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  • Fire insurance: Do you have enough coverage?

    SAN DIEGO – The vast majority of California homeowners have insurance that covers fire damage. But that doesn’t mean you can breathe easy. Property insurance lawyers say it’s not uncommon for insurers to do everything possible to minimize payouts, especially after catastrophic blazes such as the ones now raging in Northern and Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported. “In a mass loss, they’re looking at their overall payments,” said Joshua Haffner, a Los Angeles lawyer specializing in fire-related claims. […]

  • Gov. Brown signs bill allowing utility companies to move fire-related costs to customers

    With an eye toward destructive wildfire as California’s most immediate climate emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown took action on Friday to broadly expand state prevention efforts while allowing utility companies to shift some fire-related costs to their customers.

  • Paul Manafort agrees to plead guilty, avoids second trial

    Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman embattled by criminal indictments, will no longer fight the charges related to his Ukrainian lobbying operation.

  • 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 […]