Leaders of white supremacist prison gang charged in killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged Thursday with directing killings and drug smuggling from within California's most secure prisons, U.S. prosecutors s...

California governor won't free Manson follower Van Houten

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has overruled a parole board's decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. Newsom said Monday that the 69-year-...

California approves wide power outages to prevent wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the o...

California Assembly backs bill to deter shootings by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An emotional debate over balancing the lives of residents and officers led to a key approval Wednesday of California legislation intended to deter deadly police shootings — r...

APNewsBreak: Police won't fight California use-of-force bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two major police organizations are dropping their opposition to California legislation that would tighten the standard for use of deadly force. Spokesmen fo...

Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren as a handful of opponents shouted "We...

AP Exclusive: Synagogue just got money to improve security

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A gunman fired his semi-automatic rifle at Jewish worshippers after walking through a Southern California synagogue's front entrance — a spot that religious leaders determined las...

California killer accused of beheading, torturing cellmate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One convicted killer has been accused of beheading another in what authorities call a sadistic torture slaying at a California state prison. The Kings Count...

California prison escapes double with new community programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attempt to help inmates transition back into life outside the walls is coming at a price. More prisoners, some with violent convictions, are wa...

Opponents spar over California vaccine exemption bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power...

California seeks compromise on rules for shootings by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fata...

Legionnaires' disease found in adjacent California prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Legionnaires' disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California prison. Correction...

California seeks death penalty in 'Golden State Killer' case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty if they convict the man suspected of being a notorious California serial killer who eluded capture for decades. ...

California advances first-in-US rules on police shootings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers considered emotional testimony from officers and survivors of police shootings Tuesday as they advanced a first-in-the-nation measure restricting when po...

Judge again halts high-capacity magazine sales in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has halted sales of high-capacity ammunition magazines in California, giving state officials a chance to appeal his order last week that allowed their sale fo...