otters are seen together along the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to an undersea world that's falling apart in their absence.

     

    While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to an undersea world that's falling apart in their absence.

     
  • Signs of bomb found at site of deadly California explosion

    Signs of bomb found at site of deadly California explosion

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:15:13 GMT

    A deadly explosion that ripped through a Southern California day spa was a crime, investigators said Wednesday as they identified the owner as the likely victim and looked into whether she was targeted and why. 

     

    A deadly explosion that ripped through a Southern California day spa was a crime, investigators said Wednesday as they identified the owner as the likely victim and looked into whether she was targeted and why. 

     
  • Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

    Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:26:37 GMT

    A California judge on Tuesday threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature.

     

    A California judge on Tuesday threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature.

     
  • California military base psychologist accused of rape

    California military base psychologist accused of rape

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-05-16 01:15:13 GMT

    A clinical psychologist who treated military veterans with post-traumatic stress has been charged with raping female service members who were in therapy as victims of sex assaults, officials said Tuesday.

     

    A clinical psychologist who treated military veterans with post-traumatic stress has been charged with raping female service members who were in therapy as victims of sex assaults, officials said Tuesday.

     
  • 10 kids taken from California home, mom and dad deny torture

    10 kids taken from California home, mom and dad deny torture

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-05-15 15:29:53 GMT
    This photo combo provided by the Solano County Sheriff's Office in Fairfield, Calif., shows Jonathan Allen and his wife, Ina Rogers. Police said they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home. (Solano County Sheriff's Office via AP)This photo combo provided by the Solano County Sheriff's Office in Fairfield, Calif., shows Jonathan Allen and his wife, Ina Rogers. Police said they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home. (Solano County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    A Northern California woman denied that she or her husband abused their 10 children after authorities said the kids suffered puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun.

     

    A Northern California woman denied that she or her husband abused their 10 children after authorities said the kids suffered puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun.

     
  • Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

    Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

    Monday, May 14 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-05-15 02:12:54 GMT

    The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis, state health authorities said Monday.

     

    The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis, state health authorities said Monday.

     
  • Bounce house with child inside rolls onto California highway

    Bounce house with child inside rolls onto California highway

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:46:54 GMT

    Authorities say a child suffered minor injuries after gusty winds blew a bounce house from a California neighborhood onto a nearby highway.

     

    Authorities say a child suffered minor injuries after gusty winds blew a bounce house from a California neighborhood onto a nearby highway.

     
  • Trump open to negotiations with Calif. on auto gas mileage

    Trump open to negotiations with Calif. on auto gas mileage

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-05-12 02:15:17 GMT
    President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with automotive executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with automotive executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, May 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Addressing a key concern for manufacturers, President Donald Trump instructed his administration to explore negotiations with California on achieving a single fuel economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives Friday.

     

    Addressing a key concern for manufacturers, President Donald Trump instructed his administration to explore negotiations with California on achieving a single fuel economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives Friday.

     
  • A look at Gov. Jerry Brown's final California budget

    A look at Gov. Jerry Brown's final California budget

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-05-12 02:12:40 GMT

    Gov. Jerry Brown released his last budget proposal Friday, a $137.6 billion spending plan with a projected a surplus of nearly $9 billion. Including bonds and special funds that are dedicated to specific purposes, the budget reaches $199.3 billion.

     

    Gov. Jerry Brown released his last budget proposal Friday, a $137.6 billion spending plan with a projected a surplus of nearly $9 billion. Including bonds and special funds that are dedicated to specific purposes, the budget reaches $199.3 billion.

     
  • Universal Studios Hollywood will retire Jurassic Park the ride

    Universal Studios Hollywood will retire Jurassic Park the ride

    Thursday, May 10 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-05-11 03:53:49 GMT

    After 22 years of carrying guests on a watery trip through dinosaur-infested jungles, Jurassic Park -- The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood will be closing in September, but it will make way for the higher-tech Jurassic World Ride opening next year.

     

    After 22 years of carrying guests on a watery trip through dinosaur-infested jungles, Jurassic Park -- The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood will be closing in September, but it will make way for the higher-tech Jurassic World Ride opening next year.

