Firefighters gained ground in recent days in the battle with a wildfire that burned 84 buildings and blackened 28,000 acres of dense forest in northern California.
One firefighter was injured during the night while battling wildfires that are causing evacuations in Northern California, a fire official said Monday.
Racing continued Friday at the northern California track where a jockey fell off his horse and later died.
Mary Cortani and her group, Operation Freedoms Paws, help veterans train their own service dogs in Northern California.
In 45 years as a service scheduler for a Northern California auto dealer, Art Tener learned how to stay organized. Even after retirement, Tener scrupulously kept up his calendar, noting appointments, daily chores, accomplishments.
People who have symptoms of depression in middle age may be at increased risk of dementia decades later, a new study suggests.
5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's. That number is expected to triple by 2050. But there's a plan in the works.
Ferry service between San Francisco and points north will be suspended Tuesday morning in anticipation of an expected protest, a regional transportation agency said.
This month, the Road to Rio is making a stop in the U.S. state of California to discover what cities are doing there to cut carbon emissions. CNN's Isha Sesay, Thelma Gutierrez and special correspondent Philippe Cousteau seek out the best green innovations in Los Angeles, including variety of new car technologies, a bicycle kitchen and smog eating tile. From there, Philippe Cousteau heads to northern California to check out how artists are giving garbage a whole new form and sense of respect. Then he heads to a community that is producing as much energy as it's using in Davis, California. Finally, his assignment really gets tough as he heads to Napa Valley to see how wineries are getting a green makeover. Meanwhile, Thelma Gutierrez visits one of the largest landfills in the country to see first hand exactly where our garbage is going. And Isha Sesay gets a behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Brothers studios to witness the newest green innovations they're implementing. Watch the show
A San Francisco man was arrested and charged with murder Sunday, two days after five people were found dead in a residence in that northern California city, police said.
Two pilots in northern California were lucky to be alive Monday after they escaped a midair collision without serious injuries.
A small plane and a helicopter collide midair near the Rio Vista Municipal Airport in California.
For some, the name "Williamsburg" conjures images of people wearing tricorner hats and churning butter. For others, the name brings images of people wearing skinny jeans and churning organic butter.
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
A week after the mass arrests of Occupy Oakland demonstrators following clashes with police, a more muted protest played out Saturday in the northern California city.
Oakland City Hall reopened Monday after municipal employees worked to clean up damage they said was caused over the weekend by Occupy protesters, about 400 of whom were arrested following clashes with police in the Northern California city.
Police in northern California said Friday that they now believe a woman arrested on suspicion of biting two children actually pinched them.
A Northern California woman was arrested on suspicion of taking a bite out of two kids in the children's section of a bookstore, police said.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company must pay $38 million for safety violations in connection with a Christmas Eve 2008 explosion and fire in northern California, officials said.
Anguished victims bombarded police dispatchers with frantic calls and pleas for help after a gunman opened fire on his co-workers at a Northern California quarry this month.
An eyewitness to a deadly workplace shooting at a California quarry frantically calls 911 for help.
A moving Amtrak train rammed into a stationary one in northern California, injuring 18 people, officials said early Thursday.
Three law enforcement officers patrolling a remote stretch of northern California woods shot dead a double-murder suspect whom authorities had been hunting for 36 days, a sheriff said.
An Amtrak train crashed into a tractor-trailer in northern California on Friday evening, causing minor injuries to some passengers, authorities said.
Sukhraj Beasla's parents boast that their successful daughter works at a bank. The problem is that it's all a lie -- she was laid off more than two years ago.
With grocery shelves seemingly stocked, many Americans still go hungry. CNN's Deb Feyerick reports.
The man behind the Muppets, Fraggle Rock and many of Sesame Street's most beloved puppets got a 21st-century shout-out Friday, in the former of an interactive "doodle" atop Google's main search engine page.
A video shows a parole officer searching the Garrido home without knowing Jaycee Dugard was being held captive.
Jaycee Dugard filed a complaint against the federal government Thursday, seeking compensation for what she called its failures to track the man who held her captive for 18 years.
The searcher who found the body of missing nursing student Michelle Le over the weekend in northern California knows personal loss herself.
Human remains found over the weekend in northern California have been identified as those of Michelle Le, a nursing student who was last seen in a hospital parking garage more than three months ago, police said.
Human remains were found Saturday in northern California during a search for a nursing student who was last seen in a hospital parking garage more than three months ago.
The Sonoma winemaker shakes off rejection to star in the next season beginning in January
A faulty pipe, flawed operations, and inadequate government oversight led to the 2010 Northern California natural gas explosion that killed eight people, federal officials said Tuesday.
