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  • 8 children hurt, 2 critically, by falling tree in Pasadena

    July 28, 2015 10:20 PM

    PASADENA, CA - Fire officials in Southern California say a 75-foot-tall tree that fell near a children's museum has injured eight kids, two of them critically. There's no word on what caused the pine to uproot around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Pasadena. City fire spokeswoman Lisa Derderian says the kids... more »
  • "Snowbird Bandit" is retired cop

    July 23, 2015 8:54 PM

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARTIA, CALIFORNIA- A retired Los Angeles police detective is accused of being the "Snowbird Bandit" who knocked off several banks and his family helped turn him in. Randolph Bruce Adair is 70-years-old and was busted for five robberies this year. He was booked into the Orange County... more »
  • California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

    July 20, 2015 3:19 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought. The move announced Monday targets a group of Central Valley farmers. The State Water Resources Control Board said it's proposing the first fines of this kind for a water district with century-old... more »
  • Police arrest father of girl found dead with 4 others

    July 19, 2015 2:37 PM

    MODESTO, Ca. - Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in the deaths of his daughter, two other girls and two women whose bodies were found in a California home. Modesto police spokeswoman Heather Graves says Martin Martinez was detained in San Jose early Sunday and has been booked... more »
  • In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites

    July 8, 2015 3:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The long-expected moment when Latinos surpass whites as California's largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in late June, Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014. As of July 1,... more »
  • Tom Selleck accused of stealing water for California ranch

    July 8, 2015 1:25 PM

    VENTURA, Calif. - A lawsuit accuses actor Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his ranch in drought-stricken Southern California. A Ventura County water district claims a tanker truck filled up at a hydrant on more than a dozen occasions and hauled... more »
  • Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

    July 6, 2015 3:39 PM

    MONTEREY - Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation. Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday it appears the dogs died of smoke inhalation. He says a cause for... more »
  • California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

    June 30, 2015 1:15 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The governor of California has signed a contentious bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown says in a statement Tuesday that science clearly shows vaccines dramatically protect children against infectious diseases. The bill strikes California's personal belief exemption... more »
  • Sheriff admits wrong imprisonment

    June 29, 2015 8:50 PM

    MERCED, CA - A sheriff admits a mistake of arresting a teen on a warrant for a murder charge he had already been cleared of, and he's looking into what went wrong. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke says Jacob Tellez spent the night in jail over the weekend after... more »
  • Grateful Dead going on final tour

    June 27, 2015 6:37 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead are getting ready to launch their farewell mini-tour in Northern California, where the legendary jam band got its start 50 years ago. The first of the Dead's five "Fare Thee Well" shows is scheduled for Saturday night at... more »
  • World's ugliest dog?

    June 26, 2015 9:12 PM

    PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA- If a dog could be described as the "Hunchback of Notre Dame", Quasi Modo would fit the bill. But he'll take the title of the world's ugliest dog if the votes hold for him. He's a ten-year-old pit bull Dutch shepherd mix who's a bit overweight and... more »
  • 66 surfers set record for most people riding a board at once

    June 22, 2015 11:38 AM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - Sixty-six surfers have set a world record for most people riding a board at once. Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach on Saturday. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1MVDajG) the 66 surfers... more »
  • California oil spill cleanup costs $69 million

    June 10, 2015 4:25 PM

    GOLETA, CA - The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far. Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the costs are running at $3 million a day, and there's no timetable... more »
  • California high school student missing after SAT exam

    June 7, 2015 6:40 PM

    ARCADIA, Calif. - Police are looking for a 16-year-old California high school student who went missing after she was dropped off to take her SAT exam. Arcadia police say Mira Hu's parents couldn't find her when they went to pick her up at Arcadia High School, where she was dropped... more »
  • Sharper back in court Friday

    May 29, 2015 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape in... more »
  • Mountain lion captured near homes released into wild

    May 19, 2015 11:32 AM

    SAN MATEO, CA - Authorities say a mountain lion spotted three times in a residential area south of San Francisco has been captured and released back into the wild. Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Tuesday that the animal was safely sedated and then... more »
  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    May 6, 2015 4:54 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA.- California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules Tuesday forcing cities to limit watering on public property and encouraging homeowners to let their lawns die. The mandatory... more »
  • California man says he punched a trespassing bear on snout

