Full containment was expected by Monday, though wind gusts of up to 35 mph forecast for Friday night could complicate the firefight.
The blaze broke out Monday during a statewide heat wave that brought witheringly low humidity and temperatures in the upper 90s.
The blaze in a rugged area about 30 miles south of San Jose destroyed two houses and charred more than 3 square miles of dry brush and timber.
Organic producers in California are pleased a new law will reduce their paperwork and fees for state
Crews braced for another day of witheringly low humidity and temperatures in the upper 90s.
About a dozen youngsters competed in a special class at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, Calif., for calves and steers that were born and bred within the county. Local cattlemen sponsor the project to keep the youth involved in the area's beef...
Farmers dug about 2,500 wells in the San Joaquin Valley last year alone.
Firefighters battling the blaze in steep terrain braced for another day of temperatures in the high 90s and strong winds.
California's Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual are hosting a series of meetings for crew bosses on how to teach employees to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid, which can carry the deadly tree disease...
Telone is the third most commonly used pesticide in California.
The University of California and the California Rice Research Board are teaming to create a $1 million endowed chair for rice research, which will provide ongoing funding for projects to improve rice quality and boost grower efficiency.
The cost does not include the actual damages done by the fire like destroyed homes, only the costs of extinguishing and containing it.
Weather forecasters are backing off their prediction of a La Nina, which would favor cooler storms aimed at the Pacific Northwest. Instead, neutral oceanic conditions portend uncertainty in terms of weather throughout the West in the months ahead.
Jim Morris' ranch in Etna, Calif., has been in his wife's family since the 1850s, and has for decades been involved in research projects that prmote sustainable farming.