An association of national forest homeowners has presented its annual recreation advocate award to Mike Donald, a Plumas National Forest district ranger.

The FedEx tractor-trailer driver in Thursday’s fatal collision on Interstate 5 near Orland had a clean driving record with no history of violations, and officials are still investigating what may have caused him to veer into oncoming traffic.

With no apparent evidence of a fire before the crash, investigators said Sunday they are looking at cargo, drivers’ cellphone records and other areas of possible interest in Thursday’s collision of a truck and bus on Interstate 5 near Orland that killed 10 people.

ARCATA - The headline of the local newspaper here said everything in two words: Dreams Shattered.

The trip started in Los Angeles on Thursday morning with a minor fender bender, something the students gave little thought to as they headed off to visit Humboldt State University with dreams of being among the first in their families to go to college.

Investigators for the California Highway Patrol and other agencies cautioned today that discovering the cause of Thursday’s horrific bus crash will be a lengthy process, possibly taking between three to six months. Bit by bit, the names and backgrounds of the 10 people killed in the crash began leaking out Friday.

Modoc County voters soundly rejected an effort to remove District 4 Supervisor Jim Wills from the office he has held since January 2013.

San Francisco's ban on short-term rentals is turning out to have teeth, with people who rent out their apartments on websites like Airbnb facing fines and eviction.

One night almost five years ago, the manager of an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Fairfield confused a group of well-behaved African American customers with a separate group of African American patrons he said went nearly “out of control.”

Marcus Moore says his son, Mateus, and his girlfriend, Mickayla Friend, were complementary souls. She helped him with math. He helped her with other subjects. She played the alto saxophone. He played the tuba, trombone and guitar – and was learning piano.

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