    May 1, 2015 6:11 AM

    MEADOW VISTA, CA.- A Northern California man says he punched a trespassing bear on the snout to send the bruin fleeing from his property. Carl Moore tells the Auburn Journal he acted on his boxer instincts when the bear rose up on two legs and turned toward him and his... more »
  • U.S. judge postpones Durst weapons charge until September

    April 21, 2015 2:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set the date for Sept. 21 on Monday. Durst is charged with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. Durst's attorneys asked... more »
  • 6 people arrested in 2 states in terrorist probe

    April 20, 2015 3:51 AM

    ST. PAUL, MN - Federal authorities say six people have been arrested in Minnesota and California in connection with a terrorism investigation. A spokesman for the Minnesota U.S. Attorney's Office says the arrests were made Sunday in Minneapolis and San Diego but there is no threat to public safety. Spokesman... more »
  • Gas-line blast closes California highway, injures at least 3

    April 17, 2015 6:13 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Authorities say a large explosion has closed sections of a major highway in Central California and injured at least three people. The California Highway Patrol reported Friday afternoon that the explosion halted traffic on both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 99 north of Fresno. Tony Botti... more »
  • World's oldest active pilot

    April 15, 2015 7:54 PM

    PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA- The oldest active pilot in the world lives in Northern California at 95-years-old according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Peter Weber, Jr. took on a flight last month at 95 years, 4 months and 23 days old. He flew three looping circles around the airfield... more »
  • Attorney: Deadline to extradite Durst coming next week

    April 7, 2015 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Robert Durst's attorney says the real estate heir is willing to pay extradition costs to face a murder charge in California. A deadline to extradite Durst is coming next week, but a prosecutor told Magistrate Harry Cantrell on Tuesday that it can be delayed for another two... more »
  • Casino killing

    March 31, 2015 7:48 PM

    SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA- A woman was convicted of killing a gambler she followed out of a casino after he won $10,000 and ran him over with a car. Barbara Ann Hamel originally pleaded guilty and faced 15-years to life but rolled the dice and changed her plea to not... more »
  • Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting

    March 31, 2015 3:22 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Police in central California say a man and a woman in a romantic relationship are dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno. Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed the shooting Tuesday and said no other injuries have been reported. It wasn't immediately... more »
  • Metrolink says train car design likely saved lives

    February 24, 2015 8:38 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Southern California commuter rail officials say lives were likely saved in a crash in Oxnard by passenger cars designed to absorb a crash. The Metrolink train bound for Los Angeles struck a pickup truck abandoned Tuesday morning after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck... more »
  • Blast hits Southern California Exxon refinery

    February 18, 2015 12:12 PM

    TORRANCE, Calif. - Southern California authorities say an explosion has occurred at an Exxon Mobil refinery in the city of Torrance, triggering a very large smokestack flare to burn off flammable product. Torrance police Sgt. Paul Kranke says are roads are closed after the Wednesday morning incident and ash is... more »
  • California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

    January 28, 2015 1:39 PM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products. A report released Wednesday by the California Department of Public Health says e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals and get users hooked on nicotine. California Health Officer Ron... more »
  • New Measles Outbreaks Errupts at Disneyland

    January 24, 2015 10:31 AM

    California - Approximately 15 years ago, measles had practically been eliminated from the United States. Beginning in 2000, almost all new measles cases found in the U.S. came from international travelers, who had brought the disease back from adventures abroad. However, more than 60 people have managed to contract measles... more »
  • Carnival chaos! Beads stuck on docks, delayed

    January 23, 2015 10:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A labor dispute has disrupted shipments of Mardi Gras beads for krewes in South Louisiana. There is a contract dispute unfolding on the docks of Los Angeles between workers and shipping companies. It has caused delays and put beads on back order. Stores are having... more »
  • Body identified from 20 years ago

    January 9, 2015 8:01 PM

    SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA- Police have identified a body that washed up on a beach in northern California 20-years ago. They used DNA from the badly decomposed corpse and crossed-indexed it with the FBI's system. It's that of 17-year-old Cengiz Nuray who was last seen at Greyhound Rock Beach in... more »
  • Baby missing from home where mom, dad, uncle shot

    January 4, 2015 1:51 PM

    LONG BEACH, Calif. - Police say a 3-week-old girl is missing from a California home where the baby's mother, father and uncle were found shot. Long Beach police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona says officers went to the residence Saturday evening after receiving a call about the shooting. Officers found two brothers... more »
  • California Burger King employee finds $100,000

