More California Articles

  • Mom accused of leaving kids in car ordered held

    PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — A mother charged with leaving two toddlers in a car while she gambled at a Northern California casino has been ordered held by a judge who deemed her a flight risk. Phaley Nget of Oakland didn't enter a plea on misdemeanor child endangerment charges at her arraignment...

  • Husband arrested in police officer's killing

    MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Southern California man they say shot to death his wife — a rookie police officer — stashed her body in a storage locker and set fire to their home. Freddy Perez-Rodas was arrested Wednesday in Murrieta on suspicion of murder, arson and child...

  • Obama visits with nonprofit head, ex-gang members

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama met privately Thursday with four former gang members and the head of a Los Angeles nonprofit that is helping them turn around their lives. The brief meeting with Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle and the four teenagers who all served time...

  • Professor charged with taping students in bathroom

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom. Prosecutors say Mark Landis, who taught at San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco, frequently hosted students at his home. In November,...

  • Kids at California summer camp find hidden gun

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Police say children at a summer camp found a loaded shotgun hidden under a Santa Rosa elementary school building. Police Sgt. John Cregan told the Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/1nze53I ) Thursday that the children were searching for marbles two days earlier when they...

  • Docs: slain suspect had 4 girlfriends who died

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Court documents show a man fatally shot by Sunnyvale officers last month had relationships with four women who died. Glen Griggs was killed when he brandished a BB gun at officers trying to serve a warrant for his arrest. The San Jose Mercury News reports...

  • LAPD investigates death of USC student off campus

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China. Police say an acquaintance found the 24-year-old engineering student Thursday morning on the fourth floor of an apartment building. The university says he...

  • Stanford receives 3 big American art collections

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University is getting three significant collections of American art. The university said Thursday the collections given to the Cantor Arts Center include Andy Warhol's archive of photo contact sheets, notebook sketches by Richard Diebenkorn and works of art by...

  • Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

    ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) — Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin — the site of a massive fish kill in 2002. A recent survey of 90 miles of the Salmon River on found 55 dead adult salmon and more dead juveniles than would be...

  • 2 women convicted of deadly OC nightclub beating

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub. Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala were found guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter and assault for the January attack — rather than the more...

  • Police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday. The Torrance Police Department announced...

  • Alleged pot grower charged with starting wildfire

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A suspected marijuana grower was indicted Thursday on charges that include igniting a wildfire that burned a remote part of Sequoia National Forest in Central California. In his defense, Edgardo Fournier-Nigaglioni, 45, told investigators that he set a series of fires in...

  • Ex-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a history of bending the rules

    Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a long history of playing fast and loose with federal rules. A possible violation of campaign fundraising rules is only the latest example.

  • Plan to split California into six states likely would have little impact on presidential politics

    A group campaigning to divide California into six new states turned in 1.3 million (more than the 807,000 required) signatures supporting their proposal on Tuesday, enough to put the measure on ballots statewide in the November 2016 general election.

  • California school district sows seeds of Holocaust denial in eighth-graders

    Essays written by eighth-graders in California's Rialto Unified School District denying the Holocaust suggest that school officials misled the public about the assignment after it became the subject of controversy.



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