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Fatal crash on I-80 in Fairfield leaves three dead, roadway blocked

A fatal car accident Friday morning in Fairfield and prompted a severe traffic alert and closed a lane on Interstate 80 for hours, officials said. ...

‘She deserved better.’ Pepperdine student from Napa among Thousand Oaks victims

In August, Alaina Housley packed her bags and left her childhood home in Napa. She was following in her father and mother’s footsteps all the ...

Police: Small dog mauled to death by pit bull in Dolores Park

A pit bull mauled a small chihuahua to death in Dolores Park on Monday afternoon, police said.

Will your face mask protect you from wildfire smoke?

With smoke from the Camp Fire blanketing San Francisco and other Bay Area communities, some people are wondering if it’s safe to go outside.

Google employee fatally hit by company shuttle bus

A Google employee died Monday after being hit by a company shuttle bus, police and Google officials said. The company on Wednesday identified the victim ...

What's going to happen with Daylight Saving Time now?

Time stops for no one, but with the passage of Proposition 7 on Tuesday night, it may stop shifting for California. The “Change Daylight Saving ...

Record turnout expected as voters surge to polls around Bay Area

Voters rushed to the polls in anticipated record numbers around the Bay Area for Tuesday’s midterm elections — many galvanized by frustrations over growing national ...

Tragedy in Yosemite: ‘Wishful wanderlust’ before couple’s plunge from Taft Point

From the Grand Canyon to the California coast, Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath documented a life of travel and and natural beauty in their adopted ...

William J. Murtagh dies — leader in historic preservation

William J. Murtagh, the first designated “keeper” of the National Register of Historic Places and a paladin among preservationists, died Oct. 28 in a retirement ...

Stockton police: 5 kids go missing from foster home

Stockton police are asking the public for help finding five children who went missing over the weekend. The five siblings are believed to have fled ...

Highway 9 shut down by smoky fire in Santa Cruz

A fire in the Santa Cruz mountains that was spewing heavy smoke throughout the area forced the California Highway Patrol to close Highway 9 in ...

Missing hiker found dead at base of 200-foot-tall cliff in Sierra

A missing hiker from Elk Grove, Calif., was found dead at the base of a cliff in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Alpine County ...

A tremendous tree gets a proper goodbye

A Berkeley neighborhood gathered Thursday evening to mourn perhaps the oldest resident on Russell Street — an Italian stone pine tree estimated to be about ...

All northbound lanes reopened after crash on I-880 in Oakland

All northbound lanes of Interstate 880 at 23rd Avenue in Oakland were closed for several hours early Saturday following an injury crash that caused steel ...

Dry conditions bring red flag fire warning in Bay Area

Dry weather conditions and 55 mph wind gusts at the highest peaks in the Bay Area brought a red flag fire warning for the region, ...

Fire burning just west of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, one structure ablaze

Firefighters were working to contain a fire in the hills of unincorporated Sonoma County on Friday night, officials said. One structure was fully engulfed. Fire ...

Oakland mayor forbids asking police applicants to agree to disclosure of sexual assaults

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf ordered an immediate end Sunday to a Police Department policy that forced job applicants to agree to the disclosure of information ...

Series of earthquakes rattles South Bay, Santa Cruz

The ground came alive in Central California on Friday morning. After a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck 12 miles south of Hollister at 5:58 a.m., more ...

Report rips California prison psychiatric care, cites horrifying case of inmate who ate her eyeball

California’s chief prison psychiatrist has issued a scathing report on management of mental health care in the prisons, saying officials are misrepresenting the care given ...

Officials: US veteran homelessness declines 5 percent

SAN DIEGO — The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in ...

Bandaged man wielding knife on Calif. freeway not a Halloween prank, CHP says

Drivers on a Los Angeles highway thought they were witnessing a Halloween prank on Monday. A man, his face wrapped in bandages, waded through afternoon ...

NorCal Halloween prank spooks locals, dupes police and ends at the impound lot

NorCal police don’t see the humor in this bloody Halloween prank.

Fiery Eye of Sauron stares down San Francisco from atop Salesforce Tower

Lord of the Rings fans rejoiced Wednesday night to see their wish come true: the Salesforce Tower’s crown was lit-up to reflect the giant fiery ...

Carmichael woman accused of embezzling over $138,000 from youth programs

A Carmichael woman is facing several charges after she embezzled more than $138,000 from an elementary school parent-teacher organization and youth sports teams, authorities said. ...

House fire in South San Francisco displaces eight, including three children

A large house fire displaced eight residents early Tuesday morning in South San Francisco, authorities said. Engines responded around 12:45 a.m. to a two-story home ...

We asked people living on SF's streets, 'What's the best thing that happened to you last week?'

Two out of the 17 people asked this question said their lives are too hard to see any good.

How California's most infamous serial killers got caught

It’s not always a task force or tough police work that leads to the capture of a serial killer. Sometimes it’s luck, sometimes it’s a ...

Napa vineyard worker dies after getting pulled into grape-picking machine

A worker was killed Monday afternoon at a Napa vineyard after getting stuck in a grape harvesting machine. The Napa man was working near the ...

BART responds to man on train who pulled out two chainsaws

BART said Monday that it received multiple calls about a man on a train with two chainsaws and responded within minutes as the man exited ...

Trapped person on BART tracks prompts systemwide delays

A man who got trapped on BART tracks Monday morning prompted major service delays at San Francisco and Peninsula stations for much of the morning, ...

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