California rushes to try to contain virus among the homeless

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slo...

California weighs unique intersex surgery ban for some kids

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are considering a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary surgeries for children born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia until they are at le...

California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says it would “take the power out of ...

California eyes climate bond to prepare for disasters

SACRAMENTO, CAlif. (AP) — In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits. ...

Paradise’s dream football season ends 1 year after fire

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lukas Hartley stood in the endzone on Saturday night as raindrops mingled with his tears after his high school football team lost a division championship game. ...

California high school competes for title after deadly fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school football team will play for a championship Saturday one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearl...

California lawmaker wants to ban sending unwanted nude pics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator wants to make it a crime to send unwanted nude photos to people online or in text messages. Exposing yourself on the street is a ...

California halts fracking permits in oil producer crackdown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them and temporar...

PG&E boss faces lawmakers as new California blackouts loom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The CEO of the nation’s largest utility faced angry California lawmakers Monday over the company’s decision to turn off power for millions of people to prevent its outdated e...

A year after deadly fire, Paradise pauses to remember, hope

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California town mostly destroyed by a wildfire is commemorating the one-year anniversary of the blaze with 85 seconds of silence to honor the victims who were kill...

California's worst wildfire transforms city that didn't burn

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city has been struggling with unprecedented growth a year after a wildfire nearly wiped out the neighboring town of Paradise. A fire on Nov...

Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victim...

Data shows how basic income recipients spend free money

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 a month shows they spend most of it on things like food, clothing and utility bills. ...

California to let college athletes make money, defying NCAA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports ...

Liquid leads California Senate to relocate for last session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman tossed a red liquid from the public gallery of the California Senate on Friday, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on ...