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'Pure panic': What it's like to flee a wildfire with hundreds of reptiles in tow

“It was always my worst fear, ‘What if we had a fire?’” said Sandra Dodge-Streich, the proprietor of Redding Reptiles on Lake Boulevard in Redding, ...

Video: Dad attacks man allegedly taking photos up daughter's skirt in California Target

Police arrested a man Wednesday after he allegedly snapped up-skirt photos of women in a California Target store.

One dead, one injured in head-on collision in San Leandro

A motorist died in a head-on collision Monday night in San Leandro, officials said. Two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crashed just before 11 p.m. ...

Berkeley zoning board says latest 2701 Shattuck proposal is ‘still excessive’

A proposal for a five-story, 57-unit building in South Berkeley has come back in its latest iteration after a failed attempt in 2013 to get ...

Police: San Jose man’s disappearance now homicide, two suspects in custody

San Jose police on Tuesday said a man who went missing on Thanksgiving Day was the victim of a homicide and that they identified two ...

Berkeley’s famed Fantasy Studios set to close in September

In a time when the Bay Area is facing an exodus of artists and musicians, it’s about to lose another another staple of the local ...

Ron Dellums, former congressman and Oakland mayor, dies at age 82

Ron Dellums, a Marine turned antiwar activist and feisty Democratic politician, was never one to walk away from a fight, no matter who started it. ...

Temblor in San Pablo Bay makes a bit of a splash

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered in San Pablo Bay that gently rattled the Bay Area Monday was actually the largest little quake the area has ...

Firefighter killed near Yosemite as blazes roar through California

Deadly wildfires continued to rip through California from the northern border to mountain ranges in the south of the state as furious flames burned unchecked ...

After 26-mile jaunt, SF Marathon winner carries 3-year-old son across finish line

Jorge Maravilla was not in such a hurry to win the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday morning that he didn’t have time to come to ...

Police arrest three and ticket 42 in attempted Antioch auto sideshow

An attempted auto sideshow that drew an estimated 200 onlookers in Antioch was broken up by a law enforcement task force Saturday night. Police made ...

Wildfire burning structures, evacuations ordered south of Lake Berryessa

A wildfire burned several structures and sent residents fleeing after erupting in a neighborhood south of Lake Berryessa Saturday afternoon, officials said. The 100-acre Steele ...

Leo Litwak, World War II combat medic turned English professor, dies at 94

Leo Litwak, an Army combat medic on the front lines of Europe during World War II who later became a novelist and professor of English ...

Two children, their great grandmother missing in Carr Fire, family friend says

Two young children and their great grandmother are missing and their Redding home is gone. Emily Roberts, 5, and her 4-year-old brother, James, and their ...

Fact check: Don't expect wild animals fleeing fires to show up in your yard

Do not leave out buckets for Bambi, says California Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira, despite the advice of a post making the rounds on ...

'Did you eat my peacocks?' Mountain lion breaks into wildlife sanctuary, slays birds

When Skydog Sanctuary founder Clare Staples went to feed two rescued peacocks on her property near Malibu Thursday morning, she found a mountain lion in ...

#SayHerName Nia Wilson tributes roll in from Kehlani, Anne Hathaway, Bruno Mars and others

As the Bay Area continues to reel and BART riders remain on edge following the violent death of 18-year-old Nia Wilson and the assault of ...

Truck hanging off Highway 101 causes traffic delays

A box truck rolled over on Highway 101 to partially hang over the railing of the freeway, causing significant traffic delays Thursday morning, officials said. ...

Mind-boggling Bay Area temperature extremes: It's 62 degrees at the coast and 110 inland

Welcome to summer in the Bay Area, where temperature differences between inland areas and the coast can easily be 40-plus degrees.

Suspected BART killer charged with murder, father of slain teen calls for justice

Heads bowed and tears streaming down, dozens of Nia Wilson’s relatives and friends packed into an Alameda County courtroom Wednesday to see the man accused ...

Transportation exec Steve Heminger, head of MTC, to retire in 2019

Steve Heminger, the longtime executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, announced plans to retire Wednesday. For the past 17 years, Heminger, 58, has led ...

SF cable car bell ringing contest canceled amid protest of service reductions

The annual cable car bell-ringing contest usually held at Union Square in July has been canceled amid a boycott from cable car operators protesting the ...

CHP car catches fire on Highway 24 in Lafayette, ammunition explodes

A California Highway Patrol car caught fire on Highway 24 in Lafayette Tuesday morning, forcing the freeway to close for a short time, authorities said. ...

Burton Richter, one of youngest Nobel winners for physics, dies at 87

Burton Richter, whose discovery of an unexpected particle revealed a new building block of matter and brought him a share of the 1976 Nobel Prize ...

Employees evacuated as Calif. marijuana greenhouse burns

A huge fire broke out just after 4:20 p.m. Monday at a marijuana growing operation in Greenfield.

Caltrain delays caused by fire in Santa Clara

Caltrain cars heading through Santa Clara on Monday morning were delayed by about 30 minutes due to a fire in the area, the agency said. ...

Skateboarder badly injured in collision with car in Mission District

A person riding a skateboard suffered a critical head injury Sunday evening in a collision with a car in San Francisco’s Mission District, authorities said. ...

Wildfire outside Yosemite grows and moves closer to park

A raging wildfire just outside of Yosemite National Park is evading the efforts of thousands of firefighters as it burns through dry brush and rugged ...

Some progress battling blaze in hills east of Milpitas

Firefighters battled a wind-whipped fire in dry grass in the hills east of Milpitas on Sunday, officials said. The Country Fire was burning near Country ...

Smelly corpse flower in bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco

After weeks of anticipation, the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers’ own titan arum — otherwise known as the “corpse flower” — is now in bloom.

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