Northern California

Northern California man injured in house explosion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California man who called 911 threatening to blow up his house caused an explosion that left him hospitalized with burn injuries. The El Dorado Sheriff’s department says deputies […]

03/29/2014

A laser pointer.

California man sentenced in laser pointer incident

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A Central California man accused of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said a judge issued the […]

03/10/2014

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Powerful quake shakes California; no injuries

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – An earthquake that struck offshore and rattled the Northern California coast has been downgraded to a magnitude-6.8. The quake about 50 miles west of Eureka on Sunday night was initially reported […]

03/10/2014

Photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)

2nd opinion planned for teen declared brain dead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California girl on life support after being declared brain dead was expected to appear with hospital officials in court Monday to announce the name of the […]

12/23/2013

Hannah and Tom Hepner of Quincy, parents of identical triplets, hold, from left, Abby, Laurel and Brindabella in a self care room at Sutter Memorial on Dec. 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The triplets were born at Sutter Memorial Hospital on Nov. 22, 2013 (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench)

Calif. couple conceives rare identical triplets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors at a Northern California hospital say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets. The Sacramento Bee reports Abby, Brin and Laurel Hepner were born […]

12/05/2013

GoldieBlox video posted on YouTube.

Toy company sues Beastie Boys over ‘Girls’ song

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California toy company is fighting for its right to parody a popular Beastie Boys song. Oakland-based GoldieBlox filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking permission to continue using a […]

11/26/2013

This undated photo provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department, shows Gene Penaflor. Penaflor, a 72-year-old hunter who got hurt in a Northern California forest, was rescued Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's Department)

Hunter found in California forest ate squirrels

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 72-year-old hunter who was lost for more than two weeks in a Northern California forest survived by eating squirrels and other animals he shot with his rifle and by making […]

10/14/2013

Bitten Calif. surfer says shark came from nowhere

  EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man bitten by a shark off the Northern California coast says he was having a great day of surfing when the great white “came out of nowhere.” Forty-five-year-old Jay […]

10/07/2013

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CA teen on trial for theft of chef’s sports car

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California teenager is on trial for the brazen theft of celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini sports car from a San Francisco dealership. Max Wade, who is 19 years […]

10/06/2013

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100 arrested at Northern California rave concert

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – More than 100 people were arrested at weekend rave in Northern California, mostly for drug offenses and drunkenness. Mountain View Police Lieutenant Chris Hsiung says most of those arrested at […]

09/30/2013

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