Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. ...

Placido Domingo resigns as general director of LA Opera

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo resigned Wednesday as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from future performances at the company following multiple allegations of s...

Domingo focus shifts to California, the last of his US shows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the Metropolitan Opera's bombshell announcement that Plácido Domingo will not take the Met stage this week — and possibly ever again — the legendary singer's only scheduled U...

San Francisco prosecutors turn to AI to reduce racial bias

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain iden...

Trial to open against Thomas Keller and his 3-star eateries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former employee of celebrated chef Thomas Keller is suing him and his three-star Michelin restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — for discriminat...

Oakland teachers head into 2nd day of strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, headed into another day of strikes Friday after parents and students applauded their demands by keeping city classrooms empty. ...

Oakland teachers to start strike Thursday

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, plan to raise picket signs Thursday in the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay. The city's ...

Motive for slaying of California policewoman still a mystery

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say it's a mystery why a gunman on a bicycle ambushed a Northern California policewoman and narrowly missed wounding others in an apparently random shooting that ended...

National parks dealing with vandals, human waste in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the West's iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown. ...

Police killing suspect was fleeing to Mexico, sheriff says

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say the man suspected of gunning down a California policeman has been arrested while preparing to flee to his native Mexico. A two-day statewide manh...

Authorities hunt California police officer's killer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities throughout California were hunting the man suspected of killing a policeman during a traffic stop in a small Central Valley town. Police agencies in ...

'Angels' bring sleuthing skills to California disaster

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the aftermath of Northern California's catastrophic wildfire, social media sites filled with posts from people trying to find loved ones in and near the town of Paradise. ...

Some of those 'missing' after California fire are just fine

Dixie Singh is No. 158 on the official list of people missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire. That came as news to her. "I am the only Dixie Singh I've ever heard ...

Heroism, harrowing escapes as fire destroys California town

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the da...

'Huge win' for sex assault victims, says California victim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $150,000 in damages to a California woman whose 2012 off-campus sexual assault case drew widespread attention. Now 26 years old, Yee...