Southern California

A broken block wall blocks the sidewalk Saturday, March 29, 2014, after an earthquake hit Orange County Friday night in Fullerton, Calif. More than 100 aftershocks have rattled Orange County south of Los Angeles where a magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck Friday. Despite the relatively minor damage, no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt)

7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded “Big One” from the […]

03/30/2014

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1 rescued, 1 missing off Central California beach

GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers say two people were swept into the ocean on a beach in northern Santa Barbara County, and only one of them has been found. County fire Capt. David Sadecki tells […]

03/30/2014

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Magnitude-4.1 aftershock shakes Los Angeles area

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock struck shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A […]

03/29/2014

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L.A. County seeks tax incentives for entertainment industry

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Board of Supervisors agreed today to push for stronger tax incentives to promote film and television production in Southern California. “In the last decade, Southern California has lost more than […]

03/26/2014

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More trees in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A panel of researchers and environmentalists today pointed to the need for more trees in Los Angeles to provide relief to residents from increasing temperatures and lower rainfall in Southern California. […]

03/26/2014

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Southern California no longer bank robbery capital

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California used to be known as the “Bank Robbery Capital of the World.” No more. The Los Angeles Times reports the number of robberies has declined, part of a larger […]

03/22/2014

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California firefighting unit closer to relocating

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s largest firefighting agency is one step closer to relocating its Southern California home base in an effort to better dispatch resources during wildfires. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports a state Senate […]

03/22/2014

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Trail head to Hollywood Sign temporarily closed

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A popular trail head to the Hollywood Sign will be closed for more than a month so that crews can install a new gate to prevent trespassers at night. Los Angeles […]

03/22/2014

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California seeks to dam 3 Delta channels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state’s drought persists. Two of the barriers would […]

03/12/2014

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Southern California home sales fall in February

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern California homes sales posted a fifth straight annual decline in February as tight inventories kept buyers on the sidelines, a research firm said Wednesday. There were 14,027 new and existing houses […]

03/12/2014

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Judge says 2 California laws are unconstitutional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they retrospectively increase the punishments for crimes committed before the laws came into effect. U.S. […]

03/02/2014

A man runs through Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Saturated slopes worry California cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously […]

03/01/2014

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