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Froma Harrop: California keeps the faith on climate, replacing Washington

Many on the right insist that California’s tough environmental rules are strangling its businesses. Evidence to the contrary emerged last week in news that California has just zoomed past Britain …

Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

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 mom of 10 says social services visited years ago

It’s unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity to intervene in the years authorities claim 10 children suffered “horrific” abuse inside their suburban home. Their mother told reporters …

Prosecutor: Children tortured “for sadistic purposes”

Children removed from a squalid California home described acts of intentional abuse that resulted in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun, authorities …

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Wind blew a bounce house onto a California highway — with a child still inside it

A child’s bouncing session inside an inflatable playhouse last weekend took a frightening turn when a gust of wind blew the structure onto a busy Southern California highway, authorities said.

Suspect in serial killings in court amid fight over records

A 72-year-old former police officer accused of being one of California’s most elusive serial killers appeared in a courtroom cage used for defendants in jail Monday as a judge put …

Human remains found near spot where SUV plunged off cliff

A Northern California resident found a pair of jeans and human remains inside a girl’s shoe on a beach near the spot where a woman drove her large family off …

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Chaos after multiple shooting reports at California school; 1 student wounded

A high school student was shot in the arm Friday at high school in the California city of Palmdale and a 14-year-old suspect was taken into custody, officials said.

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

California counties sue drugmakers over opioid epidemic

Dozens of California counties are suing drugmakers and pharmacy chains that officials say created a public nuisance by manufacturing and distributing prescription painkillers they say contributed to the deaths of …

California, Florida stem cell clinics target of US lawsuit

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

California becomes first state to mandate solar on new homes

California became the first state on Wednesday to require solar panels on almost all new homes, sending the clearest signal yet that rooftop power is moving beyond a niche market …

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

California sues over plan to scrap car emission standards

California and 16 other states – including Washington – sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its plans to scrap standards on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, which help set gas …

UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

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 …

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

NEW YORK – Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and black homicides a recent and …

UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 4:33 p.m.

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

A homeless man who randomly stabbed a man to death as he was holding his daughter in a crowded Southern California restaurant was reported just a few hours earlier for …

Another California county backs Trump’s ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit

Leaders of California’s second-largest county voted Tuesday to officially support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the state’s so-called sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents.

California rejects border duties for troops

California has rejected terms of the federal government’s initial plans for sending National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration, two U.S. …

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

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

A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and six children had large amounts of a drug in …

Ryan anoints McCarthy to be his successor as House speaker

House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed his top lieutenant, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, to be his successor, giving a significant boost to the Californian’s candidacy in hopes of averting a divisive …

Billionaire seeks to split California into 3 states

A billionaire says he has enough support to ask Californians if they want to divide the nation’s most populous state into three states.

Story of Harts’ foster child is one of heartbreak, though not the way some might expect

A foster child’s recollections of living with the Harts – the family whose SUV plunged off a cliff March 26 – offer the most intimate look yet at a couple …

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

California OKs limited troop deployment for Trump’s request

California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump’s request, but not all will head to the U.S.-Mexico border as Trump wants and …

Who were the Harts, really? Mystery surrounds family that plunged off California cliff

Washington, now living in Arkansas, is one of many people trying to make sense of the tragedy that befell the Harts last month when an SUV carrying the mothers and …

Northern California drenched by ‘Pineapple Express’ storm

Northern California was drenched by a powerful “Pineapple Express” storm that flooded roadways, forced flight cancellations and caused a rare baseball rainout.

UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Post office named for Merle Haggard in California hometown

About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard.

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

California storm shuts Yosemite, slides risk in fire areas

A fierce Northern California storm is shutting down Yosemite National Park, threatening mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and possibly presenting the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the …

Searchers find cellphone where SUV went off California cliff

Searchers looking for three missing children whose family’s SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff have found a cellphone that could have belonged to a member of the large brood.

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Thursday under the ocean off Southern California and was felt widely along the mainland coast, but there were no reports of damage except to a …

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack, police say

Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems …

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Woman shoots 3, self at YouTube in possible domestic dispute

A woman opened fire with a handgun Tuesday in a courtyard at YouTube headquarters, wounding three people before fatally shooting herself in what is being investigated as a domestic dispute, …