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Pacific fishermen report best king salmon season in years

California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state’s historic drought.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Spanish man paddles his way from California to Hawaii

Antonio de la Rosa doesn’t take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.


Jet catches fire during takeoff in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Joe Biden won’t be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he’s skipping the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead.


California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

California is changing its standards for when police can kill under a law signed Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, as it tries to deter police shootings of young minority men …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997

More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that …


California’s 113-month job growth ties record set in 1960s

California’s unemployment rate has again fallen to an historic low of 4.1% as the world’s fifth-largest economy continues to add jobs following the Great Recession.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Man dies after competing in California taco-eating contest

Authorities say a man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Wild California freeway shootout leaves officer, gunman dead

A California Highway Patrol officer was killed and two officers others wounded during a “long and horrific gun battle” at a traffic stop on a freeway near Los Angeles, authorities …


In the neighborhood: Eclectic and walkable Highland Park is a fun place to explore while in L.A.

Just a few miles from downtown, historic Highland Park is becoming one of the hippest – and most walkable – sections of L.A. It’s lined with trees, taquerias, vintage shops, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Stabbing rampage by man in 2 California cities leaves 4 dead

A man “full of anger” stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were …


Walmart employees staging a walkout to protest gun sales

Dozens of white-collar Walmart employees are expected to walk out Wednesday afternoon to protest the retailer’s gun policies after shootings at two company stores left 24 people dead.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Giant emojis painted on house roil California community

A Southern California seaside community is in an uproar after a home was given a new paint job featuring two huge emojis on a bright pink background.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Millionaire charged with wife’s death arrested in Mexico

A millionaire fugitive charged with killing his wife in California spent the past four years in Mexico until intense media coverage led to hundreds of tips and eventually his capture, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

U.S. fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurt

U.S. Navy fighter jet crashes in Death Valley National Park; 7 people who were at a scenic overlook were injured


Events look at balancing security, ambiance after shooting

Event organizers should review their emergency plans after a deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as the peak of summer …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 12:39 p.m.

Gunman kills 2 kids, 1 other in California festival attack

Authorities on Monday were searching for answers to why a 19-year-old opened fire on a popular food festival less than a mile from his parents’ home in California, killing two …


UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Multiple people reported shot at food festival in northern California

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding to the scene of a shooting at an annual food festival in northern California.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

California skirts Trump, signs mileage deal with 4 companies

Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration’s push to freeze requirements at 2021 levels.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

16 Marines arrested in migrant smuggling investigation

An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton, just north …


Insurers offer plan to take over bankrupt PG&E after fires

Insurance companies contending that Pacific Gas & Electric owes them more than $20 billion from wildfire claims want to take over the California utility and pull it out of bankruptcy.


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 …