- Illegal fireworks hurts 5 at party, suspected in some fires Updated: Jul-05-15 10:35 pm
LOS ANGELES - Illegal fireworks were believed to have ignited fires that threatened homes and destroyed property in several locations, as well as caused an explosion at a block party that sent at least five people to the hospital, authorities across California said Sunday as they assessed damages and injuries from the July Fourth celebration.
- Illegal fireworks suspected in factory, grass fires Updated: Jul-05-15 8:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - Investigators suspect illegal fireworks sparked a fire that injured four firefighters and caused up to $3 million in damage to three warehouses in South Los Angeles.
- California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought Updated: Jul-05-15 11:16 am
ROSEVILLE, California - Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.
- Apartment building with staircase death had earlier collapse Updated: Jul-04-15 7:10 pm
FOLSOM, California - A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a year ago, the Sacramento Bee reported.
- AP sources: Kings agree to deals with Rondo, Belinelli Updated: Jul-03-15 8:50 pm
After missing targets at the start of free agency, the Sacramento Kings finally filled out their backcourt Friday.
- Vaccine opponents continue efforts against California law Updated: Jul-02-15 8:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Opponents of California's new law to boost vaccination rates among schoolchildren by strictly limiting exemptions are continuing to fight the legislation online and in public protests, even after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this week.
- Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law Updated: Jul-02-15 8:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he has signed legislation removing the word "lynching" from the state's criminal code following the arrest of a black activist at a Black Lives Matter protest.
- Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law Updated: Jul-02-15 7:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that removes the word "lynching" from California law.
- California delays plan to replace statue of soon-to-be saint Updated: Jul-02-15 7:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California lawmaker announced Thursday that he is delaying a plan to replace a statue of the missionary Rev. Junipero Serra with a statue of astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol, succumbing to criticism from Roman Catholics ahead of Pope Francis' planned visit to the United States in September.
- Trial begins for 3 men accused of shooting sleeping boy Updated: Jul-02-15 6:14 am
SACRAMENTO, California - The trial for three men accused of fatally shooting a 3-year-old boy while he slept in the back seat of an SUV in 2012 is underway in Sacramento Superior Court.
- Sacramento mayor moves to block city's release of his emails Updated: Jul-02-15 12:52 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is seeking a restraining order against the city he leads to prevent the release of emails he sent during his tenure as an officer of the National Conference of Black Mayors.
- Author of measure that promoted killing gays thwarted again Updated: Jul-02-15 12:29 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A lawyer who wants to make homosexual activity a capital offense in California says the state's top law enforcement officer has for the second time thwarted his effort to put a law before voters that advocates killing anyone who engages in gay sex.
- FBI looks into fiber-optic vandalism in Northern California Updated: Jul-01-15 8:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI is working with police to catch vandals behind nearly a dozen fiber-optic cable cuts in Northern California in the past year.
- Sacramento supports owner after food truck mascot killed Updated: Jul-01-15 8:53 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A Sacramento food truck owner whose dog and business mascot was fatally shot when his house was burglarized is still looking for a suspect.
- Cut cables disrupt Northern California phones, TV service Updated: Jun-30-15 8:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Internet and phone services have been disrupted in some areas of Northern California after three major fiber optic cables were cut.
- What's next for California's contentious vaccine law Updated: Jun-30-15 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
- California lawmakers to hold hearing on pot farm water use Updated: Jun-30-15 7:47 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A state legislative committee will look at the impact of the drought and water use by illegal marijuana cultivators on North Coast fisheries at a hearing in Sacramento.
- Authorities ID Boy Scout who died in New Mexico flash flood Updated: Jun-29-15 6:48 pm
CIMARRON, New Mexico - Authorities on Monday released the name of a Boy Scout who died after being swept away by a flash flood during a camping trip with his troop in northern New Mexico.
- California lawmakers applaud decision in redistricting case Updated: Jun-29-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of California's congressional delegation on Monday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts.
- Jeff Maggert wins US Senior Open for 2nd senior major title Updated: Jun-28-15 8:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Jeff Maggert is moving into an elite class on golf's senior circuit.
- Northern California authorities find headless goat by tracks Updated: Jun-28-15 12:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Officials in Northern California have found more decapitated animals, bringing the total number of such mutilated animals to more than a dozen since January.
- San Francisco celebrates same-sex marriage decision Updated: Jun-27-15 1:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The celebration began early and built throughout the day in San Francisco, a city at the vanguard of the gay rights fight.
- San Francisco told to stop taking some water during drought Updated: Jun-26-15 7:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Regulators on Friday told San Francisco to stop taking some of the river water it routinely stores in the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.
- Mark O'Meara withdraws from US Senior Open with foot injury Updated: Jun-26-15 1:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Mark O'Meara has withdrawn from the U.S. Senior Open because of an injured right foot.
- Ex-California fire chief guilty in girlfriend's slaying Updated: Jun-24-15 7:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A former California fire battalion chief was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend after his attorney argued during trial that the defendant blacked out during the attack and doesn't remember much of it.