Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.
The price is steep. Kern County’s estimated bill is $4,019 per day, which must be paid in advance of each day’s work. In Imperial County, the price is expected to be around $1,640 a day, Registrar Debbie Porter said. Each of those counties could be counting ballots for two weeks or longer.
The number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms in 2013 fell to levels not seen since the 19th century, according to a report released Monday.
Fire officials say 11 people were injured, when an oven door exploded in a kitchen at the Santa Rita Jail around while inmates were baking.
A 13-year-old Northern California girl is brain dead after going into surgery to remove her tonsils.
Sacramento County is one of 15 counties in line to split $500 million in state-issued bonds to upgrade jails and build classrooms for inmate rehabilitation programs.
Prosecutors said Andrew Miller tried to sell access to two super computers at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California for $50,000.
Those applications must be processed by Dec. 23 for the applicants to get health insurance starting in the new year.
California citrus growers say six nights of freezing temperatures will likely damage this year’s orange crop but no disruption is expected to supplies.
Authorities say a California father has been arrested for allegedly slashing his adult son with a knife in a grocery parking lot.
The woman was critically injured Sunday after plunging about 45 feet at O.co Coliseum. She jumped shortly after the Raiders’ 23-19 loss to the Tennessee Titans, as fans filed out of the stadium.
After nine weeks of falling gas prices, the average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline is up 3 cents over the past two weeks.