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9th Circuit rejects most of White House bid to block California 'sanctuary' laws

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Thursday that most of three California sanctuary laws limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities can continue to be enforced, rejecting the bulk of a suit brought by the Trump administration.


California murder probe prompts Amber Alert for 15-year-old girl

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for a California teenager after investigators learned she was last seen with her mother and a man who are suspects in a murder and considered "armed and dangerous."


Gov. Gavin Newsom talks taxes, wildfire liability, immigration and the homeless crisis

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom covered a lot of ground during an interview on ABC7's Midday Live. Newsom has been in office for 100 days as of April 17th and he wanted to talk about what has been going on and what is being planned in the future.


Amber Alert issued for missing California teen

Two murder suspects considered "armed and dangerous" in California were last seen driving a car with a Nevada license plate. It's believed the teen daughter of one of the suspects is with them.


Two Central California murders stumped cops for 40 years. The key was sitting in a bathroom cabinet

With the illness marching through his body and his time running low, Arthur Rudy Martinez turned himself in. It was April 2014. Twenty years earlier, Martinez had escaped from a Washington state prison where he was serving a life sentence for robbery and rape convictions. Running from authorities, M


California cold case rape, killings of 2 women linked to dead inmate in Washington

More than four decades after two women along California's central coast were raped and murdered, officials revealed Wednesday that DNA from an old razor has linked the cold case killings to a man who died of cancer while in prison.


Knott’s Berry Farm Is the Most Affordable Theme Park to Visit in California, Study Finds

Anyone who has visited a theme park in California recently knows how expensive it can be to go for a single day, with the cost of admission, parking and food potentially adding up to hundreds of dollars for a family of four.


A quake every 3 minutes: California shaken by 10 times more temblors than previously known

California has experienced 10 times more earthquakes than previously known, according to groundbreaking new research that has helped scientists better understand the region’s seismology.


Northern California police found a body in the river. A mysterious tattoo linked it to a beheaded woman.

The canine had been inked in black and white, with wild eyes and jagged teeth that gave it the look of a snarling wolf. “Sheepdog,” a banner below said in block letters. The cryptic tattoo was one of the only clues police had to work with. On April 7, 2018, a fisherman near Yuba City, California, ha


Fire in Paradise, California, poisoned the water with 'toxic cocktail'

PARADISE, Calif. — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.


Mystery Surcharge Among Taxes, Fees Added To Gasoline In California

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — A University of California, Berkeley professor is drawing attention to a gasoline “mystery surcharge” in the state – unexplained price increases in gasoline which have cost drivers $20 billion since 2015.


‘Barr must resign.’ California politicians weigh in after Mueller report on Trump released

California’s leading politicians were quick to react on social media Thursday, after the U.S. Department of Justice released a heavily redacted version of the report compiled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


Kamala Harris admits 'unintended consequences' in anti-truancy law while she was California AG

Kamala Harris expressed regret this week over a 2011 anti-truancy law she supported that put some parents in jail while she was California’s attorney general. Speaking on the podcast “Pod Save America,” Sen. Harris said the law was never intended to punish parents for their child’s chronic truancy,


Consumer Catch-Up: Gov. Newsom announces new prescription drug policy, California cities approve option to create local banks, and airfare costs due to rise this summer

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Los Angeles County to join California's prescription drug single-purchaser system. Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that Los Angeles County will join California's prescription drug single-purchaser system, a move which Newsom says will make it easier for Californians to n


3 Convicted In California Of Trafficking Cocaine Worth $28M

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal prosecutors say three South American men face life in prison after being convicted in California of trafficking $28 million worth of cocaine on the open ocean.


Ballast Point’s Parent Co. Shutters Trade Street Brewing Facility in San Diego, Temecula Brewpub

The parent company behind San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing has shuttered the brand’s brewpub in Temecula, California, and will soon close the 80,000-square-foot “Trade Street” brewing facility in San Diego.


Thousands in California may owe state taxes because of technical glitch

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The California Franchise Tax Board says a technical glitch error resulted in thousands of possibly incorrect refunds. As the FTB worked to review those more than 23,000 returns some local tax preparers said they had no idea about this error. They are bracing for calls from clien


Races To Continue At Santa Anita Through June Following 23 Horse Deaths

ARCADIA (CBSLA) – Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current meet on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who urged the California Horse Racing Board to shutter the historic track.


Lawyer says Playboy model had no role in California psychiatrist’s death

The attorney for a former Playboy model accused with two other people of killing a California psychiatrist in Las Vegas said his client had no role in the doctor’s death. Kelsey Nichole Turner, 25, “categorically denies any role in the death of Dr. [Thomas Kirk] Burchard,” Brian James Smith, the mod


Rep. Nadler: "We clearly can't believe what Attorney General Barr tells us"

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, speaking at a press conference hours after Attorney General William Barr’s release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report, accused Barr of protecting President Trump and willfully ignoring key findings.