Nevada County

A hiker is rescued by CHP using infrared cameras (CHP)

Rescuers Use Infrared Camera To Find Stranded Hiker In Nevada County

The California Highway Patrol has released dramatic video of a rescue in the Sierra foothills.


CalPERS has designated San Joaquin, Amador, Nevada, Sutter, Yuba and Yolo Counties as part of its Bay Area region. (CBS)

CalPERS Charging Central Valley Workers Bay Area Prices For Health Care

The Bay Area is typically thought of as nine counties. CalPERS, which handles benefits for state employees, sees it much bigger, including the Sierra Foothills and even areas north of Sacramento.


Police handcuffs, generic crime

Teen Arrested In Nevada County For Fatal San Francisco Stabbing

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for the fatal stabbing of a man in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood last week, police said Tuesday.


California Earthquake

4.8 Earthquake Shakes Truckee Area

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake shook a number of communities in the Sierra Nevada late Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


The Washington Nugget. (CBS)

Doubts Raised About Huge NorCal Gold Discovery

The story of the 8 pound Washington Nugget nestled in the Mother Lode certainly painted a pretty picture. But it’s tale as the largest chunk of gold found in modern California history may be its undoing.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/01/2011

The Washington Nugget. (CBS)

Modern Day Prospectors Search For Gold In Sierra

The price of gold is at historic highs. While the precious metal is hard to find, modern day prospectors are combing the Sierra Nevada.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011