California

All eyes and ears on Governor's State of the State

California's movers and shakers have a long list of legislative priorities they'll be listening for in Jerry Brown's address to lawmakers.

Family of ex-Charger Junior Seau sues NFL over brain injuries

It says the NFL hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head and accuses it of deliberately ignoring and concealing evidence of the risks associated with traumatic brain injuries.

Oakland hires former LAPD chief Bratton as consultant

Critics worry Bratton will suggest a stop-and-frisk policy that could lead to racial profiling. City leaders reiterated that such profiling would not be tolerated.

Manti Te'o: I lied after learning 'girlfriend' was a hoax

The Notre Dame football star tells Katie Couric he was the victim of a hoax. He also admits he perpetuated the myth after discovering she had never been real.

As US shivers in cold, Southern California basks in record heat

Enjoy it while it lasts because the winter heat spell may be easing. The National Weather Service says low pressure is forecast to move in, lowering temperatures.

San Diego schools may oppose San Onofre nuclear plant restart

The San Diego school board is being asked to oppose restarting the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Kings moving to Seattle; still pending approval from NBA board

The only thing stopping the Sacramento Kings from a sale and move to Seattle is approval by NBA owners.

Immigrants taking advantage of Obama policy changes

Immigrants are starting to take advantage of the latest Obama administration immigration reform: the "provisional waiver" policy.

World's best big wave surfers compete at Mavericks

Nearly two dozen of the world's best big wave surfers wait to meet massive swells Sunday a half-mile offshore at the infamous surfing break Mavericks.

33 new species of spiders identified, 3 in Joshua Tree, 1 named after Bono

Jason Bond of Auburn University has identified 33 new species of trapdoor spider. He named two of the spiders after Indian tribes and one, A. bonoi, after Bono.

Report: California not ready to control prison mental health

A federal overseer says it's too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

UC President Mark Yudof to step down in August

"I feel it is time to make a change in my professional lifestyle," he said. The former law professor plans to return to teaching law on the UC Berkeley campus.

Should an undocumented immigrant be licensed to practice law?

Sergio Garcia, brought illegally to the U.S. as an infant, wants to practice law. The court's decision could set a new precedent.

California's 'melting pot accent': The migrant effect

As we collect samples of California accents from our audience, some have pointed to immigration and cultural diversity as an influence on how we speak.

Minivan crash kills 3 , injures 6 in Redlands

Authorities in Redlands are trying to find out what caused a deadly head-on collision this morning between two vehicles in a residential area.

CA officials ask: Are you prepared for the 'Big One'? (Photos)

On the 19th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake, a state agency reminds home owners and apartment dwellers how to prepare.