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US judge rules against California death penalty
A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional.
'Hidden Cash' man to pay for Whittier park repair
When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his upscale scavenger hunt to Whittier, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.
Grandmother arrested after toddler drinks meth-laced tea
Authorities in Southern California said Tuesday that a 51-year-old woman has been arrested on child-endangerment charges, after her two-year-old granddaughter drank tea laced with methamphetamine.
Convicted molester in California gets 194 years
A Northern California man has been sentenced to 194 years to life in prison for molesting boys in the 1990s.
California city is latest immigration flashpoint
When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of immigrants to leave Murrieta this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate.
Man charged with 3 murders in California rampage
A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena, California, has been charged with three counts of murder.
Boy at scout camp dies from gunshot wound, police say
An 11-year-old boy at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego died on Monday from an apparent gunshot wound, authorities said. Police are now trying to determine if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or accidental.
San Francisco transit workers reach tentative deal
The San Francisco transit union, whose workers took part in a sickout that disrupted service earlier this year, said Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract.
California man who tried to aid al-Qaida faces sentence
A California man who used a social media website to connect with al-Qaida and planned to train its fighters in Pakistan is facing sentencing on Monday in Los Angeles federal court, where he faces up to 15 years in prison.
Missing California firefighter found dead, officials say
A California firefighter who disappeared during a backpacking trip has been found dead in the wilderness. Officials said the body of the 36-year-old man was found Friday in a rugged cliff area north of Fillmore, California.
Supreme Court rejects legal challenge to gay conversion ban
The sponsor of a California law that bans so-called conversion therapy, that is aimed at turning gay minors straight, is welcoming a Supreme Court decision Monday to reject a legal challenge to the ban.
Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary on Monday
Yosemite National Park is celebrating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Yosemite Grant Act, which protected Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove.
California minimum wage rising to $9 per hour
California's minimum wage is rising to $9 per hour, providing workers with the first increase since 2008. Starting Tuesday, the state's minimum wage will take the first of two scheduled increases. It's one of several new laws taking effect in July.
Governor recognizes use of bitcoins in California
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill into law that officially recognizes bitcoins and other virtual currencies in the state. Brown announced over the weekend that he had signed AB129 by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson.
Father opens up to Barbara Walters about son's rampage
Hollywood assistant director Peter Rodger has finally opened up about his son's shooting rampage for the first time on television, insisting that he did not spot any warning signs to suggest his child would commit mass murder.
US Navy says human error partly to blame for drone crash
The U.S. Navy on Friday said that human error and a malfunctioning problem are to blame for a November drone accident off the coast of Southern California, that injured two sailors and caused $30 million in damage to a warship.
California Chrome Can Breathe Easy in Belmont
Nasal strips won’t keep California Chrome from possibly making history next month. He’s worn them when he won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but until Monday, nasal strips were banned in New York State, where the final event in the Triple Crown is held.
California authorities arrest nearly 300 child predators
Authorities throughout Southern California said they have arrested more than 275 child predators -- a group they say includes a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy, a U.S. Army soldier, and a Los Angeles Fire Department explorer.
California accuses FedEx of waste violations
In a complaint filed in Sacramento County court on Thursday, California's Department of Toxic Substances Control said FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. transported hazardous waste packages through hubs without authorization.
Frankfort Police: Two Men Arrested For Mailing Marijuana
Frankfort Police say they made a pot bust through the mail. Video Video
Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier up for vote
A board is scheduled to decide if it should fund a long-debated suicide barrier for San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The officials will vote on Friday whether to approve a $76 million package to build a suicide barrier.
California lawmaker heads to Texas to lure jobs
A California state lawmaker is heading to Texas to poach jobs. Sen. Ted Gaines plans to visit the state Capitol in Austin on Monday to meet with businesses to promote California's business climate.
Lafayette Marching Band Enjoying Time In California
The Lafayette Marching Band is making time for some fun in California while they prepare for the March of the Roses Parade. Video Video
Repeal approved for California ban on hand contact with food
A bill heading to the California governor's office would repeal an unpopular ban on chefs in the state touching certain foods with their bare hands. The legislation passed its final legislative hurdle Thursday with a unanimous vote in the state Senate.
Grandmother Charged In Missing Toddler Case Pleads Not Guilty
The grandmother of a toddler found on UK’s campus last Thursday pleaded not guilty to Child Endangerment and Custodial Interference charges in court Wednesday afternoon. Video Video
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