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Chevron spills 800,000 gallons of oil, water in California

California authorities are beginning to clean up a massive oil spill that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a canyon


Eric Swalwell says he’s ending his 2020 presidential bid

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California is ending his presidential bid, becoming the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary to exit the campaign.


Quakes alert Californians to be ready for dreaded ‘Big One’

Shaken residents are cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing some injuries …


California becomes 1st state to ban hairstyle discrimination

California becomes the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks.


California man returns Hawaii library book after 47 years

A California man who borrowed a cookbook from a Honolulu library has returned it after nearly five decades.


Funeral services being held for rookie California officer

Tara O’Sullivan was only been on the job with the Sacramento Police Department for a short time but law enforcement officials from across California mourned the slain officer Thursday morning …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs

Federal prosecutors say U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign funds to finance romantic flings with a series of women, spending thousands of dollars on meals, drinks and …


California governor proposes safety steps for utilities

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to throw a financial lifeline to the state’s major utilities dealing with the results of disastrous wildfires – but only if they agree to …


Slain Sacramento officer had been on force just 6 months

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Sacramento police officer surrendered after a standoff in which he repeatedly fired his rifle, preventing officers from reaching their wounded colleague for nearly …


California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a compromise announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman’s attorney said …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Police: Store shooting took place after man hit officer

The Corona Police Department says a fatal shooting inside a Costco warehouse store Friday night took place after a 32-year-old man attacked an off-duty police officer


Supreme Court rules against oil drilling platform workers

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who argued they should be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including …


California man guilty of killing family of 4 found in desert

A Southern California man was convicted Monday of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the desert, a case that puzzled investigators for years after the family …


Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park

A fast-moving brush fire erupted near a huge amusement and water park in Southern California on Sunday, setting off panic and confusion as park visitors were first told to evacuate …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

From fire and ash to caps, gowns: Graduation in burned town

Sean Newsom’s senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as …


Agents shoot, kill man at California-Mexico border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents fatally shot a motorist who refused to stop at California’s border with Mexico.


California sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma

California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as …


California congressman says he’s taken photo with dead enemy

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple …


Education notebook: C.A.T.S. Lego team takes first place for innovation in Lego international competition

The local Lego robotics team C.A.T.S. won the Robot Design Strategy and Innovation award at the FIRST Lego League International Open the weekend of May 17 in Carlsbad, California.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

A Taco Bell hotel? Does it include complementary caramel apple empanadas?

For five evenings in August, Taco Bell is overtaking a Palm Springs, California, hotel and making it the Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort. The Bell will feature new …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’

A San Francisco reporter is seeking the return of his property confiscated by police after officers with a sledgehammer raided his home and his office amid an investigation to determine …


House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats …


US prosecutors add hate crime charges in synagogue shooting

Federal officials announced Thursday that they have filed 109 hate crime charges against the 19-year-old man accused of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue.


Synagogue got US security grant before attack

A gunman fired his semi-automatic rifle at Jewish worshippers after walking through a Southern California synagogue’s open front door, a spot that synagogue leaders determined last year needed improved security. …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Pair face trial in Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36

Two men charged in a fire that killed 36 concertgoers at a Northern California warehouse more than two years ago were going on trial Tuesday after a judge rejected their …


Man charged in synagogue attack was star scholar and athlete

The man accused of opening fire inside a Southern California synagogue was a star scholar, athlete and musician whose embrace of white supremacy and anti-Semitism has dumbfounded his family and …


‘It’s up to us to increase light’: Spokane rabbi urges kindness following California shooting

In the aftermath of the shooting at a Southern California synagogue on Saturday, a local rabbi cautioned against growing accustomed to acts of violence and hate.


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Jewish community will ‘stand tall’ after synagogue shooting

The parents of a 19-year-old college student suspected of attacking a Southern California synagogue said Monday that they are shocked and saddened that “he is now part of the history …