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  • Deadly Plane Crash Ignites Brush Fire on Catalina Island

    Deadly Plane Crash Ignites Brush Fire on Catalina Island
    AVALON, Calif. -- A light plane crashed on Catalina Island Thursday afternoon, killing the pilot and igniting a brush fire that burned dangerously close to several island youth camps. The plane crashed shortly after 1 p.m. about two miles from the...
  • State's Dirtiest Beachwater In Los Angeles County

    State's Dirtiest Beachwater In Los Angeles County
    SANTA MONICA -- Some beaches in Southern California rank among the dirtiest in the country, according to a report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council Wednesday. The group said pollution continues to contaminate beaches and waters. There...
  • Organizations: Trevor Fritz completes Eagle Scout Project

    Boy Scout Trevor Fritz, 16, just completed his Eagle Scout Project. Trevor is a junior at Glendale High School and has been a member of Troop 125 in Glenoaks Canyon for five years. On Oct. 30, with the help of his troop, he installed two commercial-...
  • Missing Boaters Found Safe Off Catalina Island

    Missing Boaters Found Safe Off Catalina Island
    AVALON, Calif. ( KTLA) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has found a pair of missing boaters off Catalina. Authorities say 44-year-old Donald Stone and his fiancee were onboard the 26-foot-long power boat when the vessel broke down on its way from Avalon to...
  • A quirky bachelor pad on Catalina

    A quirky bachelor pad on Catalina
    A stately Queen Anne home on Santa Catalina Island known as Holly Hill House has a 120-year history as colorful as its signature cupola. In addition to the towering red-and-green-striped dome, the three-story home is distinguished by steep gables, quirky...
  • Start the Presses: One foot in front of the other

     Start the Presses: One foot in front of the other
    On a recent Saturday afternoon, I found myself at the bottom of the ugliest, meanest trail in Burbank: Wildwood Canyon. Now, Donna, my wife, has done this trail on several occasions, coming back each time smiling and exhausted. I had always demurred,...
  • Planting trees for now, tomorrow

     Planting trees for now, tomorrow
    IRVINE — UC Irvine joined the likes of UC Davis and UC San Diego in being anointed Friday as a tree-friendly campus. To celebrate UCI's distinction of being named as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, nearly 100 students helped plant...
  • Scuba Diver Dies Off Palos Verdes Peninsula

    Scuba Diver Dies Off Palos Verdes Peninsula
    PALOS VERDES PENINSULA -- A Palmdale man died Sunday afternoon after failing to surface from a recreational dive off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. The victim was diving in the Flat Rock area 100 yards off the...
  • Mailbag: Steinbeck's daughter-in-law says 'Travels' is true

    Any educated scholar who has studied that journey knows that Bill Steigerwald simply hasn't enough facts to "debunk" that journey ("Sorry, Charley, Was Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley' a fraud?" Reason magazine, April 2011"). For some reason the...
  • Firefighters Gain Upper Hand on Catalina Island Blaze

    Firefighters Gain Upper Hand on Catalina Island Blaze
    CATALINA (KTLA) -- Hot, windy conditions sparked several fires in Southern California on Monday, including a grass fire on Catalina Island. The Catalina fire broke out in the afternoon behind the Catalina Yacht Club. It burned an estimated 30 acres....
  • The Crowd: Newport residents show support for candidate

    Prominent Newport Beach citizens Rush and Linda Hill opened their bay view home last week welcoming some 70 friends who came to sign nomination papers on behalf of Rush Hill, who is planning to run for Newport Beach City Council representing District 3....
  • A zippy look at Wild Animal Park

     A zippy look at Wild Animal Park
    Visitors who look skyward at San Diego's Wild Animal Park are now seeing more than the usual assortment of exotic birds. Up in the sky about six stories above the brown hillside is a new kind of flying species soaring overhead at about 40 mph, swooping to...