San Francisco police officer Ilya Faynshteyn responded to a report of a "belligerent homeless man" who had his pants down and was touching himself on Sunday. A student visiting the city was waiting for the bus when the tussle broke out between the two, and he recorded it with his cell phone as a couple of passersby also jumped in to help Faynshteyn. The San Francisco Police Commission approved new limits on uses-of-force in December, despite resistance from the police union.
Concerned citizens in Marysville, California are not waiting around to see what happens with the Oroville Dam spillway, but are gathering their families within minutes, loading up the car and flooding local gas stations as the prepare to leave town.
Sgt. Tony Turnbull, spokesman for Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, explains the circumstances around a shooting that involved a California Highway Patrol officer near Date Avenue in unincorporated Sacramento County on Friday, October 28, 2016.
A funnel cloud reached down and scoured the surface of Lake Berryessa on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, a phenomenon captured on video by bass fishing expert and guide Mark Allen, who was on his boat on the lake at the time of the disturbance.
At a Capitol rally on April 18, the University of California Student Association said the scandals plaguing UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi are indicative of misplaced priorities among university administrators more generally.
Caution: Explicit language. An anonymous reader shared video from the unfolding scene near the California Capitol building in Sacramento on Monday, April 18, 2016. The voice is that of the man in the silver Mazda blocking L Street. The car was covered in writing and had something attached to the fuel inlet. Police closed the street and evacuated nearby buildings while they negotiated with the man.
Caution: Extreme profanity. This video was shot by public relations consultant Mike Roth, whose office overlooks 11th and L streets, about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016. The voice is that of the man in the silver Mazda blocking L Street.
Residents of a Fair Oaks cul-de-sac say a burly mail carrier clubbed and stabbed a wild turkey to death in an unprovoked attack and threatened a resident who told him to stop. The Postal Service says it's investigating the report.
The Declaration of Independence has 1,458 words. But that's not a problem for Nathan Bond, a home-schooled 9-year-old. On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, Nathan recited the document, from memory, in front of the Fresno City Council, reportedly earning him a Guinness world record as the youngest American to do so. We don't show it all here, but what you do see is still awesome. (Jody Murray/The Fresno Bee)