Southland Thunderstorms Leave Behind Muddy MessA section of Southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken by flowing debris looked like a buried junkyard of hundreds of cars that would likely take days to dig up.
M3.6 Quake Rattles Lancaster Area; No Damage ReportedA small quake rattled a section of southern Kern county early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
150-Acre Brush Fire In Kern County Now Fully Containedirefighters say a brush fire that scorched more than 150 acres in Kern County is fully contained.
Winds Push Tehachapi Fire To 20 Square MilesA 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.
Wildfire Sparked By Plane Crash Threatens 150 HomesAuthorities say a fire ignited by a deadly plane crash in central California has grown to more than seven miles and threatening about 650 homes.
Small Plane Crash In Tehachapi Sparks 3500-Acre Grass FireResidents 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.
Tehachapi City Councilman Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Boy, 16A Tehachapi city councilman is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
Feds Probe California School After Gay Teen Suicide 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.
Tehachapi Teen Who Endured Gay Taunts MemorializedMore 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.
Tehachapi Teen Who Endured Gay Taunts DiesA 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 Begins On Desert Power Transmission TowersWork has begun on 200-foot electrical transmission towers bringing wind farm power from the Tehachapi Mountains to urban Southern California.