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Is California falling short in preventing drunk driving?

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| A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit ranked the states on their adoption of regulations that address the top road safety threats. California fell in the middle.

Officials hope to lift mudslide evacuations by Jan. 31


Officials said Sunday that it will be a gradual process getting residents back into homes in Montecito, where 21 people were killed during flash floods Jan. 9.

What to know about California's Real IDs


The state DMV begins issuing Real ID driver's licenses and ID cards today. These will be required to board a domestic flight starting in 2020.


Highway 101 reopens in Montecito


While all lanes and on-ramps have reopened, various off-ramps will remain temporarily closed.

​Cats being flown to Nevada by shelters overwhelmed by wildfires


More than 50 cats from Ventura will fly to Reno, Nevada on Sunday.

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving Montecito


Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the posh Santa Barbara community running.

LAUSD-union deal takes small step to cut huge health costs


As part of a tentative deal with its eight employee unions, L.A. Unified will freeze the amount it pays each year for healthcare at $1 billion for three years.


Shackled Perris children face long road to recovery


Any who has experienced abuse for 20 years "will have a lot of learning to do about what relationships are like, what the world is like, how they're supposed to be treated," a mental health expert said.

High surf advisory in effect for California's central Coast


The National Weather Services says that at some off-shore locations, including Mavericks in Half Moon Bay, a few breakers could even approach 55 feet.