- California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor Updated: May-23-15 12:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.
- Families of 10 killed in California crash get some answers Updated: May-23-15 11:57 am
LOS ANGELES - Michael Myvett proposed to his college sweetheart on bended knee in front of the Louvre museum in Paris. Four months later, the pair died in a fiery head-on collision between a FedEx semi-truck and a bus that killed eight others in California, including five promising high school students.
- Bill aims to keep voting rights for people with disabilities Updated: May-22-15 7:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers are advancing a bill designed to keep voting rights for people with disabilities.
- California moves toward ending use of bullhooks on elephants Updated: May-22-15 5:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California would become the first state to ban the use of bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate.
- California Assembly advances ban on microbeads in cosmetics Updated: May-22-15 5:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly on Friday advanced one of the nation's toughest bans on plastic, exfoliating microbeads that are polluting waterways.
- California Senate OKs 3 bills aimed at income inequality Updated: May-22-15 3:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are advancing three bills to aid lower income workers who are facing bankruptcy or have their wages garnished because of unpaid debt.
- Senate approves requiring vaccinations for day care workers Updated: May-22-15 2:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Day care workers would have to be vaccinated, under a bill moving through the California Legislature.
- Report: Grand jury probes utility's ties with regulators Updated: May-22-15 1:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal grand jury is investigating ties between executives with California's largest utility and state regulators, a newspaper reported Friday.
- Appeals court delays transgender California inmate's surgery Updated: May-21-15 9:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.
- California backs gas plant to fill void from closed nuke Updated: May-21-15 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES - Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.
- California shuts down pricey private San Francisco bus Updated: May-20-15 8:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A state agency has shut down a luxury commuter bus service that some say spotlighted the gap between wealthy tech workers in San Francisco and everyone else.
- Poll: Voters showing little interest in 2016 Senate contest Updated: May-20-15 12:23 pm
LOS ANGELES - So far, California's U.S. Senate contest has been a snoozer.
- Mountain lion captured near homes gets released into wild Updated: May-19-15 10:56 am
SAN MATEO, California - Authorities say a mountain lion spotted three times in a residential area south of San Francisco has been captured and released back into the wild.
- State Supreme Court strikes down Sacramento man's sentencing Updated: May-19-15 8:29 am
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Supreme Court has struck down the five-year prison sentence of a man who beat the mother of his children because a judge failed to advise him that his admission of a prior conviction could result in a more severe penalty.
- Court: Juveniles presumed competent to stand trial Updated: May-18-15 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California's Supreme Court says juveniles accused of crimes are, just like adults, presumed competent to stand trial and have to prove otherwise if they claim incompetence.
- Assembly bill would require hearings on police military gear Updated: May-18-15 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California communities must hold public hearings before their police departments accept military equipment such as tanks and grenade launchers under a bill approved Monday in the state Assembly.
- Bill allowing beer bikes advances in California Legislature Updated: May-18-15 7:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow so-called beer bikes to operate on streets, but leaves cities to decide if alcohol is allowed on board.
- Assembly approves whistleblower status for legislative aides Updated: May-18-15 6:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Legislative staff in California would gain whistleblower protection under a bill that has advanced out of the Assembly.
- California man drives wrong way on 3 highways for 25 miles Updated: May-18-15 10:24 am
BERKELEY, California - A man drove about 25 miles in the wrong direction on San Francisco Bay Area freeways and city streets and then crashed into another car.
- Officers release name of bicyclist hit, killed by truck Updated: May-18-15 8:45 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Highway patrol officers say the man who was hit by a truck and killed at the start of a Northern California bicycle race is 50-year-old Rocklin resident Ronald Cortez.
- Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature Updated: May-17-15 11:01 pm
ANAHEIM, California - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.
- Warren lashes GOP 2016 field, warns of 'American nightmare' Updated: May-16-15 6:03 pm
ANAHEIM, California - Democrat Elizabeth Warren warned Saturday that Republican policies being promoted by its emerging presidential field would create an "American nightmare" that would crush opportunities for students and workers, deepen wage inequality and favor Wall Street banks and huge corporations.
- For California salmon, summer of truck rides, bucket lifts Updated: May-16-15 3:34 pm
LAGUNITAS, California - What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.
- Kasich says possible 2016 run won't dwell on social issues Updated: May-15-15 10:46 pm
LOS ANGELES - Republican John Kasich, who is pondering a 2016 presidential run, said Friday he's a man of faith who is reading a book on prayer but doesn't plan to dwell on social issues in a potential White House campaign.
- Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget Updated: May-15-15 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.