The Sand Fire is holding at 3,800 acres, with 50 percent containment. Fifty-one structures have burned, including 13 residences. The fire began Friday near Highway 49 and Sand Ridge Road at the Amador-El Dorado county line. UPDATE: 10:05 p.m.
A school bond measure passed the California Assembly without opposition earlier this year. But it’s far from clear whether lawmakers can win Governor Jerry Brown’s support to place it on the November ballot.
New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California.
This year's California State Fair ended on a high note.
A proposed pilot program could allow paramedics in California to make non-emergency visits to people recently released from hospitals.
A bill pending in the California legislature would extend welfare and food stamp benefits to some immigrants legally living in the state.