California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity is putting officers' lives at risk.
Police Wednesday were investigating whether the killing of a woman hit by a stray bullet as she stood outside her San Francisco home with her three children is connected to a shooting that left a man dead in the same neighborhood.
A new financial report released Wednesday backs Gov. Jerry Brown's call to avoid new spending, despite pressure from fellow Democrats to use the surplus on social services, higher education and other programs.
One of the West Coast's biggest fish companies, Pacific Seafood, has told a federal judge it isn't going through with the purchase of a Washington state processor that fishermen have challenged in an antitrust case.
Californians are more optimistic than they have been in years, which is translating into high job approval ratings for Gov. Jerry Brown and bipartisan support for his budget plan to pay down debt, according to a new statewide poll released Wednesday.
The University of California, Santa Barbara, has become the fourth UC campus and the nation's first major research university to be recognized for having a student body that is at least one-quarter Hispanic, university officials announced Wednesday.