A photo of swollen Coyote Creek in Cypress, California

Southern California Wastes So Much Rain It Should Be a Crime

The Sierra snowpack is thick and brimming with water content. Rain is drenching California. An estimated 18 trillion gallons of water has fallen on the state in February alone. Too bad that most of the precipitation that falls in the state's urban areas is ...
Photo of a wildfire coming down a hilltop in Malibu, CA

Southern California Fires Force Evacuation of Malibu

MALIBU — About two-thirds of the city of Malibu was ordered evacuated early Friday as a ferocious Southern California's wildfire roared toward the beachside community that is home for many Hollywood celebrities...
Photo of forensics team in Thousand Oaks, CA

Officer Killed in California Bar Shooting Described as Hero

(Ventura County Sheriff's Department/AP) THOUSAND OAKS — Friends are remembering sheriff's sergeant who was killed trying to stop a shooting rampage at a California bar as a "cop's cop" who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. "The fact that he was the...
Photo of mountain lion kittens born in Southern California

Oh, So Cute! Mountain Lion Kittens Found in SoCal

THOUSAND OAKS — Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains, wildlife officials announced in video posts Tuesday showing the blue-eyed babies meowing and one feisty...