CLOVERDALE (AP) - A fast-moving wildfire prompted the evacuations of 300 homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains, while fire crews continued to battle a blaze burning close to a massive geothermal power producing facility in Sonoma County, officials said Monday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Farmers in central California are drilling more and deeper wells than ever before to pump water for their fruit orchards and sprawling fields following government imposed limits on surface water.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - A woman who authorities said led police on a pursuit along a Southern California interstate early Saturday and then fled into an apartment where she held her grandmother and baby at knifepoint has been taken into custody.
OAKHURST (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says one passenger was killed and 11 were injured when a tour bus carrying students from China hit a tree near Yosemite National Park and went down an embankment.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man who was left battered and facing assault charges.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) - Another wildfire, possibly sparked by a downed powerline, broke out Wednesday and forced the evacuation of buildings on a large central California military base where another blaze has been burning all week, officials said.