he severity of the drought has Santa Clara Valley water officials considering a dramatic proposal to increase their supply by shifting water north from the southern end of the Central Valley.
Kern County is the latest Central Valley government to sue the state over its $68 billion bullet train plan.
For the first time, California has penalized an oil company over illegal fracking activity after the discovery of a video showing wrongful dumping of the fracking discharge.
An inmate serving a life sentence is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central Valley prison, according to state corrections officials.
One man had his leg severed Saturday and four others were also injured as shrapnel from the demolition of a power plant flew into a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators that had gathered in Bakersfield to watch it come down.
Four Oakland teenagers, several of whom are believed to be cousins, were killed in a car accident in Kern County Monday afternoon, local authorities said Tuesday.
Morgan Alldredge had just finished her oceanography test when a classmate she knows well suddenly walked in the open door to her science class with a shotgun.
The Federal Aviation Administration said a videotaped skydiving sex stunt did not result in a violation of any regulations and the pilot wasn’t distracted during the incident over Kern County.
Federal education officials are investigating the California school district of a 13-year-old boy who committed suicide after allegedly being harassed by classmates because he was gay.