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  • Temperatures hit low 90s across Southern California

     
    Temperatures reached the low 90s across Southern California on Monday as high pressure settled over the region. In Los Angeles County, Chatsworth topped out at 90 degrees, Pasadena recorded 87 degrees and Long Beach Airport hit 89 degrees, according to......
  • Catalina Island fire 85% contained, 117 acres burned

     
    A brush fire on Santa Catalina Island was 85% contained Tuesday after charring 117 acres, Los Angeles County fire officials said. About 120 firefighters were taken to the island by barge and helicopter after the blaze broke out Monday in......
  • Alleged smuggling-ring members charged with using boats to ferry immigrants from Mexico into L.A. area [Updated]

     
    An alleged ringleader and three accomplices charged with using a boat to smuggle illegal immigrants from Mexico into Southern California were making appearances Monday afternoon in federal court. Mario Echeverria, 24, a United States citizen who lives...
  • Catalina fire threatens yacht club; 100 firefighters sent to island by barge

     
    Hot, windy conditions sparked several brush fires on Monday, including one on Catalina Island and Tujunga Canyon. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials were concerned about a fire that broke out behind the Catalina Yacht Club this afternoon and...
  • Annual report card shows water quality problems at beaches

     
    The Times' Tony Barboza has details on the latest Heal the Bay study on water quality at Los Angeles County beaches : Only 75% of county beaches earned A’s or Bs, down from 80% the year before. Water quality statewide......
  • Water quality worsens at L.A. County beaches, annual report card finds

     
    Water quality at Los Angeles County beaches has worsened over the last year, according to the annual beach report card released Wednesday by the environmental group Heal the Bay. Only 75% of county beaches earned A’s or Bs, down from......
  • 60-year-old jet skier rescued from kelp bed near Catalina

     
    A 60-year-old man on a jet ski who was trapped in a kelp bed near Santa Catalina Island was rescued Monday evening, officials said. The man was reported missing after he failed to return the island, prompting a search-and-rescue mission......
  • Abalone protections proposed for California shores [Corrected]

     
    More than a year after putting the black abalone on the endangered species list, federal wildlife regulators have published their proposed plan for setting aside critical habitat to protect the once-common marine gastropod. The proposal, published in...
  • California beach water quality improved, but lack of money could kill testing program, report warns

     
    Water quality at California beaches has continued to show improvement, even as the future of monitoring programs remains uncertain because of state budget shortfalls, according to a report released Wednesday by Heal the Bay. This summer was one of the.......
  • Three hospitalized after Catalina plane crash

     
    Two men and a woman who were injured in the crash Sunday afternoon of a Cessna 310 twin-engine plane on Catalina Island were in stable condition in mainland hospitals, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said Sunday evening. “All......
  • Three people injured in Catalina Island plane crash

     
    Three people were injured Sunday afternoon when their light plane crashed, either on takeoff or landing near the Airport in the Sky on Catalina Island, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker. The three were not identified and the......
  • Cameraman who filmed “mystery missile” describes spectacular sight

     
    The KCBS helicopter cameraman who captured the footage of the "mystery missile" launch offered more details about the dramatic video he shot Monday evening. Pentagon officials said they continue to look into what they have called an "unexplained contrail....