    November 27, 2014 2:43 PM

    SAN JOSE, CA - An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it. He spotted the blue backpack left in his San Jose eatery early Wednesday. He said when... more »
  • Heirloom return called a miracle

    November 18, 2014 7:48 PM

    UNION CITY, CA - Sanitation workers found and returned an heirloom diamond ring to a family whose three-year-old son flushed it down a toilet. Crews found the ring last week after it vanished from Munazzar and Mehvish Tapal's house in Union City near San Francisco. Workers flushed some sewer... more »
  • Charles Manson gets marriage license

    November 17, 2014 4:35 PM

    CORCORAN, CA - Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. The marriage license obtained Monday by The Associated Press was issued Nov. 7 for the 80-year-old Manson and Afton Elaine Burton, who left her Midwestern home nine years ago... more »
  • California pilot dies in crash fighting wildfire

    October 8, 2014 9:02 AM

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - Authorities say a pilot is dead after his air tanker crashed while fighting a California wildfire near Yosemite National Park. State fire spokeswoman Alyssa Smith says Tuesday night that rescue crews reached the wreckage of the crash and confirmed the pilot's death several hours after... more »
  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    September 30, 2014 2:23 PM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Brown on Tuesday signed the bill by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles. Plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next year and convenience stores... more »
  • California protesters block Israeli-owned ship

    September 28, 2014 10:17 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California. International Longshore and Warehouse Union spokesman Craig Merrilees says dockworkers at the Port of Oakland did not unload cargo from the ZIM Shanghai on Saturday... more »
  • Rains bring big gains against California wildfire

    September 26, 2014 2:09 AM

    PLACERVILLE, CA - A day of light rain has brought big gains against a Northern California wildfire, reducing the number of threatened homes from thousands to hundreds. State fire officials say fewer than 300 structures are threatened by the King Fire east of Sacramento on Thursday night, a figure they... more »
  • Hollywood vs. Hollywood tax credit fight Play Video

    September 18, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hollywood South will have a little more competition with Hollywood, California, since legislation was signed there to triple the California's annual tax credit for films and television. The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act creates a new, five-year film and TV tax credit... more »
  • California crawfish fill demand during fall months check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 17, 2014 3:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Crawfish season usually ends around July, but one Denham Springs seafood market has found a way to sell crawfish in the fall. Ron's Seafood on South Range Avenue gets live sacks of crawfish flown in from California in September to meet the demand for mud bugs.... more »
  • Obama declares Napa earthquake major disaster

    September 12, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Northern California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state. The White House announced the move in a statement Thursday night. It comes nine days after Gov. Jerry Brown sent a letter to... more »
  • California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    August 28, 2014 6:48 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. The Senate unanimously passed SB967 on Thursday as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they... more »
  • Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock

    August 26, 2014 8:36 AM

    NAPA, CA - Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend. The US Geological Survey says the 3.9-magnitude quake struck at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday about 7 miles south of the city of Napa. A sheriff's... more »
  • Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2014 2:14 AM

    WEAVERVILLE, CA - State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said late Sunday the fire was about 2 miles west of the historic town and has forced the evacuation of... more »
  • 3 people critically injured after California quake

    August 24, 2014 11:21 AM

    NAPA, Calif. - Three people were seriously injured after a large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area, and nearly 90 patients have been treated at one hospital. The city of Napa in California wine country said in a statement Sunday that two adults and one child have... more »
  • 13,000 evacuation calls in California wildfire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2014 1:58 AM

    MARIPOSA, CA - Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as a wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California. Sheriff John Anderson issued the evacuation orders late Monday and declared a local state of emergency in Madera County. Sheriff's spokeswoman... more »
  • La. movie biz taking a bite out of California check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 15, 2014 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly deserted Hollywood has lawmakers in California scrambling to save its iconic movie industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California has lost more than 16,000 film and television jobs and more than a billion dollars in wages. Local movie moguls say those jobs... more »
  • Fire burns over 3 California firefighters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2014 1:56 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities say three trapped firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters as a rapid wind shift sent a Northern California wildfire burning over their location Monday. A fire spokesman says all three survived with no serious injuries. Beaver Fire spokesman Corey Wilford said the firefighters had created... more »
  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:08 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A coroner's official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck or rattled 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz says the man was taken from the beach and pronounced dead at a hospital... more »
  • Bank robbery, gunbattle leaves 3 dead check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2014 2:24 AM

    STOCKTON, CA - Police in Central California say a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage. Stockton police say that in all, three people are dead in Wednesday's violence, which included a high-speed chase that left cars and houses... more »
  • Teen stowaway speaks about trip, mom

    June 18, 2014 9:23 AM

    SAN JOSE, CA - A teenager who survived a trip to Hawaii as a stowaway in a plane's wheel well says he hopped on the closest flight that was going west and can't believe he survived the journey. Fifteen-year-old Yahye Abdi made his first public comments since his improbable survival... more »
  • Dog doo dust-up

    June 17, 2014 7:22 PM

    SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA- The doggy doo got too deep for the Mayor of San Marino, California. After the outcry for flinging dog poop onto a political opponent's property, Dennis Kneier resigned. Residents claimed he smeared their image. But Kneier remains on the city council with another member taking... more »
  • California wildfire now 75 percent contained

    June 17, 2014 11:53 AM

    LAKE ISABELLA, CA - Diminishing winds have helped California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada. Fire spokeswoman Cheryl Chipman said Tuesday there was no overnight growth of the blaze near Lake Isabella, northeast of Bakersfield. Late Monday residents were told they could return to... more »
  • California wildfire threatens some 500 homes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 16, 2014 6:36 AM

    BAKERSFIELD, CA - More than 1,000 firefighters have been involved in the effort to control a central California wildfire that threatens more than 500 homes. The blaze, which started Friday, has burned through 3.1 square miles of trees and brush in and around the Sequoia National Forest, coming within a... more »
  • Dancing hamster fraud

    June 4, 2014 8:11 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Disability fraud charges were filed against a man who played a dancing hamster in a Kia car commercial and who was a backup dancer for Madonna. The California Department of Insurance says Leroy Barnes of Los Angeles collected $51,000 in workers compensation payments. Barnes is 27... more »
  • California secession?

    May 28, 2014 7:45 PM

    SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA- The idea of breaking away from California to form a 51st state is gaining steam in the northern, largely rural and agrarian counties. Its been a topic of conversation for almost a century but now voters in two counties can have a say next week. People in Del... more »
  • Kidnapping suspect's lawyer says charges are lies

    May 22, 2014 11:27 AM

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - The attorney for a man charged with abducting a California teen 10 years ago and forcing her into marriage says her claims of physical and sexual abuse are lies made up because the couple is breaking up. Attorney Charles Frisco said Thursday outside a brief court... more »
  • California woman found 10 years after kidnapping

    May 21, 2014 4:32 PM

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - A woman who was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago from her California home has contacted police and says she was held against her will for years. The Santa Ana Police Department said Wednesday that they have booked her captor, 41-year-old Isidro Garcia, on suspicion... more »
  • Obama California-bound for speech, fundraisers

    May 7, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama is set to come to California for a series of fundraisers and a speech at a Holocaust history foundation. The president is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. From there he'll attend a fundraiser for Democratic... more »
  • Father of teen stowaway says he'll bring son home

    April 27, 2014 6:29 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The father of the teenager who climbed into the wheel well of a jet at the San Jose airport and survived a 5½-hour trip flight to Hawaii says he plans to fly to Hawaii soon to bring his son home to California. Abdulahi Yusuf said in... more »
  • Average airfare up a buck

    April 22, 2014 7:14 PM

    WASHINGTON- The average price of a domestic airfare was $1 higher last year than in 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation says the average fare for travel in the U.S. was about $301 with the highest fares in Huntsville, Alabama at $528 and the lowest in Long Beach, California... more »
  • Teen party at mansion leads to charges

    March 18, 2014 7:38 PM

    POMONA, CALIFORNIA- Criminal charges were filed against 14 teens who broke into a mansion in Southern California and held a huge party that caused more than a million dollars in damage. Someone even stole a stuffed snow leopard. Authorities say the party was promoted on social media and more than... more »
  • Big quake strikes off N. Calif., no tsunami threat

    March 10, 2014 7:04 AM

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there was no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 9:18 p.m. PDT about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed and about 50... more »
  • Jury awards $5M for rape at California night club

    March 2, 2014 1:25 PM

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A California jury has awarded a woman $5.4 million after finding that she was raped in the restroom of a West Hollywood nightclub by an employee of the establishment. The woman's attorney says the civil jury reached the award Friday after a 15-day trial in Santa... more »
  • Classic car returned in better shape

