Most crime rates declined across California in 2014, including hate crimes and homicides, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.
A woman who couldn't recall her identity when she was found on a Southern California street earlier this year has turned to the Internet in search of her family.
The coroner's office on Wednesday released the name of a man who died in an apartment fire.
A Bakersfield man was found guilty Wednesday by a federal jury in Fresno of aiming the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft.
New court documents show the suspect accused of causing the death of Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson drove off at a very high speed and told investigators he would "do whatever it took" to avoid capture by police.
After more than a year of work, the National Park Service on Wednesday pulled the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz, showing off $3 million in improvements to the sally port, guardhouse, library, schoolhouse and other historic areas.
A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.
New flames ignited in drought-stricken Washington state, not far from where a destructive wildfire reduced homes to rubble. Crews also are battling blazes in California and Nevada.
Los Angeles County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a Palmdale couple charged in the beating death of the woman's 8-year-old son.
Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its ranking as the eighth-largest economy in the world.
The Kern County Fire Department on Wednesday outlined the times when use of fireworks is permitted.
A grass fire was held to 3 acres and contained within a half hour Wednesday in the Tehachapi area.
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting death over the weekend.
Family, friends and fellow officers gathered Wednesday afternoon for the funeral of Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson.
An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.