California

The New York Times is reporting about two incidents of abuse by the African-American sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho. In the San Jose State case, a woman claimed that she was told that she was beaten so she could understand what her ancestors went through during slavery. In the San Jose State case, Courtney Howard, a […]

California Governor, Arnold Scwarzenegger has signed a bill reducing deciminalizing marijuana for anybody caught carrying under an ounce, NORML is reporting. Yesterday outgoing California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1449 — which reduces adult marijuana possession charges from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil infraction. Senate Bill 1449 amends the California Health and Safety […]

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A 15-year-old boy may press charges against a San Jose police officer after the uniformed motorcycle cop pretended to arrest the young man for having sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter. The teenager claims the officer’s rant and use of expletives and handcuffs was terrifying. He truly believed that he was going […]

Reyna Chicas, 32, is the leader of the “cult-like” group missing in Southern California, officials say. Officials in Southern California issued an emergency alert late Saturday for six adults and eight children who are members of a “cult-like” group believed to be planning a mass suicide.

Four people were arrested for allegedly posing as victims of the gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in an attempt to take advantage of the aid that is being provided to those affected by the disaster, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. The suspects allegedly submitted applications for driver’s licenses and falsely claimed that […]

Police are searching for two 11-year-old girls who were reported missing after apparently sneaking out of a home in Pacoima.

  Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization initiative, picked up the support Thursday of a national organization that represents African American police officers, as the campaign for legalization continues to try to build support in the black community and among law enforcement officials. The National Black Police Assn., which has about 15,000 members, is the second […]

A judge on Monday ordered the release of Gregory Taylor, a man serving a potential life sentence for stealing food from a Los Angeles Church.

SAN FRANCISCO — The federal judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban ruled Thursday that gay marriages can resume starting Aug. 18.

Los Angeles police are looking for a man they say tied up and raped two women from Skid Row in the past two weeks.

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — A white supremacist is running for a Southern California school board seat.