California

What a rush! California couple finds gold coins worth $10M

It's thought to be the richest cache of coins ever discovered in the U.S. Minted in the 1800s, they were stuffed into eight cans and buried on a Sierra Nevada ridge.

Asiana Flight 214: Airline penalized $500K over crash

The fine announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation was a first: No airline has broken U.S. laws requiring prompt, generous assistance to the families of crash victims.

Biden gives a public nod to California's high-speed rail project

Vice President Joe Biden, an admitted "train guy," told new "Late Night" host Seth Meyers that Gov. Jerry Brown was "leading the country in having high-speed rail."

State high court assigns liability in liquor cases

Hosts who charge admission to parties may be held legally responsible if a drunken underage guest is hurt or injures someone else, California's high court has ruled.

Ex-tribal chair accused of killings faces hearing

Former Cedarville Rancheria chairwoman Cherie Lash Rhoades is accused of killing four people, including three relatives.

Transgender rights repeal misses California ballot

A referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students protections including the right to use the public school restrooms of their choice will not appear on the November ballot.

Giants say former athletic trainer has died

Barney Nugent, a former athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, died in Massachusetts Saturday. He was 61.

Buddhist group to protest Dalai Lama visit in SoCal

A couple hundred people are following the Dalai Lama's tour through Southern California to protest his ban on Buddhists worshiping the 500-year-old deity called Dorje Shugden.

California officers killed in crash remembered

CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow called officers Brian Law and Juan Gonzalez heroes and asked everybody in attendance to consider the families they left behind.

Heavy rainstorms due in SoCal this week, but drought persists

With storms starting Wednesday night, the coast could see 1 to 2 inches of rain and the mountains 4 inches before the weekend is over.

High-speed rail given extension to start spending

Federal transportation officials have extended the deadline that the California High-Speed Rail Authority has to start spending state money on the project.

Mono Indian tribe seeks protection of California watersheds in response to drought

Governor Jerry Brown has outlined nearly $700 million in measures to respond to California's drought. The proposed legislation outlines funds to recapture and re-use storm water, increase conservation, and get relief to the hardest-hit areas, including 17 communities at risk of running out of drinking water in the coming months.

Gov. Jerry Brown on his plan to ease California's water woes

California Governor Jerry Brown joined Take Two to discuss the state's drought situation, what he and President Obama discussed during his visit, and how he plans to address the issue.

Metrolink to become first commuter rail line with new safety system

The new safety system was mandated under federal law following a 2008 train crash in Chatsworth that left 25 people dead.

Gov. Brown proposes $687 million for California drought relief

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday proposed spending nearly $700 million to provide immediate help for communities coping with California's drought.

Central California meat producer closed by federal inspectors

A Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program has been closed by federal inspectors after failing to meet cleanliness standards.