Illegal fireworks suspected in factory, grass fires

Investigators suspect illegal fireworks sparked a fire that injured four firefighters and caused up to $3 million in damage to three warehouses in South Los Angeles.

Carlsbad beach crash

Plane crash lands on Carlsbad beach, injuring boy


A small plane sent beachgoers scrambling Saturday when it made a crash landing in Carlsbad, injuring one person and causing evacuation of the area.

Police: Passenger causes bus crash in San Bernardino

Authorities say five people were injured after a passenger on a Greyhound bus grabbed the steering wheel from the driver, forcing it into a ditch off a Southern California freeway.

1 dead, 5 injured after Echo Park house fire

A man was found dead, and five others were injured, during an Echo Park house fire Saturday morning.

LA County deputies seize half-ton of illegal fireworks

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have seized more than a half-ton of illegal fireworks.

SoCal animal shelters prep for busiest day of the year

Fireworks often frighten dogs and cats and cause them to bolt — leading to what is the busiest day of the year for animal control officers.

Airports on higher alert over Fourth of July weekend

A spokeswoman for Burbank's Bob Hope Airport said it was taking "appropriate measures" to ensure passengers are safe over the holiday weekend.

Fourth of July: Where SoCal residents are going

It's going to be the biggest July Fourth weekend for SoCal travelers since 2007. Las Vegas and San Diego top the destination list.

4th of July: LA city officials cracking down on illegal fireworks

The city attorney's office said Wednesday that criminal charges have been filed against two vendors in downtown L.A.

2 firefighters injured as Washington Fire containment continues

Mop-up efforts, aided by light rain, continue with air attacks by water-dropping helicopters. More than 270 campers have been evacuated.

Heat wave: 'Flex' alert issued for California; how to cut your energy use

California's Independent System Operator, which manages the state's energy grid, has urged consumers to reduce their usage between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m on Tuesday and Wednesday. It's the first "flex" alert for Southern California since 2012.

July 4th Fireworks: Where to watch, what's legal

Whether you want to see a professional pyrotechnic spectacular or safely light up fireworks at home, here's a guide to celebrating Independence Day.

California schools lose experiments in SpaceX rocket failure

The projects were from eighth-graders at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, and seniors at Petaluma High School and Damien High School in La Verne.

Lake Fire: Evacuations lifted as crews halt fire's spread

The Lake Fire in San Bernardino County has scorched 48 square miles of desert brush and forest timber more than a week after it broke out. It was more than halfway contained Monday.

KKK fliers found in Whittier neighborhood

Whittier residents reported finding Ziploc bags containing flyers, rocks and candies on their lawns this weekend.

4 things to do when lightning strikes at the beach

A monsoonal system in northern Mexico and Arizona will bring hot, humid weather and a chance of thunderstorms. Beachgoers should be aware of the potential for lightning strikes.