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  • Advisories issued as temperatures soar and lightning sparks brush fires [Updated]

     
    Thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon rumbled across San Diego and Riverside counties, sparking a series of brush fires as officials issued warnings due to soaring triple-digit temperatures and high humidity. The National Weather Service issued a...
  • High temperatures across Southern California

     
    Temperatures climbed well above 100 Thursday in inland areas across Southern California. In Los Angeles County, temperatures reached 106 in Chatsworth, 110 in Acton and 107 in Palmdale, according to the National Weather Service. Ojai in Ventura County...
  • Feelin' hot, hot, hot! Another scorcher is forecast; thunderstorms, lightning, hail, brush fires are possible [Updated]

     
    Another broiling day is forecast for Southern California on Friday, bringing with it chances of more thunderstorms, lightning and brush fires. More photos. The National Weather Service has extended its extreme heat advisory though at least Saturday night....
  • Man arrested in fatal crash in Santa Clarita, accused of drunk driving

     
    A 24-year old Palmdale resident has been accused of vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving after a fatal car crash in Santa Clarita early Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Michael Hemperly was at the wheel of a 2001 Porsche......
  • Fire near Acton burns more than 500 acres; evacuations ordered [Updated]

     
    A fire near Acton has burned more than 500 acres, prompting a large response from firefighters battling to protect homes. [Updated at 6:32 p.m.: The fire forced the evacuation of Leona Valley, an unincorporated town of 2,200 people west of......
  • Fire jumps aqueduct, heads toward Palmdale homes [Updated]

     
    The Crown fire jumped the California Aqueduct on Friday afternoon and was bearing down on homes near Palmdale. Water-dropping helicopters battled to keep the flames from entering the Rancho Vista subdivision above the aqueduct. [Updated at 3:21 p.m.:...
  • Wildfires threaten power lines; DWP asks residents to conserve [Updated]

     
    With wildfires near Palmdale threatening power lines, the L.A. Department of Water and Power asked residents Friday to reduce their energy usage wherever possible. “We’re asking people to help care for our infrastructure while this fire is burning, as...
  • Schwarzenegger visits site of Crown fire, which has grown to 13,000 acres

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger toured the site of the 13,000-acre Crown fire in northern Los Angeles County late Friday afternoon to assess the fire and to praise firefighters for their work in protecting area homes. “Even though we have a budget......
  • Crown fire in northern L.A. County nears full containment

     
    Firefighters have made significant progress in taming an aggressive wildfire that has burned almost 14,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County. By 6 a.m. Sunday, containment of the Crown fire, which had ravaged areas of western Palmdale and the Leona.......
  • Crown fire expected to be surrounded by Monday night

     
    Firefighters said Sunday that the Crown fire, which has burned 14,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County, was 87% contained and was expected to be fully surrounded by Monday evening. “We’re expecting to send everyone home,” said Los Angeles...
  • Illegal immigrant held in Baldwin Park house tells agents his captors demanded money [Updated]

     
    An Ecuadoran man told investigators he was held in an 800-square-foot Baldwin Park house while his captors demanded $2,500 above the $10,500 he had already paid to be smuggled into the United States. Another man came from New York to......
  • Brush fire prompts evacuations near Palmdale

     
    Evacuations were underway in the Angeles National Forest near Palmdale after a fast-moving brush fire broke out Friday afternoon, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department was battling the blaze, which started just after 3 p.m. near Big...