     
  • California's National Guard begins Border Patrol training

    California's National Guard begins Border Patrol training

    Thursday, May 10 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-11 02:14:56 GMT

    After a contentious standoff between the state and federal government, California National Guard troops started training Thursday with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to be camera operators, radio dispatchers, and to fill other support roles.

     

    After a contentious standoff between the state and federal government, California National Guard troops started training Thursday with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to be camera operators, radio dispatchers, and to fill other support roles.

     
  • California flower town wrestles with odor amid shift to pot

    California flower town wrestles with odor amid shift to pot

    Thursday, May 10 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-10 14:21:09 GMT
    A worker picks unnecessary leaves from cannabis plants at Glass House Farms in Carpinteria, Calif. Greenhouses that once produced flowers are seen as ideal for growing marijuana. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)A worker picks unnecessary leaves from cannabis plants at Glass House Farms in Carpinteria, Calif. Greenhouses that once produced flowers are seen as ideal for growing marijuana. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise.

     

    This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise.

     
  • California, Florida stem cell clinics target of US lawsuit

    California, Florida stem cell clinics target of US lawsuit

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-05-10 03:36:53 GMT
    FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, Dr. Mark Berman, of the Cell Surgical Network, collects fat from a patient's back as part of an experimental stem cell procedure in Beverly Hills, Calif. Berman, co-director of the California clinics, said he standsFILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, Dr. Mark Berman, of the Cell Surgical Network, collects fat from a patient's back as part of an experimental stem cell procedure in Beverly Hills, Calif. Berman, co-director of the California clinics, said he stands

    Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday to stop two companies from providing stem cell treatments, alleging the clinics marketed their procedures as remedies for ailments including cancer and heart disease without proof of safety and efficacy.

     

    Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday to stop two companies from providing stem cell treatments, alleging the clinics marketed their procedures as remedies for ailments including cancer and heart disease without proof of safety and efficacy.

     
  • Republicans run to right in race for California governor

    Republicans run to right in race for California governor

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-05-10 03:26:29 GMT

    In the race for California governor, two Republicans have shunned the center and are running to the right in a bloody fight for a segment of the electorate that loves President Donald Trump and loathes Democrats who have proudly committed to being his foil.

     

    In the race for California governor, two Republicans have shunned the center and are running to the right in a bloody fight for a segment of the electorate that loves President Donald Trump and loathes Democrats who have proudly committed to being his foil.

     
  • California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

    California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:40:56 GMT

    Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020.

     

    Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020.

     
  • Former California Governor George Deukmejian dies at 89

    Former California Governor George Deukmejian dies at 89

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-05-09 01:06:29 GMT

    Former California Gov. George Deukmejian, who served two terms as the state's chief executive in the 1980s, died Tuesday at his home in Long Beach at age 89.

     

    Former California Gov. George Deukmejian, who served two terms as the state's chief executive in the 1980s, died Tuesday at his home in Long Beach at age 89.

     
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes visit to San Diego border

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes visit to San Diego border

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-05-09 00:22:23 GMT

    Continuing an administration crackdown on illegal immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned during a visit to the San Diego border area Monday that people who sneak into the country will be federally prosecuted, and if they bring children with them, those children will be taken away.

     

    Continuing an administration crackdown on illegal immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned during a visit to the San Diego border area Monday that people who sneak into the country will be federally prosecuted, and if they bring children with them, those children will be taken away.

     
  • JetBlue to deliver fresh NYC pizza to Los Angeles

    JetBlue to deliver fresh NYC pizza to Los Angeles

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-05-08 20:04:04 GMT

    JetBlue is looking to burnish its cred as New York’s hometown airline by delivering fresh New York City pizzas to customers in Los Angeles.

     

    JetBlue is looking to burnish its cred as New York’s hometown airline by delivering fresh New York City pizzas to customers in Los Angeles.

     
  • California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings

    California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 1:44 AM EDT2018-05-08 05:44:39 GMT
    In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles.In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles.

    A court ruling that gave coffee drinkers a jolt earlier this year was finalized Monday when a Los Angeles judge said coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings.

