Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.
California air quality officials are considering giving small trucking operations more time to comply with new rules to clean up diesel emissions.
The U.S. Postal Service will feature a close-up, black-and-white photograph of Harvey Milk on its commemorative stamp of the California politician and gay rights icon.
A suspected drunk driver plowed into a woman pumping gas, launching her into the air and causing her major injuries.
A truck driver was trapped overnight and flown to a hospital Monday morning after a crash in a remote area east of Bakersfield.
Kern County authorities are warning sweepstakes cafe operators to keep their gaming businesses closed, even with modifications.
In Kern County, Sheriff Donny Youngblood worries that county jails built to hold criminals for no more than a year are now housing inmates for a decade or more. Brown has proposed modifying his realignment law so that inmates sentenced to more than 10 years would again serve their time in state prisons, but Youngblood thinks the sentence length should be shorter.
Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.
The average price of regular in California is now $4.16, up 19 cents from two weeks ago.
What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers.
Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
A 65-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while relaxing on a sofa.
Sick children and their families at Memorial Hospital's Lauren Small Children's Medical Center got a special visit Saturday from the Dewar's family, a name synonymous with ice cream and candy in Bakersfield and around the country.
Saturday's 11th annual Cruisin' for a Wish Car and Motorcycle Show at the Kern County Fairgrounds will help grant more of these very special wishes.
The sentence for a local man responsible for a deadly drunk-driving accident drew a flood of frustration from the public.