Santa Cruz Island

(credit: El Capitan Canyon Resort)

Best Holiday Escapes Near Los Angeles

If you’re looking to decompress over the holiday season, fancy a romantic getaway, have a hankering for some personal pampering or simply have a craving for a slice of scrumptious apple pie, read on. These are the best holiday escapes in and around Los Angeles, from swanky resorts and tranquil glamping retreats to island parks and maritime preserves.

CBS Los Angeles–12/15/2012

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.

12/03/2012

(credit: CBS)

Coroner Identifies Fishermen Killed In Channel Islands Boating Accident

Authorities Monday identified three men whose bodies were discovered near a capsized boat off one of the Channel Islands.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2012

Coast Guard Rescues 15 Illegal Immigrants Stranded On Island Off Ventura

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 15 illegal immigrants stranded for three days on an island off Southern California.

07/11/2011

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