Law enforcement officials said Wednesday that a deputy in San Mateo County shot and killed an 18-year-old woman who was wielding a knife.
The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide jumped 31% in the first half of 2014 with California leading the nation with eight deaths, data shows.
The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say.
Gov. Jerry Brown's choice of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for the California Supreme Court is likely to move the moderately conservative court leftward and result in more path-breaking rulings, legal analysts said Tuesday.
Most of the victims killed in a Northern California bus crash in April survived the initial impact only to die from smoke inhalation as fire tore through the carriage, coroner's officials said.
Hoping to avoid a repeat of the public violence that erupted at the end of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, officials say the event will be significantly scaled down and more tightly controlled when it kicks off on Friday.
Extra! Extra! “Newsies” will end its 2½-year Broadway run in August. The film-to-stage adaptation from Disney Theatrical Productions opened at the Nederlander Theatre in March 2012 and was originally set for a limited run. But the unassuming musical directed by Jeff Calhoun was embraced by Broadway audiences and extended its stay. The $5-million production has gone on to gross about $100 million in Broadway ticket sales -- carrying a more commanding tune than the $2.8 million taken in by the 1992 movie musical. Disney did not give a reason for the show’s closing. The production will play through Aug. 24, according to a news release, riding its last...