Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were headed into a Saturday search for eight people missing after their Marine landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast.
A wildfire erupted Friday evening northwest of Palm Springs and prompted the evacuation of at least 200 nearby homes, authorities said.
One Marine has died, two injured and eight others were missing after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of southern California, the Marines said early Friday.
When DeWalt Mix lost his prosthetic leg while paddle-boarding off the coast of Long Beach, the local Fire Department dove right in to try to retrieve it for him.
The Caldwell and Gillem fires have merged and are approaching 80,000 acres
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake gave the Los Angeles region a predawn wake-up call Thursday, triggering local alerts from the state's new quake warning system but resulting in no reports of significant damage.
Firefighters increased containment of large wildfires in rural northeastern California.
San Francisco firefighters faced challenges as a fire moved from one building to another and they were out of fire hydrants
Firefighters gained ground on a large wildfire in rural northeastern California, but weather was expected to become less favorable.
Smoke from the fire that ravaged a Navy warship in San Diego Bay contained elevated levels of toxins, but air-quality authorities said area residents had little to fear.