Aug 21, 2014 — Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
Aug 18, 2014 — This third-largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.
Aug 12, 2014 — The actor was found in his bedroom by his personal assistant in California, law enforcement said Tuesday. Police say Williams had been seeking treatment for depression.
Aug 7, 2014 — Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
Aug 4, 2014 — One person was killed Sunday when a mudslide buried a car. Officials told people in two communities and in a campground to shelter in place.
Aug 1, 2014 — Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.
Jul 31, 2014 — Commentator Barbara J. King says the book Farmageddon offers useful advice on how to take a stand against industrialized animal farming in the fight to forge a better future for our planet.
Jul 30, 2014 — Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.
Jul 23, 2014 — The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.
Jul 20, 2014 — The state is experiencing the worst drought in decades, but water consumption in the southern coastal region is actually higher than in previous years. New rules and incentives aim to change that.