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California burning: Welcome to the Golden State’s war without end

You smell it, or think you do. Like a bonfire on a beach. Then you see it in your headlights. Ash. Or maybe insects? The signs are coy at first, …

Disabled California seniors in complex left behind in outage

At least 20 seniors with wheelchairs and walkers were essentially trapped, in the dark, in a low-income apartment complex in Northern California during a two-day power shut-off aimed at warding …

Study: California’s big July quakes strain major fault

The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby …

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 has jolted Southern California, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolted Southern California and was felt as far away as Mexico Friday night, but no major damage was reported.

Rob Curley: ‘Orange’ you ready for the Sweet 16?

The good part about being an editor is that you typically see lots of the country, as you move from newspaper to newspaper. That’s also kind of the bad part, …

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Rain brings second California super bloom in 2 years

It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California’s Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California

The second storm in a week brought record-breaking rainfall to parched Los Angeles on Thursday, jamming traffic on Southern California highways and prompting evacuations in wildfire-scarred areas.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

Southern California’s huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

2 killed in Southern California fire that’s doubled in size

A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in Southern California’s hills and canyons has killed two people and had more than doubled in size by Saturday.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

Teen attacked by shark at Southern California beach

A 13-year-old boy skin diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark Saturday along the Southern California coast but was quickly pulled from the water by other divers and flown …

Slime time in Southern California as sea slugs rebound

Black sea hares – the largest of the sea slug species – appear to be showing up on Orange County beaches in greater numbers.

Historic shipwreck discovered off Southern California coast

A U.S. Coast Guard ship that first set out to sea during the Spanish-American War and sank off the coast of Southern California 100 years ago won’t be moved anytime …

Crews make major gains against Southern California wildfire

Firefighters were on the offensive Friday as they worked to expand significant gains against a huge wildfire that chased thousands of people from their homes in Southern California.

Death of Navy SEAL trainee a homicide, coroner says

A Southern California medical examiner says a Navy SEAL trainee was repeatedly dunked by an instructor in his first week of basic training and has ruled his death a homicide.

Up to 210,000 gallons of oil spills from California pipeline

Authorities are responding after a Southern California pipeline spilled up to 210,000 gallons of crude oil.

San Andreas Fault ‘locked, loaded and ready to roll’ with big quake, expert says

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas Fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.

Workers begin cutting up whale carcass at surfing area

Workers on Thursday began the process of cutting up and carting off a 40-foot whale carcass that washed up at San Onofre State Beach in Orange County earlier this week, …

Life of former WWE star Chyna marked by success, struggles

Chyna, the tall, muscle-bound, raven-haired pro-wrestler who rocketed to popularity in the 1990s after taking on both women and men in the ring and later revealed her struggles with addiction …

Gray whale puts on show at Southern California beach

A Pacific gray whale put on a show at Southern California’s Redondo Beach, popping its huge head out of the waves and rolling around in the surf.

Kessler, Trojans rout Fighting Irish

LOS ANGELES – After a tumultuous season of last-second losses and big-game disappointments, Southern California took the Coliseum field playing only for respect and history against Notre Dame. That’s more …

Hey buddy, wanna coach?

Southern California athletic director Pat Haden says people pretending to be representatives of his school have contacted two coaches and attempted to discuss the Trojans’ head coaching vacancy with them. …

Pac-12 notes: Kiffin discusses loss to Cougs

His team lost the game, Lane Kiffin said, so of course there are going to be facets which the Southern California coach wishes his team had handled differently. Or that …

Interception return, Furney’s FG fuel WSU win over USC

LOS ANGELES – The only souls left dancing in this storied sports venue were colored crimson, maybe a couple dozen of them jumping and laughing and singing Washington State’s fight …

Georgia Tech stings Southern Cal in Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas – Southern California was ranked No. 1 at the beginning of the season, and Matt Barkley was a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy. The year ended …

Kiffin reportedly meets with Penn State player

LOS ANGELES – University of Southern California football coach Lane Kiffin, who reportedly visited Silas Redd in Connecticut on Thursday, isn’t the only Trojan recruiting the Penn State running back. …

Writers offer how-to advice for colleagues

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