Bodies of two people found in Joshua Tree National Park were embracing each other, authorities say

Authorities say two adult bodies were locked in an embrace when they were discovered in Joshua Tree National Park, near the area where a missing Southern California couple vanished while hiking three months ago.

Jodi Miller, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, said Tuesday…

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Canyon 2 fire 100% contained, but authorities still searching for inmate firefighter who walked away

The wildfire that scorched thousands of acres in northeast Orange County was declared fully contained Tuesday morning, but authorities were still searching for a prisoner who walked away from an inmate firefighting crew that helped battle the blaze.

The Canyon 2 fire burned more than 9,200 acres…

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Bull breaks free from petting zoo, roams down busy street in La Crescenta

Sheriff’s deputies added cattle wrangler to their list of responsibilities Saturday night after a bull roamed free on a busy La Crescenta street, according to authorities.

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a call about an animal roaming down Foothill Boulevard near Glenwood Avenue…

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Evacuations ordered as crews battle wildfire in Santa Cruz mountains

Northern California firefighters are battling a fire that sprang up overnight in the mountains around Santa Cruz, prompting evacuation orders.

Rob Sherman, assistant chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, told KNTV news that at least one structure was destroyed and…

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Fire near Mt. Wilson Observatory threatens TV towers

Firefighters were battling a 26-acre brush fire early Tuesday around Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains that was threatening to burn nearby television broadcast towers, authorities said.

The fire broke out around 3:54 a.m. near the Mt. Wilson Observatory and was fully uncontained as of 7 a.m.,…

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Firefighters continue to gain ground on deadly Northern California blazes

As more people returned Monday to their homes in Northern California and officials continued the search for dozens of missing people, fire crews gained more ground on the deadly blazes that have scorched more than 210,000 acres and killed at least 41.

The four largest fires were all more than 50%…

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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Santa Ysabel

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning two miles from Santa Ysabel, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:05 a.m. PDT near the surface.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Ramona and 21 miles from Alpine.

In the last…

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Should the LAPD test drones? Police Commission is set for final vote on controversial proposal

In the two months since the Los Angeles Police Department revealed that it wants to try flying drones, the unmanned aircraft have been the source of an often heated back-and-forth.

Advocates say the drones could help protect officers and others by using nonhuman eyes to collect crucial information…

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He wouldn’t evacuate, then used Facebook Live to broadcast firestorm in his hometown

With the wine country gripped by the deadliest string of wildfires in California history, residents of the Berryessa Highlands in Napa County have struggled to get real-time information about their small hamlet.

They’ve come to rely on Evan Kilkus.

While many heeded the evacuation order as the…

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