Maria fire: Water-dropping helicopters grounded due to illegal drones

As flames rapidly spread along a hillside in Santa Paula early Friday morning, firefighters were faced with a perilous dilemma: ground night-flying helicopters...

Firefighters finally getting a handle on wildfires burning across California

Firefighters Saturday continued to get the upper hand on destructive fires across California.• The Kincade fire, which has burned 77,000 acres and destroyed...

3.9 earthquake shakes near Healdsburg, Calif.

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Saturday morning at 7:05 a.m. 11 miles from Healdsburg, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The earthquake...

When jail chaplains are volunteers, some faiths are more present than others

There are days when Rabbi Avivah Erlick sits in her car outside Men’s Central Jail, too afraid to go in. She’s counseled hundreds...

Judge tosses retaliation lawsuit by deputy fired over domestic abuse and stalking allegations

A federal judge has dismissed a retaliation lawsuit brought by a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy whose reinstatement sparked a battle between...

Maria fire burns more than 9,000 acres; focus turns to Edison power line

A large brush fire whipped by lingering Santa Ana winds made a run toward Santa Paula on Friday, burning toward neighborhoods just beyond...

Pedestrian killed when struck by Metrolink train

Service on Metrolink’s Antelope Valley line was halted for hours Friday night after a southbound train struck and killed a pedestrian at a...

Storm-damaged California 243, the road to Idyllwild, reopens after Feb. 14 closure

Nearly eight months after storms tore it apart, California 243, the most direct route to the popular hiking trails of Idyllwild, reopened Friday.The...

Crucial fire warnings extended through Saturday in L.A. and Ventura counties

Dangerous fire weather conditions for the windiest areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties have entered its fourth day, with forecasters extending red...

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