{FD} Backpage.com, CEO plead guilty in California, Texas and Arizona

The company behind Backpage.com, a website investigators have described as an “online brothel,” pleaded guilty to several charges.

{FD} Sarah Hart sent text days before discovery of SUV cliff plunge, friend says

One of the Hart moms who died when an SUV fatally plunged off a Northern California cliff last month had sent a text two days before the crash was discovered, saying she was so sick she might need to go to a hospital, 911 call records from Washington state say.

{FD} Jerry Brown bolsters National Guard but defends California’s sanctuary status

The governor of California accepted federal funds on Wednesday to beef up the state’s National Guard, saying roughly 400 members would be added to an existing program to fight transnational crime.

{FD} 2nd family may have perished in same California county as Hart clan, police say

A vehicle fell into a rain-swollen river and vanished last week in the same region of California's far north coast where a family that vanished during a road trip is last known to have been, authorities said.

{FD} Second family may have perished in California near Hart clan’s plunge, police say

A vehicle fell into a rain-swollen river and vanished last week in the same region of California's far north coast where a family that vanished during a road trip is last known to have been, authorities said.

{FD} $11B California WaterFix project gets key agency OK, but still faces opposition

California's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state's water system.

{FD} Sheriff: It’s ‘financially better’ for cops to kill suspects than injure them

A California sheriff who's trying to beat his chief deputy and win re-election is fighting back after the release of a 2006 video in which he says it's "financially better” for cops to kill suspects than injure them.

{FD} ‘Shirtless’ daredevil draped in American flag climbs 200-foot crane in Hollywood

An American flag-draped daredevil, who climbed a 200-foot crane in California as thousands of stunned spectators watched, was taken into custody Sunday three hours after the dangerous display began, police said.

{FD} Body recovered near California cliff crash site, may be one of the missing Hart children

Authorities have recovered a body and are looking into the possibility that is one of the three missing children belonging to the Hart family, all eight of whom are presumed to have died when their SUV mysteriously plunged off a California cliff.