Palo Alto saw a significant increase in home burglaries last year, police said, driven largely by the allure of gold.
The Oakland Museum of California released photos Wednesday of an 19th century artifact stolen from the museum last week in the hope of recovering it.
Oakland Museum officials Wednesday announced a $12,000 reward for the safe recovery of a Gold Rush-era jewel box that was stolen from the museum during a break-in on Monday.
A judge in Nevada has declared a substitute teacher in San Rafael the sole heir of a gold coin fortune worth $7.4 million.
With the price of the metal near historic highs, hovering around $1,700 an ounce, the first large-scale hard rock gold mining operation in a half-century is coming back to life.
California investigators were looking for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a Central Valley museum during a brazen daytime robbery.
Authorities are searching for burglars who stole more than half a million dollars worth of diamonds, cash and other valuables from a home in an upscale Hercules neighborhood.
Former employees of a gold buying firm are revealing tricks of the trade they say are meant to rip off customers, following a CBS 5 undercover investigation.
The tight economy is forcing a lot of people to sell their family heirlooms, especially their gold. But one of the largest operations, setting up shop at hotels across the country, is being accused of fraud.
Events marking the 106th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire hit a snag overnight when the annual ceremony to gild the hydrant credited with helping save the Mission District was painted the wrong color.