Banner Fire burns 2 homes in central San Diego County

The wildfire destroyed two homes, threatened hundreds more and forced the cancellation of a Fourth of July parade and celebration in the town of Julian.

Drought triggers extra safety measures for fireworks display

Local cities have differing levels of restrictions regarding fireworks, with some completely banning possession and others allowing non-explosive varieties.

Butts Fire: 2 homes destroyed in 4,300-acre wildfire

A stubborn wildfire in Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation those living in 200 others, but so far is not posing a threat to its world famous vineyards.

Banner Fire: Wildfire in central San Diego County prompts evacuations

Crews scrambled Thursday to corral a wildfire that burned two homes in Southern California and threatened hundreds of others.

Forest Service to close dicey stretch of Eaton Canyon Trail

Since 2011, five people have died and dozens more have been injured on the trail between the lower and upper Eaton Canyon Falls.

You Voted: Who has the best sausage in SoCal?

As a lead up to all the grilling that'll be happening on the fourth, last week, we announced that we wanted you to tell us which restaurant had the best sausage in Southern California.

Butts Fire: Homes threatened as crews battle 3,200-acre wildfire

A raging wildfire in rural Northern California has spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of homes, but it was not threatening any major vineyards.

Crews battling 2,700-acre wildfire in Napa County (updated)

Crews are battling a raging wildfire in rural Napa County that has damaged five structures and prompted mandatory evacuations. Crews had the fire 30 percent contained.

Missing Arcadia firefighter died after fall from cliff

The cause of death is being listed as "blunt force injuries" that are "consistent with a fall," Armando Chavez, the chief deputy medical examiner, told KPCC.

July 4th Fireworks FAQ: Where to watch and what's illegal

Here's how to make your Fourth of July festivities filled with barbecue and booze instead of injuries and run-ins with the police.

First rabid skunk since 1979 confirmed for LA County

For the first time in 35 years, a skunk has tested positive for rabies in Los Angeles County.

Remains of old bombed-out LA Times building found? (archival photos)

The site at the northeast corner of North Broadway and West 1st Street might contain the basement or foundation of the building gutted by a dynamite blast in 1910.

I-5, northbound 710 reopen in Commerce after fatal crash

The crash causing sent lumber supports and several two-ton steel girders crashing onto Interstate 5 below.

I-5, north 710 closed after bridge crash; driver dies

Aa bridge under construction collapsed on top of a car early Saturday morning. The driver was killed, and a passenger was taken to the hospital.

Body of missing firefighter Mike Herdman found

Herdman went missing while on a camping trip with a friend June 13 when he rushed into the woods after his dog without shoes or equipment.

Metro Board allocates $3.7 million for more CicLAvias

CicLAvia receives funding to expand bike and walking routes to East LA, Pasadena, Southeast Cities, Culver City and the San Fernando Valley