The wildfire that destroyed seven homes and threatened the mountain town of Idyllwild was sluggish after a thunderstorm drenched the timberland and settled over the mountains Monday, threatening to trigger mudslides and flash flooding to the freshly burned area.
Authorities Sunday said they were lifting evacuation orders for Idyllwild and Fern Valley as a threat to those communities from the 42-square-mile Mountain Fire had diminished.
Firefighters made progress overnight along the northwest flank of a stubborn wildfire in Riverside County.
Doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious four months ago at a Southern California motel.
Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington was killed in a car crash Tuesday, according to the Riverside County Coroner.
Longtime TV host Huell Howser died after a battle with prostate cancer, according to an official death certificate obtained by TMZ.
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A California Highway Patrol officer chased after a man who allegedly ran off with his wife’s handbag in Palm Springs.
A Camp Pendleton Marine was shot and killed by police officers in Palm Springs after he allegedly assaulted them with his car, according to police Chief Al Franz.
Two Palm Springs police officers shot and killed a man during a fight in a downtown parking structure.
Longtime Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack lost her seat Friday to Democrat Raul Ruiz, a Harvard-educated physician who mobilized the district’s growing swath of Hispanic voters.
A Palm Springs woman was ordered Friday to stand trial on felony charges of trying to cut off her husband’s penis with heavy-duty scissors.
Firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned 150 acres in the Southern California desert south of Palm Springs and destroyed one mobile home and an outbuilding.
A federal judge Friday ordered a Desert Hot Springs man accused of planting pipe bombs near a former girlfriend’s residence held without bail.
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