Hotter and drier weather is likely to continue, with La Niña conditions forecast for the winter.
The governor’s decision, after a veto last year, will allow mail voting in unionization elections. President Biden had pushed for approval.
The authorities said that six adults had been shot at a campus that houses several schools in Oakland, Calif.
The teenager and her father, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman believed to be the girl’s mother, were both killed after a pursuit in San Bernardino County.
Two of the victims were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, the authorities said. The shooting occurred at a campus in the Bay Area that houses several schools.
Channel Street Skatepark in San Pedro is considered one of the nation’s only “D.I.Y.” skate parks to be officially sanctioned.
A reporter and a photographer went for a ride in an experimental autonomous vehicle operated by the General Motors subsidiary Cruise. There were bumps in the road.
In renovating her family’s house, Sally Breer moved nearly every wall to create a space that is both modern and kid-friendly.
California’s governor vetoed a mandatory kindergarten proposal, as well as an effort to reduce light pollution.
The end of life is often invisible, shut away in nursing homes or intensive-care units. There’s another way.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures attracted about 20 percent more people than it expected since opening in September 2021. Now it needs to keep the momentum going.
The ballot measures cover sports betting, reproductive rights, school arts funding and more.
The actor’s thin-shell home is at once an aerodynamic oddity and, perhaps, a harbinger of environmentally conscious architecture.
A Spanish-style cottage in Los Angeles, a two-bedroom home in Sonoma and a fully furnished 1991 house in Joshua Tree.
Extreme heat is testing the way energy is generated, delivered and traded — and raising the prospect of perpetual emergencies.
To understand the changing challenge of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, a reporter spent three days intercepting people walking from Southern California to the Northern Cascades.
With the help of a consulting firm, the Providence hospital system trained staff to wring money out of patients, even those eligible for free care.
In her memoir, “Making a Scene,” the actress reveals her isolation after those tweets, racism in her career and how she’s moving on.
Must-see exhibits are scheduled up and down the state.
A video shows the passenger, Alexander Tung Cuu Le, 33, rushing toward a flight attendant and punching him in the back of the head, the Justice Department said.
Leonard Glenn Francis, who is known as Fat Leonard, was taken into custody by Interpol as he was trying to board a flight from Venezuela to Russia.
Readers react to speeches by both leaders and speculate about the outcome of the conflict. Also: San Francisco’s fog; against censorship.
Some scientists are concerned that San Francisco’s most iconic meteorological phenomenon is on its way out.
Four whales have died near San Francisco this year after ships crashed into them, and scientists hope to drive that number to zero with new technology.
State officials say that more than 600,000 doses of the bivalent booster have been administered so far.
The state’s biggest blaze of the year is now 39 percent contained.
Communities across the country hope to tap into funds from Democrats’ new climate law to restore coastal habitats, part of a program that emphasizes nature-based solutions.
Sherri Papini’s disappearance in 2016 prompted an extensive and costly three-week search. She admitted this year that she had made it all up to collect disability benefits from Social Security.
Proposals include restrictions on solitary confinement and noisy vehicle exhaust systems.
A 1905 bungalow in Berkeley designed by the architect Julia Morgan, a three-bedroom ranch house in Los Angeles and a midcentury-modern home in Cupertino.
At her galleries and with her financial resources, she supported artists working on art’s frontiers and later donated works to museum collections.
The Devil’s Garden Colt Challenge offers a solution to California’s overpopulation of mustangs.
In a state run by Democrats, Shasta County is a rare instance where far-right activists dominate board meetings and exert power.
In response to her client’s request, the designer Chloe Warner delivered a layered riot of colors, patterns and styles.
University of California scientists previously conducted controlled burns on 250 acres where the Mosquito fire recently traveled.
The Asian American Power Network will focus on engaging Asian American voters on progressive issues and candidates in seven battleground states.
The bill could require many social media sites, games and other online services used by children to install protections for minors.
The Mosquito fire has moved northeast of Sacramento and has torn through the Sierra Nevada foothills, damaging some buildings since forming on Sept. 6.
More than 48 programs have started nationwide since 2020, including a yearlong program in Los Angeles.
It’s a life force, with an uncertain future.
The blaze grew to more than 63,000 acres on Wednesday, overtaking the McKinney fire to become the state’s biggest of 2022.
Its ebb and flow has long defined life along the California coast. Now, some scientists fear climate change is causing an ethereal companion to fade away.
Rob Bonta, California’s attorney general, said the retailer punishes companies that offer lower prices on other websites.
The city wants to ensure that the killings of at least 18 people are not forgotten.
