El Dorado County

Gold Country Wildfire

Sierra Foothills Wildfire Claims 5 Homes; 750 Evacuated Near Plymouth

A wildfire in Northern California has destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills.


Milkshake the cow has an identity crisis -- her owner says she thinks she's a dog.

Rescued El Dorado Cow Thinks She’s A Dog

Milkshake is visibly a cow in appearance, but the rescued bovine is more likely to exhibit the qualities of her canine companions.


Vernon 'Cody' Matthews. (Family Photo)

Search Underway For Missing UC Berkeley Student Hiking In Sierra

Search and rescue teams are scouring parts of El Dorado County for a UC Berkeley student who went on a hike on Friday and hasn’t been seen since.


(Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

NorCal Drought Forcing Rabid Skunks Into Populated Areas

Rabid skunks are on the rise and have been spotted in high numbers in Northern California. They are more aggressive and some have even gone after dogs.


A kayaker paddles at night (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kayaker Saves Livermore Family After SUV Plunges Into River

A kayaker rescued five members of a Livermore family after their SUV drove into the American River on Thursday, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.


Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace of Sacramento were found on February 15, 2012 after their car was stuck in snow in El Dorado County three days earlier. (CBS)

Bra Straps, Plastic Bag Help Couple Survive 3 Days In Sierra

Using items in their car and the clothes off their back, Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace beat the odds to survive being stranded in a remote Sierra wilderness for three days.


Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace of Sacramento were found on February 15, 2012 after their car was stuck in snow in El Dorado County three days earlier. (CBS)

Sacramento Couple Missing Since Sunday Found Alive In Sierra

A Sacramento couple reported missing Sunday during a trip to El Dorado County wine country have been found alive.


Doran Long

Richmond Security Guard Arrested After Shootout, Chase

The suspect in what appears to be a shooting by a disgruntled security guard at a Richmond apartment complex on Wednesday night was in custody in El Dorado County, authorities said.


One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

NorCal Headstones Marked With N-Word Replaced

Workers on Tuesday began installing new markers at a public cemetery near Sacramento where relocated Gold Rush-era gravestones had been marked with the N-word.


William Walter Asher was sentenced to life in prison for the 1966 robbery and murder of a San Francisco bartender. He escaped custody in 1975 and was found living in Central California on August 19, 2011. (FBI)

SF Bartender’s Killer Captured After 36 Years On The Run

After 36 years on the run, a felon convicted of robbing and killing a San Francisco bartender who escaped custody in 1975 has been arrested.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/22/2011