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  • Charges dropped against ex-boyfriend of Aliso Viejo explosion victim

    Federal prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a man who was arrested after a suspected package bomb killed his former girlfriend and business partner in Aliso Viejo, according to court documents.

  • 5.7 earthquake shakes Northern California

    FERNDALE, Calif. – Magnitude 5.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon 25 miles from Ferndale in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was just off the coast and caused light shaking in some parts of the North Coast area, including Ferndale and Eureka. The USGS said the temblor was also felt farther inland in Chico and Red Bluff. On social media, some residents said the quake lasted about 5 seconds […]

  • Officials suggest violent jail escapees could be hiding nearby

    SANTA ANA, Calif. The search for a trio of escaped Orange County inmates entered its third day, law enforcement officials called on the local Vietnamese community to aid in the hunt after an investigator said he believes the escapees may be hunkered down in the area. Jonathan Tieu, 20, Bac Duong, 43, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, were all discovered missing at the Central Men’s Jail in downtown Santa Ana around 9 p.m. Friday, after cutting through at least four layers of […]

  • 3 inmates suspected in violent crimes escape Orange County jail

    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A search was underway for three men who escaped the Orange County Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana, authorities said Saturday. Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, were all discovered unaccounted for around 9 p.m. Friday, KTLA reported. A search was conducted at the Central Jail complex at 550 N. Flower St. and the adjacent Civic Center, but the inmates were not located. according to sheriff’s officials. The inmates were last seen around […]

  • Gov. Brown focuses on raising awareness in State of the State

    Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his annual State of the State speech in Sacramento at 10 a.m.

  • Snow on Sunrise Highway

    Calif. has ‘shot out of the drought’ if El Nino rain persists

    With a couple of weeks of rain and snow behind them and more on the horizon for the Sierra Nevada in Northern California, state water officials expressed cautious hope that this El Niño season could lift California out of its historic drought. “The recent rains have put us on a good trajectory to perhaps have a shot out of the drought if it were to continue at the current rate,” said Doug Carlson, a spokesman with the California Department of […]

  • SpaceX rocket fails water landing

    SAN DIEGO — Elon Musk’s SpaceX managed to launch a satellite into orbit Sunday, but suffered another setback in its attempt to retrieve a rocket stage by landing it on a sea-going platform. SpaceX officials said the Falcon 9 rocket first stage experienced a “hard landing” and broke one of its stabilizer arms designed to hold it upright. The fate of the rocket stage was not immediately known, and there was no video footage of the landing immediately available, those […]

  • Millions spent to make sure Pacific Coast Highway withstands El Niño

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. – When El Niño storms hit Southern California, Pacific Coast Highway is the first line of battle between man and nature. This scenic ribbon of asphalt, sandwiched by steep mountains on one side and ocean on the other, has fought with rock slides and erosion since it was built almost a century ago. El Niño rains of the past have left portions of the coastal route battered. But they also have given transportation engineers and local officials […]

  • 3 Americans freed by Iran land in Germany

    GENEVA, Germany – Three Americans released from Iranian custody as part of a U.S.-Iranian prisoner swap reportedly arrived Sunday in Europe, as the leaders of Iran and the United States lauded the formal implementation of a sweeping nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. On board a chartered flight that landed in Geneva were Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, according to various reports. Thrilled to see #JasonRezaian land safely in […]