- Tracking the flow of guns used in crime is inexact science Updated: Apr-28-16 5:35 pm
SMYRNA, Georgia - Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an avid outdoorsman would need: coolers, clothing, ammo. At the customer service counter is a government-issued poster that warns: "Don't lie for the other guy."
- California lawmakers advance gas moratorium after huge leak Updated: Apr-28-16 2:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's state Assembly is advancing legislation to extend the closure of a gas storage facility after it spewed massive amounts of natural gas for nearly four months.
- California Legislature approves $16 million for June primary Updated: Apr-28-16 1:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's Legislature is approving $16 million to help county election officials deal with a surge of interest in the June primary and a crush of petition signatures for ballot measures.
- The Latest: Candidates for US Senate meet for first debate Updated: Apr-26-16 12:12 am
STOCKTON, California - The Latest on the U.S. Senate debate (all times local):
- California governor's greenhouse-gas cuts scrutinized Updated: Apr-21-16 8:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The top lawyer for the California Legislature says Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order imposing what he called the most aggressive carbon-emission reductions in North America, aligning California with the European Union's aggressive climate change standards.
- Panel OKs parole for former Manson cult member Van Houten Updated: Apr-14-16 9:48 pm
CHINO, California - A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult members went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife.
- Feds to review if funds mishandled for California tunnels Updated: Apr-11-16 9:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The federal government will investigate allegations that the state and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation improperly used federal funds for a $15.7 billion tunnel project that would bring water from Northern to Southern California.
- California governor OKs increased pay during family leave Updated: Apr-11-16 8:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Continuing a wave of expanding labor policy reforms aimed at addressing income inequality, California's Democratic governor signed legislation Monday to increase time-off pay for employees who must leave work to care for their family.
- California governor says crime measure addresses old mistake Updated: Apr-11-16 5:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that the initiative he is promoting for the November ballot would help fix a mistake he made nearly 40 years ago that has sent too many offenders to prison for decades with little hope of rehabilitation.
- California nonprofits barred from advising on prison savings Updated: Apr-07-16 6:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Legislators voted Thursday to try to change California law because a state board is discouraging nonprofits from helping decide how to spend millions of dollars saved by a recent reduction in penalties for some crimes.
- Officials sign unusual pact to tear down hydroelectric dams Updated: Apr-06-16 6:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday to tear down four hydroelectric dams.
- San Francisco tries to make life affordable in costly city Updated: Apr-06-16 8:22 am
SAN FRANCISCO - In approving a novel paid parental leave policy, San Francisco officials buttressed their efforts to make life a little more affordable for workers who eke out a living in one of the most expensive cities in the country.
- San Francisco approves fully paid leave for new parents Updated: Apr-05-16 9:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco became the first place in the country Tuesday to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new parents in what was hailed as the latest move to address income inequality in the nation.
- Uncertainties shadow California plan for nation-leading wage Updated: Apr-05-16 5:40 am
LOS ANGELES - California's decision to push its statewide minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 comes with uncertainties that could see the pay jumps postponed if the economy sours or the state budget slumps, while the overall goal of helping the working poor might be lessened if some employers cut jobs or, worse, leave the state.