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San Joaquin County

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.

04/02/2014

A Kashmiri man sorts through walnuts for the domestic and overseas market in Srinagar on September 3, 2009. Each year, fresh and dry fruits including walnuts are exported from the Himalayan region with horticulture now representing the bulwark of its rural economy with annual revenues in excess of 500 million INR (10.7 million USD). AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Valley Thief Gets Away With 140,000 Pounds Of Walnuts

Authorities in California were trying to crack the case of a nut thief who made off with 140,000 pounds of walnuts.

11/07/2013

Speed Freak Killers Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine (CBS)

FBI Searches Abandoned Well For Human Remains In ‘Speed Freak Killers’ Case

The FBI has begun excavation of an abandoned well in Central California in a renewed search for victims of a pair known as the “Speed Freak Killers.”

01/07/2013

Michaela Garecht

DNA Test To Prove If Remains Found In ‘Speed Freak Killer’ Case Are Of Michaela Garecht

The mother of missing Hayward girl Michaela Garecht is hoping DNA testing will lead to closure in a case that has puzzled detectives for over two decades, and link the case to the infamous Speed Freak Killers.

10/11/2012

Speed Freak Killers Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine (CBS)

Dogs To Search For Remains In ‘Speed Freak Killers’ Case

Authorities say cadaver dogs will be used to search for human remains in dozens of dirt piles on an abandoned cattle ranch in San Joaquin County.

02/16/2012

Car Crash

Fatality Along Highway 12 Near Rio Vista Prompts Renewed Calls For Change

Highway 12, which stretches from Solano to San Joaquin County continues to catch the attention of transportation officials who say the road is not as safe as it could be.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/15/2011

Kyle Ramirez, 18, is escorted by deputies from a San Joaquin County courtroom where he testified in the trial of Anthony Waiters, for the allegedly abduction and false imprisonment of Ramirez, when he was 16-years-old. Waiters, 31, is one of four accused of torturing Ramirez and holding him captive in a Tracy home for more than a year. (AP)

3 Guilty Of Shackling, Abusing Tracy Teen Could Get 30 Years

A San Joaquin County judge is expected to decide Monday the punishment for three people who beat, burned and held a teenager captive for more than a year.

CBS San Francisco–12/04/2010