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An Inglewood police spokeswoman says an officer fatally shot a man who was using a sword or machete to damage police cars.
Jerry Brown who made "lower your expectations" a catchphrase of his first governorship is back in that mode during his second stint, especially on spending.
Doug Coe, a normally confident engineering manager for the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, walked into the nearby Oakland project office looking as if he were fighting back tears. Joel Sayre, then a bridge spokesman who worked there, remembers tensing in alarm.
Gov. Jerry Brown had hardly finished presenting his annual budget revision last week before state Sen. Ted Lieu lit up on Twitter with a burst of criticism of a major part of the plan, a bid to shift more state aid to poor and English-learning students.
California Lottery officials say two Powerball tickets sold in California have five of the six winning numbers.
Joel Sayre, a former spokesman for the Bay Bridge project, brought concerns about corroded skyway tendons to The Bee in November 2011.
Thousands of steel tendons used to strengthen the skyway portion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were exposed during construction to rainfall and salty bay mist, leading to rust and corrosion concerns.
Corroded tendons were one of many problems that have plagued the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge since its inception.
The Bee's ongoing investigation into California Department of Transportation testing and construction has prompted changes in how state government safeguards bridges and roadways.
A year ago, with the real estate market still in a deep slump, a San Francisco firm caught the attention of officials in California and elsewhere with its novel idea of using eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages in order to reduce the amount that borrowers owe.
A lottery official says 1 winning ticket has been sold in Florida for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million.
A rock climber is dead after falling 150 feet while scaling a rock face in the San Jacinto Wilderness near Idyllwild.
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
Search and rescue crews have found a woman's body in the same area near Big Bear where a female hiker went missing early this week during a day hike.
A Los Angeles sheriff's spokesman says 'Terminator 2' star Edward Furlong has been arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order filed by his ex-girlfriend.
Federal investigators are trying to determine the cause of a small plane crash that killed a pilot near the Sierra town of Truckee.
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails and prisons.
The little dog left tied to the railroads tracks as a train approached is moving to a new home.
Seventeen bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies, officials said.
One of two wildfires burning in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles was fully contained Saturday and authorities were getting an upper hand on the second one.
Never a stranger to the big stage, David Beckham was finally overwhelmed and reduced to tears as he went out in a burst of fireworks and cheers Saturday in his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement.
Officials say the search for a man suspected of killing his wife and their two young daughters continues, but is being scaled back.
Redlands police are looking for a man who pulled over a school bus, flashed a badge and told the driver he was a police officer.
Officials say 17 bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies.
A California law that requires all semi-automatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps its identifying information on bullet casings is now in effect after years of delays.
In a busy factory, machinists move sheets of aluminum roll in the back door to be molded, stamped, twisted and notched into high-tech electric cars that sell for more than $60,000 each.
A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:
Two earthquakes rattled the far Northern California coast Saturday morning, but authorities say there are no reports of damage or injuries.
Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it's customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic.
California will become the first state to offer voter registration through its health insurance marketplace later this year.
Marcel Melanson was one of this hardscrabble Southern California suburb's heroes, a reality TV star hailed for his dedicated and sometimes dangerous work for the Compton Fire Department.
As expected, police announced that the body found in a remote section of an Orange County canyon was Maribel Ramos, a 36-year-old former Army Sergeant missing for two weeks.
California will collect more than $3 billion in additional state revenue, the state's nonpartisan legislative analyst said Friday, setting the stage for a Capitol fight among Democrats over spending.
WASHINGTON Tough congressional grilling Friday of fired IRS chief Steven Miller failed to get answers about which agency employees subjected applications from tea party groups to special scrutiny but yielded a startling new admission: The Internal Revenue Service actually planted the question posed at a legal conference a week earlier that triggered the current political firestorm.
California state government violated civil service rules by giving hundreds of salaried managers part-time jobs that paid them an hourly wage, according to an audit released Friday.
An anti-gay rights group has purchased hourly radio spots to urge parents to keep their children home from school on Harvey Milk Day, which honors the gay rights pioneer.
California's employment picture improved significantly in April, but the Sacramento area did even better.
The Oakland Police Department says it will comply with an order to reinstate two officer to their former ranks who were demoted for their involvement in a botched SWAT action that ended in the death of two fellow officers.
Newsroom employees at the Santa Barbara News-Press have voted to cut ties with the Teamsters, the union that has represented them through years of legal struggles with management over control of the newspaper.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday blocked the parole of an inmate who is serving a life sentence for the execution-style killing of a prison guard 36 years ago during a series of armed robberies.
The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup said Friday his boat will compete in this summer's races after all, but he suggested a new precaution.
A Port of Oakland longshoreman died after his truck plunged into the San Francisco Bay.
Police say body found in Orange County is woman missing for 2 weeks; former roommate arrested.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris met with a new statewide taskforce of district attorneys Friday to study ways to reduce gun violence and enforce existing law.
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.
Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is diving into several new ventures, including indulging his inner rock star with an album of "motivational business music."
The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup says his boat will compete this summer, but sought new safety measures after the death of a sailor on a training run last week.
Billionaire Larry Ellison is bringing on a California energy expert to help make the Hawaiian island of Lanai a model for sustainable energy.
Authorities in Central California are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a Bakersfield nursing home.
The state Senate has approved a revised agreement with a Sacramento-area Indian tribe that owns a struggling casino east of the state capital.