California

2 killed after news helicopter crashes near Seattle's Space Needle

At least two people were killed and one was injured when a news helicopter came down on several cars. Witnesses say it may have tumbled from atop a nearby building.

Affirmative action bill SCA 5 'dead for the year'

A legislative plan to ask California voters whether they want affirmative action reinstated at public universities is not going forward this year.

California drought hurts Central Valley blackbird

California's tenacious drought is imperiling the tri-colored blackbird in state's Central Valley.

Navy's Blue Angels return to skies over El Centro

The Blue Angels headed back into the wild blue yonder a year after budget cuts grounded the Navy's famous daredevil fliers.

Lawsuit says California mortgage money mishandled

Several community assistance organizations are suing California, alleging it improperly diverted $370 million intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures.

Malaysia Airlines jet search shakes California customers

The airline's California flights all originate at LAX. The multiracial and religiously diverse Malaysian community around LA numbers just a few thousand

Water district explores personalized pricing

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is studying a plan in which customers would be charged based on what percentage of a water allotment they use.

Schwarzenegger: 'Come to LA and crush things in my tank!'

The former California governor is offering you a chance to ride in his M47 Patton tank to raise money for the After-School All-Stars program.

Replacement power plan for San Onofre nuclear plant approved

California regulators approved a plan Thursday to replace the electricity gap created by the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Stockton juvenile offenders repay victims in unique program

Many teens in California's juvenile justice system are incarcerated for breaking the law. But one correctional facility in Stockton is also letting kids plan for their futures, and encouraging them to help their victims.

Complicated relationship: Asian-Americans and affirmative action

A legislative proposal to reintroduce affirmative action to California's public universities has some elicited a range of reactions from Asian-American students.

Huell Howser's 29 Palms getaway sells for $650,000 (update)

The beloved TV host's desert hideway went to an anonymous buyer for cash after receiving multiple offers, according to a real estate agent handling the sale.

Evacuations remain after big San Francisco fire

Residents of an evacuated apartment building across from the site of a massive San Francisco fire won't immediately be able to return home.

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says Facebook's campus was locked down Tuesday night after San Francisco police passed along a report of a threat shortly after 7 p.m.

San Francisco firefighters stop big blaze spread

San Francisco firefighters have prevented a major blaze from spreading from a condominium construction site to nearby buildings.

California mulls how to regulate 'driverless cars' (updated)

The DMV held an initial public hearing Tuesday as it puzzles through how to regulate the public's use of the self-driving car technology that is still being tested.