     

    A court ruling that gave coffee drinkers a jolt earlier this year was finalized Monday when a Los Angeles judge said coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings.

     
  • UC service workers hit picket lines for three-day strike

    UC service workers hit picket lines for three-day strike

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 1:35 AM EDT2018-05-08 05:35:09 GMT

    Thousands of University of California service workers began a three-day strike Monday at campuses and medical facilities across the state, including at UC San Diego's Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla.

     

    Thousands of University of California service workers began a three-day strike Monday at campuses and medical facilities across the state, including at UC San Diego's Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla.

     
  • California lawmakers move to limit opioids for minors

    California lawmakers move to limit opioids for minors

    Monday, May 7 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-05-08 01:45:18 GMT
    In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, Schedule 2 narcotics Morphine Sulfate, OxyContin and Opana are displayed for a photograph in Carmichael, Calif.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, Schedule 2 narcotics Morphine Sulfate, OxyContin and Opana are displayed for a photograph in Carmichael, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    A bill to limit how much opioid medication doctors can prescribe to children cleared a major hurdle in the California Legislature on Monday. 

     

    A bill to limit how much opioid medication doctors can prescribe to children cleared a major hurdle in the California Legislature on Monday. 

     
  • California GOP divided over governor, withholds endorsement at San Diego convention

    California GOP divided over governor, withholds endorsement at San Diego convention

    Sunday, May 6 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-05-06 21:52:13 GMT
    In this Saturday, May 5, 2018 photo, a man passes political posters during the California Republican Party convention in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)In this Saturday, May 5, 2018 photo, a man passes political posters during the California Republican Party convention in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    California Republicans desperate to break a long losing streak are betting that anger over higher gas taxes and illegal immigration will give their candidates an edge in races for governor and other marquee offices this year.

     

    California Republicans desperate to break a long losing streak are betting that anger over higher gas taxes and illegal immigration will give their candidates an edge in races for governor and other marquee offices this year.

     
  • Neo-Nazi candidate kicked out of California GOP convention in San Diego

    Neo-Nazi candidate kicked out of California GOP convention in San Diego

    Sunday, May 6 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-05-06 18:23:57 GMT

    An anti-Semitic Senate candidate who praised Adolf Hitler has been kicked out of the California Republican Party's convention in San Diego. 

     

    An anti-Semitic Senate candidate who praised Adolf Hitler has been kicked out of the California Republican Party's convention in San Diego. 

     
  • Judge in Stanford rape case faces recall over sentencing

    Judge in Stanford rape case faces recall over sentencing

    Saturday, May 5 2018 2:32 PM EDT2018-05-05 18:32:16 GMT
    FILE - This June 27, 2011 file photo shows Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky in San Francisco. (Jason Doiy/The Recorder via AP, File)FILE - This June 27, 2011 file photo shows Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky in San Francisco. (Jason Doiy/The Recorder via AP, File)

    Voters in one San Francisco Bay Area county will decide whether to remove a judge from office for sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to a short jail sentence for sexual assault in a case that sparked national outrage months before the Me Too movement took off.

     

    Voters in one San Francisco Bay Area county will decide whether to remove a judge from office for sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to a short jail sentence for sexual assault in a case that sparked national outrage months before the Me Too movement took off.

     
  • NASA launches InSight spacecraft to Mars to dig down deep

    NASA launches InSight spacecraft to Mars to dig down deep

    Saturday, May 5 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-05-05 18:13:48 GMT
    United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket successfully blasts off carrying NASA's InSight Mars Lander from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This is the first Mission to Mars from California Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket successfully blasts off carrying NASA's InSight Mars Lander from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This is the first Mission to Mars from California Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

    A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides.

     

    A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides.

     
  • Obama backs California's Feinstein in re-election fight

    Obama backs California's Feinstein in re-election fight

    Saturday, May 5 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-05-05 04:00:08 GMT
    The California senator released a statement from Obama Friday, May 4, 2018, calling Feinstein one of the "most effective champions for progress." She's facing a challenge from state Sen. Kevin de Leon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)The California senator released a statement from Obama Friday, May 4, 2018, calling Feinstein one of the "most effective champions for progress." She's facing a challenge from state Sen. Kevin de Leon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Former President Barack Obama waded into California's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Friday, throwing his support to incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

     

    Former President Barack Obama waded into California's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Friday, throwing his support to incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

     
  • California now world's 5th largest economy, surpassing UK

    California now world's 5th largest economy, surpassing UK

    Friday, May 4 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-05-05 00:18:44 GMT

    California's economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world's fifth largest, according to new federal data made public Friday.

