Photo of Kern River in March 2017

One Dead, One Missing in Latest Kern River Drownings

BAKERSFIELD — Kern County authorities say the Kern River remains very dangerous even though water levels are dropping. The sheriff's office says a search is continuing Monday for a 32-year-old man who reportedly fell into the river near the mout...
Photo of the Merced River at high water

Valley Waterways Are Beautiful, Cold, and Deadly.

Going to Yosemite or a San Joaquin Valley's waterway this weekend? Be careful. We want you to come back alive. The combination of a huge Sierra snowpack and warming temperatures are filling creeks, rivers...