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California wildfires: Hundreds flee as homes burn; 2nd fire near Yosemite

Two wildfires have forced hundreds of people to evacuate in Northern California. One of the fires is burning in a foothill community south of Yosemite National Park.

Silverado Fire: Cause was accidental, officials say

Fire officials said sun reflecting off metal sheeting that a local resident put around a home garden to keep out rodents started the wildfire that has burned about 1,000 acres.

Palo Alto, Berkeley, Santa Clara among top 10 most livable cities in America

A list released by Livability.com showed that California has 22 out of the top 100 best cities to live in America, while Palo Alto, Berkeley and Santa Clara ranked as the top 10.

Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

Some of the other four cities that won grants are going the more traditional route. Houston, for example, plans on building a better trash-collection system.

LA Heat: It's hot. And it's going to stay that way

It's been a scorching hot weekend for Southern California, and it's not going to get a whole lot better in the next couple days, according to the National Weather Service.

Some Costco, Safeway, Vons tomatoes recalled for salmonella

A California produce company is issuing a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Silverado Fire: Crews make progress overnight against 1,600-acre fire

The Silverado Fire continues to burn Saturday, having burned 1,600 acres so far with 10 percent containment, the Orange County Fire Authority's Mike Petro says.

3 dead in Santa Clarita canyon crash

Authorities say a truck veered off a Southern California road and plunged 200 to 300 feet down a canyon, killing three people and injuring two others.

San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

Leaders of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego union say the litmus perpetuates a stereotype that predominantly foreign-born taxi drivers smell bad.

California temperatures hottest, driest in 120 years

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday confirmed California has had the hottest year since they started keeping records 120 years ago, in 1895.

Get out your yardsticks — new law requires 3-foot bike buffer

California's three-foot requirement replaces previous rules backers say were vague about what a "safe" distance is for passing cyclists.

Gray whale spotted in Marina del Rey's harbor

A young gray whale swam along the coast of SoCal Tuesday, entering the harbor of Marina del Rey in the evening.

Update: San Dimas brush fire 65 percent contained

Firefighters were responding early Wednesday to a small brush fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains foothill community of San Dimas.

OC Assessor charged with filing false nomination papers

Assessor Webster Guillory was charged by the Orange County District Attorney with filing false nomination papers for the March 2014 primary election.

California water use: Top water users, conservers for July

While California is in the midst of its third year of drought, there has been a 7.5 percent drop in California's monthly water use.

Meadow Fire: Cooler weather slows Yosemite wildfire

High humidity and scattered rain showers on Monday tamped down the fire in Yosemite National Park, which had burned about 4 square miles of timberland,