| Jul 2, 2010
| 4:06 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 2:31 PM
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.
| Nov 13, 2010
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-...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 10:49 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2010
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...
| Nov 20, 2010
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,...
| Nov 20, 2010
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2010
| 6:41 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 3:12 PM
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...
| May 3, 2011
| 7:26 AM
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....
| Jul 23, 2010
| 8:34 PM
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....
| Aug 4, 2010
| 11:11 AM
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...