A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has joined the California Highway Patrol in withdrawing safety guidelines for motorcycle lane-splitting.
Hyundai said it will recall 883,000 Hyundai Sonata sedans from the 2011-2014 model years because of a problem with the gear shifter.
Biotech giant Amgen Inc. said it would cut up to 2,900 employees and close facilities in Washington state and Colorado as the Thousand Oaks company moved to rein in costs and focus on new drugs.
Political pressure is mounting on Time Warner Cable to bring an end to the bitter standoff that has prevented many Dodgers fans from watching the team on television this season.
The cost of health insurance for individuals skyrocketed this year in California, with some paying almost twice what they did last year, the state's insurance commissioner said.
When Lagunitas Brewing Co. fills its beer bottles, Northern California's Russian River provides the main ingredient.
You might say Bruce Boxleitner owes his career to Marshal Dillon. As a young actor in Hollywood, Boxleitner was taken under the wing of TV superstar James Arness, who had played the heroic marshal on "Gunsmoke." "He changed my life," said Boxleitner. "He was my biggest influence." But Boxleitner, 64, really didn't know the extent of Arness' influence until decades later. In fact, it wasn't until after Arness died in 2011 that Boxleitner learned the actor has been instrumental in having him cast as his nephew Luke Macahan in the 1976 ABC western movie "The Macahans." "Jim Arness had the final say on who was going to play...