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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Oakland teen Jahi McMath laid to rest nearly 5 years after being declared brain-dead

Nearly five years after being declared brain-dead and placed on a ventilator at the insistence of a devoted mother who declared she was alive and ...

Virus outbreak shuts down San Francisco’s Camp Mather

San Francisco’s fabled Camp Mather near Yosemite has been shut down because of a virus that has swept through the family retreat, the San Francisco ...

Domestic violence-related deaths up in Santa Clara County, trend in senior murder-suicides

Officials recorded six more domestic violence-related deaths in 2017 than the year before in Santa Clara County, with data showing a trend of murder-suicides among ...

80-year-old man struck, killed by train in Redwood City

A southbound train struck an elderly man on the Caltrain tracks Thursday evening in Redwood City, authorities said. The 80 year-old Redwood City man, who ...

Fire three times the size of San Francisco keeps raging in Napa, Yolo counties

A ferocious inferno burning in Yolo and Napa counties was nearly three times the size of San Francisco early Thursday as firefighters made some headway ...

Bay Area celebrates Fourth of July with fireworks in SF, parade in Sausalito

The skies lit up over the bay Wednesday night, delighting the throngs of people who descended on the Embarcadero to see the city’s Fourth of ...

County Fire grows to 86,000 acres as crews carve containment lines

The County Fire, which erupted Saturday afternoon in Yolo County, has nearly tripled in size over the past several days, so far scorching 86,000 acres ...

Travis AFB 4th of July drone show postponed

The much-anticipated Travis Air Force Base drone show that was set to light up the night sky on Fourth of July has been postponed due ...

County Fire rages to consume 70,000 acres in three days

Firefighters attempted to protect more than 100 homes Tuesday as the relentless inferno scorching the hills of Yolo and Napa counties continued to grow, officials ...

Jahi McMath to be buried in Hayward while fight over her death continues

Four and a half years since she was pronounced dead at age 13 by the Alameda County coroner’s office, Oakland teen Jahi McMath will be ...

Bay Area transit agencies will run reduced service on Fourth of July

Independence Day Transit schedules and other services Wednesday: Banks and other financial institutions Closed. Post offices Closed, no mail delivery. BART Sunday schedule. Muni Sunday ...

County Fire ‘growing a lot faster’ than past blazes, spreads glow and ash over Bay Area

GUINDA, Yolo County — The smoke spewing from the peaks and gullies of the hillsides surrounding the tiny town of Guinda hasn’t completely disrupted the ...

‘Occupy’ movement comes to San Francisco office of ICE

Demonstrators pitched five tents, a small pavilion and a section of chain-link fence with barbed wire outside San Francisco’s U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services office ...

Woman who died rescuing youth in Half Moon Bay identified

Authorities on Monday identified the 47-year-old Pleasanton woman who drowned Sunday after being knocked down and swept into the Pacific Ocean by a rogue wave ...

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