• California becomes first state to ban ‘Redskins’ names, mascots for public schools

    California became the first state to outlaw the use of “Redskins” as a team name or mascot for public schools, multiple media outlets report.

  • Fauci: Measles outbreaks not uncommon in U.S.

    WASHINGTON – A measles outbreak linked to Disney themeparks in California is stirring up new concerns about an old childhood disease thought to be eradicated in the United States. Despite the effectiveness of the measles…

  • Passport to wine country: Sonoma Valley, part one

    Sonoma is about 75 percent larger by land mass than Napa Valley and includes several specifically distinctive appellations, including a dry inland region and a coastal region.

  • Woman arrested after spraying child with pesticide

    GROVER BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 60-year-old California woman is facing child cruelty charges after police say she sprayed a 7-year-old neighbor in the face with a poisonous pesticide. Officers responded Wednesday to a condominium…

  • Organic milk shortage felt locally

    Signs are appearing on refrigerator doors at some local grocery stores warning of supply issues for organic milk.

  • First drought, now flood threat in Calif.

    Homes were evacuated as a swift storm with expected heavy rain moved toward drought plagued Southern California, bringing worries of mudslides where recent wildfires destroyed ground cover and left hillsides exposed.

  • The one day divorce

    There are lots of things you can do in one day. You can go to a yoga class, see a movie, take a hike on a local trail — and even get a divorce.

  • Shark found on California golf course

    On Monday, a San Juan Capistrano golf course
    employee found a 2-foot-long shark , still alive,
    at the 12th tee box.