A hybrid car that caught fire in the garage of a Corte Madera home set off an explosion that burned part of the home, nearly injuring the woman residing there.
An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.
Too few students forced the school board to close an elementary school near the site of the 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion.
A boater was hospitalized in a Northern California burn center after an explosion aboard his 30-foot vessel at an Alameda marina dock.
A chemistry researcher at the University of California, Davis who was injured in an explosion at his campus apartment last week faces 10 charges of possessing firearms and explosives.
Officials at the University of California, Davis say a junior researcher has been injured in a small explosion at an apartment on campus, and police have found chemicals inside the building.
Video of a mysterious object exploding in the sky above Sacramento baffled astronomers over the holidays. While some speculated the object was a UFO, weather experts said there is a down-to-earth explanation behind the blast.
A manhole cover explosion in downtown San Francisco Tuesday evening was caused by an underground vault fire, a PG&E spokesman said.
PG&E offered the money as a settlement, but refused to admit that it failed to maintain a safe gas system.
Police and fire officials detonated volatile materials found stored in a San Mateo home Wednesday, police said.