After a year of searching, Kristene Feldhaus identified the Tower Bridge Hero — who died 30 years ago trying to save people drowning in the Sacramento River — as her dad. She flew out to Yolo County on Tuesday to collect his remains and receive some long-awaited closure.
Dashcam footage posted by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office shows deputies responding to reports of a bear trapped in the back of a sedan parked in a residential driveway in South Lake Tahoe. An officer used nonlethal beanbag rounds to break the rear window, freeing the bear.
Neither of the men who died in a Sunday road rage incident on Interstate 5 had a valid California driver’s license, the California DMV says. One last had a valid license in 2008, the other had a Washington state license but never received one in California, DMV records say.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is approaching the confirmation process for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh all wrong, according to state Sen. Kevin de León, her opponent in this fall’s Senate race.
Six years after McClatchy and Washington Post freelance journalist Austin Tice was taken hostage by Syrian war zone terrorists, the Trump administration believes his case has “attention at the highest level”.
After more than a year of negotiations, Rocklin teachers will go back to work Wednesday without having signed contracts for the second school year in a row. The school district now says it’s preparing for a possible strike only a few days before instruction is set to begin.
Laborers Local 185 withdrew its appeal of a proposed corporate complex in North Natomas that is expected to be the site of Centene, a Fortune 500 health care company that may open a West Coast headquarters in Sacramento.
Researchers demonstrate how to alter ballots sent via email. The hack will heighten pressure on election officials in 30 or so states where email voting is permitted but it may be too late to fix the problem for November elections.
The bigger of the two Mendocino Complex blazes, the Ranch Fire has burned more than 300,000 acres, Cal Fire reports. The Ranch Fire became the first California wildfire to reach that milestone as of Monday evening’s update from Cal Fire. It is 305,490 acres as of 7 a.m. Tuesday.
For retired Visalia police Sgt. John Vaughan, the announcement Monday that a murder charge had been filed in Tulare County Superior Court against Joseph DeAngelo, the alleged Golden State Killer, was sweet vindication.
Mercy San Juan and Sutter Roseville shook things up this year on U.S. News & World Report’s list of top hospitals in the Sacramento region, claiming top spots that knocked Kaiser Roseville off the local list. UC Davis remains at No. 1; Sutter General, No. 2 and Mercy General, No. 3.
The remains of a 1987 John Doe, identified as James Wray Miller of Iowa via DNA comparison, were returned to his family Tuesday, Aug. 14. Locally known as the “Tower Bridge Hero,” Miller died trying to save motorists who had driven off the bridge.