Southern California News

Following Two Days of Broken Western Heat Records Comes a Respite

Residents of Southern California and the Southwest were looking for a break after some of the hottest weather in decades had utilities warning of power failures and cities opening pools and cooling centers. At least four hikers died in Arizona, …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Adds Southern California Aviation Team

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has established a regional aviation insurance team that operates out of the Santa Ana, Calif. office. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a range of aviation insurance products, from physical aircraft damage insurance to liability coverages for …

A.M. Earthquake Jolted Parts of Southern California

An early morning earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 shook the inland region of Southern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS says the quake occurred at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday and was centered 2 miles north of Banning, about 85 …

Small Quake Rattles Remote Southern California Region

A small earthquake has rattled the Hemet area of Southern California and hundreds of people have reported feeling it. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 3.9-magnitude temblor struck shortly about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and was centered about four miles north of …

Fire at Southern California Business That Killed 3 Under Investigation

Arson and homicide investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning fire over the weekend at a Southern California business where three people died. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials say fire crews responding to a call on …

Officials Say Cooking Fire Started California Blaze That Threatened 300 Homes

Firefighters are making progress on a fire that had threatened hundreds of homes near a Southern California dam. Officials said an unattended cooking fire sparked the blaze on Saturday, triggering the nighttime evacuation of about 300 homes in an area …

2 Passengers Injured in California Train-Truck Crash Sue

Two women who were among dozens of passengers hurt when a commuter train struck a pickup truck abandoned on Southern California railroad tracks are suing the truck’s driver and his employer. The lawsuits were filed Wednesday in Ventura County Superior …

California Commuter Train Versus Truck Injures Dozens

Twenty-eight people were injured when a Southern California commuter train collided with a truck stuck on the tracks on Tuesday, toppling three rail cars. There were no deaths reported in the crash, which occurred at about 5:40 a.m. local time …

After Deadly California Fire Thousands of Smoke Alarms Installed

Volunteers have installed thousands of free smoke alarms in a Southern California neighborhood where a fire last month killed a mother and her two sons. The Orange County Register reported 5,000 donated smoke alarms were installed Saturday in 1,000 condominiums …

Whole Foods Recalls Cookie Platters Sold In 4 Western States

Whole Foods Market has voluntarily recalled several sizes of assorted cookie platters due to undeclared nut allergens. The company said Tuesday that one illness has been reported. The platters sold at stores in Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada have …