Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make lacey-grained coffee tables.
Investigators looking into the sexual assault of a transgender student at a school in Hercules say the suspects may not even have been students at the school.
Police in Santa Clara were investigating two robberies committed about 15 minutes apart early Saturday morning and possibly by the same three suspects near Santa Clara University.
Authorities in Hercules are investigating the sexual assault of a transgender student in a restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on Monday.
The lawyer for the former leader of a small Northern California Indian tribe is asking the community not to prejudge the woman as she faces trial on allegations that she shot and killed four people and tried to kill two others at a tribal meeting considering her eviction.
A 57-year-old Newark woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and other charges for allegedly attacking her mother with a hammer early Sunday morning, police said.
The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.
The driver of a box truck has been arrested after a slow-speed chase across the Bay Bridge and along U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco.
Police have reopened Osgood Road in Fremont after a suspected drunken driving crash left a 4-year-old girl in critical condition this morning, a police sergeant said.
A man who was accused of grabbing a 9-year-old girl in a San Mateo elementary school bathroom last year and trying to take pictures of girls in a Daly City school bathroom in 2012 is scheduled to appear in court in Redwood City on Monday.