Jackson family patriarch Joseph Jackson has been buried in the same Southern California cemetery as his late son Michael.
The governor of California has again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson.
John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," has died. He was 83.
The same Californians who had to flee from huge wildfires in recent months now have to deal with hard rains that bring another type of danger.
Police are trying to learn what motivated a man to walk into a law firm where he worked and shoot two of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself.