Death row inmate Lawrence Bittaker, who in 1979 killed five teenage girls with accomplice Roy Norris, said he's getting afraid of death, and laments his "totally wasted life" during an interview in his cell.
Artist Stephanie Taylor recently visited Dutch Flat in the first of a series of stories and sketches about Main Streets in California. She drew this image of the fire alarm bell tower in Dutch Flat on a drawing program on her iPad. The image you see took about an hour to draw. This computer program automatically takes every single mark and transforms it into a time-lapse video.
During a historic speech in Havana Tuesday, President Obama acknowledged past struggles in Cuban-American relations, and promised a new chapter in the history of the two countries. "I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas," he said.
UC President Janet Napolitano tells The Sacramento Bee editorial board that she is appalled to confront yet another groping case at UC Berkeley, this one against UC Berkeley Law School Dean Sujit Choudhry. Choudhry, a renowned constitutional law scholar, took an indefinite leave of absence as dean after being sued for sexual harassment by his former executive assistant.
The Department of Water Resources has released a fly-over video of the State Water Project, the water storage and delivery system of reservoirs, aqueducts, power plants and pumping plants serving 25 million Californians and 750,000 acres of irrigated farmland. The video begins in Northern California.
Firefighters kicked down doors, caught babies and rescued wheelchair-bound adults after a massive fire tore through a DeKalb County apartment on January 3, 2018, officials said. The blaze at the Pine Tree Circle complex forced parents to jump from balconies and toss children as young as 1 month old to waiting firefighters below, DeKalb fire Capt. Eric Jackson said. "We were catching babies like a football," Jackson said. "Literally."
The passengers and crew of a shuttle boat were safely evacuated after the vessel caught fire in the Port Richey Canal in Fla. The vessel was ferrying customers to a casino boat. It was reported that 50 people on board had to jump in the water after the boat caught fire.
Recovery crews slowly made progress on Sunday, January 14, 2017, digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in Montecito, the California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides. Another body was found Sunday, bringing the number of fatalities to 20, Santa Barbara County spokesman Justin Cooper said.