The Mosquito fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills neared Foresthill on Tuesday after cautious optimism that firefighters were gaining control.
Atlantic Records described the killing of the Philadelphia rapper, whose name was Rakim Allen, as a “senseless loss.”
The state’s longtime emergency services director offers advice and his outlook after an unprecedented decade.
The woman had provided her DNA to police after being sexually assaulted in 2016, her lawyer said. About five years later, officers used it to charge her with retail theft.
Sally Schmitt sold the French Laundry. Then it became “the best restaurant in the world.”
Sally Schmitt sold her successful Napa Valley establishment, the French Laundry. Then it became “the best restaurant in the world.”
A renowned American horse trainer described his three-decade-long friendship with Queen Elizabeth II, and the time she called him, unexpectedly, at 2:30 a.m.
The state has passed a flurry of pro-housing laws in recent years. But there was little enforcement — until recently.
A 2017 residence near Manhattan Beach Pier, a rustic beach house in Bolinas and a four-bedroom condominium in an Edwardian building in San Francisco.
Improved weather conditions over the weekend allowed California firefighters to make progress on some of the state’s toughest blazes. But the battles are far from over, and the height of fire season could be approaching.
It made the intellectual case for Trump. Now it believes the country is in a cultural civil war.
Firefighters said conditions had improved, and there was an opportunity to control the blaze after it had quickly spread through the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of Sacramento.
Wildfires remain an issue, but the remnants of Tropical Storm Kay helped firefighters on Friday.
Since 2020, four dozen pilot programs have started, with Los Angeles running one of the largest to provide cash assistance.
Firefighters said that conditions had improved and there was an opportunity to get control of the explosive blaze.
After enduring a historic heat wave and deadly wildfires, the rare storm could bring welcome relief — unless it causes floods or mudslides.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Officials said they were conducting an autopsy to see if a monkeypox infection contributed to the death of a Los Angeles County resident.
America’s Golden State has long been a place for storytelling in many forms. Can you name the California locations where these books take place?
Whether biking around town or adopting a meatless diet, Californians describe how they are reducing their impact.
A storm threatens to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the state’s largest wildfire, creating a recipe for a compound disaster in Southern California.
The number of homes in fire-prone parts of the West soared from 10 million in 1990 to 16 million today, a big reason wildfires are causing more destruction.
The blaze forced new evacuations of rural communities northeast of Sacramento.
The blaze forced new evacuations of rural communities northeast of Sacramento.
Americans paid their respects to the only British monarch most can recall, the head of a royal family that continues to be a source of fascination.
In politically competitive Orange County, two Asian American candidates are facing off for the support of the growing Asian American electorate.
The storm’s effects were helping firefighters gain control of the Fairview Fire in Southern California.
Kay is the closest hurricane to hover near Southern California in more than two decades, the National Weather Service said.
Two blazes, in Riverside and Placer Counties, have spread rapidly through dry, hilly terrain.
The state continues to endure a prolonged heat wave that will test the power grid through Friday.
A new rule aiming to reduce emissions could set off a major shift in the automobile industry.
The state got a slight reprieve from all-time heat records, but wildfires and blackouts remained a concern.
The jarring message warned millions of residents that blackouts could occur without immediate action.
The heat peaked on Tuesday, after several days of supercharged temperatures.
Prescribed burns are key to reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires. Scientists are using high-tech tools to ensure they can be done safely in a warming world.
Sacramento will probably reach a high of 109 degrees on Wednesday, which represents a cool-down from Tuesday.
As several cities in Northern California set records, some experts are trying to draw more attention to the effects of hot weather.
The state has recently passed a number of bills that could shape legislation across the United States.
Aerial imagery shows the devastation caused by a quickly moving wildfire — an all-too-familiar scene for many in California.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Leonard Glenn Francis, who is known as Fat Leonard, was less than three weeks away from his sentencing date when he cut off his GPS anklet and left his home in San Diego, the authorities said.
The Fairview fire in Riverside County is the latest menacing blaze, killing two people and forcing evacuations in the city of Hemet.
Record heat could lead to an unprecedented use of power Tuesday, and energy grid managers warn they may have to shut off electricity.
Temperature and energy use records shattered on Tuesday as power grid officials begged homeowners to turn down their air-conditioning.
The Orange County Museum of Art inaugurates its new building with a tribute to Fred Eversley, an unheralded pioneer of the Light and Space movement.
Blistering temperatures shattered records over Labor Day weekend. Meteorologists say they’ll linger for the rest of the week.
