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Board fires highly paid school superintendent

Jose Fernandez, 54, has come under fire for drawing a compensation package ranging from $663,000 to $750,000 in 2013.

California drought has wild salmon competing with almonds for water

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

Number of drivers alone in the carpool lane could increase

A bill being considered by Governor Brown would increase the number of decals given to low-emission cars from 55,000 to 70,000.

Missing hiker found dead on California mountain

The body of the 46-year-old Santa Cruz resident Gregory Muck has been sent to the Fresno County coroner's office. The cause of death is under investigation.

2 teens charged in South Pasadena High School shooting plot

The boys, ages 16 and 17, allegedly planned to kill staff members and "random students" at South Pasadena High School before they were arrested Monday.

8 homes destroyed, 1,500 threatened by wildfire

A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.

CSU Northridge alters frat rules after pledge dies

California State University, Northridge has revised its guidelines for Greek organizations and other clubs following the death of a fraternity pledge during a hike.

Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite.

SUV careens into Los Angeles restaurant, hurting 10

Television news footage showed a white SUV inside a Little Caesars restaurant near the intersections of Glenoaks and Van Nuys boulevards.

110 Freeway closure: Lanes reopened after chase that left officer wounded, suspect dead

Lanes on the northbound 110 Freeway were open again after an officer-involved shooting that left one officer wounded and a suspect dead.

Body found on remote trail near Los Angeles park

Authorities say a body has been found on a remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park in Los Angeles.

Powerball: Near-jackpot ticket sold in Manhattan Beach to pay $7.6M

The California Lottery announced Monday that a local man matched five out of six numbers for the drawing, missing just the Powerball number. It's still the largest 5-out-of-6 prize ever.

Bigger, faster air tankers help forest service tackle wildfires

The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.

Tecolote Fire: Wildfire that forced camper evacuations now 40 pct. contained

The fire was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon in a canyon above the foothill community of Glendora. No homes were threatened.

Protesters rally in front of downtown LAPD headquarters

Several hundred protesters gathered in downtown L.A. Sunday to vent their concerns over the death of an unarmed black man in South Los Angeles who was shot and killed by police.

Brush fire shuts Highway 39, forces campground evacuations

All lanes of California's Highway 39 have been shut down after a small wildfire broke out in the area.