California National Guard to leave border, help stop fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time to help protect communities from wildfires like the one that destroyed much of the city of Paradise last fall. ...

California's new governor putting moratorium on executions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 737 inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a morato...

California governor places moratorium on executions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 737 inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve. Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing...

California police report almost no racial profiling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wan...

Sacramento police say they saw flash in Stephon Clark's hand

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Sacramento police officers who killed an unarmed black man last year said hours after the shooting that they thought Stephon Clark had a gun because they saw a flash of l...

California AG to announce Clark investigation results

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general will announce Tuesday whether his office will file criminal charges against two Northern California police officers who shot and killed 22-year-...

Clark killing revives push to toughen police shooting rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor's finding that Sacramento police broke no laws when they killed an unarmed black man last year is leading to new support for legislation that changes when police...

Californians lose millions of dollars in recycling deposits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it's increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle ...

California considers insurance to help with wildfire costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should get insurance to help cover taxpayers' costs in bad wildfire seasons, a solution that could help stem losses as climate change contributes to more destructi...

California governor wants users to profit from online data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make off the personal data they collect. ...

Proposed ballot measure would let California parolees vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of parolees would be allowed to vote under a state constitutional amendment proposed Monday by California's secretary of state and Democratic state lawmaker...

California sues wealthy coastal city over low-income housing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration used a new law for the first time Friday to try to force a wealthy Southern California coastal city to end its years of opposition to meeti...

Fire report could complicate PG&E bankruptcy decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state fire investigation's conclusion that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. equipment was not to blame for a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine...

Agency: Deadly California fire caused by homeowner equipment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say a deadly 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment of embattled Pacif...

California GOP lawmaker switches parties, criticizes Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A moderate California Republican state lawmaker is switching parties while criticizing President Donald Trump's policies and leadership. Assemblyman Brian M...