Governor Jerry Brown Helps Close Loophole In California's Ivory BanGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to close a loophole in the state's ban on importing, buying or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns.
Some Evacuees Return To Homes Looted In Middletown WildfireMore than a dozen homeowners who evacuated during a devastating California wildfire say their homes were burglarized in their absence.
Know Your Enemy: Cal Prepared For More Offensive Fireworks Against Washington StateGet ready for a long game as Cal and Washington State once again make for a busy day for the official scorer. Washington State rolled up 812 yards of offense against Cal last season, including 734 passing yards. The Golden Bears seem to be playing better defensively this season, but Washington State still looks equipped to do some damage in the box score.
Final Permits Awarded For Old Bay Bridge Section ImplosionCaltrans has secured the final of several permits necessary to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using nearly 400 small explosives, a Bay Bridge spokeswoman said Thursday.
California To Conduct Its Own Probe Into Volkswagen Diesel EmissionsCalifornia is dropping out of a multistate investigation to conduct its own probe into Volkswagen’s admission that it rigged diesel emissions technology to pass U.S. smog tests.
California Meets Water Savings Target For Third MonthCalifornians cut water use by 27 percent in August, marking the third consecutive month that residents and businesses surpassed the 25 percent conservation goal set by Gov. Jerry Brown to deal with the relentless drought, officials said Thursday.
Ticket Amnesty Law Goes Into Effect; Could Help 300K Bay Area ResidentsAt least 300,000 Bay Area residents could be eligible for help under a California law that went into effect Thursday to cut old ticket fines and reinstate lost driver’s licenses, according to a legal service and advocacy group.
Abnormal Number Of Guadalupe Fur Seals Dying Off CaliforniaFederal officials are trying to determine why endangered Guadalupe fur seals have been stranding themselves and dying along the California coast, hundreds of miles from their usual habitat.
Drought: Rationing Is Rough In Central California Town Without WaterThe wells have run dry in the Central California town of Okieville. Water rationing has become a way of life in this town.
Efforts To Fight Wildfires In California May Be Making Future Fires WorseThe effort to fight wildfires in California may be making future wildfires even worse, according to a new report.
California Company Recalls Several Cheese Brands After 24 Illnesses Around The CountryA California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country over the last five years, including a 2012 death in Ohio.
San Mateo County Boasts Lowest Unemployment Rate In CA As Jobless Rate Improves StatewideIn the Bay Area, San Mateo is the county with California's lowest unemployment rate at 3.3 percent.