     

    California's economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world's fifth largest, according to new federal data made public Friday.

     
  • NASA rocket to Mars launching from West Coast

    NASA rocket to Mars launching from West Coast

    Friday, May 4 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-05-04 15:43:27 GMT

    People living on the west coast very rarely get to see a NASA rocket blast off into space.

     

    People living on the west coast very rarely get to see a NASA rocket blast off into space.

     
  • Motorhome-driving sex offender in custody days after Southern California pursuit

    Motorhome-driving sex offender in custody days after Southern California pursuit

    Thursday, May 3 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-05-04 00:57:34 GMT

    A paroled sex offender was taken into custody two days after he led police on an hours-long chase through Southern California in a motor home with his two young children inside, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

     

    A paroled sex offender was taken into custody two days after he led police on an hours-long chase through Southern California in a motor home with his two young children inside, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

     
  • DNA match sought to Zodiac Killer after break in Golden State Killer case

    DNA match sought to Zodiac Killer after break in Golden State Killer case

    Thursday, May 3 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-05-04 00:32:20 GMT

    Detectives in Northern California are trying to get a DNA profile on the Zodiac Killer to find him with the family-tree tracing technology investigators used to make a recent arrest in another decades-old case. 

     

    Detectives in Northern California are trying to get a DNA profile on the Zodiac Killer to find him with the family-tree tracing technology investigators used to make a recent arrest in another decades-old case. 

     
  • GOP fights to hold ground in Democratic bastion California

    GOP fights to hold ground in Democratic bastion California

    Thursday, May 3 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-05-03 23:27:18 GMT

    If history is any guide, this weekend's California Republican convention will be another prelude to Election Day disappointment.

     

    If history is any guide, this weekend's California Republican convention will be another prelude to Election Day disappointment.

     
  • Desperate to hire, more employers dropping marijuana from drug tests

    Desperate to hire, more employers dropping marijuana from drug tests

    Thursday, May 3 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-05-03 20:16:10 GMT

    FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.

     

    FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.

     
  • Key California water district delays vote on tunnel system

    Key California water district delays vote on tunnel system

    Thursday, May 3 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-05-03 06:05:05 GMT
    FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. The Santa Clara Valley Water District board may reverse an earlier decision and grant its full support to Gov. Jerry Brown's controversial planFILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. The Santa Clara Valley Water District board may reverse an earlier decision and grant its full support to Gov. Jerry Brown's controversial plan

    A Northern California water agency heard hours of public comment Wednesday on whether to give its full support to the governor's plan to build two multibillion-dollar tunnels to remake the state's water system, before choosing to delay the vote until next week.

     

    A Northern California water agency heard hours of public comment Wednesday on whether to give its full support to the governor's plan to build two multibillion-dollar tunnels to remake the state's water system, before choosing to delay the vote until next week.

     
  • Golden State Killer vs East Area Rapist: What's in the name?

    Golden State Killer vs East Area Rapist: What's in the name?

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:33:26 GMT

    One of the most prolific and sadistic of American serial killers has gone by a number of different names in the 40-plus years since his first crimes in the Sacramento area. 

     

    One of the most prolific and sadistic of American serial killers has gone by a number of different names in the 40-plus years since his first crimes in the Sacramento area. 

     
  • Carlsbad Man Convicted: Did he serve time for Golden State Killer's crime?

    Carlsbad Man Convicted: Did he serve time for Golden State Killer's crime?

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-05-03 01:07:55 GMT

    A Carlsbad man spent nearly four decades in prison for a double murder he didn't commit - and now, state investigators are looking into whether the suspected Golden State Killer is responsible. 

     

    A Carlsbad man spent nearly four decades in prison for a double murder he didn't commit - and now, state investigators are looking into whether the suspected Golden State Killer is responsible. 

