- California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste Updated: Oct-08-15 9:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products sold in the state starting in 2020 to protect fish and wildlife.
- People pack meeting of panel eyeing expansion of whale tanks Updated: Oct-08-15 7:24 pm
LONG BEACH, California - Protesters and supporters filled a meeting room Thursday where a California commission was considering a vast expansion to the tanks that SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego.
- California grooms utility giants to compete against Big Oil Updated: Oct-08-15 6:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California wants more drivers to dump the pump.
- Governor vetoes bill limiting surplus military equipment Updated: Oct-07-15 8:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on legislation acted upon by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):
- Woman punched by patrol officer detained on same LA freeway Updated: Oct-07-15 1:38 am
LOS ANGELES - A bipolar woman who was punched by a California Highway Patrol officer as she walked on a Los Angeles freeway has been taken into custody after being spotted on the same stretch of road.
- Panel backs fuel storage plan for California nuke plant Updated: Oct-06-15 10:08 pm
LOS ANGELES - The California Coastal Commission on Tuesday endorsed a plan to allow operators at the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant to move tons of highly radioactive fuel from storage pools into steel canisters sheathed by concrete.
- California governor signs law targeting gender wage gap Updated: Oct-06-15 8:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.
- Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere Updated: Oct-06-15 7:53 pm
SAN DIEGO - It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.
- Report details ordeal of 4 firefighters trapped by blaze Updated: Oct-05-15 10:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Four California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would be a small blaze.
- California governor OKs charitable gambling at pro games Updated: Oct-05-15 4:02 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's major league sports teams will soon be able to conduct charitable gambling under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
- California high-speed rail seeks private investors, input Updated: Oct-02-15 5:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California High-Speed Rail Authority has received 35 responses from private companies interested in financing, building and operating the first 300-mile segment of the controversial rail project. Officials say the responses are a positive sign of private interest after lawmakers last year dedicated a long-term funding source.
- California high schools to learn 'yes means yes' sex policy Updated: Oct-01-15 8:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation aimed at making California the first state in the nation to bring lessons about sexual consent required at many colleges into high schools, his office announced Thursday.
- Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires' disease at prison Updated: Oct-01-15 4:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees at San Quentin State Prison since late August, according to a report Thursday.
- Medical care deemed acceptable at fourth state prison Updated: Sep-28-15 8:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The state inspector general says a fourth California state prison has legally adequate health care.
- 1 killed, 2 hurt when car goes off I-5 in Los Angeles County Updated: Sep-26-15 5:54 pm
SANTA CLARITA, California - The California Highway Patrol says one passenger was killed and two other people were injured when a car careened off Interstate 5 and crashed through a fence in northern Los Angeles County.
- Exposing vehicle emissions problems not new for university Updated: Sep-22-15 8:23 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A West Virginia University research unit that helped expose Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal was involved in another emissions test two decades ago with similar results involving polluting trucks.
- For 7 years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations Updated: Sep-21-15 7:53 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America's tough Clean Air laws.
- California Assembly speaker to fight for Senate seat Updated: Sep-19-15 2:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins plans to fight a fellow Democrat for a state Senate seat when her tenure expires.
- Correction: CHP Officer Shot-Charges story Updated: Sep-18-15 12:05 pm
WEST COVINA, California - In a story Sept. 15 about a California Highway Patrol officer who was shot, The Associated Press reported erroneously who provided the officer's name. It was the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, not CHP Officer Jose Barrios.
- Inmates at California prison ask guards to keep quiet Updated: Sep-17-15 8:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California corrections officials said Thursday that they are handing out earplugs and telling guards to walk softly around some of the state's most dangerous prisoners after the inmates complained about noise.
- Regents seek overhaul of university's proposed principles Updated: Sep-17-15 6:18 pm
IRVINE, California - Under pressure from Jewish organizations, members of the University of California's governing board Thursday called for an overhaul of a proposed set of system-wide principles against intolerance, saying it should explicitly address anti-Semitism.
- Regents to form group to rework university intolerance plan Updated: Sep-17-15 3:29 pm
SAN DIEGO - The latest on a debate over the University of California's first draft of system-wide principles defining intolerance. (all times local):
- Driver who killed Caltrans contract worker pleads not guilty Updated: Sep-17-15 8:52 am
ESCONDIDO, California - A man accused of driving under the influence of drugs, then striking and killing a Caltrans contract worker on a Southern California freeway has pleaded not guilty in the case.
- Computer models failing to accurately predict path of flames Updated: Sep-15-15 5:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Wildfires that have raged in California this summer haven't just overwhelmed firefighters - they've also stumped computer models designed to predict the intensity of flames and where they'll burn.
- CHP officers, 1 other plead not guilty in 2012 killing Updated: Sep-15-15 9:16 am
MODESTO, California - Three defendants, including two California Highway Patrol officers, facing charges related to the death of a Central Valley man have pleaded not guilty.