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Los Angeles -- A "no-burn" order will be in effect today across much of the Southland due to anticipated high pollution levels as colder and potentially wet weather approaches the area. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the order, which affects most residences in the South Coast ...
The civil complaint, filed in state superior court, alleges the Southern California Edison Company was responsible for causing the Thomas Fire that burned a state record 281,893 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. It also says the Montecito Water District Financing corporation was responsible in ...

The LA Galaxy announced today that top youth clubs from Southern California - Real So Cal, Pateadores, San Diego Surf, Legends FC, FC Golden State and LA Galaxy Alliance Clubs - have been added to the teams that will compete in the inaugural LA Galaxy Cup. The LA Galaxy Cup is the club's ...
Wanted: Volunteers, a.k.a. citizen scientists, to help count the number of bald eagles wintering over in Southern California -- no experience necessary. It's the 39th year that the U.S. Forest Service and California State Parks have organized the seasonal count to monitor how many eagles come to visit.
RIVERSIDE -- The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family's Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments. "Severe, emotional, physical abuse," ...
Val Zavala, anchor, producer and award-winning journalist, of KCET's "SoCal Connected" is retiring after three decades of covering Los Angeles. Zavala began her career at KCET in 1987 and has reported on critical topics in the region such as the election of L.A.'s first Mexican American mayor, Antonio ...

Southern California Merchant Sentenced for Huge tax evasion. A Southern California clothing store owner who failed to report tens of millions of dollars in sales has been sentenced for tax evasion. Jan. 17, 2018, at 6:49 p.m.. Southern California Merchant Sentenced for Huge Tax Evasion ...
PERRIS -- Thirteen malnourished siblings allegedly kept captive in filthy conditions by their parents in a Southern California home lived a strict existence with no social lives and no contact with extended family, two of their aunts said Wednesday. "They weren't allowed to watch TV. They weren't allowed to ...
January 16, 2018, 7:01 AM | police find a hidden horror in a Southern California home: a dozen children allegedly held captive, some chained to their beds. Also, Olympic champion Simone Biles comes forward to say she was also sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. All that ...
Southern California Edison is the subject of a disaster victim lawsuit once again -- this time from residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito, which bore the brunt of the damage from the rainstorms that slammed into the southern Central Coast in early January. The complaint against the utility, filed Friday and ...
While the weather pattern does not favor widespread heavy rain in the short term, the chance of rainfall does exist for mudslide-ravaged and vulnerable areas of Southern California into the fourth week of January. Recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of deadly mudslides in Montecito, Santa Barbara ...
We live in Southern California, a semi-arid desert ecosystem. Most of us are no more than beach-dweller wannabes who get close to water -- the ocean, a river or a lake -- by car or bike or bus. There is no possible way that we would need flood insurance, right? Well, consider Montecito. In addition to the ...
Housing is always a hot topic in Southern California, so real estate expert Tami Halton Pardee sat down with Eyewitness News for a look into what this year has in store for home buyers. ... A lot of people looking to buy in Southern California are eyeing Mid-cities such as El Segundo and Playa del Rey.
13, 2018, over deep partisan differences in a forum at the University of Southern California, with Democrats and Republicans breaking sharply on issues from President Donald Trump to health care. Cox said he supported building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, a proposal derided by California ...
The yellow-bellied sea snake discovered near the 18th Street lifeguard tower on Monday was the third report of the species in Southern California since 2015 -- and the fifth since 1972, said Greg Pauly, herpetological curator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Previously, the snake ...
Today's Southern California has clearly lost its innovative spirit, straining to emulate -- both economically and socially -- other models, whether that of dense New York or to reinvent itself as "silicon Valley South." Neither gambit has worked, or is likely to succeed in the future. Instead, the region must focus ...
A Cal Fire firefighter looks through a car next to a home that was destroyed by a mudslide on January 12, 2018 in Montecito, California. At least 18 people have died and hundreds of homes have been destroyed or damaged after massive mudslides crashed through Montecito, California early Tuesday ...

