Scientists say more than 143 million Americans in the Lower 48 states now live in earthquake-prone areas.
A sea lion pup walked about a quarter mile from a Northern California ocean and was rescued by sheriff’s deputies.
The ruling Monday that found San Juan Capistrano’s water rates unconstitutional came amid a severe drought as agencies try to meet the governor’s mandate to cut water use statewide by 25 percent.
The number of local inmates freed early in one month increased from about 10,200 in September 2011, just before the change in state law, to more than 14,000 in June 2014, the most recent available date. The June 2014 release rate was slightly higher than previously reported.
The 3-0 vote Tuesday by the Carson City Council marks a significant step forward for plans to lure the NFL back to the Los Angeles area after a two-decade drought without a team in the nation’s second-largest media market.
Sheriff’s deputies in Northern California say text messages a man sent to his friends and family led them to conclude he committed suicide by crashing a plane.
A single vote was cast in favor of keeping the plastic bag ban that’s been in place in Huntington Beach for two years.
A 6-foot-9 right tackle known for his speed, toughness and uncanny blocking ability in the passing and running games, St. Clair was a third-round draft pick by San Francisco in 1953.
The 22-mile segment running through Tulare and Kings counties is expected to cost between $400 million and $500 million.
The ruling comes shortly after Gov. Jerry Brown issued drought orders that call for rates, including tiered pricing, that encourage people to save water. About two-thirds of water districts in the state use some form of tiered pricing, and the ruling was being closely watched to see how it might apply beyond the appellate court, which is only binding in Orange County.
The ruling upholds an Orange County judge’s decision that found that charging the biggest water users higher rates violates a voter-passed law that prohibits government agencies from charging more than the cost of a service.
Secret Service officers said they arrested 54-year-old Jerome R. Hunter of Sacramento, California, about 10:25 p.m. Sunday after he climbed over a fence surrounding the executive mansion. He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful entry.
A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.
Federal water regulators estimate California’s drought could be one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, which is on track to open on Tuesday.
Crews worked into the night trying to secure an Oracle catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay Tuesday afternoon and drifted out to sea.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is headed to California where it will be permanently displayed in a museum.
An explosion rocked the Chevron gasoline refinery in Richmond Monday night and caused a 3-alarm fire. Smoke from the fire sent hundreds to the hospital complaining of respiratory problems.
The Campbell family of Herald is dealing with millions of grasshoppers!