Sinking

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Groundwater Pumping In Drought-Parched Central Valley Has Land Sinking Fast

Vast areas of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.

08/19/2015

A view of the water on San Francisco Bay.   (Credit, Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Sheriff’s Deputies Swim For Shore After Boat Sinks Near Bay Point

No deputies were injured when a sheriff’s office patrol boat began taking on water and sank near Bay Point on Wednesday morning, a sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.

07/02/2015

Mud Cracks

California’s Central Valley Sinking Faster Than Ever Before As Farmers Drill For Water During Drought

California’s Central Valley is sinking at a rate never before seen during the state’s historic drought, and farmers are shouldering some of the blame for the damage that sinking is causing.

04/26/2015

A Coast Guard vessel. (CBS)

3 Commercial Fishermen Rescued From Sinking Boat Off Sonoma Coast

Three commercial fishermen were rescued on Monday morning when their 34-foot vessel struck a rock and started sinking near Salt Point on the Sonoma Coast.

03/25/2014

One of several Lake County homes damaged by moving earth. (CBS)

Homeowners Blame County For Sinking Lakeport Subdivision, File Claim

For months homeowners agonized as houses in their subdivision sank one-by-one into a hilltop. It got so dangerous that the U.S. Postal Service refused to deliver mail.

07/17/2013

A Coast Guard vessel. (CBS)

Boating Family Feared Missing Off Monterey Coast After Abandoning Ship

Crews planned to search by sea and air through the night Monday as they ramped up efforts to find a husband, wife and two young children who sent a series of distress calls saying their sailboat was sinking far off the Central California coast.

02/25/2013

A group holding a bachelor party on San Francisco Bay had to be rescued after their boat started to sink near Pier 39 on October 12, 2012. (CBS)

SF Bay Bachelor Party Cut Short After Boat Starts Sinking

A group holding a bachelor party was forced to cut short their celebration on San Francisco Bay Friday night, after their boat started to sink.

10/13/2012

The missing port hole from the USS Maine (CBS)

Oakland Thieves Make Off With Relic From USS Maine

A group of unusually determined thieves has stolen from an Oakland park a five-foot-tall brass port hole that once graced a 19th Century battleship.

CBS San Francisco–05/16/2011