Teams in northern California called in air power Sunday as they try to rein in a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park, a fire official said.
A gray whale that spent nearly seven weeks in a northern California river died Tuesday, a sad ending to attempts to get her back to sea.
Helen and Armando Rendón recently visited Tuscany, Italy, for the first time. Residents of northern California, the couple took part in the June 29 candlelight procession honoring massacre victims at San Pancrazio.
A Northern California man remained in jail Sunday after he was arrested for threatening the life of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, official said.
A report from federal judicial authorities released this week blasted federal probation officers in northern California for their handling of the case of Phillip Garrido, who admitted to kidnapping and sexually assaulting Jaycee Dugard over 18 years.
The majority of NASCAR drivers love everything about the Sonoma Valley in northern California. When they're not on the track at Infineon Raceway -- one of two road courses on the Sprint Cup schedule -- drivers take their families on lazy field trips into the rolling countryside, visit wineries and shop at those charming boutiques that seem to be around every bend. Yes, this is one race weekend that virtually every NASCAR wife circles before the start of the season.
A jury is faced with deciding whether the teen or her boyfriend killed Joanne Witt
The body of a 25-year-old northern California man swept out to sea while trying to photograph the tsunami's arrival from Japan last month has washed ashore about 380 miles away, in Oregon, officials there said Tuesday.
The body of a man swept out to sea during last month's tsunami has been found. KTVZ has more.
A Reno, Nevada, man is charged with four counts of murder in the deaths of four northern California women dating back more than three decades, authorities said Tuesday.
The Seattle artist Moxie makes sculptures out of felted wool that are, like her, desperately playful and mad.
One person died Friday in a chain-reaction crash involving at least 20 cars on Interstate Highway 80 in northern California, state Highway Patrol Sgt. Curtis Fouyer told CNN.
One person was reported dead and numerous boats and harbors suffered damage in the United States after the tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake off Japan swept across the Pacific Ocean at jet speed Friday.
A Virginia judge on Tuesday sent to a grand jury the case against a man accused of abducting a 12-year-old girl whose mother was later found dead.
The principal of an elementary school in Northern California was shot to death Wednesday, police said.
Police arrest a custodial employee in connection with shooting and killing a California elementary school principal.
Tony Smithers has been answering a lot of questions lately about marijuana. Over coffee at Ramone's Bakery & Cafe, he was polite but mildly irked to be fielding queries about a substance the federal government outlaws.
Wanted: Patient person. Physically fit, with basic knowledge of biology. Able to take pictures.
"I commend you for wanting to try the Cinder Cone trail," the park ranger said ominously at the visitor center of Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California.
A grand jury has indicted a northern California couple accused of holding Jaycee Dugard captive for nearly two decades, authorities said Friday.
In these dog days of our Great Recession, no one is feeling especially lenient toward taxpayer-funded fat cats. But what if that "fat cat" isn't some Wall Street banker (most of whom have paid back government loans with interest) but rather the retired small-town city manager in Northern California living on $261,000 or the 40-year-old former New York City cop who gets to collect $100,000 a year for the rest of his life?
In a city of ego, "deputy undersecretary at the Department of Education" hardly exudes power. When Bob Shireman, 49, came to Washington last year to work for the Obama administration, little did he know he'd be at the center of a regulatory maelstrom over for-profit colleges. His goals, which he met, were to switch the system of bank-based loans to direct government lending and to simplify student-lending forms. But he soon began a crusade to rein in what he and others saw as abuses in the industry. In May, when he announced that, as planned, he was resigning to return to Northern California with his school-age children for the coming school year, the industry rejoiced. The price of several publicly traded for-profit education companies, including Apollo Group (which owns the University of Phoenix), soared some 10%, and the sector overnight added nearly $2 billion in market cap. "It was pretty bizarre," Shireman says.
Alesaundra Tafoya's parents have been teaching their daughter about safety in their Northern California community, pointing out such safe havens as fire stations if she ever finds herself in trouble.
Alesaundra Tafoya, 3, ran to a fire station two blocks away when her father collapsed Friday.
It started out as a lovely summer night in northern California: an outdoor concert at a winery that's set among redwoods and that bills itself as "miles away but worlds apart."
Wells Fargo was ordered to pay more than $200 million in restitution to California customers for manipulating and multiplying overdraft fees, a federal judge has ruled.
A suspected bicycle-riding serial bank robber once ran a professional indoor soccer team, a police official in northern California says.
A suspect in a series of bank robberies in which the thief pedaled off on a bicycle has been apprehended, California authorities said Thursday.
