Southern California

‘Like a freight train’: California wildfire guts 18 homes

LOS ANGELES — Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight…

 

Mom jumps on hood of car driven away with her kids inside

SAN BERNARDINO — A man suspected of carjacking a vehicle with two…

 

Weather helps crews battling Western wildfires — for now

LOS ANGELES — Cooler, more humid weather gave at least some temporary…

 

Reward offered in 40-year-old California serial killer case

SACRAMENTO — Forty years ago, kids rode their bikes unsupervised through suburban…

Authorities ask for tips in missing teen case

Authorities in Northern California on Sunday asked those who may have seen…

Feds: Still hope for El Nino drenching Southern California

WASHINGTON — Even though Southern California hasn't gotten the drought-busting rainy windfall…

Three inmates who escaped from California jail considered armed

LOS ANGELES — Investigators are pursuing several leads in the search for…

Storms to bring rain, snow to California all week

Light rain began falling north of San Francisco on Sunday in what…

USC coach Steve Sarkisian taking indefinite leave of absence

LOS ANGELES — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian is taking an indefinite…

California meets water savings target for third month

FRESNO — Californians cut water use by 27 percent in August, marking…

ACLU wants feds to withhold funds from LAPD for body cameras

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department's effort to equip officers…

USC makes crisis worse

Don’t stop at institutional arrogance. Slog downward toward insufferable hypocrisy, the enabling…

Earthquakes felt in parts of Bay Area, Southern California

Two separate quakes at or near magnitude 4.0 hit Northern and Southern…

Palm Springs Desert: Memories and shifting sands

An oasis in the Southern California desert, Palm Springs and the neighboring…

Powerful winds lash California, Arizona

LOS ANGELES — Powerful winds raked much of California on Monday, toppling…

Search for Calif. hikers fruitless; hope not lost

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers combing Southern California's Cleveland National…