Channel Islands


Man’s Body Found Off Coast Of Southernmost Channel Island

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating how a man’s body ended up on the ocean floor off the coast of San Clemente Island.



Nearly 3 Tons Of Marijuana Seized From Panga On San Miguel Island

Three Mexican nationals face federal drug trafficking charges after being arrested Sunday in a marijuana-laden panga in the Channel Islands.


(credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest Region)

Population Of Channel Islands Fox Roars Back After Near Extinction

A once nearly-extinct species is now flourishing in the six largest islands in the Channel Islands system.


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Only On 2: Good Samaritan Finds GoPro Camera While Diving In Channel Islands

A Ventura diver was trying to track down two females Thursday who recorded themselves surfing several years ago.

CBS Los Angeles–11/06/2014

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2 Mexican Nationals Sentenced For Coast Guard Officer’s Death

A convicted smuggler who rammed his boat into a Coast Guard vessel off the Southern California coast, killing a crewman, has been sentenced to life in federal prison.


The aerial training exercise will feature the use of C-130 military aircraft to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. (Photo credit:  STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

C-130 Air Tankers Take Part In Aerial Firefighting Drills Near Channel Islands

Pilots and flight crews are conducting aerial training exercises in Ventura County in preparation for what officials fear could be a dangerous wildfire season.


Mexican Nationals Convicted

2 Mexican Nationals Convicted Of Killing Coast Guard Officer

Two Mexican nationals were convicted Wednesday in the death of a 34-year-old U.S. Coast Guard officer when they rammed his search vessel with their smuggling boat near the Channel Islands.


Sketches of Mexican nationals Meija Leyva and Manuel Beltran Higuera, accused of killing Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III. (credit: Bill Robles)

2 Mexican Nationals Charged With Killing Coast Guard Officer

Two Mexican nationals were charged Monday with a Coast Guard officer’s death after ramming their panga boat into the officer’s search boat near the Channel Islands over the weekend, authorities reported.


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4.0-Magnitude Quake Rattles Channel Islands Region

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 jolted the Channel Islands region on Tuesday.


4 Bodies Found Near Overturned Fishing Boat Off Channel Islands

Four bodies have been found near an overturned fishing boat off the coast of the Channel Islands, according to authorities.


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5 Vet Tips To Keep Your Dog Healthy In Los Angeles

Los Angeles pets live a life to howl about. Sunshine, car rides, beautiful hikes and owners dedicated to taking the best care of their four-legged children. But even the best pet owners could use a tip or two from the pros to ensure their fur babies will live a long and healthy life.


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3 Fishermen Rescued After Boat Gets Perilously Close To Rocks

Three fishermen were rescued Sunday after their 33-foot boat broke down and started drifting close to rocks in the Channel Islands area, Coast Guard officials said.


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Deaths Of Dolphins Linked To Natural Neurotoxin

The deaths of four dolphins and four sea lions found on a Southern California beach are likely linked to a natural neurotoxin called domoic acid.


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Warning Issued: Be Careful Eating Lobster And Rock Crab

State officials are warning fans of California spiny lobster and rock crab to eat only the tail meat and not internal organs after finding a toxic acid in samples.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/28/2010


A Guide to the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands National Park is comprised of five islands, home to 2,000 land and sea plants and animals, many of them found nowhere else in the world. It’s a hiker and photographer’s paradise.

CBS Los Angeles–08/31/2010