United States

Fresno State prof blasts farmers as 'stupid' Trump supporters in video rife with F-bombs

A video posted online this week includes profanity-laced clips from past interviews and speeches by embattled, Bush-bashing Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar, in which she says supporters of President Donald Trump are "just f---ing stupid."

United States

Vagrant fatally stabbed restaurant patron who was holding child, authorities say

A suspect described as a local vagrant was facing murder charges in Ventura, Calif., on Friday after he allegedly stabbed a 35-year-old father who was at a restaurant with his family, authorities said.

United States

California man charged for fatally stabbing dad with daughter on his lap, authorities say

A man in California was charged Friday after he allegedly stabbed a man who was at a restaurant with his family earlier in the week, authorities said.

Science

California researchers accidentally find 'feisty' rodent thought to have gone extinct 30 years ago

Researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum and the non-profit Terra Peninsular were scratching their heads when they found unfamiliar rodents in traps they placed around a field in Baja California.

United States

Teen who helped find missing friend's body was the killer, police say

A California teen who led a search party to the body of his missing friend -- a local high school sports star -- was the one who stabbed him and dumped his body near a riverbed, police said Thursday.

Politics

Bush-bashing professor has Fresno State scrambling to keep its donors

A Fresno State professor who called the late Barbara Bush “racist” soon after her death Tuesday, and said she was glad “the witch is dead,” continues to face fallout as donors mull ceasing donations to the institution.

United States

Man stole Coors beer truck, led cops on chase, police say

A homeless man dressed only in American flag shorts was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing a truck full of beer and leading police on a highway chase, authorities in Northern California say.

United States

California death row inmate freed after rape, murder conviction overturned

An inmate who spent more than two decades on California's death row after being convicted of raping and killing a toddler has been freed.

United States

Stephon Clark's brother arrested on suspicion of threats

Stevante Clark, older brother of Stephon Clark, was arrested Thursday for making criminal threats to another person, assault and vandalism.

Entertainment

Comedian Jay Mohr calls for professor who bashed late Barbara Bush to be fired

Comedian Jay Mohr is an advocate of free speech, but even he was pushed too far by the words of a university professor in California after her insensitive words about the late Barbara Bush sparked outrage.

United States

California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy

Selling or advertising gay conversion therapy may soon be classified as a fraudulent business practice in California under a bill passed Thursday by the state Assembly.

Politics

Most Californians back more deportations; nearly half support travel ban, survey finds

An overwhelming majority of Californians wants to deport more illegal immigrants, and nearly half support President Donald Trump's travel ban aimed at reducing terrorism, according to a new survey from the University of California at Berkeley's Haas Insti

Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown issues order deploying 'up to 400' National Guard troops but lays out strict terms

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he will be deploying “up to 400” members of the National Guard “to combat” criminal activity – as President Trump slammed the Democratic leader a day before for “trying to back out” of an

United States

Fresno State professor: Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist'

A California state university is investigating Twitter comments made by an English professor who claims former first lady Barbara Bush was an "amazing racist."

United States

California university suspends frats, sororities over photos

A California state university has suspended fraternities and sororities after photos surfaced showing a fraternity member in blackface and others dressed up as gang members.

United States

California couple accused of killing and burning Vietnam War veteran as children watched

A California couple tortured and killed a Vietnam War veteran before burning his body earlier this month -- all while their children watched, police said Monday.

Entertainment

Taylor Swift stalker suspect wore mask, had knife and rope, police say

Authorities in Los Angeles on Tuesday released a Colorado man accused of stalking pop star Taylor Swift outside her Beverly Hills home while wearing a mask and keeping a knife in his car.

Politics

Outrage as California prof calls Barbara Bush 'amazing racist' and says she's happy 'witch is dead'

A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.”

United States

San Diego votes to join Trump administration's lawsuit against California's sanctuary city law

San Diego County voted Tuesday to become the latest in a string of local governments throughout California that have decided to back the Trump administration lawsuit against the state over its sanctuary city laws.

Science

California photographer captures pod of killer whales on camera: ‘I was in utter amazement’

A photographer in California searching for a blue whale came across a pod of killer whales instead.

Politics

California governor blames 'low-life politicians' as 'sanctuary' law backlash builds

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, during a Tuesday visit to Washington, blamed “low-life politicians” for the backlash over his state's “sanctuary” laws and sparred with President Trump over a push to send National Guard troops to the southe

United States

Homeless encampments increasingly affecting California train traffic

The explosion of homeless encampments alongside California railroad tracks has led to chronic delays for the state's rocketing ridership, an outbreak of accidental fires and deadly collisions, frustrating executives who call the vagrants' presence "unacc

United States

Body of last missing family member found in California river

Searchers on Monday found the body of a 12-year-old boy in a Northern California river — the last of four family members who perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into the rain-swollen torrent.

Politics

California rejects proposed border duties for troops, US says

The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard’s initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided.

United States

The Latest: Last missing California family member found dead

The Latest on the search for a family whose vehicle plunged into Northern California river (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Researchers have found the body of the last missing person from a family that perished after their SUV plunged into a rain-swollen rive

United States

Sacramento police release dozens more videos from Stephon Clark shooting

The Sacramento Police Department released on Monday more than 50 new video files and two audio files of last month’s shooting of an unarmed black man in his grandparents’ backyard.

Politics

California rejects Trump administration plan for National Guard troops on border

California has rejected the Trump administration’s initial plans for National Guard troops to work at the state's border with Mexico, arguing the work is too closely tied to immigration enforcement.

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