    February 20, 2014 7:25 PM

    LAKEPORT, CALIFORNIA- A 1957 Chevy Bel Air that was stolen 30-years ago was returned to its owner and in a lot better shape than when he bought it. Ian Wilson says he was shocked to hear from the California Highway Patrol that his long-lost Chevy was taken off a... more »
  • Former Saint Sharper charged with rape in California

    February 14, 2014 2:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women. A district attorney's statement says Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a... more »
  • Selfie arrest

    February 13, 2014 7:26 PM

    CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA- A "selfie" led detectives to a man accused of robbing a church in Southern California. Police say they found a phone at the scene of the crime where a laptop, cash, watches and other items were stolen. What they found on the phone, a photo... more »
  • Head of bank bailout runs for California governor

    January 21, 2014 2:35 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official and architect of the nation's bank bailout, says he is running for governor of California. He entered the race Tuesday as a Republican newcomer who faces long odds against incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat. Kashkari made the announcement in a... more »
  • Air Force drug investigation expands

    January 10, 2014 7:34 PM

    WASHINGTON- The investigation into drug use by members of the Air Force expanded to include ten officers at six bases in the U.S. and England. Nine Lieutenants and one captain are now under investigation for illegal possession of recreational drugs. Those can include Ecstasy and synthetic marijuana. The... more »
  • Costco apologizes for California bible flap

    November 20, 2013 2:35 PM

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif.- A Costco store in Southern California drew some unwanted attention this week after labeling some of its Bibles as fiction. The Los Angeles Times reports that Discovery Church pastor Caleb Kaltenbach recently came across the Bibles with "Fiction" written on the price tag while shopping for a... more »
  • Girl burned playing with gas

    November 11, 2013 7:25 PM

    VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA- A girl who was burned when she and her friends lighted a glass jar of gasoline is recovering from injuries. It happened in a playhouse after three girls removed the gas from an all-terrain vehicle. They put the liquid in a glass jar and took it... more »
  • Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost

    November 4, 2013 8:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES- The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched... more »
  • Condor cam

    October 22, 2013 7:58 PM

    BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA- North America's largest birds can be seen in the wild from the comfort of your own home. A solar-powered "condor cam" in the hills above Big Sur on the central California coast captures the big birds in their natural habitat. The live-streaming camera at www.ventana.org went online... more »
  • Pac-12 fines Oregon assistant $5K

    October 22, 2013 8:43 AM

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded and fined Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti $5,000 for his public complaints about conference officiating and about Washington State's decision to leave in its starters and throw for two late touchdowns in the No. 2 Ducks' 62-38 victory. Commissioner Larry Scott announced... more »
  • 50-acre blaze burns in mountains above Azusa

    September 24, 2013 8:10 AM

    AZUSA, Calif. - Hundreds of firefighters are attacking a 50-acre wildfire burning at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. The blaze erupted Monday evening and is burning mostly in the Angeles National Forest, away from populated areas. It was 5 percent contained just before midnight. Officials... more »
  • Containment lines holding in Calif. wildfire fight

    September 11, 2013 10:43 AM

    REDDING, Calif. - Crews battling a wildfire in Northern California that destroyed 30 homes and damaged 30 others are expecting more favorable weather to help. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Witesman says temperatures should be cooler and humidity higher Wednesday around the Clover Fire in... more »
  • Crossbow murder

    September 9, 2013 7:18 PM

    EUREKA, CALIFORNIA- Authorities are on the hunt for a man and a 16-year-old girl suspected of killing one man with a crossbow and wounding another. The wounded man was hit three times with arrows and was released from a hospital. The dead man was found nearby and had been shot... more »
  • Boy dies after being injured in LA golf cart crash

    September 9, 2013 8:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after suffering a severe head injury when the modified golf cart he was riding in overturned in an exclusive gated community north of Beverly Hills. City News Service reports the boy died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, about... more »
  • Crews bracing for strong winds in Yosemite fire

    August 25, 2013 11:04 AM

    GROVELAND - A wildfire burning on the northern border of Yosemite National Park grew more than 7 square miles overnight as firefighters have gained little ground in slowing it. On Sunday morning the 207-square-mile inferno was just 7 percent contained. Fire officials say crews are focused east of the North... more »
  • Mom and son eyed for body in freezer