The measure will create a state council to establish minimum pay and regulate safety conditions on an industrywide basis.
Demand was expected to outstrip energy supply on Monday evening, an official said, and Tuesday could see record demand for power.
A 1921 bungalow in Berkeley, a 1942 ranch house in Altadena and a midcentury-modern home in San Diego.
Authorities said the Mill Fire has forced the evacuation of thousands of people in Northern California and claimed at least two lives.
The fire, one of two whipping through the region, has destroyed at least 100 homes, according to the authorities.
Workers have to be persuaded that to join a union is worth the risk.
Many states have passed laws cracking down on rogue stunt-driving events in the past year, but drivers have new tactics for evading law enforcement.
Representative Ken Calvert, a long-serving Republican, is facing a tough re-election race in a redrawn district that now includes Palm Springs, proclaimed to be the gayest city in America.
Warmer nights may offer little relief, and the worst of the heat wave could arrive in the coming days.
Prosecutors in California say they will seek to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the charge against the vessel’s captain needed to allege gross negligence.
The Mill fire quickly spread to more than 4,000 acres, injured civilians and forced residents in the rural Northern California region to evacuate.
To some, a grassy front yard remains a beloved symbol of economic success. To others, they’re nothing more than a blight.
A Northern California woman said her young daughter bonded with a goat named Cedar that she was caring for. Sheriff’s deputies hauled it away to slaughter.
Critics of the state’s push to end reliance on gas-powered vehicles seized on the news. But environmentalists said the extreme weather underscored the need for the E.V. transition.
Sunnova Energy is seeking permission from state regulators to develop microgrids for new housing developments that would not be reliant on established electric utilities.
Laws to encourage more development and denser housing don’t do much good if no one enforces them. As the state political calculus shifts, Gavin Newsom is trying to change that.
After lobbying by the governor, lawmakers adopted $54 billion in climate spending and voted to keep open the state’s last nuclear plant.
The Golden State is one of only five regions in the world with a Mediterranean-type climate.
Once the head of women’s wear for Stella McCartney and Jil Sander, Leena Similu has taken a 180-degree turn into ceramics.
What is school really for? Students at Oakland’s Fremont High answer this question with their cameras.
The painting, known as “Swing Girl” and “Girl on a Swing,” and the building it adorns are headed to the auction block with the hope that the sale price will reach $30 million.
The California governor must decide about labor bills and a sweeping measure to seal criminal records, matters that have drawn intense lobbying from both sides.
The already grueling 2,600-mile hike now includes the added challenges of global warming, which can mean a lack of shade and exposure to smoke and fire.
A harmful algal bloom in the San Francisco Bay Area has killed numerous fish, sharks and stingrays.
A harmful algal bloom in the San Francisco Bay is killing fish, sharks and stingrays. Some are washing ashore.
A New Jersey man cheated an unidentified Patriots player out of his championship ring and then posed as him to order three more engraved with Tom Brady’s last name, federal prosecutors said.
Weighing into the fierce national debate over Covid-19 prevention and treatments, the state would be the first to try a legal remedy for vaccine disinformation.
Though some small galleries are opening or expanding, the mega dealers have closed shop, a blow to an area with a vibrant artistic history.
Cubicles are largely empty in downtown San Francisco and Midtown Manhattan, but workers in America’s midsize and small cities are back to their commutes.
La suspensión de actividades humanas por la covid ha sido una oportunidad para entender mejor cómo afectamos a otras especies del planeta.
As the BA.5 subvariant drives a spike, many public health leaders aren’t cracking down
Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.
Organizers said they expected more than 135,000 people at the convention, while the community level of Covid-19 in the county is high, according to the C.D.C.
As remote work persists and business deals are sealed online, many upscale restaurants that catered to the nation’s downtown office crowd are canceling the meal.
Coronavirus cases appear to be rising as a highly transmissible variant takes root.
Daily coronavirus case rates in the county are falling, and while the number of residents hospitalized remains high, daily new admissions have stabilized, health officials said.
Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.
Officials cited growing hospitalizations in reimposing the policy.
A California prison worker helped Natalie Le DeMola, who is serving a life sentence for murder, in the fraud scheme, officials said.
When a U.S. District Court judge in Oakland, Calif., blocked the public from watching a man’s 2020 trial, he violated the man’s right to a public trial, an appeals court ruled in throwing out his conviction on a firearms charge.
The pandemic has supercharged the decline in the nation’s public school system in ways that experts say will not easily be reversed.
The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.
Blame the pandemic, falling birthrates, immigration restrictions and an exodus of residents looking for cheaper places to live.