A police officer shot and killed a man who beat her with a metal chain after attacking another woman Thursday, authorities said.
The cost of acquiring land and building an Olympic Village for athletes near downtown Los Angeles "may significantly exceed" the projected $1 billion cost, according to a preliminary report released Thursday from city Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana and Chief Legislative Analyst Sharon Tso.
Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco companies.
The California state Assembly has passed a bill to ban the use of bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants.
The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early this year. Petitions and social media outrage are already flying over a blood-spattered dentist's smock paired with a Cecil-like lion head, along with a replica of Caitlyn Jenner's cream-colored corset set she wore for her joyful coming out on the cover of Vanity Fair.
Police say a man is in custody after a shooting outside a Social Security Administration office Thursday that left his estranged wife critically injured and her aunt and uncle dead.
California's state Assembly on Thursday approved legislation aimed at closing the wage gap between women and men through what proponents describe as the strongest equal pay protection in the nation.
Sen. Jean Fuller of Bakersfield took over Thursday, becoming the Senate's first woman Republican leader.
Police on Thursday asked for the public's help in locating two men suspected of fraudulently charging supplies from an electrical company.
Two Fresno men were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after Bakersfield police conducted prostitution stings.
Two homes burned Thursday morning in northeast Bakersfield.
California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.
A man was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle rollover crash at Panama Lane and Ashe Road.
A man known by the alias "Max Kozak" has gotten two years in prison in a case of unlawful sex with a 16-year-old Wofford Heights girl.
The arrest and charges of child pornography against a popular figure at Grimmway Academy leaves parents in disbelief.