Southern California beach iced over by surprise hailstorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" turned white with hail as a storm roared ashore Monday behind a late-season winter blast that dropped snow and rain across the drought-stricken region this weekend. 
Thanks to February rain, state expects to be more generous with water this year compared with 2014.  
 
Citadel Exploration, a Newport Beach oil company, sued San Benito County on Friday afternoon. The company is attempting to block Measure J, approved by 59 percent of San Benito County voters four months ago.  
 
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say the Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor.  
 
Federal judge seems inclined to OK in July a $415 million pact to resolve case alleging illegal hiring practices in Silicon Valley  
 
(Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
San Francisco GPS-linked walking tour takes you off the touristy path

A walking tour app from the founder of Groupon takes you time-traveling through San Francisco neighborhoods.