UPDATE: 6:42 P.M. - The King Fire has grown throughout the day, and stands at 27,930 acres as of early Wednesday evening. - This article has the latest updates, a list of evacuation orders, as well as links to resources.
One new police officer and nine trainees entering the police academy have been added to the ranks of the Stockton Police Department. It's the beginning of a major hiring effort.
The Boles fire whipped through the small town of Weed destroying or damaging 150 buildings and leaving many residents homeless.
California lawmakers will not vote on an effort to delay a state regulation that critics say will drive gas prices up.
Continued drought brings drawdown of groundwater in California, other western states.