Berkeley, California - For the first time in 30 years, a new species of mushroom has been discovered on the UC Berkeley campus, to the delight of the researchers who found it.

Berkeley, California - The UC Board of Regents voted to authorize systemwide tuition increases of up to 5 percent per year through 2019-20, an amount President Janet Napolitano said could be reduced or eliminated entirely if the state provides sufficient revenue.

Berkeley, California - With the gusto of wine enthusiasts in a tasting room, Philip Stark and Tom Carlson eye, sniff and sample their selections, pronouncing them “robust,” “lovely,” “voluptuous” - and even “just beyond words.” The undergraduate students with them flock close, curious.

Lake Elsinore, California - A California man was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison with two years supervised release, and ordered to pay $34,712 in restitution, today for remotely hacking into the computerized cash registers of Subway restaurants and fraudulently obtaining more than $40,000 in gift cards. 

Los Angeles, California - The FBI and law enforcement partners are seeking information from the public that leads to the identity of an unidentified male suspect wanted for armed bank robberies in Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo Counties. The suspect was given the moniker “Beachcomber Bandit” since both robberies occurred in beach cities, as follows:

Vallejo, California - After serving more than 283 homeowners, renters and business owners who had damages from the South Napa Earthquake, the Disaster Recovery Center at 1155 Capitol St. in Vallejo will end operations at 6 p.m. on Tue., November 25. But help is still available in person, online and over the phone.