A light earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4 shook southern California on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Heart attacks dropped by 24 percent in a large cross section of Northern Californians over the past decade, most likely due to less smoking, better blood pressure control, and lower cholesterol, a new study reports.
â¢ Ellen Pompeo, making silly and sweet faces at daughter Stella, as daddy Chris Ivery zipped around the racetrack in Sonoma, Calif., at the Oakley Learn to Ride Audi event. The Grey's Anatomy star doted on her daughter during the race, and afterward Ivery ran up to give Stella a hug. The family also lunched at famed restaurant the French Laundry and grabbed coffee and pastries at Bouchon Bakery during their Northern California getaway.
After a month in treatment, Sandra Bullock's estranged husband is seen taking his children to school
The first photo of her since the Jesse James scandal broke shows her hiking in Northern California, Entertainment Tonight reports
The battle over shelf space in the beer industry is about to heat up with the entrance of a new brand to the refrigerators at 7-Eleven. And it's the nearly 6,000-strong convenience store chain that is making the private label brew, called "Game Day."
The remains of a woman who disappeared 22 years ago in northern California have been found after the son of the woman's purported killer guided police to the site where her body was dumped, investigators announced Thursday.
Rescuers in northern California on Thursday found the body of Thomas Bennett, a climber who became trapped on Mount Shasta after falling ill.
Universities nationwide were recovering Friday, a day after protests over education budget cuts hit campuses from coast to coast.
The killing may have been sparked by her mother turning her diary over to police, authorities allege
Torrential rainfall unleashed flooding and spawned a rare tornado warning in California on Tuesday as a series of storms moved through, with more expected Wednesday and Thursday.
Higher temperatures are bringing some relief to the Southeast and should remain in place despite stormy weather expected for the coming weekend, weather forecasters said Tuesday.
Gary Bird of the Eureka Fire Department says the city is bracing for aftershocks after a 6.5 quake rocked off northern California.
Officials had power fully restored Sunday afternoon after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake off the northern California coast Saturday left thousands without electricity.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the shore of Northern California, leaving thousands of households without power.
Police believe Tylar Witt, 14, and her boyfriend may be the Bay Area Bonnie and Clyde
When it comes to managing the country's purse strings, Washington gets a failing grade from several groups of citizens and experts across the country.
Much of the United States was braced for severe winter weather on Monday, as a major storm hit California while an unrelated first round of wintry conditions snarled commutes in the Midwest.
After spending nearly 20 years as a Silicon Valley executive and entrepreneur, when Tom Hogan decided to start a charity, he knew one thing for sure: he wanted to run it like a business.
A seventh person has been arrested in a gang rape on a high school campus in northern California, police said Tuesday.
Psychologists weigh in on why witnesses to a gang rape might stay silent.
The alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old girl on the campus of Richmond High School in Northern California while 10 or more witnesses, most of them students, looked on has sparked familiar questions: "Why are our kids so messed up?" "Why didn't these students try to stop the crime?" "What's happening in our schools?"
Police arrested another teen Thursday, the sixth suspect jailed in connection with the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl on a northern California high school campus.
Five people are in custody after a 15-year-old girl is gang raped on school grounds. CNN's Dan Simon has the update.
Millions of Californians will duck for cover Thursday morning in one of the largest earthquake drills in the world.
Rain poured across parts of California early Wednesday, prompting a flash flood warning for southern acreage already torched by wildfires.
Californians are dealing with downed trees, flooding and mudslides as heavy storms continue to batter the state.
Split talk is premature, though one source says the couple have been "reevaluating" their relationship
Aerial images show the sheds where a woman missing 18 years and her two daughters were held.
From the time she was an 11-year-old, blue-eyed, freckle-faced blonde until she was a 29-year-old woman with two children, Jaycee Dugard was kept locked away in a backyard compound of sheds and tarps by a couple who police say abducted her.
Customers of the printing company knew her as "Allissa."
The Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has put out a campaign designed to raise awareness of the privacy implications of Facebook's developer platform.
Police in San Mateo, California, said Monday that "a potentially very drastic event" at a high school was averted when school personnel subdued a former student who walked into the school armed with pipe bombs, a chainsaw and a 2-foot-long sword.
A grand jury in northern California on Monday indicted a former Sunday school teacher on charges of kidnapping, murder and rape in the death of an 8-year-old girl.
Photojournalist John Torigoe introduces us to a man who turns old into new - including an iPod crafted from an old jukebox.
A wild fire scorched more than 5,000 acres in Santa Cruz County, California on Saturday.
Dry conditions and strong winds in California left much of the state vulnerable to massive fires, with blaze-starters ranging from a cooking fire at a drug trafficking operation to a bird flying into a power line.