     
  • 1st death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak from California

    1st death reported in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak from California

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-05-02 23:41:40 GMT

    The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

     

    The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

     
  • Golden State Killer suspect's lawyer moves to halt search warrant

    Golden State Killer suspect's lawyer moves to halt search warrant

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-05-02 20:21:07 GMT
    Joseph James DeAngelo, accompanied by Sacramento County Public Defender Diane Howard, makes his first appearance to face charges that include homicide and rape, in Sacramento County Superior Court on Friday, April 27. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)Joseph James DeAngelo, accompanied by Sacramento County Public Defender Diane Howard, makes his first appearance to face charges that include homicide and rape, in Sacramento County Superior Court on Friday, April 27. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

    The 72-year-old former police officer who authorities say is the Golden State Killer appeared in court Wednesday as his lawyer tried to limit additional evidence from being gathered.

     

    The 72-year-old former police officer who authorities say is the Golden State Killer appeared in court Wednesday as his lawyer tried to limit additional evidence from being gathered.

     
  • California cops hunt paroled sex offender after RV chase

    California cops hunt paroled sex offender after RV chase

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-05-02 18:46:59 GMT

    A paroled sex offender driving a motor home was able to give police the slip after a 3.5-hour chase through California by turning into an almond orchard and disappearing into a cloud of dust kicked up by his vehicle.

     

    A paroled sex offender driving a motor home was able to give police the slip after a 3.5-hour chase through California by turning into an almond orchard and disappearing into a cloud of dust kicked up by his vehicle.

     
  • California eyes fall reopening of Highway 1 near Big Sur

    California eyes fall reopening of Highway 1 near Big Sur

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-05-01 23:43:01 GMT
    A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday, May 20, covering about one-third of a mile, half a kilometer, of road and changing the Big Sur coastline. (John Madonna via AP)A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday, May 20, covering about one-third of a mile, half a kilometer, of road and changing the Big Sur coastline. (John Madonna via AP)

    California transportation officials are targeting mid-September for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the Big Sur region that was blocked almost a year ago by a massive landslide following winter storms. 

     

    California transportation officials are targeting mid-September for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the Big Sur region that was blocked almost a year ago by a massive landslide following winter storms. 

     
  • California ruling to give more workers benefits, experts say

    California ruling to give more workers benefits, experts say

    Monday, April 30 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-05-01 03:31:22 GMT

    In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court on Monday limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can't receive key employment protections.

     

    In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court on Monday limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can't receive key employment protections.

     
  • Group submits signatures in hopes of repealing gas tax hike

    Group submits signatures in hopes of repealing gas tax hike

    Monday, April 30 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-04-30 22:04:52 GMT

    Supporters of a effort to repeal California's recent gas tax increase submitted thousands of petition signatures Monday in San Diego in hopes of getting the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot. 

     

    Supporters of a effort to repeal California's recent gas tax increase submitted thousands of petition signatures Monday in San Diego in hopes of getting the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot. 

     
  • US says San Diego crossing is full before caravan tries to seek asylum

    US says San Diego crossing is full before caravan tries to seek asylum

    Monday, April 30 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-04-30 15:22:13 GMT

    A group of Central Americans who journeyed in a caravan to the U.S. border resolved to turn themselves in and ask for asylum Sunday in a direct challenge to the Trump administration — only to have U.S. immigration officials announce that the San Diego crossing was already at capacity.

     

    A group of Central Americans who journeyed in a caravan to the U.S. border resolved to turn themselves in and ask for asylum Sunday in a direct challenge to the Trump administration — only to have U.S. immigration officials announce that the San Diego crossing was already at capacity.

     
  • Serial killer search led to wrong man in 2017

    Serial killer search led to wrong man in 2017

    Friday, April 27 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-04-28 02:28:26 GMT

    Investigators hunting down the so-called Golden State Killer used information from genetic websites last year that led to the wrong man, court records obtained Friday by The Associated Press showed.

     

    Investigators hunting down the so-called Golden State Killer used information from genetic websites last year that led to the wrong man, court records obtained Friday by The Associated Press showed.

