California

Reyna Chicas, 32, is the leader of the “cult-like” group missing in Southern California, officials say. Officials in Southern California issued an emergency alert late Saturday for six adults and eight children who are members of a “cult-like” group believed to be planning a mass suicide.

Four people were arrested for allegedly posing as victims of the gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in an attempt to take advantage of the aid that is being provided to those affected by the disaster, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. The suspects allegedly submitted applications for driver’s licenses and falsely claimed that […]

Police are searching for two 11-year-old girls who were reported missing after apparently sneaking out of a home in Pacoima.

  Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization initiative, picked up the support Thursday of a national organization that represents African American police officers, as the campaign for legalization continues to try to build support in the black community and among law enforcement officials. The National Black Police Assn., which has about 15,000 members, is the second […]

A judge on Monday ordered the release of Gregory Taylor, a man serving a potential life sentence for stealing food from a Los Angeles Church.

SAN FRANCISCO — The federal judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban ruled Thursday that gay marriages can resume starting Aug. 18.

Los Angeles police are looking for a man they say tied up and raped two women from Skid Row in the past two weeks.

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — A white supremacist is running for a Southern California school board seat.

A federal judge in San Francisco decided today that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the voter approved ballot measure that banned same-sex unions.