| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Two Southern California men are still missing after their raft capsized on the Kern River Monday evening near Johnsondale. The Tulare County Sheriff's Department said Scott Neacato, 22, of Los Angeles, and Minh Tu Quang, 25, of Westminster, were camping.....
| Jun 26, 2011
Call it the accidental road trip. Looking for a less monotonous route home from Northern California last summer, my family and I took California 99 south from Sacramento to Bakersfield and picked up Interstate 5 from there. It took a little longer, but...
| Jun 26, 2011
Based on Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (27.5 mpg) and using AAA's survey-based average price of $3.90 a gallon for gas last week in California, this trip will cost you about $44.24 to drive the 312 miles from Los Angeles to Modesto....
| Aug 29, 2010
A Mormon church official was shot dead between services on Sunday, and less than an hour later, the man suspected of the crime also died after a shoot-out with police.
Clay Sannar, 42, a lay bishop with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Laguna local Arno Chauvel has lost his battle with bone cancer.
His friend, Joe Ferguson, set up a blog for Chauvel in March, when he was first admitted to the hospital. Since then, memories and photographs have flooded the site, revealing a man with a...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 7:48 AM
LOS ANGELES -- States of emergency have been declared in Los Angeles, Kings, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Inyo counties in response to a week of destructive rains. Damage totals are expected to exceed $60 million.
States of emergency have been declared...
| Apr 11, 2010
The last of the fragrant fruit blossoms is gone, their pink-and-white petals scattered across the orchards that nestle among the verdant foothills of the High Sierra.
By month's end — the first strawberries will be ready for picking. The...
| Jul 7, 2010
Not every blueberry is created equal — there are a lot of varieties, with different flavor profiles.
For tart, firm berries, go for the early-season Emeralds, says Manuel Jimenez, a University of California Cooperative Extension farm adviser in...
| May 26, 2008
Out of the post-Reconstruction rubble, Col. Allen Allensworth, a retired African American army chaplain, pieced together a dream.
In 1908, Allensworth, a prominent Los Angeles resident, along with several other enterprising African American men (and...
| Aug 21, 2009
Otha Young, who wrote the 1980s hit "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)" for Grammy-winning singer Juice Newton during their long musical partnership, died of cancer Aug. 6 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said his wife, Brenda. He was 66.
| Jun 11, 2009
Luke Cole, a leading theorist and practitioner of environmental justice law, who battled toxic waste facilities, mega-dairies, mining companies and other pollution threats in poor and minority communities in California and Alaska, died Saturday in a car...