A small quake rattled a section of southern Kern county early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
irefighters say a brush fire that scorched more than 150 acres in Kern County is fully contained.
A fire threatening 650 homes and a windmill farm was buffeted by erratic winds overnight and grew to more than 20 square miles, firefighters said Tuesday.
Authorities say a fire ignited by a deadly plane crash in central California has grown to more than seven miles and threatening about 650 homes.
Residents of at least 100 homes were forced to flee after a small plane crashed and burst into flames, killing two people on board and igniting a fast-moving brush fire that burned early Monday near a California mountain community.
A Tehachapi city councilman is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
Federal education officials are investigating a school district in a Central California town where a 13-year-old boy committed suicide after allegedly being harassed by classmates because he was gay, a spokesman for Education Secretary Arne Duncan confirmed Tuesday.
More than 500 people attended a memorial service for a 13-year-old Central California boy who hanged himself after enduring taunts from classmates about being gay.
A 13-year-old Central California boy who was a target of taunts from classmates has died nine days after hanging himself from a tree.
Work has begun on 200-foot electrical transmission towers bringing wind farm power from the Tehachapi Mountains to urban Southern California.