Major Southern California highways reopen after heavy snow

U.S. 12/27/19, 11:48

Major interstates reopened in Southern California on Friday after lengthy closures caused by a cold storm that drenched the region and blanketed mountains and desert areas with heavy snow. The notorious Grapevine section of Interstate 5 in towering Tejon Pass north ...

Powerful storm pounds Southern California with rain, snow

U.S. 12/26/19, 21:22

A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles ...

Woman found in desert after harrowing, weeklong kidnapping

U.S. 11/09/19, 00:25

A suburban Las Vegas woman dragged to California by father-and-daughter kidnappers was found cold but alive after a harrowing, weeklong kidnapping where she was raped, robbed and left for dead in the desert, authorities said. Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and Shaniya ...

Crews make progress on large Southern California wildfire

U.S. 11/02/19, 22:05

Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to ...

Wildfires outside L.A. threaten homes, spare Reagan library

U.S. 10/30/19, 18:49

A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches, forced the smoky evacuation of elderly patients in wheelchairs and narrowly bypassed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, protected in part by a buffer ...

‘Friday’ actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77

U.S. 10/30/19, 01:59

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon's manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday that Witherspoon died in Los Angeles. No cause of death was released. The actor had a prolific ...

Papadopoulos seeks California seat left vacant by Rep. Hill

U.S. 10/29/19, 20:32

George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn't immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, "I love my state too much to see it ...

Crews battle California blazes before windstorms return

U.S. 10/29/19, 00:27

Crews fought Tuesday to drown, slash and smother wildfires that have incinerated dozens of homes in Northern and Southern California before returning windstorms can blow them back into furious life. In California's wine country, firefighters worked to reinforce fire lines in ...

California wildfire forces residents, celebrities to flee

U.S. 10/28/19, 22:18

A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile, a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size. The flames that roared ...

California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts

U.S. 10/10/19, 22:18

Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Pacific Gas & Electric and ordinary ...

25 bodies found after voracious boat fire in California

U.S. 09/03/19, 15:10

The U.S. Coast Guard reported the discovery of 25 bodies of the victims of the voracious fire, which consumed the ship the Conception anchored about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles on Aug. 2. There were 39 people on the ship, ...

Los Angeles County sued for serious child agency irregularities

U.S. 08/02/19, 15:59

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) may be involved in separating families. A former employee filed a lawsuit against the agency for fraudulent processes aimed at justifying the separation of parents and their children. According to ...

Los Angeles suburb welcomes “HP RoboCop” to force

U.S. 06/18/19, 18:28

A Southern California police force is welcoming a robot to the department.Huntington Park police says "HP RoboCop" will provide 360-degree high-definition video footage. It'll become an official member of the force at a Tuesday evening ceremony.The department says the blue-and-white ...

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