{FD} $11B California WaterFix project gets key agency OK, but still faces opposition

California's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state's water system.

{FD} Sheriff: It’s ‘financially better’ for cops to kill suspects than injure them

A California sheriff who's trying to beat his chief deputy and win re-election is fighting back after the release of a 2006 video in which he says it's "financially better” for cops to kill suspects than injure them.

{FD} ‘Shirtless’ daredevil draped in American flag climbs 200-foot crane in Hollywood

An American flag-draped daredevil, who climbed a 200-foot crane in California as thousands of stunned spectators watched, was taken into custody Sunday three hours after the dangerous display began, police said.

{FD} Body recovered near California cliff crash site, may be one of the missing Hart children

Authorities have recovered a body and are looking into the possibility that is one of the three missing children belonging to the Hart family, all eight of whom are presumed to have died when their SUV mysteriously plunged off a California cliff.

{FD} California deputy arrested for alleged ‘unlawful sex acts’ with 2 inmates he committed

A Northern California sheriff’s deputy was arrested this week for allegedly having “unlawful sex” with two women who were county inmates, police said.

{FD} Man linked to Sam’s Club blasts in California is arrested, charged, police say

Authorities in Southern California said Friday that they have arrested and charged a man suspected of setting off two explosives at a Sam’s Club store on Thursday afternoon.

{FD} Hart children searchers find cellphone near crash site, police say

A cellphone possibly belonging to a member of the Hart family, all eight of whom are presumed to have died when their SUV mysteriously plunged off a California cliff, was discovered Wednesday near the crash site, authorities said.