Wildfire burns near Gold Rush-era boomtown

(AP) — Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

Guilty plea in California meat recall case

(AP) — A co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge.

Expert calls for nuke plant closure

(AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

(AP) — A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.

Mexico's president starts California visit in LA

(AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

(AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

CHP: State Sen. Hueso arrested for drunken driving

(AP) — The California Highway Patrol says Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso has been arrested on charges of drunken driving.

LA school district report faults iPad bidding

(AP) — An internal report concludes the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1 billion plan to provide iPads to all students was beset by poor planning and a flawed bidding process.

Fitness device maker to stop selling personal data

(AP) — Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it's changing its practice of selling users' personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about consumer privacy.

California permits outdoor dining with dogs

(AP) — Fido can feast with you now when you go out to eat in California.