Southern California News

Coast Guard Had Earlier Notice About California Oil Spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a …

Wildfire Rages in Southern California Coastal Mountains

SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — A major highway in Southern California coastal mountains remained closed Wednesday and evacuation orders were in place as a growing wildfire chewed through dry vegetation in the region. More than 760 firefighters battled the Alisal Fire, …

California Oil Spill Legal Fight Likely to Last Years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took little more than 48 hours from the moment a major oil spill was discovered off Southern California until the first lawsuit was filed against the Houston company that owns and operates the ruptured pipeline. …

California Oil Spill Cause Probed, Ship Anchor Cited as Possibility

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — More oil from a massive offshore spill landed on the southern California shore on Monday, with beaches closed and dead fish and birds washing up on shore as officials investigated whether a ship anchor striking a …

1 Dead as Dump Truck Plows Into Anaheim Apartment Building

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A dump truck loaded with thousands of pounds of debris veered off a Southern California freeway offramp on Tuesday and slammed into two apartment buildings, killing a resident, authorities said. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the truck …

Couple Charged in California Fire Sparked by Gender Reveal

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A couple whose gender reveal ceremony sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed a firefighter last year were charged with involuntary manslaughter, authorities announced Tuesday. Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez pleaded not …

Man Charged With Setting Fire at Historic California Mission

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — A fire that gutted much of a historic Catholic church in Southern California last year was intentionally set, prosecutors said Tuesday. The July 11 blaze engulfed the the rooftop and most of the interior of …

Haz-Mat Teams Responds to Train that Derails in SoCal Desert, Leaking Alcohol

LUDLOW, Calif. (AP) — A freight train derailed in the Southern California desert on Wednesday, sending more than 40 rail cars crashing into the sand, authorities said. Nobody was hurt and there was no fire when the BNSF Railway train …

California Winds Easing After Sparking Fires, Power Outages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A windstorm that fanned brushfires, toppled trees and left thousands of Californians without power focused its remaining energy Wednesday on the southern end of the state, where forecasters warned of the additional threat of heavy rain …

Californians Flee as Strong Winds Push Fire Through Canyons

LOS ANGELES — Powerful winds pushed flames through Southern California canyons early Thursday as an out-of-control wildfire burned near homes and forced residents to flee. The blaze in Orange County’s Silverado Canyon began late Wednesday as a house fire that …