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2 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News
The six-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned close to 1,000 acres, was nearly surrounded today, and most firefighters were on “mop-up” duty. The 968-acre blaze was 95 percent contained with 378 firefighters on the job, according to Jake Rodriguez, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.
3 hrs ago | Patch.com
NorthStar Moving Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today that the Mission Viejo Coldwell Banker office collected the most food donations in Orange County in their second annual "Let's Send Hunger Packing" summer food drive competition in partnership with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage . The food drive raised 8,109 pounds of food to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
7 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert
A man arrested in the Czech Republic for the brutal torture of a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern California to face trial. Orange County prosecutors say 35-year-old Hossein Nayeri was extradited from Prague this week.
8 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News
Flash flooding threatened parts of the Southland today as a combination of high heat and subtropical moisture created atmospheric instability, raising a chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch that will be in effect in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley from 10 a.m. through this evening.
Tuesday's flash floods sparked fears of mudslides for residents in Silverado Canyon, where crews battled fires over the weekend. "It's very, very steep, there's not much left," resident Sherry Meddick said.
Several streets have already flooded in Wildomar and Lake Elsinore Tuesday afternoon as a thunderstorm moves its way toward Orange County. At Elsinore High School in Wildomar, batting cages have been blown over and officials are concerned that water has gotten under the gym.
Preparing for the second year of Obamacare enrollment, California unveiled new television ads and handed out $14.6 million to community groups for consumer outreach. The state-run insurance exchange, Covered California, said the new grant funds are in addition to $33.4 million that has already been given to clinics, unions, schools and nonprofit groups helping with enrollment.
Orange County Fire Authority firefighters extinguish hot spots near homes on Silverado Canyon Road as crews battle the Silverado Fire in the Cleveland National Forest on Saturday. Orange County Fire Authority firefighters extinguish hot spots near homes on Silverado Canyon Road as crews battle the Silverado Fire in the Cleveland National Forest on Saturday.
A stray dog scheduled to be put down after being hit by a car is now getting a second chance at life. Volunteers from the Bichon Rescue Brigade picked up Maverick from an Orange County shelter after a July 3 collision left him with multiple fractures.
A large fan in a corner of Jimmy Mayfield's class at Masuda Middle School in Fountain Valley runs in an attempt to cool students in a classroom without air conditioning.Older school buildings face high bills for potential air conditioning installation. Gisler Elementary School principal Erin Bains sat in her office, sweating.
Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun's rays reflecting off sheet metal that edged a homeowner's backyard garden. Orange County Fire Authority Capt.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad is checking the car of a bank robbery suspect after the man said during his arrest that he has explosives in his car. Sheriff's Lt.
Two women are believed to have helped steal tens of thousands of dollars from homes by posing as cleaning people in California, police said Surveillance video shows two women knocking on doors in the upscale California neighborhood, purportedly offering their services as maids. Police allege that the would-be housekeepers are really part of a burglary ring now hitting some of the wealthiest communities in Los Angeles.
Two more days of intense heat are expected to keep searing Southern California before a midweek cooling trend kicks in. The National Weather Service says excessive-heat warnings are in effect and temperatures could get as high as 107 degrees Monday in the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley.
Holidaymakers have been sheltering in hotels and many coastal resorts have been evacuated as Hurricane Odile batters Mexico's popular tourist region of Baja California. The storm has reached the resort area of Los Cabos in the western state, with winds of up to 205kph uprooting trees.
Anaheim high school student Abby Carreon, 17, meets with Supt. Michael Matsuda. Matsuda, whose mother was taken to an internment camp during WWII, is particularly concerned with the issue of homeless students.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 02:14 pm
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