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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 …


Police: Army vet drove into people thinking they were Muslim

California authorities say an Iraq War veteran deliberately drove into a group of pedestrians because he thought some of the people were Muslim


Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, …


California vaccine rules advance over emotional opposition

Updates with committee vote, adds senator’s comment, edits to conform. Links additional photos, deletes file photo. With AP Photos. California lawmakers are advancing tougher rules for vaccinations despite hearing hours …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Coming soon to California restaurants: Carbon neutral meals, verified by regulators

Diners may soon have the chance to nibble away some of their climate guilt by patronizing California restaurants that have pledged to slash their carbon footprints to zero.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Police: Motorist said he drove into people, did not say why

The FBI is assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into a group of people, injuring eight, authorities said Wednesday.


Skydiver reunited with prosthetic leg after it landed in lumberyard after jump

Deputies called officials at the airport, which connected them to Callaway. He picked up the prosthetic, in perfect condition after falling 10,000 feet, on Monday.


Parents who tortured children get life after hearing victims

A California couple who inflicted years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children and were only discovered when one of their daughters fled their home and pleaded …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

Officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene after a deadly wildfire last year. Experts say fixing the problem could cost $300 million …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Legionnaires’ disease found in adjacent California prisons

Legionnaires’ disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing new test results.


American flag graphic on police cars divides California town

The hue and cry over the placement of a bright American flag graphic on police cars has leaders in a small coastal Southern California city considering whether to tone down …


High court seems likely to rule against Calif. oil workers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to rule against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who want to be paid for the off-work time they spend on the …