California regulators are undertaking an unique experiment to govern water use for marijuana growers. The Sacramento Bee joined state officials as they visited sites with growers’ approval to issue instructions on water conservation and issue violation notices. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee)
Jennifer Pallone's son Andy, of O'Fallon, Ill., has a chromosomal abnormality called 15Q24, resulting in developmental delays, some mild orthopedic problems, a hole in his heart and low muscle tone, his mother says. He was the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with the disorder and he is the oldest in the world with it.
A central California "garrison" of the nationwide 501st Legion show off the elaborate, detailed and pricey "Star Wars" costumes they wear to fundraisers, special events, and extra-special moments like the opening of "The Last Jedi."
Heavy smoke has residents gasping for air as a huge Southern California wildfire explodes in size again, becoming the fifth largest in state history. Tens of thousands have fled their homes as wind-fanned wildfires throughout the region. December 12, 2017.
Ventura County Fire Department shot this time-lapse video of a plume of smoke collapsing and creating dangerous conditions on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, during the Thomas Fire. As the massive smoke plume generated by the fire continues to rise, it gathers heat energy from the flames below, Fire Capt. Brendan Ripley told residents in a meeting as reported by the Los Angeles Daily News. The unstable column of air can collapse at any time, resulting in dramatic 180-degree wind shifts that pose a major danger to firefighters, he said.
A timelapse video provided by the Ventura County Fire Department shows the plume collapsing at the Thomas Fire, creating dangerous conditions. When a column collapses, it creates a "downward rush of air in every direction ... spreading fire rapidly outward," according to the National Park Service.
The driver of an SUV struck two parked cars and a tree, then took down a streetlight before plowing into a West Granger Avenue house early Tuesday, Modesto police say. He was injured but the residents were not.
Europe's migration crisis is nothing compared to what it will be if world leaders don't do more to tackle global warming, California Governor Jerry Brown said Tuesday. He was addressing delegates at a climate change summit in Paris. Brown is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump's stance on the environment.
Parker Rogers, 14, submitted a story to Petco about how his rescue dog, Toby, instinctively learned to detect his seizures. The story won a $5,000 grant for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno from the Petco Foundation. Rogers' family adopted the Toby from Labrador Retriever Rescue.