     
  • Genealogy site didn't know it was used to seek serial killer

    Genealogy site didn't know it was used to seek serial killer

    Friday, April 27 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-04-27 21:42:03 GMT

    The genealogy website used to find the man accused of being California's Golden State Killer had no idea its database was tapped in pursuit of a suspect who eluded law enforcement for four decades, the site's co-founder said Friday.

     

    The genealogy website used to find the man accused of being California's Golden State Killer had no idea its database was tapped in pursuit of a suspect who eluded law enforcement for four decades, the site's co-founder said Friday.

     
  • Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught Golden State Killer

    Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught Golden State Killer

    Friday, April 27 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-04-27 14:22:39 GMT

    More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored by a relative on an online genealogical site, prosecutors said Thursday.

     

    More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored by a relative on an online genealogical site, prosecutors said Thursday.

     
  • LAPD officer arrested in San Diego County, accused of transporting immigrants in US illegally

    LAPD officer arrested in San Diego County, accused of transporting immigrants in US illegally

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:46:29 GMT

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged with attempting to transport two people in the country illegally through an immigration checkpoint in Southern California.

     

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged with attempting to transport two people in the country illegally through an immigration checkpoint in Southern California.

     
  • California Gas Tax Repeal: Petition faces deadline ahead of November ballot

    California Gas Tax Repeal: Petition faces deadline ahead of November ballot

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:29:56 GMT

    The effort to repeal California's gas tax increase is facing a fast-approaching deadline.

     

    An effort to repeal California's gas tax increase may be running out of gas. Gasoline taxes increased by 12 cents per gallon in November 2017. Diesel taxes increased by 20 cents a gallon and diesel sales taxes rose by 4 points to 13 percent.

     
  • Authorities announce arrest of former police officer in 'East Area Rapist' case

    Authorities announce arrest of former police officer in 'East Area Rapist' case

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:01:47 GMT

    California authorities announced an arrest Wednesday in the decades-old East Area Rapist/Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer case. The suspected California serial killer was identified as 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer during a press conference Wednesday.

     

    California authorities announced an arrest Wednesday in the decades-old East Area Rapist/Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer case. The suspected California serial killer was identified as 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer during a press conference Wednesday.

     
  • Baseball document, thought worth millions, spurs court fight

    Baseball document, thought worth millions, spurs court fight

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-04-25 21:09:12 GMT
    This May 18, 2017, photo shows Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, with the bound volume of the 1876 constitution that founded the National League of Professional Base Ball and the modern business of big league sports. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)This May 18, 2017, photo shows Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, with the bound volume of the 1876 constitution that founded the National League of Professional Base Ball and the modern business of big league sports. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    One of the most valuable pieces of baseball memorabilia — a copy of the 1876 National League constitution that established business practices that remain the norm today — is at the center of a legal dispute between the family of a late baseball executive and an auction house they say is holding it hostage.

     

    One of the most valuable pieces of baseball memorabilia — a copy of the 1876 National League constitution that established business practices that remain the norm today — is at the center of a legal dispute between the family of a late baseball executive and an auction house they say is holding it hostage.

     
  • Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

    Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:12:10 GMT

    Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.

     

    Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found.

     
  • Rent control backers say they expect to qualify for ballot

    Rent control backers say they expect to qualify for ballot

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:19 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:19:42 GMT
    If certified by the secretary of state the initiative will appear on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)If certified by the secretary of state the initiative will appear on the November ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Supporters of more rent control in California say they have gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot and held a Monday rally to generate support for the measure.

     

    Supporters of more rent control in California say they have gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot and held a Monday rally to generate support for the measure.

     
  • After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

    After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:37:00 GMT

    Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday.

     

    Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday.

     
  • Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

    Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:35:02 GMT
    PETA sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos to benefit the monkey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)PETA sought a court order in 2015 allowing it to administer all proceeds from the photos to benefit the monkey. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.

     

    A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.

     
  • Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

    Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:28:24 GMT
    This undated photo provided by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office shows Jamal Jackson. The homeless man has been charged with murder in a random stabbing attack. (Ventura County District Attorney's Office via AP)This undated photo provided by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office shows Jamal Jackson. The homeless man has been charged with murder in a random stabbing attack. (Ventura County District Attorney's Office via AP)

    A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.

