Investigators at a Livermore quarry where kidnapped Chowchilla schoolchildren were buried, July, 1976. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Has Till Midnight To Decide On Parole For Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper

California’s governor will decide whether to allow parole for one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago.

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Driver: Setting Sun Hindered Vision Before Fatal Manteca Crash

Police in Manteca are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a man and left a child with life-threatening injuries.

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View of the Rocky Fire Wednesday. (Credit: Cal Fire)

Wildfire Near Clearlake More Than Doubles In Size Overnight

A wildfire near Clearlake exploded overnight, according to new numbers from Cal Fire.



Man Found Shot Dead In Front Of Center Parkway Apartment Complex

One man is dead after a shooting in a south Sacramento neighborhood early Thursday morning.


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Military Drone Helping Search For Missing San Francisco Survival Teacher In El Dorado County

The MQ-9 Reaper drones were built for warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, but now they’re being used to help find a teacher lost in the El Dorado County wilderness.


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Super Scooper Helps U.S. Forest Service Get Handle On California Wildfires

The shiny new plane at the Lake Tahoe airport is drawing lots of attention. It can repeatedly scoop water from a lake and drop it on fires.



Woman, 85, Escapes Swedes Fire By Sliding Down Driveway

CBS13 cameras were there as firefighters tried to stop the flames from spreading to a home. In minutes, what was probably an outbuilding just feet away had burned to the ground.


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Social Media Post Helps Reunite Wandering Lodi Toddler With Family

A social-media post is credited with reuniting a wandering little girl with her family, but questions still remain about why she was alone.


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Underground Explosion Breaks Manhole Cover In Midtown Sacramento

Sacramento Fire is describing the event as a level 2 hazmat situation and has closed down two square blocks in the area of 17th and N streets.


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Sacramento Triple Digits Cause Difficult Work Conditions

Ron Phillips with Integrity First Roofing, is trying to get the job done, when triple digits on the ground are magnified on rooftop.


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Union Pacific Train Derails In Galt; No Injuries Or Hazardous Material Releases

The derailment of 29 cars happened around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A spokesman said the train cars were carrying consumer goods, including wine, rice and hardware.



Sacramento Firefighters Warn Dry Vacant Lots A Danger To Nearby Homes

Each summer fires start on vacant lots overgrown with weeds, which can spread to homes and destroy them.


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Wragg Fire

The Wragg threatened homes in Napa County in an area west of Winters.

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during its construction.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Looking Back: Golden Gate Bridge

On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate bridge was opened to the public, connecting San Francisco and Marin counties.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Defensive lineman Arik Armstead #9 of the Oregon Ducks pressures quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles during the first quarter of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Elk Grove’s Arik Armstead Drafted By San Francisco 49ers

Elk Grove’s Arik Armstead was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 17th pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday.

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