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Ferguson Fire doubles in size, yet to reach Yosemite National Park

MARIPOSA — As the Ferguson Fire swelled to 9,266 acres Monday, residents of Mariposa, the biggest town bordering Yosemite National Park, woke up to ash ...

80-pound mountain lion tranquilized in San Mateo neighborhood

A mountain lion was spotted walking around the backyard of a San Mateo home Monday morning and after almost a full day of attempting to ...

California lawmaker accuses DMV of 'fudging' online wait times

Three Republican lawmakers have demanded an audit of the DMV’s performance.

Deadly Yosemite fire grows to 4,310 acres, evacuations ordered

With high temperatures and steep, rugged terrain hampering firefighters, a deadly wildfire along the Merced River near Yosemite National Park quadrupled in size overnight and ...

Parade on the water celebrates turn of the tide for bay pollution

The amazing thing about the 35 people who swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay on Sunday — besides that they swam for miles ...

Redlands woman stabs man repeatedly after he exposed himself to her in park, police say

A Redlands woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of a man last week, and now police may have a clearer picture of ...

Sister of motorist found on Big Sur beach: ‘It’s not going to be an easy recovery’

Angela Hernandez sat injured and dazed for seven days on a small craggy beach at the bottom of a cliff along Central California’s picturesque coastline, ...

Suspected DUI driver plows into vehicle carrying State Controller Betty Yee

California State Controller Betty Yee and her husband were recovering at home on Saturday after a driver suspected of being under the influence of marijuana ...

Missing Oregon woman found alive, taken to hospital after deputies respond to Jeep over Highway 1 cliff

The 23-year-old Oregon woman who was last seen south of Half Moon Bay last week was found injured but alive by a pair of passersby ...

California wildfires: Stoney Fire in Chico burns 700 acres

A large fire that broke out late Thursday night in Chico burned 650 acres in a little more than 13 hours, officials said. The Chico ...

‘Uncharted territory’ as Oakland City Council accused of violating City Charter

A top Oakland official accused city lawmakers of violating their oaths of office for enacting an ordinance that defies the City Charter and their own ...

California wildfires: End in sight for Klamathon, County fires

An inferno that has burned from California into Oregon over the past week and is believed to have killed one person should be fully under ...

Woman who vanished after leaving Half Moon Bay traced to Monterey County

Surveillance camera footage shows that a 23-year-old Oregon woman reported missing after driving south out of Half Moon Bay last week made it as far ...

Persistence — and a pardon — pays off for Oakland Zoo expansion

A recent breaking-and-entering could have been the fatal third strike for Cambria and her three boys. The mother black bear and her cubs — Kern, ...

Trump’s appeals court nominee OKd with support from Dems

President Trump, who has referred to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as a “bad court” that was biased against him, now has his ...

County Fire in Napa-Yolo area blamed on faulty electric fence

California’s largest active wildfire, which has prompted hundreds of evacuations in Napa and Yolo counties and rekindled terrifying memories of last year’s Wine Country blazes, ...

Wine Country Fire survivors, county officials blast legislation

Brad Sherwood, a father whose Santa Rosa home was demolished in October’s Tubbs Fire, said Wednesday he’d rather think about which countertops to choose for ...

California Wildfires: Klamathon Fire 45 percent contained, strong winds coming

Firefighters battling an inferno scorching the California-Oregon border started to gain ground Tuesday thanks to some favorable weather conditions, officials said. The Klamathon Fire was ...

Fire at old Ace Hardware building in Berkeley may have been caused by homeless person

“The most likely cause is open flame ignition,” Berkeley Fire Department Assistant Chief Keith May said by email.

Judge OKs testimony linking Roundup to a form of cancer

Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S. judge ruled that cancer victims and their families ...

Fire ‘under control’ at the old Ace Hardware in downtown Berkeley

Crews fought a fire in downtown Berkeley on University Avenue and Walnut Street on Monday night, according to reports from authorities and community members.

NorCal cave diver explains how Thai rescuers plan to save trapped boys

Greg Francek’s passion involves a highly specialized skill set, spending the past 32 years exploring the deepest and longest caves in the world.

California Wildfires: Grant Fire beaten back, Klamathon keeps growing

A deadly and fast-moving inferno burning at the California-Oregon border continued to grow Monday, resulting in widespread mandatory evacuations in both states, officials said. The ...

500-acre fire shuts down I-580 at Altamont Pass

A 500-acre grass fire burning on both sides of Interstate 580 in the Altamont Pass shut down the freeway in both directions for several hours ...

Special dogs have their day at San Francisco picnic for 3-legged pups

Wallace, a 3-year-old miniature poodle mix, came from “ruff” beginnings: He was hit by a car in Stockton two years ago, and the impact shattered ...

2 die in collision with train after car drives around crossing arms

Two men are dead after their car was struck by a light-rail train in San Jose on Sunday, authorities said. The car, a gold Buick ...

Klamathon blaze doubles in size

A deadly fire burning near the Oregon border more than doubled in size overnight and was threatening Saturday to overwhelm hundreds of homes, a railroad ...

Tuolumne County health officials to decide when SF Yosemite camp can reopen

Tuolumne County health officials will help decide Wednesday whether Camp Mather will reopen next weekend as planned, after a viral outbreak that sickened at least ...

'Can we just call it HELL-A now?': #HeatWaveLA has Angelenos freaking out

Los Angeles residents, and even a few celebrities, are freaking out on Twitter over the heat wave in Southern California.

New questions arise over 2013 Asiana crash at SFO

Video footage that surfaced Thursday raised new questions about the San Francisco Fire Department’s response to the Asiana plane crash on July 6, 2013, particularly ...

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