Drought deepens dramatically in Southern California

PHILLIPS STATION, Calif/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—  California is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties — home to one-fourth of the state’s population, a national drought monitor said Thursday. The weekly report released by the U.S. Drought Monitor, a project of government agencies and other … Continue reading Drought deepens dramatically in Southern California

Second bald eagle hatches in Southern California mountains

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. /February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The second of two bald eagle eggs laid last month in Southern California has hatched in a nest watched for weeks by nature lovers via an online live feed . The first fluffy white chick made its on-camera debut when it poked its head out of … Continue reading Second bald eagle hatches in Southern California mountains

Calmer winds ‘critical’ in Southern California firefight

LOS ANGELES / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Crews trying to corral Southern California’s enormous wildfire hope to take advantage of a two-day window of calmer winds before potentially dangerous gusts return at mid-week, officials said Monday. The blaze that broke out two weeks ago still threatens communities northwest of Los Angeles, where thousands remain … Continue reading Calmer winds ‘critical’ in Southern California firefight

New blaze erupts in wildfire-plagued Southern California

VENTURA, CA/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California. Flames exploded before dawn on the steep slopes of Sepulveda Pass, which carries heavily traveled Interstate 405 through the Santa Monica Mountains where ridge tops are covered with expensive … Continue reading New blaze erupts in wildfire-plagued Southern California

ENCINITAS, Calif. | Teen attacked by shark at Southern California beach

ENCINITAS, Calif. — A teenage boy has been bitten by a shark at a Southern California beach. Fox 5 San Diego reports the attack occurred around 7 a.m. Saturday at Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas, north of San Diego. Witness Chad Hammel tells the TV station the victim was lobster diving. Hammel says he heard screaming … Continue reading ENCINITAS, Calif. | Teen attacked by shark at Southern California beach

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. | 5 slain in Southern California shootings; gunman kills self

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff’s deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said. There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, which is some 90 miles (145 … Continue reading BAKERSFIELD, Calif. | 5 slain in Southern California shootings; gunman kills self

LOS ANGELES  | 1 dead, 3 hurt in Southern California building explosion

LOS ANGELES  — An explosion that rocked a Southern California medical office building on Tuesday, killing a woman and injuring three other people, is being investigated as intentional and investigators believe the blast may have come from a package, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. The explosion at the office building in Aliso Viejo … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | 1 dead, 3 hurt in Southern California building explosion

Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

CAMP PENDLETON, CA/April 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday. The attack occurred Saturday near San Onofre State Beach in northern San Diego County. “All of the back of … Continue reading Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach