| Aug 17, 2009
| 9:48 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Firefighters are gaining ground on several wildfires burning across California.
A fire near the Santa Cruz mountain communities of Swanton and Bonny Doon was 65 percent contained Monday after burning 11 square miles since...
| Aug 15, 2009
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged residents to heed mandatory evacuation orders Saturday as 6,800 firefighters battled to control nearly a dozen blazes across the parched state.
Schwarzenegger met with firefighters at the Lockheed Fire in the...
| Aug 16, 2009
Hot, dry winds and high temperatures continued to fan wildfires across California Sunday, pushing firefighters into rugged terrain to contain the flames even as they watch for new blazes.
"We're very cautious," said CalFire spokesman Daniel Berlant....
| Aug 18, 2009
When the chickens arrived, clucking and pecking, in the rush of Saturday dinner hour -- Witch, Bootsy and five layers to be named later -- they transformed Pizzaiolo restaurant into the latest outpost on food's frontier.
Many urban eateries boast their...
| Aug 18, 2009
The price tag for fighting California wildfires during just the past few weeks has climbed to more than $60 million, with the fire season's peak months still looming ahead.
But in a state recently forced to make deep budget cuts, pay bills with IOUs...
| Dec 22, 2009
Eight people arrested after protesters vandalized the campus home of the UC Berkeley chancellor have not been charged with any crime and may never be, according to the Alameda County district attorney's office.
There is insufficient evidence to file...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 1:12 PM
LOS ANGELES - Ten hospitals in Southern California have been fined for alleged code violations that endangered patient safety.
The 10 hospitals are among 13 statewide that were assessed administrative penalties.
The California Department of Public...
| Mar 24, 2009
Pirkle Jones, a California photographer admired for his stirring images of migrant workers, endangered landscapes and social movements, including a controversial series on the Black Panthers at the height of their activism in the late 1960s, died March 15...