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.