A fire in the Southern California mountains that threatens thousands of buildings was 40 percent contained on Friday — double the previous figure — as cooler weather helped slow the spread of the blaze.
The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said.
The State Water Resources Control Board ordered the cutback under its latest round of notices that waterways are too dry to meet demand in the drought.
Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.
Authorities say a police officer in Central California crashed his patrol car into a block wall and died.
El Monte police officers who jumped out of their patrol car to chase a fleeing burglary suspect returned to find that someone had stolen their vehicle.
Junior Lifeguard teams of children and teens had come from as far as Folsom Lake and Monterey for the annual summer competition that includes paddling, swimming and running. But they were called out of the water at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after searchers in a helicopter followed up on a report of a great white shark in the area off Seacliff State Beach.
The cost of treating patients has weighed heavily on the county since the closure of its Crisis Stabilization Unit in 2009, the report states. What was supposed to save the county, the grand jury argues has instead overwhelmed both law enforcement and local hospitals.
The mayor of Inglewood says he will ask the City Council to approve a $50,000 reward in the case of a 75-year-old blind man who was found decapitated in his apartment.
A Fresno man who went on a rampage and killed another man after the 2013 Super Bowl has been sentenced to life in prison.
Grounding air support for this fire is significant because of how many units are involved, including 3 air tankers, 2 DC-10s, 18 helicopters and four support planes
With summer temperatures jumping up in the Sacramento area, some local residents are turning to local swimming holes as a way to keep cool. But how clean is the water?
On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate bridge was opened to the public, connecting San Francisco and Marin counties.
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.