California

State auditor: California doing a poor job on homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is doing a poor job of sheltering the nation’s largest homeless population and needs to provide statewide leadership to address the problem, the state auditor said Thursday in a report that also singled out problems with homeless services in Los Angeles Cou...

California inmate released after 25 years on death row

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 25 years on California’s death row has been freed after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s daughter was overturned. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says Vicente Benavides was rele...

Billionaire backs Feinstein challenger in US Senate race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer endorsed state Sen. Kevin de Leon on Wednesday in his uphill challenge to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Steyer’s backing could bring an influx of cash de Leon badly needs to increase his name recognition. But right now he has no ...

Condemned Northern California house sells for .23 million

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A condemned Northern California house with holes in the roof and mildew in the pipes sold last month for .23 million, a price tag that highlights how a housing shortage is fueling skyrocketing home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Listing agent Larry Gallegos said ...