Southern California is basking in summer-like heat just days after a storm rolled through that caused deadly mudslides. The National Weather Service says Saturday temperatures were 10 to 20 degrees above normal in many areas. Los Angeles International Airport had a high of 86, breaking a 2014 record ...
BURBANK -- A driver who rode a wave of muddy water down a twisting street in his car during a Southern California flood said Thursday he is lucky to be alive. "I just got pushed down the side of a hill by a wall of water and mud," Desionne Franklin said in an Instagram video after Tuesday's terrifying ride.
(CNN) On the fourth day of the treacherous search for victims of mudslides in Southern California, emergency workers found the body of an 87-year-old man in his house, authorities said. The grim discovery came around noon on a day in which searchers were going through damaged and destroyed ...
A Delta IV rocket launch scrubbed Thursday was set for Friday afternoon from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. Click here for launch updates. The launch will be the agency's first in 2018 at the air base northwest of Santa Barbara. It is part of a mission for the National Reconnaissance ...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 still image from video, cars and debris that washed to the coast from storms and flooding are shown on a beach in Montecito, California. (AP Photo/Aron Ranen). By Abby HamblinContact reporter · Avalanches and landslides · Katy Perry ...
We're learning more about the 17 people killed in the Southern California mudslides. The victims who died during the storm and mudflows early Tuesday range in age from 3 to 89. Four were children. Several more people are still missing and authorities say the death toll could rise. "This is all I have, ...
People walk by a homemade sign that hangs in front of a home after a mudslide on Jan. 10, 2018, in Montecito, California. At least 17 people have died and hundreds of homes have been destroyed or damaged after massive mudslides crashed through Montecito early Tuesday morning. (Justin ...
Rare sea Snake Turns up on Southern California Beach. In a possible sign of ocean warming, a rare sea snake has turned up on a Southern California beach. Researchers announced Thursday that the venomous yellow-bellied snake was found by a beachgoer on Tuesday at Newport Beach. Jan.
After deadly mudslides tore through homes and businesses in Southern California, a drier pattern will assist cleanup efforts through at least the first half of next week. "A welcome dry period will continue in Southern California," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Faith Eherts. As property owners ...
"The key factors that make Southern California really susceptible to this kind of threat is that the mountains are tectonically active, so they're actively moving up," he tells O'Dowd. "That's creating shattered rocks and creating really steep slopes, and the vegetation and the climate in the area are adapted to ...
Southern California home sellers are starting 2018 like they acted for almost all of last year: In hiding! Any house hunter seeking an existing home in the four-county Southern California region should take notice: There haven't been this few options as a year began since 2013. Potential buyers must act ...
LAKE FOREST -- The body of a University of Pennsylvania student who went missing while home in Southern California on winter break has been found at a park and his death is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said on Wednesday. Authorities had been searching for 19-year-old Blaze ...
Thousands evacuated as first major rainstorm in a year hits Southern California. Montecito. Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times. Sheriffs deputies carry a body from the debris near Hot Springs Road in Montecito after a major storm hit the burn area Tuesday. Sheriffs deputies carry a body from the debris near Hot Springs Road ...
Storms dumping rain on the state have led to flooding and mud flows across a widespread part of Southern California and at least eight fatalities. In Montecito, strong downpours drenched the area overnight, resulting in a debris flow that ruptured a gas line. Several structures burned and the 101 Freeway ...
The California Highway Patrol blocks traffic from going up Kagel Canyon early Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, as a powerful storm soaks the area, which is under mandatory evacuation after the recent Creek fire. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News). By Brenda Gazzar | bgazzar@scng.com | Daily News.
Unrelenting rains have brought flash floods and mudslides to Southern California -- just weeks after thousands of acres in the region were ravaged by wildfires. At least 13 people have been killed by the mudslides, AP reports. An additional 25 people have been injured and search missions are continuing ...
Los Angeles -- First came the wildfires, which prompted mass evacuations across Southern California last month. Then came the rains, and the mud. Thousands more evacuated again, and at least 13 people were killed in mudslides Tuesday. mudslides loosened by torrential rain caused havoc around ...
