The California Highway Patrol respond to the scene of an overturned truck hauling almonds on the southbound Highway 99 on-ramp near the intersection of North Chowchilla Boulevard and Road 15, in Chowchilla, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.
On August 21, a solar eclipse will pass over all 50 United States for the first time since 1979. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services answers all your questions about safely viewing the solar eclipse in California.
You don't necessarily need fancy equipment to watch one of the sky's most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that allows you to view the event safely and easily.
Obdulia Sanchez, 18, of Stockton, appears before judge David W. Moranda during a pre-preliminary hearing at the Robert M. Falasco Justice Center, a branch of the Merced County Superior Court in Los Banos, Calif., Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Sanchez has been charged with DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter for a crash that occurred on Friday, July 21, 2017, resulting in the death of her 14-year-old sister Jacqueline Sanchez.
Catheys Valley residents Ramiro Iniguez and his wife Soledad Pulido-Iniguez receive donations of clothes, canned goods, a picnic table and school supplies from the Merced County Sheriff Explorers in Catheys Valley, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
A Merced man who was a firefighter with the Santa Cruz Fire Department for about 18 years, and who was escorted by fire engines to his Merced home last month with terminal cancer has died. (Aug. 10, 2017) He was welcomed home on July 19.