{FD} Homeless encampments increasingly affecting California train traffic

The explosion of homeless encampments alongside California railroad tracks has led to chronic delays for the state's rocketing ridership, an outbreak of accidental fires and deadly collisions, frustrating executives who call the vagrants' presence "unacceptable."

{FD} More California cities may join fight against state’s pro-illegal immigrant policies

More local governments in California may join this week the statewide movement against the state’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

{FD} Backpage.com, CEO plead guilty in California, Texas and Arizona

The company behind Backpage.com, a website investigators have described as an “online brothel,” pleaded guilty to several charges.

{FD} Sarah Hart sent text days before discovery of SUV cliff plunge, friend says

One of the Hart moms who died when an SUV fatally plunged off a Northern California cliff last month had sent a text two days before the crash was discovered, saying she was so sick she might need to go to a hospital, 911 call records from Washington state say.

{FD} Jerry Brown bolsters National Guard but defends California’s sanctuary status

The governor of California accepted federal funds on Wednesday to beef up the state’s National Guard, saying roughly 400 members would be added to an existing program to fight transnational crime.

{FD} 2nd family may have perished in same California county as Hart clan, police say

A vehicle fell into a rain-swollen river and vanished last week in the same region of California's far north coast where a family that vanished during a road trip is last known to have been, authorities said.

{FD} Second family may have perished in California near Hart clan’s plunge, police say

A vehicle fell into a rain-swollen river and vanished last week in the same region of California's far north coast where a family that vanished during a road trip is last known to have been, authorities said.