The vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has donated $65 million to a UC Santa Barbara physics institute -- the largest single gift in the university's history.
A man was shot in the arm, fires were set and bottles were thrown at police officers late Wednesday as revelers celebrated the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series, authorities said.
A 23-year-old man was shot by a deputy Wednesday after he opened fire from a home in Lawndale, prompting a neighborhood lockdown as authorities rushed to evacuate nearby residents.
A 38-year-old man who was killed when the paraglider he was flying crashed into the side of a mountain near San Jacinto was identified Wednesday as David Pearson of Los Angeles.
California's top health officer has ordered a 21-day home quarantine for all returning medical workers or travelers who have had contact with a confirmed case of Ebola in West Africa, and invoked the possibility of imprisonment and fines if the restrictions are disobeyed.
Health officials Wednesday were reviewing the quarantine they set for a Stanford doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Liberia after the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their own quarantine guidelines.