Despite three unsuccessful previous efforts, UCLA officials again are proposing that most undergraduates take a class in racial, cultural, gender or religious diversity.
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.
The Ducks reached into the free-agent pool Wednesday and acquired much-traveled winger Dany Heatley, attempting to add some experience after losing Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu. Selanne retired after this past season and the Ducks parted ways with Koivu. Heatley, 33, represents a low-cost gamble — a bargain-basement one-year contract worth $1 million. A two-time 50-goal scorer — both times with the Ottawa Senators — Heatley is a reclamation project in the truest sense of the term. As recently as 2010, he played for the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal in Vancouver. "He's a guy, over the years, I've always liked,"...