Southern California cools down as heat wave breaks

The heat wave that baked Southern California in triple-digit temperatures for days has finally broken. Temperatures early Thursday are markedly lower than 24 hours earlier, and the trend will continue.

Propane worker critically burned in blast

A propane truck driver is fighting for his life after a sudden blast burned him from head to toe. The man is currently hospitalized in critical condition

3-foot bike buffer law for California drivers takes effect

Under statewide regulations taking effect Tuesday, drivers must give bikes a buffer zone of at least 3 feet while passing.

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Authorities say the tiny town of Weed near the base of Mount Shasta is under siege from a 300-acre blaze that erupted around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Heat wave: LA hits record energy demand; Edison offers cash to conserve

With triple-digit heat across Southern California, many residents were without power, and one utility company was offering customers cash to save energy during peak hours.

USC breaks ground on $650 million campus village

When completed in 2017, officials say the 15-acre village will contain on-campus housing for 2,700 students and numerous other amenities.

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.