     

    A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.

     
  • Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

    Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:04:25 GMT
    In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer discusses climate change at a symposium in Sacramento, Calif.In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer discusses climate change at a symposium in Sacramento, Calif.

    Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

     

    Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

     
  • California regulators investigating worker safety at Tesla

    California regulators investigating worker safety at Tesla

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:59:18 GMT
    This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan.  (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP)This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan. (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP)

    Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.

     

    Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.

     
  • Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:26:28 GMT
    Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff’s homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018.Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina, left, speaks next to Deputy Joana Warren outside of the sheriff’s homicide bureau office in Monterey Park, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018.

    A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday.

     

    A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday.

     
  • 8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

    8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:01:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets worth about $800,000 when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization that was going to distribute them to participants at a conference in Southern California, officials said.

     

    Thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets worth about $800,000 when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization that was going to distribute them to participants at a conference in Southern California, officials said.

     
  • Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard mission

    Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard mission

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:48:26 GMT

    California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said.

     

    California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said.

     
  • Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

    Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:22:15 GMT

    Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring.

     

    Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring.

     
  • Body of last missing family member found in California river

    Body of last missing family member found in California river

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:30:15 GMT
    The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said Monday, April 16, 2018, that searchers located the car Sunday and recovered the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly and Saachi Thottapilly. (Lt. Shannon Barney/Mendocino County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said Monday, April 16, 2018, that searchers located the car Sunday and recovered the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly and Saachi Thottapilly. (Lt. Shannon Barney/Mendocino County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    Searchers on Monday found the body of a 12-year-old boy in a Northern California river — the last of four family members who perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into the rain-swollen torrent.

     

    Searchers on Monday found the body of a 12-year-old boy in a Northern California river — the last of four family members who perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into the rain-swollen torrent.

     
  • LAPD: Bootleg makeup contained animal feces, human waste

    LAPD: Bootleg makeup contained animal feces, human waste

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:49:28 GMT

    Los Angeles police confiscated $700,000 worth of bootleg cosmetics containing animal feces, bacteria and human waste on Thursday.

     

    Los Angeles police confiscated $700,000 worth of bootleg cosmetics containing animal feces, bacteria and human waste on Thursday.

     
  • Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California

    Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:33:34 GMT
    In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, childhood Holocaust survivors Simon Gronowski and Alice Gerstel Weit embrace at the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, childhood Holocaust survivors Simon Gronowski and Alice Gerstel Weit embrace at the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels.

     

    When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels.

     
  • California governor creates committee on census outreach

    California governor creates committee on census outreach

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:24:10 GMT
    FILE - In this March 15, 2010, file photo, copies of the 2010 Census forms in Phoenix. The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - In this March 15, 2010, file photo, copies of the 2010 Census forms in Phoenix. The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has created a committee to help ensure the 2020 census reflects an accurate count of the state's population, his office announced Friday.

     

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has created a committee to help ensure the 2020 census reflects an accurate count of the state's population, his office announced Friday.

     
  • Police: Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

    Police: Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:45:24 GMT
    FILE - This March 20, 2016, file photo shows Hart family of Woodland, Wash., at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash. (Tristan Fortsch/KATU News via AP, File)FILE - This March 20, 2016, file photo shows Hart family of Woodland, Wash., at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash. (Tristan Fortsch/KATU News via AP, File)

    A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness, authorities said Friday.

     

    A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness, authorities said Friday.

     
  • US to audit grants awarded to California bullet train

    US to audit grants awarded to California bullet train

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:55:56 GMT
    FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017 file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. High-speed rail executives are urging skeptical lawmakers to provide more long-term funding for the bullet train in the faceFILE - This Dec. 6, 2017 file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. High-speed rail executives are urging skeptical lawmakers to provide more long-term funding for the bullet train in the face

    California's high-speed rail project is facing an audit from the U.S. Department of Transportation's as costs continue to climb.

     

    California's high-speed rail project is facing an audit from the U.S. Department of Transportation's as costs continue to climb.

     
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