A 6.8-magnitude earthquake reportedly hit the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif., the U.S. Geological Survey alert stated - in error.
Gov. Jerry Brown says he wasn't previously aware of a report that surfaced Monday indicating environmentalists raised concerns about the Oroville Dam emergency spillway in 2005.
The Ring of Fire: Scientists are looking for seismic activity beneath the earth that could indicate the coming of a major U.S. earthquake in California.
Sales of semiautomatic rifles in California more than doubled this year, a dramatic increase gun rights advocates say was driven by the state's aggressive pursuit of gun-control measures in 2016.
A Southern California man convicted of trying to become a fighter for the Islamic State terrorist group was sentenced Monday to 30 years prison.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a California man to 15 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria.
If voters approve in November, California would become the first state to require background checks at the point of sale for ammunition.
A brush fire that broke out Sunday near downtown Los Angeles threatened a densely populated, hilly neighborhood along a freeway as sizzling temperatures elevated fire danger across the West.
A federal judge in Sacramento sentenced a man on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for attempting to join Islamic extremists in Syria.
Gun control proponents intend to turn in more than a half-million signatures to qualify an initiative for the November ballot to tighten California's gun laws.