Angeles National Forest

Firefighters battle a wind-driven brush fire in Simi Valley, Calif. on Dec. 25, 2013. Strong Santa Ana winds spread the fire quickly, however, firefighters gained the upper hand in several hours after an all out assault using water dropping helicopters, engines, and hand crews. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Warm weather increases chances of wildfires in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Strong winds blew across the Southland today as temperatures rose and humidity levels tumbled, creating a threat of wildfires. A red flag warning denoting a high risk of wildfire was originally […]


Meatball the bear in swimming pool at sanctuary

Legal battles over Meatball the bear

ALPINE (CNS) – An Alpine animal sanctuary that took in a California black bear that was caught wandering through Glendale is in a fierce battle for the legal rights to his name, going up against […]


Homeless camps to be cleared

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today took steps to clear out homeless encampments in the vicinity of the Tujunga Wash. The camps pose a threat to water quality and the public […]


(AP Photo)

400 firefighters battle the Madre Fire north of Azuza

AZUSA (CNS) – A fire that began north of Azusa late Monday and burned into the Angeles National Forest, scorching about 250 acres, was 30 percent contained as of midday today, the U.S. Forest Service […]


Firefighting aircraft

40-acre blaze burns in mountains above Azusa

  AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire has burned at least 40 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains above Azusa and could threaten a condominium complex if winds shift the blaze south. U.S. Forest Service […]


Small fire burns in rough terrain near Wrightwood

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire near Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains is holding at 2.5 acres under an air response. Firefighters responded to the fire at around 1 […]


Meatball the bear in swimming pool at sanctuary

City approves ‘Meatball’ the bear parade float

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A problem bear that gained a nickname and celebrity by stealing frozen meatballs from a Southern California garage freezer will be depicted on a 2014 Rose Parade float. The Glendale City […]


Meatball the bear in swimming pool at sanctuary

Meatball the bear may become a Rose Parade float

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Meatball, the bear that gained fame and a nickname by snacking on frozen food in a Southern California garage, could be headed for international stardom. The Glendale City Council is scheduled […]


The Powerhouse Fire, San Francisquito Canyon. (AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire destroyed 24 residences

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials now say 53 structures including 24 residences were destroyed by the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Shawn Rollman said Thursday that crews were able […]


Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire 70 percent contained

  PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are conducting mop-up operations at the scene of the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says Wednesday that there has been smoke […]




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