| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new study says.
The winds, which blow parallel to the shore and draw cold, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
| Aug 5, 2014
A massive slide blocking California 1 near Big Sur is taking months to remove....
| Jul 23, 2014
| 11:37 PM
Blue whales cluster for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off the California coast, according to a new study that raises concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered animals.
“It’s an unhappy coincidence,” said...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:12 AM
Lou Zamperini is recognized by Mayor Tom Bradley and the Los Angeles City Council....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world’s oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Newport Beach's Margaret Sprague, known affectionately as Peggie, celebrated her 94th birthday July 24, and rather than receive a birthday present, she gave one. In a reception area at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Peggie presented Kimberly...
| Aug 8, 2014
With the center of Canadian-source dry high pressure anchored over the northern Great Lakes, low pressure systems will be forced to pass well to the south of Chicago for the next three days. Situated in the southern sector of the high pressure, Chicago...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Climate forecasters still expect El Nino to develop this fall or winter, but the chances have fallen to about two in three.
The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center in College Park on Thursday upheld the El Niño watch it began in March....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:05 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. A powerful El Nino that had been emerging in the Pacific is fizzling out, evaporating hopes it will deliver a knockout punch to California's three-year drought.
A new report from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...