The body of retired Detective Sergeant Miriam E. Travis, 87, was discovered on Sunday in a freezer in the garage of a Riverside home after concerned family members called the police after not hearing from her for some time.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party's values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threats from "Trumpism."
A dad loses his eye after a homeless man slashed his face with a machete.
The couple set out for a hike with their 1-year-old daughter and their dog in the Sierra Nevada mountains and were all found dead several days later.
Firefighters are battling 15 blazes in California right now, and here's a look at three of them: The Cache Fire, the Caldor Fire and the Dixie Fire.
Matthew Taylor Coleman is accused of killing his 2-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter in Mexico with a spear gun because he believed they would become monsters, authorities said.
A woman was rescued after driving off a Santa Cruz cliff when a stranger opened her car door on Thursday, police said.
A date turned into a three-day nightmare for a woman held captive in an Oakland man's home, according to a stranger who said he helped her after she escaped.
If verified, the 130 degree Fahrenheit temperature would be among the hottest ever measured on the planet.
A bomb squad truck carrying confiscated illegal fireworks exploded unexpectedly, blowing out windows and destroying nearby cars in a South Los Angeles neighborhood Wednesday night.
Officials said a South Los Angeles explosion happened when they attempted to safely detonate homemade fireworks.
Two brothers from San Francisco say they have set a record for the longest highline ever walked in both Yosemite National Park and California.
The unnamed woman said she and the suspect, Alex Moreno, were being intimate last Friday when he accidentally reversed the truck at a high speed, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said.
A new video sent to KTVU shows luxury bag thieves brazenly running past a security guard who stood by while the crew stole $100,000 in merchandise from the Louis Vuitton store in the Stanford Shopping Center.
A man "inexplicably" had decided to climb into the shaft of a California vineyard fan and became completely stuck inside. For two days.
Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, 35, has been arrested after the body of her 7-year-old son was found in Las Vegas.
Alameda County Sheriff's deputies took Itzel Ramirez, 21, into custody. That's after they received a 911 call from a 67-year-old woman who said the Amazon driver punched her at least 10 times around the face and head.
A new viral video shows the moment a Bradbury teenager fended off a large bear in order to save her dogs.
A mass shooting at a Valley Transportation Authority rail yard killed nine people, including the VTA employee who opened fire, according to authorities.
A California judge has dismissed a murder case against a woman who delivered a stillbirth after consuming methamphetamine, saying prosecutors failed to provide evidence that she took drugs knowing that it could kill her baby.