The National Weather Service rain forecast from Monday morning through Tuesday evening. (Click for a larger image). Los Angeles -- Light rain fell on the Southland Monday, Jan. 8 in advance of an anticipated stronger storm expected to soak the region and raise the risk of mudslides in recent wildfire ...
A rainbow is seen over Ocean Blvd. downtown in Long Beach on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG). Expand. Rainbows appeared as a strong winter rainstorm hit Southern California Tuesday, Jan 9. Did you capture a picture of a rainbow from the year's first storm ...
14 California mudslide. 11 california mudslide. 13 california mudslide. 10 california mudslide. 09 california mudslide. 08 california mudslide. Heavy rains unleashed destructive rivers of mud and debris in Southern California, leaving at least six dead. Flooding also forced heavily traveled roads to close.
CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- First came the fires. Now come the floods. Heavy rains lashed the hillsides of Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, sending one boy hurtling hundreds of yards in a torrent of mud before he was rescued from under a freeway overpass. His father, though, was still missing. A 14-year-old ...
SANTA ANA -- A marijuana grower was convicted Thursday of kidnapping, torturing and mutilating a pot dispensary owner he mistakenly thought had buried $1 million in the California desert. Kyle Shirakawa Handley was found guilty of a 2012 assault that included burning the man with a blowtorch, ...
Southern California woman Sentenced for baby's kidnap Death. A Southern California woman who killed a 3-week-old girl during a bizarre child-stealing scheme has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Jan. 5, 2018, at 5:05 p.m.. Southern California Woman Sentenced for Baby's Kidnap Death ...
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) -- Southern California authorities are looking for a University of Pennsylvania student who vanished this week while home on winter break. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein was last seen around 11 p.m. Tuesday while entering a ...
The first significant storm of the winter season may bring drenching rain and heavy mountain snow to the southwestern United States, including Southern California, next week. the weather pattern began to change across the region during the first few days of 2018 as a small amount of moisture began to ...
SAN BERNARDINO -- A 70-year-old, off-duty sheriff's deputy braked to avoid two dogs and was rear-ended by a driver who then got out and delivered a fatal punch, police said Wednesday in announcing a murder charge against the man. The attack occurred on New Year's Eve and San Bernardino ...
Mountain lions that kill pets and livestock in Southern California will no longer be automatically targeted for death. ... The policy applies to the Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountain ranges in Southern California, where small and genetically isolated populations of cougars are hemmed in by freeways and ...
Southern California is seeing one of its driest starts to the water year in decades. copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times · Southern California's water year has been nearly bone dry so far, making some history. EDITION: California | U.S. & World · Local · Entertainment · sports · politics · Opinion · Place An Ad · 55°
Southern California authorities say a 75-year-old retired sheriff's deputy has been wounded after a gunman knocked on his front door and opened fire through ... (AP) -- A gunman knocked on the front door of a Southern California home early Thursday and after a brief conversation opened fire through a ...
After big wildfire losses, Southern California braces for new threat -- mudslides. Southern California officials ... A winter storm is forecast to strike next week in Southern California that could bring up to 4 inches of rain and result in mudslides or flooding in some wildfire-scarred areas. Crews were scrambling ...
After a battery of tests, my father lies in one of the many segregated rooms that have mushroomed at local hospitals in the last two weeks to handle what has become a stunning spike in flu cases. Realize that this season's flu is no simple virus, the kind that makes you wonder if you ate something bad the ...
Like many in Southern California's large Iranian expatriate community, the 24-year-old has less in common with those demonstrating in Iran today than with people who supported the 2009 protests known as the Green Movement. Those demonstrations were largely driven by educated, middle-class ...
2 Suspects, 1 With knife, Hold up Southern California Bank. Southern California authorities say a pair of robbers, one wielding a knife, held up a bank in Orange County. Jan. 3, 2018, at 8:45 a.m.. 2 Suspects, 1 With Knife, Hold up Southern California Bank ...


 

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