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  • Smugglers abandon drugs, immigrants on Catalina

    Smugglers abandon drugs, immigrants on Catalina
    L.A. County Sheriff's deputies have detained three illegal immigrants and seized a large amount of drugs after an apparent smuggling boat ran aground on Catalina Island. The Avalon Sheriff's deputies received a call at 5:45 p.m. Sunday that a ponga, a...
  • Scuba Diver Dies Off Catalina Island

    Scuba Diver Dies Off Catalina Island
    AVALON -- A 56-year-old woman seeking her deep-sea scuba diving certification died after a dive off Santa Catalina Island, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say Mona Towle, of Redlands, was diving with her instructor Sunday at...
  • Another Quake: 4.6 Reported in San Bernardino

    Another Quake: 4.6 Reported in San Bernardino
    LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.6 earthquake has shaken a remote area of the Mojave Desert in Southern California. The 1:21 p.m. Monday tremor southeast of the community of Trona is the latest of a number of small earthquakes...
  • Options for getting to Catalina Island from Los Angeles

  • Novice boaters missing after leaving Catalina

    Novice boaters missing after leaving Catalina
    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two inexperienced boaters who have not been heard from since they left Catalina Island three days ago. Zebulon Tryon, 21, and Chris Reuter, also in his 20s, departed from the island's Avalon Harbor on Friday in a...
  • 4.2 quake rattles San Diego coast

    4.2 quake rattles San Diego coast
    A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted the sea floor off the Southern California coast, about 53 miles west of San Diego. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit Friday at 6 p.m. It was centered 38 miles southeast of Catalina. There were no reports...
  • Search Continues for Man who May have Fallen Overboard

    Search Continues for Man who May have Fallen Overboard
    The Coast Guard is searching the waters off Southern California for a man who may have fallen overboard from the Catalina Express ferry. Authorities say 58-year-old Richard Kemp of Mission Viejo boarded the ferry yesterday morning in Dana Point but...
  • Man vanishes from Catalina ferry

    Man vanishes from Catalina ferry
    The Coast Guard is continuing its search for a 58-year-old man believed to have gone overboard from a ferry boat. Coast Guard spokesman Anthony Turner said early Saturday crews had been out all night looking for Richard Kemp, of Mission Viejo, in the...
  • Killer Seaweed?

    Killer Seaweed?
    A fast-growing kelp from the Far East has spread along the California coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco Bay, worrying marine scientists and outpacing eradication efforts. In May, scientists for the first time found the invasive seaweed called...
  • The tile detectives

    It was 3 a.m., that heebie-jeebies hour best spent in sleep, when the tile lover hit the mother lode. His hand-dug pit, which for hours had yielded nothing but soil and rock, suddenly gave way to a layer of broken squares. Kneeling, he grabbed a large...
  • San Pedro: Blue-collar soul with ocean views

    San Pedro, on the eastern slope of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is known for its steep inland hills, high ocean bluffs and the Port of Los Angeles. Its own city until 1910, when it became part of Los Angeles, San Pedro recently tried to put a secession...
  • California tourist and visitor bureaus

    California tourist and visitor bureaus
    This list of visitor offices was provided largely by the California Division of Tourism. It was edited for space. More information: (800) 862-2543, http://www.visitcalifornia.com . Amador County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, (800) 649-4988, fax...