Wildfires burn 700 acres of Calif. brushlands

(AP) – A nearly 700-acre brushfire is burning north of Los Angeles but authorities say no homes are threatened and they hope to contain it by noon Tuesday. Fire spokesman Manuel Madrigal says the 689-acre […]


Hot, windy weather to challenge Colo. fire crews

(AP) – Firefighters working to encircle a wildfire burning over 68,000 acres in northern Colorado are being challenged today by the return of hot and windy weather. A red flag warning is in effect for […]


Wildfires force evacuations from Calif. to Colo.

(AP) – Wildfires across the West drove hundreds of people from their homes from California to Colorado, where nuns living in a monastery and Boy Scouts at camp are among those who’ve fled. Firefighters are […]


Southland wind warning begins this afternoon

(CNS) – High winds will buffet the Southland from this afternoon through early Wednesday, creating perilous conditions in the San Gabriel Mountains, the Antelope Valley, ocean waters and along the coast, where minor flooding is […]


Dolphin stranded in Bolsa Chica

(CNS) – A dolphin was stranded in the shallow waters of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands today and rescue crews were assessing how to help it back to open water. It wasn’t immediately clear how the […]


Enticing the swallows to Capistrano

(AP) – Legend has it that migrating swallows once darkened the skies on arrival each spring at Mission San Juan Capistrano. For decades, however, cliff swallows building mud nests under the mission eaves have dwindled, […]