New court documents show the suspect accused of causing the death of Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson drove off at a very high speed and told investigators he would "do whatever it took" to avoid capture by police.
After more than a year of work, the National Park Service on Wednesday pulled the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz, showing off $3 million in improvements to the sally port, guardhouse, library, schoolhouse and other historic areas.
A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.
New flames ignited in drought-stricken Washington state, not far from where a destructive wildfire reduced homes to rubble. Crews also are battling blazes in California and Nevada.
Los Angeles County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a Palmdale couple charged in the beating death of the woman's 8-year-old son.
Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its ranking as the eighth-largest economy in the world.
The Kern County Fire Department on Wednesday outlined the times when use of fireworks is permitted.
A grass fire was held to 3 acres and contained within a half hour Wednesday in the Tehachapi area.
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting death over the weekend.
Family, friends and fellow officers gathered Wednesday afternoon for the funeral of Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson.
An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
California cities hit record conservation during the drought after cutting water use 29 percent in May, according to data released by a state agency Wednesday.
Kern County firefighters found a brush fire Wednesday morning while responding to a crash on Highway 178, about 4 miles east of the mouth of the canyon.
Two pedestrians, a 17-year-old boy and a 69-year-old man, were struck and killed by vehicles within a week of each other in Bakersfield.
Emmanuel Body, 28, is accused of killing a man during a fight Monday night.