Santa Cruz County
Enraged driver forced bus off a highway then backed into it while the bus was carrying a 3-year-old child.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has suspended burn permits, citing dry conditions and a sharp increase in vegetation fires.
Crews on California’s Central Coast were working Friday to reopen a highway through the Big Sur area and repair damage from a flood that forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, as the region got a respite from a powerful storm that brought heavy wind and rain.
California emergency officials say they hope to complete a tsunami damage estimate as early as next week to submit to the federal government in an aid request for wave-battered harbors.
Authorities captured an inmate who escaped Monday after overpowering a deputy and then using a stun gun on her as he was being was being transported to a Northern California hospital, officials said.