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