| Oct 22, 2007
Thousands of Southern California homes could be at risk in coming days as powerful Santa Ana winds continue to stoke wildfires, fire officials said. Blazes on Sunday scorched thousands of acres from the Mexican border to Santa Barbara County, destroyed at...
| Oct 15, 2009
| 4:18 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Now that the first significant rain of the season has left the Southern California area, residents can put away their umbrellas and sweaters and get out those summer clothes once again. A predicted heat wave has started.
The weather is...
| Jul 24, 2009
He's a war hero who became a media mogul, celebrity pitchman, pop icon and philanthropist. He's so famous he was given his own ZIP Code, 20252, to handle the fan mail. He is 65 years old but has no intention of retiring. In fact, he looks fitter than...
| Aug 16, 2009
| 3:03 PM
SANTA BARBARA -- Authorities in Santa Barbara County say a fire that has burned at least 85,686 acres over the last week started at an illegal marijuana farm operated by a Mexican drug organization.
"The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit...
| Aug 14, 2009
California's acting governor today declared a state of emergency in Santa Cruz County, site of one of two large coastal fires burning out of control and forcing residents to flee their homes.
Lt. Gov. John Garamendi issued the order because Gov. Arnold...
| Aug 15, 2009
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged residents to heed mandatory evacuation orders Saturday as 6,800 firefighters battled to control nearly a dozen blazes across the parched state.
Schwarzenegger met with firefighters at the Lockheed Fire in the...
| Aug 16, 2009
| 9:00 AM
SANTA BARBARA -- Authorities in Santa Barbara County say a fire that has burned more than 75,000 acres over the last week started at an illegal marijuana farm operated by a Mexican drug organization.
"The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit has...
| Aug 18, 2009
The price tag for fighting California wildfires during just the past few weeks has climbed to more than $60 million, with the fire season's peak months still looming ahead.
But in a state recently forced to make deep budget cuts, pay bills with IOUs...
| Feb 19, 2008
The Sunstar's ancient twin diesels fire up like an old man clearing his throat. Terry Herzik cocks his good ear to listen. They are losing compression, but sound as if they should make the three-day trip.
Dawn glows faintly behind the gantry cranes and...