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.
A federal railroad oversight board has given approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start construction in the Central Valley.
A Merced woman is OK after crashing her SUV into an apartment complex swimming pool.
Starting on the road in the World Series is even more special for Doug Fister than taking the mound in Detroit this October.
Federal officials have given their approval to start construction on the first phase of California’s high-speed rail system.
Members of a Central Valley drug task force say they’ve seized millions of dollars worth of methamphetamine in what is believed to be the largest meth bust ever conducted in the valley.
Six Northern California cities made Forbes’ list of the worst places to live in the country, including Sacramento at No. 5 for the second year in a row, according to the magazine.
The California High Speed Rail Authority dealt a setback to proponents who hoped to see the bullet train zip through the Bay Area sooner rather than later.
The first segment of a $43-billion bullet train line between San Francisco and Anaheim will be built in the middle of Central Valley farmlands, far away from either urban center.