    August 8, 2013 7:52 PM

    VENTURA, CALIFORNIA- A mother and son are persons of interest after the body of her missing boyfriend was found in her storage unit's freezer. Investigators found the body after searching 66-year-old Mary Hannan's storage unit as part of a murder investigation. Now police want more information about Hannan and her... more »
  • Rain helps firefighters make gains on Calif. blaze

    July 22, 2013 9:43 AM

    IDYLLWILD, Calif. - A Southern California wildfire that destroyed seven homes and threatened the mountain town of Idyllwild is sluggish after a thunderstorm. Lee Meyer of the U.S. Forest Service says the fire above Palm Springs didn't move overnight and crews are concentrating Monday on surrounding it on ridges thousands... more »
  • Calif. wildfire growing as mountain town evacuates

    July 19, 2013 10:16 AM

    IDYLLWILD, Calif. - A Southern California wildfire that destroyed seven homes and cabins in the mountains above Palm Springs is growing in size and now firefighters are keeping an eye on the weather. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kate Kramer says the fire grew overnight to around 24,818 acres - roughly... more »
  • Coroner to reveal cause of Asiana passenger death

    July 19, 2013 9:53 AM

    SAN MATEO, Calif. - Officials are set to reveal whether a Chinese student on board Asiana Flight 214 survived the crash-landing only to be killed accidentally on the runway by a firetruck racing to the wrecked, smoking plane. The San Mateo County Coroner's Office will hold a news conference Friday... more »
  • Screams from Calif. roller coaster too loud

    July 5, 2013 12:32 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - A Northern California roller coaster appears to have been a little too much fun. The Gold Striker at Great America in Santa Clara had to be taken offline this week because riders were screaming too loudly. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the shrieks were... more »
  • Judge considers effect of fungus on Calif. inmates

    June 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- An attorney representing inmates at two Northern California prisons has told a federal judge that prisoners vulnerable to a potentially deadly airborne fungus should be moved from the facilities immediately. Warren George with the Prison Law Office made the argument during a hearing on Monday before U.S. District... more »
  • 5 dead, 5 injured after Calif. shooting rampage

    June 8, 2013 10:52 AM

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Los Angeles County coroners have identified one of the people gunned down at Santa Monica College in a shooting rampage that killed four people before police shot and killed the gunman. Investigator Joyce Kato says 68-year-old Carlos Navarro Franco of west Los Angeles was killed in... more »
  • Southern Calif wildfire explodes in size overnight

    June 2, 2013 12:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A fire that has burned at least five structures and is threatening about 1,000 others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two foothill communities north of Los Angeles. Officials on Sunday morning said erratic overnight wind had fanned the fire in the Angeles National Forest... more »
  • Man beaten with skateboards

    May 13, 2013 7:44 PM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA- A man remains in critical condition after a group of teens beat him with their skateboards when he intervened in an altercation. He has life-threatening head injuries and four teenagers could face attempted-murder charges. Police say the man and his girlfriend intervened in a fight between two... more »
  • One by one, homes in Calif. subdivision sinking

    May 11, 2013 12:36 PM

    LAKEPORT, Calif. - Residents of a Northern California subdivision that is sinking into a hilltop are hoping Gov. Jerry Brown approves a county request for disaster assistance. So far, the Lake County public works director and an expert hired by the county have been unable to determine why groundwater is... more »
  • Patrol: 5 die in limousine fire on Calif. bridge

    May 5, 2013 10:45 AM

    SAN MATEO, Calif. - Authorities say five people were killed and five others survived after a limousine caught on fire on a San Francisco Bay area bridge late Saturday night. California Highway Patrol Officer Amelia Jack tells KGO-TV that five victims who were trapped in the burning limousine died. Five... more »
  • Calm, moist air aids fight against Calif. wildfire

    May 4, 2013 10:33 AM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. - Moist, cool and calm weather is greatly helping Southern California firefighters battling a huge wildfire in coastal Ventura County. Fire spokesman Tom Kruschke says containment of the blaze 50 miles west of Los Angeles has increased to 30 percent Saturday morning. High winds and dry heat have... more »
  • Calif. wildfire burns 15-mile path to Pacific

    May 3, 2013 8:18 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A Southern California wildfire cutting a path to the sea has grown to more than 15 square miles, and crews are preparing for another bad day of gusting winds and hot weather. The fire that begun in Ventura County has been running down coastal canyons all... more »

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