| Mar 6, 2014
"Pretty good week, huh honey?" says Jess (Java) Coffey as he spills his diggings on the counter of USB bank in San Andreas in front of teller Vernagae Lee....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Firefighters were making progress early Monday against a wind-driven wildfire in Northern California that has scorched 650 acres near a Gold Rush-era town and forced evacuations of 200 homes.
The blaze, dubbed the Oregon fire, started about 4:36 p.m....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Weaker winds and cooler temperatures allowed firefighters to make significant progress on a large wildfire sparked by an unhitched boat trailer near one of California's historic Gold Rush-era towns.
In addition to strengthening their containment line on...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:56 PM
John Livermore, an exploration geologist whose discovery of minuscule but highly valuable particles of "invisible gold" in Nevada in the early 1960s set off a modern-day gold rush in the state, has died. He was 94.
Livermore died Feb. 7 at his Reno home...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:50 AM
It sure seems like Samsung is clearly annoyed by the fact that rival Apple is getting all the credit for rolling out a gold smartphone.
The electronics company took to its blog to argue that it was first with a gold phone and that it wasn't following...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:48 PM
One Newport Beach family knows quite well the drive to strike it rich that was common during the California Gold Rush.
Sarajane Bartholomae, 67, and her four daughters — Kamme Hodge, 45, Korre Hartling, 43, Krista Hartling, 42, and Tori Hartling,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:09 PM
M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes.
His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
There's a rush for golden smartphones, and Apple and Samsung are scrambling to meet the demand.
Apple's gold-colored iPhone 5s, which went on sale Friday in the United States, quickly sold out at most locations. It's in such high demand that buyers...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
California, beware: Film producers are increasingly sizing up rivals in emerging regional production centers outside of Hollywood, from Pittsburgh to Atlanta.
That was the blunt, but all too familiar, message delivered at a panel Sunday at the fifth...