Large, catastrophic earthquakes causing larger death tolls and creating greater destruction are expected to increase in the 21st century, according to a newly published study led by U.S. Geological Survey engineering geologist Thomas Holzer.
A male victim was struck and killed by a Union Pacific Railroad Co. freight train Monday evening in Palo Alto, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.
A fire official says “excess hoarding” hampered efforts to rescue a 77-year-old woman from a deadly house fire in Hayward.
One of two people injured when a Golden Gate Ferry and a 22-foot motorboat collided in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday has died.
One died on January 11 and the other on January 13, said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, health officer for the Santa Clara County Health Department, adding the men, both 58 years old, had other health issues that were exacerbated by influenza.
Campbell police were investigating a fire that started early Wednesday morning after finding a body inside a burning storage unit.
One person was killed; three others were injured in three separate shootings that occurred in San Francisco’s Mission District Wednesday night.
The woman, a San Jose resident, was crossing North Jackson Avenue north of Alexian Drive around 6:20 a.m. when a southbound blue 1993 Toyota Tercel struck her, police said. She died at the scene.
The California agency that licenses residential alcohol and drug programs failed to identify life-threatening problems and did not do proper follow up to ensure that those issues were addressed following a fatality, according to a report by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes.
Two boys died after they were swept away in the waters of the Merced River at Yosemite National Park on Wednesday.