| Sep 21, 2007
On any given day, CHP Sgt. Joe Morrison sends officers out to a dozen accidents around the jammed intersection of the 60, 91 and 215 freeways in Riverside. He calls the interchange and the four miles of curving downhill freeway leading up to it from the...
| Apr 21, 2009
| 9:43 AM
A second day of searing heat pushed temperatures to historic highs across the Southland on Monday, including Los Angeles, where readings broke records set more than 50 years ago.
The temperature hit 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, breaking the...
| Oct 18, 2008
CLASSIC houses by Modernist architects -- once relatively immune to swings in the real estate market -- are no longer able to fetch the premiums they once commanded, if recent prices are any indication.
John Lautner's 1949 Schaffer residence in Glendale,...
| Aug 27, 2008
ON A recent Sunday, a friend and I watched as our kids pulled a wooden wagon through a Ventura County field, pausing to gather black-eyed peas and sun-ripened heirloom tomatoes. They ran down rows of raspberry bushes, filling their hats with the ripe...
| Jun 1, 2009
As the sun rose over a wind-swept stretch of desert just east of Palm Springs, Cameron Barrows tramped over a series of dunes, identifying animal tracks in the sand -- kangaroo rat, shovel-nosed snake, cottontail, pocket mouse, sidewinder rattlesnake....
| Apr 15, 2010
With rain soaking their clothing and fogging up their binoculars, 50 researchers and university students armed with butterfly nets and specimen bottles fanned out across Whitewater Canyon at daybreak Monday to take the first full accounting of wildlife in...
| Jul 18, 2010
As UC Davis physicist and geologist John Rundle ponders the map of recent California earthquakes, he sees visions of a doughnut even Homer J. Simpson wouldn't like.
The doughnut is formed by pinpointing the recent quakes near Eureka, Mexicali and Palm...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2009
| 2:57 PM
CABAZON -- A woman was struck by lightning as she shopped at the Cabazon Outlet mall, according to a Cal Fire spokeswoman.
Jody Hagemann of Cal Fire says the woman was walking in the parking lot of the mall just afternoon when she was struck by...
| Sep 5, 2008
| 10:21 PM
With airlines cutting back on flights and losing money by the billions, it may not seem like the right time to be starting one. But a former dot-com entrepreneur believes some traffic-weary Southern Californians are ready for a new way to get around.
| Oct 22, 2008
| 9:09 AM
Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" co-stars Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof are preparing to spawn the next generation of Joss Whedon fans.
The "How I Met Your Mother" star and her husband will welcome their first child this spring, reports People....
| Apr 2, 2008
| 9:59 AM
The approach is stunning: Spectacular rock formations reveal themselves around every turn on the steep drive up, in brilliant relief against a dark blue sky. Then a thick stand of California fan palms, like nothing you've ever seen--their...