Lightning strikes in Santa Monica and Seal Beach prompt closure of the beaches and piers. Other areas see rain, hail and, in higher elevations, snow.
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon at 2:51 p.m.
Analysts said Wednesday that the state budget could see a record $26 billion in cash reserves by the summer of 2021.
Pacific Gas & Electric said many of the customers originally expected to lose their electricity would no longer be part of the public safety power shutoff.
California pushes back against automakers that side with the Trump administration, which wants to strip the state's authority to regulate emissions.
The panel made up of appointees of Mayor Eric Garcetti voted to reject District Square, a 577-unit housing development planned on Crenshaw Boulevard near an Expo light-rail station.
A bomb found at Oak Grove High School in San Jose on Tuesday morning prompts a lockdown of the campus and the cancellation of classes Wednesday.
Detectives said the 16-year-old admitted he was hoping classes would be canceled by his social media threat.
A Venice family said it had to euthanize its dog after the animal was seriously injured by a FedEx package that was thrown over a fence.
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I used to think she represented exactly what I liked least about Los Angeles. Now I see her self-made persona as an admirable emblem of the city.
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening at 10:42 p.m., seven miles from Palm Springs, according to the U.S.
Flash flood watches are in effect in Southern California because of widespread rain anticipated with the season's first winter storm
The zoo says a child hit the glass with a a rock several times, "shattering the laminate layer."
The Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is looking into allegations that families of some ois victims have been harassed by deputies.
Authorities say there was no threat to other riders because 'it was a fight involving two individuals that engaged each other.'
Saugus High School classes are canceled through Dec. 2, but students may pick up items, and counseling sessions will be offered.
Once a year, the musicians at Mariachi Plaza cast their rivalries aside. In honor of Santa Cecilia the square in Boyle Heights becomes the site of a religious ceremony.
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants an independent scientific review of all new proposals for hydraulic fracturing by California's oil industry.
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported late Tuesday morning five miles from Chico, Calif.
An out-of-control car driven by a woman from Bakersfield struck several traffic signals and a tree before bursting into flames, the California Highway Patrol said.
Fifty people were arrested and dozens of guns seized in a law enforcement operation targeting the Norteno street gang in central California, authorities say.
The first storm of the rainy season is moving into Southern California. Here's info on the forecast, where it might snow and flood and fire risks.
Kimberly Gervais, 57, died in a Redlands hospital Friday. She had suffered spinal injuries in the Route 91 Harvest festival that left her confined to a wheelchair.
A vast majority of Los Angeles County voters feel that law enforcement should have a larger role in addressing the homelessness crisis, according to a new poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Council Institute.
In the five days since two Saugus High students were shot to death — and the teenage gunman, one of their classmates, killed himself — Santa Clarita's schools may have been closed but their houses of worship were open and busy.
Fire weather is returning to broad swaths of Northern California as Southern California is expecting its first winter storm of the season.
PG&E notified hundreds of thousands of customers that the utility may shut off power amid dry and windy weather conditions that pose an increased fire risk.
Residents in parts of 25 counties in the Sierra foothills and north Bay Area may have their electricity turned off starting Wednesday amid high winds and fire danger, the utility said.
The California Legislature held a public hearing to scrutinize public safety power shutoffs after millions of residents lost power to prevent wildfires.
The Contra Costa County district attorney's office couldn't meet the standard for filing charges by Monday's deadline, spokesman Scott Alonso said.
Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s but dip Tuesday as a storm arrives. The rain won't be enough to erase the fire danger, forecasters say.
The girl's father, a county prosecutor, may have put his child in harm's way by videotaping an interaction with a suspected molester, authorities say.
Two gunmen walked through an unlocked side gate at the Fresno home at 7:48 p.m. and shot into a crowd of more than a dozen men, police say.
Authorities are examining weapons seized from the home of the teen shooter and social media accounts to learn more about what spurred the violence.
California and L.A. County sued vaping firm Juul Labs Inc., alleging it targeted young people through advertising and failed to warn of health risks.
It was not immediately clear if speeding or alcohol may have contributed to the Newport Beach crash, which police are still investigating.
Last month's Easy fire in Simi Valley also chewed through the library's internet and cable box, taking down its computer network.
As wildfires intensify, the twin problems of climate change and housing affordability are making it harder to live in California.
They came to Hollywood from Ohio, Tennessee, Idaho, Oregon, and ended up on the streets. One thing they have in common: past trauma.
Demographics are an eye-glazer, but California's historic shift has been a political game-changer. The state has turned from battleground purple to one-sided deep blue in 25 years.
At 74 years old, Nicki Jones has worn many hats.
Sierra Nevada forests are vital for California's water supply and wildlife, but are under siege from drought, beetles and climate change. Can scientists use drought-surviving trees to build more resilient forests?
California remains the top U.S. destination for international students, who primarily come from China and India to attend USC and UC campuses, but enrollment dipped slightly for first time in at least a decade.
Two years after it began licensing marijuana shops, the state agency that enforces cannabis laws in California has not followed the lead of other states in conducting stings to prevent the sale of pot to minors in its multi-billion industry, the largest in the country.
Last week, a Saugus High School student pulled a pistol from his backpack, shooting five classmates and himself. Now, Santa Clarita, still reeling from devastating wildfires, faces an even deeper grief.
The shooting occurred at a backyard party on Sunday night.
All eyes are now on U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton, who is overseeing the cases of 15 parents who have so far maintained their innocence in the college admissions scandal. That includes the actress Lori Loughlin.