HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police officers shot and killed an armed man in the sand in front of dozens of terrified witnesses, many who had gathered at Huntington Beach for the U.S. Open of Surfing. Officers responding to reports of a man with a gun made contact with him Saturday afternoon and when he refused to comply with numerous commands they opened fire, the city's police spokeswoman Jennifer Carey said in a statement.
Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people near Shasta Lake in Northern California Firefighters were gaining the upper hand Sunday on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people and destroyed more than 100 buildings near Shasta Lake in Northern California Lighter winds and cooler temperatures slowed the Fawn Fire as it moves toward the shores of California's largest man-made lake and away from populated areas north of the city of Redding allowing crews to increase containment to 35%, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — K.J. Choi shot a 4-under 68 Saturday for a two-stroke lead over Alex Cejka and Bernhard Langer after two rounds of the PGA Tour Champions PURE Insurance Championship. Choi followed an opening 67 with a bogey-free round that included three birdies on the front nine and one on the back at Pebble Beach.
The former pastor of a church in Orange County, Calif. was sentenced Friday to 14 years in federal prison for his role in a massive investment scam that took in more than $33 million from investors. U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton sentenced 39-year-old Kent R.E. Whitney to 168 months behind bars for masterminding a scheme to defraud investors through the Church of the Healthy Self (CHS), a non-profit corporation, and its related entities, including CHS Asset Management, Inc.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is officially shut down for the season. The three-time AL MVP suffered a calf strain on May 17 and hasn’t returned to the lineup since. The original prognosis was six to eight weeks of rehabilitation, but the injury was worse than originally thought.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — When the game was on the line, Fresno State kept going to a familiar formula. Jake Haener threw four TD passes in the second half to Jalen Cropper and No. 22 Fresno State rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat winless UNLV 38-30 on Friday night.
***UPDATE*** PORTERVILLE, Calif. (FOX26) — A Visalia man is now charged with murder after a crash that caused the death of a 57-year-old man. On September 23, Dominic Casarez was charged with second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, hit and run causing death, driving on a suspended license, and driving without an ignition interlock device (IID).
A former California police officer has been indicted for allegedly stealing a dead woman's credit cards, prosecutors said. A grand jury in Orange County, Calif., indicted former Orange County Sheriff's deputy Steve Hortz for stealing the credit cards of a woman he found dead in her home, the Orange County District Attorney's office said in a statement.
Person dies of injuries after Mission District shooting Person dies of injuries after Mission District shooting Person dies of injuries after Mission District shooting San Francisco police are investigating a shooting in the Mission District Friday morning that left one person dead and a nearby school rattled. Officers were called to the area of 17th and Folsom streets for a reported shooting around 11:49 a.m. and found a male of unspecified age suffering from a gunshot wound, officials said.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police shot a woman in the shoulder earlier this week in Southern California after they kicked in her door hearing noises inside following her 911 call to report an armed man in her apartment, authorities said Friday. The woman was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after the shooting on Monday in the city of Riverside, east of Los Angeles.
On the super-remote southern end of the Lost Coast, the Usal Beach campground in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park is only accessible through a steep, one-lane dirt road. The place is popular with weekend warriors who arrive in expensive 4x4s and proceed to build bonfires, set off fireworks, throw multi-day raves, off-road recklessly and camp on the beach — all of which are illegal.
REDDING, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric was charged Friday with manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes, prosecutors said. It is the latest action against the nation's largest utility, which pleaded guilty last year to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a 2018 blaze ignited by its long-neglected electrical grid that nearly destroyed the town of Paradise and became the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century.
The Shasta County district attorney's office has filed 31 criminal charges against Pacific Gas & Electric for its role in the 2020 Zogg fire, which killed four people and destroyed more than 200 buildings last year, officials announced Friday. The charges include 11 felonies and 20 misdemeanors, as well as multiple enhancements, Dist.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass is planning to run for mayor of Los Angeles, according to reports Friday. Several sources told both Politico and the Los Angeles Times Friday that Bass is planning a mayoral run in the 2022 election. Rep. Karen Bass attends a campaign event with Calif.
Shasta County D.A. hits PG&E with involuntary manslaughter charges over 2020 Zogg Fire FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, a house burns on Platina Road at the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif. California's largest utility company said its equipment might have caused a fatal wildfire last month in a county in the northern part of the state, the Mercury News reported Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.
Thousands of people are under evacuation orders and many others are on notice to be ready to flee as a destructive wildfire raged in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north. A woman suspected of starting the Fawn Fire was under arrest, authorities said. The fire in the Mountain Gate area north of the city of Redding covered more than nine square miles and was 10% contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
Explosive Fawn Fire destroys more than two dozen homes Explosive Fawn Fire destroys more than two dozen homes Updates: See Cal Fire's Shasta-Trinity Unit Twitter feed. Evacuations: Visit the Shasta County Sheriff's Twitter feed. Map: Find an evacuation map at ZoneHaven. A California wildfire, located 225 miles north of San Francisco near Redding, spread wildly Thursday afternoon.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Astros right-hander Zack Greinke was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night and placed on the 10-day injured list with neck soreness. Greinke, who missed 12 games earlier this month while on the COVID-19 list, is 11-6 with a 4.11 ERA in 29 starts for Houston.