California high court refuses stay of gay marriages

The California Supreme Court turned down a request by the backers of Prop 8 for an immediate halt to same-sex marriages…

Calif prisons sterilized women without approval

Nearly 150 female prisoners have been sterilized over a five-year period without the required approval…

San Diego Mayor apologizes amid harassment claims

The mayor of San Diego is apologizing for his behavior after a prominent former supporter accused him of sexually…

Diary reveals school aide had student’s baby

Authorities say the diary of a Southern California teacher’s aide reveals her sexual relationship with an underage…

Homeland Security Secretary to become next UC president

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has been nominated for appointment as president of the University of California…

Death Valley officials say “stop frying eggs”

It gets so hot in Death Valley that you can fry an egg with sun power….

San Diego Mayor accused of sexual harassment

A prominent onetime supporter of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is calling for him to resign after less than a year…

Saudi princess arrested in human trafficking case

Bail is set at $5 million for a Saudi princess who prosecutors say held a domestic worker against her…

Fugitive caught after taunting tweet

Authorities say a taunting tweet from a California fugitive said “catch me if you can.”…

Calif. lawmakers pass K-12 transgender-rights bill

California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender…