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Governor Orders More DNA Testing in 1983 California Killings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death-row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Local Roundup: Rough start for Monterey County wrestlers at state meet

Valeria Ramirez was a bright spot in what was a somber start for Monterey County wrestlers in the state tournament Thursday, opening with a win for North County High in the first day of competition in Bakersfield.


A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Monterey County by Land, Sea & Air

If you're ready to experience natural highs like never before, you’re definitely going to love our list of activities and attractions. We've scoured the best-of-the-best outdoor adventures in Monterey County so you don't have to waste any precious time while visiting. It doesn't matter if you come f


One point ends season for St. Francis girls basketball in CCS D-V semifinals

WATSONVILLE — Who else would St. Francis High girls basketball fans want to have the ball in her hands with a berth to the Central Coast Section finals on the line but Janessa Yniguez?


Salinas police gang enforcement operation results in 197 arrests

SALINAS — A four-month gang enforcement operation concluded last week with the 197 arrests, the Salinas Police Department said. During Operation Triple Beam, officers seized 28 firearms, 702 grams of methamphetamine, 243 grams of heroin, 23 grams of cocaine and $25,023 in illegal proceeds. A total o


School bus is California couple’s ‘Little House on the HWY’

With Rich Tilford at the wheel and his road partner and love, Elizabeth Hensley, one seat behind, we are rolling down the road in what I call their magic bus when the luminescent Pacific Ocean bursts into view.


Missing California Woman Found Dead in Church Parking Lot

A California woman who went missing on Valentine’s Day was found dead on Feb. 20, authorities said. Brooke Harris, a 49-year-old mother-of-two, vanished on Feb. 14 in El Dorado Hills after calling her husband that morning.


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


One twin was a citizen, the other undocumented. A victory in California court for their same-sex parents rebukes the State Department

Ethan and Aiden were born in 2016 four minutes apart, coming from the same womb – a surrogate mom. They had the same parents, Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks, and the same toys and outfits.


California student challenges school over not being allowed to wear 'MAGA' hat

FRESNO (KSEE) - A politically active Central Valley student is told she can't wear her "Make American Great Again" hat on campus. She's now challenging the school district's decision, saying her first amendment right is being violated.


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


Bill Dodd says ‘absolutely not’ to idea California should take over PG&E

State Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, does not think California should take over PG&E. He fears taxpayers would be burdened the utility company's bankruptcy debt.


Bay Area forecast: ‘Atmospheric river’ storm may impact region next week

With the possibility of another “atmospheric river” storm hitting Northern California early next week, this February is shaping up to be one of the wettest ever in the Bay Area.


Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown

A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.


Roadkill could become legal to eat in California

SACRAMENTO (CNN) - A proposed California state law would make it legal for residents to road kill. That's right -- Senate Bill 395 would allow people who accidentally hit and kill wild animals on California roads to recover the edible portions.


Rancho San Juan High School hosts preview event for students, parents

SALINAS — The Everett Alvarez High School gym is often packed winter evenings with a roaring crowd of basketball fans. But on Wednesday, the gym was filled with a different type of team and fans. The administrators, teachers and staff of Rancho San Juan High School, which is set to open in the fall,


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.