Southern California

A fast burning wildfire chases down a couple of engines down Sand Caynon, near the Bear Divide in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ryan Babroff)

‘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…

 

A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on a hill near a wildfire in Duarte, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Weather helps crews battling Western wildfires — for now

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

 

Law enforcement drawings of a suspected serial killer believed to have committed at least 12 murders across California in the 1970's and 1980's are seen at a news conference about the investigation Wednesday in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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

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

Law enforcement drawings of a suspected serial killer believed to have committed at least 12 murders across California in the 1970's and 1980's are seen at a news conference about the investigation Wednesday in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol units converge on a street in Solvang, Calif., after pursuing a car being sought in a statewide Amber Alert in the disappearance of a Northern California 15-year-old girl, in Southern California on Thursday. (AP Photo Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Authorities ask for tips in missing teen case

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

In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol units converge on a street in Solvang, Calif., after pursuing a car being sought in a statewide Amber Alert in the disappearance of a Northern California 15-year-old girl, in Southern California on Thursday. (AP Photo Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
A cyclist rides along recently installed temporary flood control walls along the L.A. River in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Feds: Still hope for El Nino drenching Southern California

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

A cyclist rides along recently installed temporary flood control walls along the L.A. River in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
This image provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows three jail inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Three inmates who escaped from California jail considered armed

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

This image provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows three jail inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)
Southern California is bracing for a series of storms expected to begin late Sunday that could last all week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Storms to bring rain, snow to California all week

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

Southern California is bracing for a series of storms expected to begin late Sunday that could last all week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian yells at an official late in the fourth quarter against Washington during an NCAA college football game Thursday. Washington won 17-12. (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP)

USC coach Steve Sarkisian taking indefinite leave of absence

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

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian yells at an official late in the fourth quarter against Washington during an NCAA college football game Thursday. Washington won 17-12. (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP)
A state water official said Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the grinding drought.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

California meets water savings target for third month

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

A state water official said Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the grinding drought.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
A Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

ACLU wants feds to withhold funds from LAPD for body cameras

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

A Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Nick Ut/AP)

USC makes crisis worse

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

Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Nick Ut/AP)

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…

Ross D. Franklin/APTourists watch from the top of South Mountain as gusty winds envelop Phoenix in a dusty haze Monday.

Powerful winds lash California, Arizona

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

Ross D. Franklin/APTourists watch from the top of South Mountain as gusty winds envelop Phoenix in a dusty haze Monday.
Kevin Warn/APFamily members and friends prepare to tow the vehicle of missing hikers Nicholas Cendoya

Search for Calif. hikers fruitless; hope not lost

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

Kevin Warn/APFamily members and friends prepare to tow the vehicle of missing hikers Nicholas Cendoya