Latest California News

Cronin hires Darren Savino for his UCLA coaching staff

Apr. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darren Savino is joining UCLA coach Mick Cronin in Westwood as the Bruins' associate head coach. He most recently worked under Cronin at Cincinnati for nine years, where the Bearcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year. Last season, he served as associate head coach. Cronin said...

Fight at California prison seriously injures 3 inmates

Apr. 18, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fight at a Southern California prison has left three inmates with serious injuries. State corrections officials say seven prisoners attacked an inmate Thursday morning at the Richard J. Donovan state prison in San Diego. The inmates struck the man in the head with a cane and after trying...

Man badly burned while trying to melt plastic jug of gas

Apr. 18, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man has suffered third-degree burns over half of his body while trying to melt a plastic jug full of gasoline in a Northern California parking lot. The Modesto Bee says it happened Wednesday night in a Target store parking lot. Authorities say the man was using a...

MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

Apr. 18, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

Sacramento and St. Louis have been invited to submit formal bids for franchises as Major League Soccer's Board of Governors formally unveiled plans Thursday to expand to 30 teams. Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at the board's meeting in Los Angeles. "Professional soccer at all levels is thriving in...

Paddleboarder guilty of assaulting surfer in wave dispute

Apr. 18, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A paddleboarder has been convicted of assault for hitting a surfer with his paddle during an argument over a wave off the Southern California coast. KNSD-TV says Paul Konen was convicted Thursday in San Diego and could now face up to seven years in prison. Prosecutors say Konen attacked...

Remains of twin fetuses found at San Diego treatment plant

Apr. 18, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say the remains of twin human fetuses have been found at a San Diego wastewater treatment plant and police are trying to find the mother. Police were called to the plant on Harbor Drive on Thursday after the remains were found. Police homicide detectives are calling the deaths...

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

Apr. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died last year in the nation's worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said. Officials said they believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm...

Grandmother arrested in Northern California toddler's death

Apr. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say a 70-year-old woman has been arrested in the death of her 3-year-old grandson. Milpitas Police said they received a 911 call Monday regarding an unresponsive child at a home in Milpitas and that an officer performed CPR. The child was taken to a...

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day. No one wants talk about a bubble, not to mention its prospects for bursting, but the...

Major tracks to ban race-day use of anti-bleeding medication

Apr. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — All three hosts of the Triple Crown were among several major tracks that agreed Thursday to phase out the use of a common anti-bleeding medication starting next year, sparked by the deaths of 23 horses in three months at Santa Anita. Starting in 2020, 2-year-old horses won't be...