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Colby Fire: Increase in acres burned (updated)

Firefighters are extinguishing flare-ups from the Colby Fire as it burns in the foothills above Glendora Friday. A red flag warning was extended into Saturday.

What does Brown's drought declaration mean for LA?

Relatively flush local reservoirs should spare Southern California from water rationing, but officials still call on area residents to conserve.

Shooting threat prompts Escondido school closures

Police in the north San Diego suburb said a social media posting warned that violence would happen at Escondido Charter High School at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Weekend Traffic: MLK events mean road closures this weekend

Special events in Orange County and Los Angeles are imposing a number of closures this weekend.

Northridge at 20: Truck driver who escaped collapse recalls his near miss

Another man recalls his father, an LAPD motorcycle officer who lost his life when the 6.7 magnitude earthquake ruptured the freeway on which he was riding.

Northridge: Your memories of the 'giant monster' that hit SoCal

Where were you during the Northridge earthquake? KPCC listeners share their stories

Colby Fire: Suspect posted on Facebook; blaze slowing; 3 injured

Police confirm a Facebook post about "lion hunting." Meanwhile, bail for the three suspects has been raised to half a million dollars.

Northridge: Follow the Northridge earthquake in real time

We'll be live tweeting the Northridge earthquake as it happened on Jan. 17, 1994 — 20 years ago Friday — as part of our anniversary coverage of the disaster.

Colby Fire: How to keep yourself safe from wildfire smoke, an air quality FAQ

Even if your home is not in the path of a wildfire, you can still be affected by smoke particles released into the air. Here are some tips to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

Northridge: Debunking 8 common earthquake myths

To help us debunk some common misconceptions about earthquakes, we brought in Margaret Vinci, manager of Earthquake Programs at Caltech

Salon Meritage Killings: Dekraai moves closer to trial

The man charged in the worst mass killing in Orange County history is due in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing. Scott Dekraai faces the death penalty in the October 2011 shooting at Salon Meritage.

Northridge: Quake readiness ranges widely at 'Epicenter U'

At Cal State Northridge, site of major damage from the 1994 quake, memories have faded and earthquake preparedness varies widely. It's a common thing, experts say.

Eagle Rock rises to near the top of trendy neighborhood list

Eagle Rock was ranked number two in Redfin's national Hot Neighborhoods in 2014 list.

PCH open after fire; red flag fire warning extended (updated)

A blaze burned just short of 10 acres in Pacific Palisades near Santa Monica Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

GOP Rep. 'Buck' McKeon of Santa Clarita to step down after 11 terms

The veteran Republican Congressman will not seek re-election, clearing the way for two former state senators who want to succeed him.

PAWS sanctuary a paradise for performing elephants

Deep in the foothills of California’s Gold Country, there is a peaceful home for animals that may seem a little out of place. Located in San Andreas, the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) cares for elephants, big cats, bears and other wildlife with a history of performing for humans.