US porn actress-turned-teacher loses appeal

A U.S. science teacher fired after students learned she had appeared in pornographic movies has been told she can’t return to the classroom…

Bitter cold grips Calif., some citrus damaged

As an unusual cold gripped the West Coast, some California citrus growers have damage to their crops after a fourth night of freezing temperatures…

Height of flu season to hit Bay Area in coming weeks

The peak of flu season is on schedule to arrive in California in the coming weeks as the rest of the nation is experiencing an early influx of the illness…

Calif. Gov. proposes budget with rosier outlook

Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California’s spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by nearly $5 billion…

CA schools plan new critical thinking testing

California plans to implement a new testing sytem next year to replace the current STAR tests…

Deadly sneaker waves on California coast

“Sneaker Waves” are blamed for the drowning deaths of three people on Bay Area beaches lately. What is sneaker wave…

Half Dome cables will remain, hikers still limited

The National Park Service on Friday announced approval of a plan to permanently limit the number of hikers who can tackle Half Dome to 400 a day…

2013 new laws for state drivers

Texting while driving, red-light cameras and party buses are among the targets of new driving-related laws that took effect in California today…

Man crushed by falling refrigerator

A Los Angeles man reaching for a beer has been crushed by a falling refrigerator…

New laws go into effect on New Year’s Day

Many new laws go into effect on New Year’s day including to increase california sales tax one quarter of one percent, and rise San Francisco’s minimum wage again to $10.55…