| May 17, 2013
| 6:03 AM
More than 1,400 firefighters were on the lines Friday, battling a brush fire that’s burned through more than 3,800 acres in Ventura and Kern counties since Wednesday.
The Grand fire is 25% contained, and the threatened Hungry Valley State Park and...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Some say that you can’t put a price on precious natural resources. As of this week, you can.
The public and private tab for conserving the nation’s fish, wildlife and natural resources is close to $40 billion a year, according to a study...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:26 AM
The Springs fire in Ventura County was 90% contained Tuesday morning and was expected to be completely under control by the end of the day, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The blaze damaged 15 homes but did not...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:47 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown put the state’s early wildfire season in global terms Monday, saying the state would have to grow accustomed to more forest fires as a consequence of climate change.
Brown’s remarks at the California Department...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:55 AM
One firefighter has been injured and one building damaged from a wildfire near Banning that’s burned through about 3,000 acres, state fire officials said Thursday morning.
The Summit fire was 35% contained and evacuation orders were lifted...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Los Angeles County officials rejected a bid Tuesday from several Santa Clarita Valley school districts and a water district hoping to consolidate elections and avoid the kind of voting rights lawsuits that other local governments have been hit with.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Virginia "Ginny" Hill Wood led a life of adventure beginning at a young age, guiding horseback trips in her native Washington state, bicycling through Europe before and after World War II, serving as a WASP pilot and, after moving to Alaska, building a...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to reject the Navy’s plan for increased use of sonar and underwater explosions as part of increased training and testing off the coast. The Navy requested that the commission find the plan consistent...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:04 PM
A brush fire fanned by gusty winds scorched 400 acres in Inyo County but firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand in stopping the blaze, officials said Wednesday night....
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:44 PM
California Republican legislators want the U.S. Attorney to investigate the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for putting $3.6 million from legal settlements in an off-budget account....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Africa, where Malian youths restrain an alleged shop looter after arresting him in the northern city of Gao, a key Islamist stronghold until it was retaken by French and Malian troops in a major boost to the...