First responders found the vessel had run into rocks off Isthmus Cove, near the settlement of Two Harbors, about 27 miles south of Long Beach.
The rescue team planned to stay with the hikers through the night and attempt another rescue in daylight.
Pacific Coast Highway will be intermittently closed on Monday and Tuesday as crews work to remove rocks from the area, Caltrans said.
A hiker recalled how his dog helped rescue a man who was trapped under rocks for nearly a week on Mount Rubidoux in Riverside.
Police on Tuesday responded to calls of a reported assault on a park ranger near Griffith Park.
Police in riot gear dispersed about 500 skateboarding fans who turned out for a free movie premiere at the Vine Theatre.
A bikini-clad young woman got stuck on some rocks above Point Dume beach Friday in Malibu and needed rescuing.
Police were trying to break up a party in Boyle Heights Friday night when partygoers threw rocks and bottles at them.
Officials at Camp Pendleton are investigating how phosphorous got on two rocks that ignited a fire in the pocket of a woman’s shorts after she picked them up on San Onofre State Beach.
A woman is recovering from severe burns Thursday after the apparent spontaneous combustion of rocks found on an Orange County beach.
The Orange County Health Care Agency Wednesday was investigating what appeared to be the spontaneous combustion of rocks that a woman put in her pockets, landing her in a hospital with third-degree burns.
An off-duty firefighter was hospitalized on Monday after falling from rocks in the Porter Ranch area.
A rock climber whose thumb was severed when he fell and it was caught in a rope has had the digit reattached by surgeons, officials at Yosemite National Park said Wednesday.
Police on Tuesday said a Southland boy is recovering after he was shot with a crossbow bolt after throwing rocks at a passing car outside his home.
Investigators say a California man is in jail for throwing rocks and railroad spikes at vehicles traveling on Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert.