A Fresno firefighter is expected to recover after he was shot in the leg while trying to help paramedics responding to a call of a person in distress.
Winds had been blowing dense smoke plumes northeast into the Lake Tahoe area and Nevada but a shift Friday brought them west down to the San Joaquin Valley floor.
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California officials are recommending allowing a major expansion of the largest hazardous waste dump in the western United States, even though some residents blame the dump for birth defects.
A federal railroad oversight board has given approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start construction in the Central Valley.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Los Angeles have made some unusual seizures, including elephant meat, a dead primate and hundreds of handbags made from the skin of snakes, lizards and crocodiles.
A central California homeowner killed a robbery suspect with a samurai sword during a home invasion, according to authorities.
A man known on YouTube as “Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” has been identified as a suspect wanted in the beating death of a New Jersey lawyer, authorities said Thursday.
The rumor spread like wildfire via phone calls, text messages and social media postings and has persisted now for more than three weeks: Immigration agents are rounding up unauthorized workers in Central California farming communities.
A Fresno science museum is missing a boa constrictor, two ball pythons and a monitor lizard after a vandal broke in and made off with the reptiles.