Two years after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever in the San Joaquin Valley farm belt. Farmers say they have no choice given cuts in surface water deliveries.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem has ignited debate. NFL players, coaches, and fans react to Kaepernick's controversial sit-down protest. Despite the controversy, Kaepernick vows to sit until he sees significant change regarding treatment of minorities in the United States.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked if President Obama, a well-known sports fan, would sound-off about Colin Kaepernick's sitting out during the national anthem. Earnest acknowledged Kaepernick's right to his perspective and expression, even if it is "objectionable."
On Sunday, Oct. 2, 2017, the suspects shown in this video removed and stole the tailgate off this truck parked in the 4000 block of North John Albert Ave., Fresno. The suspect vehicle is a newer model Chevy Tahoe of GMC Yukon. The video was originally posted to the Fresno Police Department's Facebook page @FresnoPoliceDepartment.
A Placer County Sheriff's Office deputy encountered a big bear sauntering down North Lake Boulevard in King's Beach, Lake Tahoe on Tuesday night, October 17, 2017. "Hey, big boy. Don't be breaking into any of them businesses," the deputy joked from his car.
Video provided by Meng Andrew Vang shows a three-alarm commercial fire near Peach and Shaw avenues in Clovis on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The fire, at a small shopping center, was behind the gas station in the foreground.
A California National Guard Black Hawk helicopter drops water on the fires east of Yountville in Napa County on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Cal Guard sent more than 2,000 aviators and ground personnel to support Cal Fire and the other firefighting agencies combatting the Northern California fires that are still burning.
DreamWorks Pictures’ "Thank You for Your Service" follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.
A Mississippi school district removed "To Kill a Mockingbird" from the 8th grade curriculum. The novel is included on the Library of Congress "Books that Shaped America" list along with other controversial titles. This is why so many of America's greatest novels have been banned.
A cat was rescued by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies Oct. 13 in a neighborhood of Santa Rosa that had been badly damaged by the Tubbs Fire. The deputies coaxed the cat from beneath a vehicle. According to reports, the cat’s name was Milo and its paws had been burned in the fire. Milo was reunited with its owner, Ed Ratliff, who lost his home in the fire.