A man and woman killed in a car crash in Madera County early Friday morning were driving a BMW reported carjacked in Oakland.
A federal judge has closed a Central California casino after an armed standoff between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables.
Crews battling a huge Northern California wildfire are bracing for hotter temperatures and erratic winds.
Four of five inmates were caught Saturday night, a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large.
According to one report, as yet unconfirmed, five inmates have escaped from Madera County Department of Corrections in the Central Valley.
California Central Valley farmers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would regulate the pumping of well water in California for the first time.
Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes that are under threat from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park.
13,000 homes and businesses have been ordered to evacuate as firefighters race to stop a second massive wildfire raging near the entrance to Yosemite National Park.
They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.
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.