A Pacific storm has left at least two dead as winds of more than 70mph battered the state and some areas received 10 inches of rain.Read the full story ›
Tens of thousands of people near California's Lake Oroville Dam were told to evacuate their homes amid fears the spillway could collapse.Read the full story ›
More than 180,000 people living below America's tallest dam have been evacuated over fears it could burst.Read the full story ›
Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson has reportedly been removed from prison and taken to hospital.Read the full story ›
It later transpired that the foam was in fact fire retardant foam from a malfunctioning fire alarm.Read the full story ›
The woman was found wandering the streets with the skull.Read the full story ›
Two police officers were shot dead and a third injured when they were called to a family dispute in California.Read the full story ›
A wildfire in southern California is continuing to rage almost unchecked - forcing as many as 80,000 people to flee their homes.Read the full story ›
A state of emergency was declared after the blaze spread more than 14 square miles in a matter of hours.Read the full story ›
A huge California wildfire that has scorched around 43,000 acres, destroyed dozens of homes and left one person dead was started by an illegal, unattended camp fire, authorities have said.
The so-called Soberanes Fire, which erupted on July 22 on the US state's famed Big Sur coast, was sparked in a section of Garrapata State Park.
US Forest Service spokesman Don Jaques said no arrests have been made at this stage.
More than 5,450 people have been battling the blaze and 2,000 homes remain under threat.
One person, a bulldozer operator hired by property owners to help battle the flames, died last week when his vehicle rolled over.