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3 years 10 months ago

BCS strips USC of 2004 national championship

By The Associated Press The Bowl Championship Series has stripped Southern California of its 2004 title and will leave that season without a BCS champion. The announcement Monday is no surprise. BCS officials had said USC was in danger of having its championship vacated after the Trojans were hit with...

4 years 11 months ago

Enormous blue whale a sign of summer

A sure sign of summer was spotted swimming off the coast of southern California this week. A giant blue whale was seen swimming off Long Beach. Blue whales tend to migrate into the area during the warmer months which could be a sign that summer is around the corner....

5 years 2 months ago

California residents prepare to evacuate

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says residents of more than 170 homes in two mudslide-prone foothill communities are being told to prepare to evacuate in anticipation of a storm system that's headed for Southern California. Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said calls went out Thursday night to residents of...

5 years 2 months ago

Storms overwhelm pelican rescue group

A bird rescue group is releasing brown pelicans in Southern California to make room for more of the ailing birds affected by storms and oily runoff. Paul Kelway of the International Bird Rescue Research Center in San Pedro says 10 or 20 pelicans, perhaps more, will be released Wednesday...

5 years 2 months ago

600 homes ordered evacuated due to L.A. rain

Hundreds of people living below fire-stripped mountains were under orders to leave their homes Wednesday as another Pacific storm hit Southern California on the heels of powerful systems that have flooded coastal communities, spawned a tornado and killed one person. Los Angeles County and city authorities issued mandatory evacuation...

5 years 2 months ago

SoCal homes to be evacuated ahead of new storm

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are preparing to go door-to-door Wednesday morning to order people out of their homes as another powerful storm moves toward foothill communities at risk of mudslides and flooding. About 600 homes in La Canada Flintridge, and other communities will be under mandatory evacuation beginning at...

5 years 6 months ago

Southern California wildfire 75 percent contained

Firefighters in Southern California say hot, dry winds have died down and they're making great progress against a wildfire that's burned 27 square miles of farmland. Ventura County fire spokesman Bill Nash says the 17,500-acre blaze near Moorpark is 75 percent contained Friday morning. Crews nearly doubled the level of...

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