Deputy killed, second wounded in Northern California

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout that started with an argument at a Pep Boys store, authorities said. T...

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Bro...

State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state investigation has found that staff at two senior care facilities abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October....

California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Friday to allow power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires amid fears that Pacif...

California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether California should have the nation's strongest protections for net neutrality rules intended to ensure a level playing field on the intern...

California net neutrality bill clears key hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly has voted to enshrine net neutrality in state law, delivering a major victory to advocates looking to require an equal playing field on the internet. ...

Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. With each pass, he smooths and tamps down the soil t...

Trump's tariffs boost rebuilding costs for wildfire victims

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars, and that's adding to the challenges of people trying to...

'Closest thing to war': Bulldozer drivers face fire dangers

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — This summer has been a difficult one for bulldozer operators who help firefighters stop the spread of flames. Two bulldozer drivers have died this year fightin...

California may block new local soda taxes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Soda taxes may stop popping up in California and elsewhere, thanks to a new push by the beverage industry to fight such measures. California lawmakers were ...

Brown signs his final budget, takes victory lap

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown took a victory lap Wednesday after he signed a $139 billion California budget that marks a stark turnaround from the financial crisis he inherited almost eig...

California lawmaker under fire over net neutrality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has g...

Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislation that was billed as one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, ...

California lawmakers debate creating regional electric grid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states faces a crucial test Tuesday in a state Senate committee. C...

Republican gets spot in runoff for California governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the h...