| Jul 10, 2010
| 8:00 AM
VENTURA -- Firefighters have nearly contained a brush in a hilly area on the south side of Simi Valley.
About 15 acres of light brush burned near the intersection of Fitzgerald Road and Sequoia Avenue, according to a Ventura County Fire Department...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 12:19 AM
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- A wildfire is threatening homes and sending up huge plumes of smoke in the Ventura County city of Camarillo.
Ventura County fire spokesman Bill Nash says about 150 firefighters are working in the neighborhood of Camarillo Heights...
| Jul 29, 2010
Eric Malnic, a former longtime Los Angeles Times staff writer who was part of the team that won The Times a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1965 Watts riots and later specialized in aviation stories, has died. He was 73.
Malnic, who underwent...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 3:27 PM
VENTURA COUNTY -- Famed plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Ryan, was texting while driving moments before he was killed in a crash along Pacific Coast Highway, according to his ex-girlfriend.
Charmaine Blake told People magazine that Ryan was sending out a...
| Jan 21, 2011
Grapefruit may be the most misunderstood of California's fruits. Excellent locally grown examples are available year-round at farmers markets, but it's also easy to fall for fruit — often similar-looking and grown just a few miles away —...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 4:26 PM
The weather is warming up, so now is the time to get out and explore what Southern California has to offer. The Newport Beach Public Library stocks many books on hiking throughout Orange County and the region, from the mountains to the coast to the...
| Aug 24, 2010
| 8:32 AM
MALIBU, Calif. -- A small earthquake struck Monday night off the coast of Malibu.
The undersea quake hit at 10:42 p.m. Monday near the channel Islands and had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake was...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 7:22 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- After two days of record-breaking heat, electricity has been restored to most of the 40,000 Los Angeles area homes and businesses that were left without power early Tuesday.
Southern California Edison reported that 18,789...
| May 13, 2011
| 10:32 AM
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — When Annette Danzer and her husband moved into a house surrounded by brush and strawberry fields on California’s Central Coast, they were drawn by the rural feel and closeness to nature.
Three years later, the...
| May 28, 2011
| 6:47 PM
A Newport Beach man was killed in a Ventura County freeway crash early Friday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Eric Doran, 36, owner of Eat Chow restaurant in Costa Mesa, died on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks at about 5:16 a.m. when a truck rear-...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 3:57 AM
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police have arrested eight people in connection with the gang rapes of two girls allegedly lured from social networking sites.
Seven suspects were arrested without incident Friday in Santa Paula and Ventura, according to...
| Sep 27, 2007
| 12:49 PM
California's record-breaking dry weather this year has had at least one salutary effect: Water at the state's beaches this summer has been remarkably free of bacteria.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, 92% of the state's 494 beaches earned grades of A or B...