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    La Niña has returned to the Pacific Ocean, bringing along drier weather to southern California, which had hoped for a wet winter to combat drought, along with loads of precipitation in the northeast. This event is referred to a ‘double-dip La Niña’ because it formed a year after a previous system.  Bob Larson, expert senior meteorologist for Accuweather, told DailyMail.com...
    OAKLAND — The Oakland seaport, buoyed by more dockworkers hired over the spring and summer, exhorted shipping lines Tuesday to divert some cargo from gridlocked Southern California to the East Bay. Officials at the Port of Oakland believe the East Bay cargo hub has plenty of capacity to handle more containers. “There’s no congestion at the Oakland seaport,” said Bryan...
    After suffering through a devastating summer of wildfires, Californians may catch a break this month as a series of expected storms could effectively end the fire season in the northern and central parts of the state, experts say. Although it’s not yet clear exactly how much precipitation will fall, weather models are showing a fairly high likelihood that a series...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/CNN) – Local officials and celebrities joined the country on Monday as they mourned the death of Colin Powell, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black Secretary of State. The 84-year-old died due to complications with COVID-19 and his ongoing battle against cancer. Thank you Colin for your 35 years in the...
    SAN DIMAS, Calif. (KABC) -- Parents, teachers and some children took part in a series of protests across Southern California Monday as part of a statewide pushback against California's vaccine mandate for students.Organizers called for parents to keep their children home or pull them from class as a form of protest against Gov. Gavin Newsom's COVID vaccine mandate.Outside the Bonita...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Southern California woke up Monday to its version of fall weather – drizzly, light rain, overcast skies, and cool temperatures. Light rain and drizzle fell across several areas of Southern California Monday morning, a welcome respite after a much warmer weekend accompanied by dry Santa Ana winds. The precipitation may have led to slick roads, contributing...
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains, officials said Sunday. More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air. They were able to stop its forward growth, and the blaze...
    Former President Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been admitted days earlier for an infection. Clinton, 75, was released around 8 a.m. from the University of California Irvine Medical Center after he was admitted Tuesday with an infection unrelated to COVID-19, officials said. BILL CLINTON TO REMAIN IN HOSPITAL ANOTHER NIGHT, RECEIVE ANTIBIOTICS,...
    ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital, five days after he was admitted with infection. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Winter weather is coming—or is it? La Niña conditions have developed and are expected to continue from December to February, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. There’s an 87% chance of La Niña in the same period. The way in which these conditions could impact Northern California varies. The reason being that Sacramento, and...
    (CNN)Southern California's Alisal Fire, which earlier this week closed portions of US Highway 101 and the Union Pacific Railroad west of Santa Barbara, was 50% contained as of Saturday morning, fire officials said. Last month was the driest ever September in Los Angeles County. Now come the Santa Ana windsThat's an improvement from Friday morning's 41%. The fire has burned...
    La Niña is back for an encore — but few Californians are likely to applaud this chilly diva. Since La Niña typically results in a drier-than-average winter in drought-afflicted Southern California, this isn’t exactly welcome news. The condition, which influences weather across the United States, has been developing since summer and has already played a part in an above-normal Atlantic...
    Here's a list of Halloween events around Southern California. Share your Halloween haunts with #abc7halloween!LOS ANGELES COUNTYHalloween Horror Nights at Universal StudiosSelect nights September 9 - October 31100 Universal City Plaza, Universal CityThe amusement park guarantees a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of horror with eight terrifying experiences from TV and movies.halloweenhorrornights.comSix Flags Fright FestSeptember 11 - October 31 on select...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A climate centered nonprofit has shown in models how some 50 cities around the world could potentially change or even disappear as a result of climate change. “Their ability to exist into the future depends on the actions we take,” said Benjamin Strauss, CEO of Climate Central. READ MORE: FDA Advisory Panel Endorses Booster Doses Of...
    As the Alisal fire smolders in Santa Barbara County, residents in Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Friday were bracing for the arrival of critical fire weather and the threat of Santa Ana winds. A red flag warning signaling warm temperatures, dry conditions and fearsome gusts went into effect at 6 a.m. and was slated to last through 8 p.m....
    California Democrats are distancing themselves from the Biden administration over recent supply chain and environmental crises in the greater Los Angeles area. Fox News reached out to 24 Southern California House Democrats asking if the Biden administration has done enough to alleviate the supply chain bottleneck at the two Los Angeles ports and address other public safety crises, including a...
    Two children, ages 1 and 16, died when they were thrown from a pickup truck after a collision in Menifee on Wednesday, Oct. 14, that resulted in the arrest of the driver of the other truck, the Menifee Police Department said. Logan Schell, 18, of Corona was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and then cited and released, the...
    ORANGE (CBS SF/AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is in a hospital in California being treated for a non-COVID-related infection, a spokesman said Thursday night. Angel Ureña, the president’s spokesperson, tweeted, “On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection. He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly...
    BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who was armed with a rifle early Thursday morning in Southern California, authorities said. The man’s name was not immediately released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. No officers were injured in the shooting. The incident began around 12:30 a.m. when the man shot at a Banning, Calif., police officer...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Coast Guard says Southern California oil spill likely totaled 25,000 gallons, the low end of early estimates. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The evacuation area for the Alisal Fire, in Santa Barbara County, was expanded Wednesday evening. The new mandatory evacuations include Gaviota, Gaviota Beach and Las Cruces. The orders imposed Monday to the east remain in effect. The fire, which started Monday near Alisal Lake, was estimated at 15,442 acres (24 square miles) on Wednesday evening, said the report from...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Smell the smoke in the air? That all-too-familiar odor may be coming from the Alisal Fire burning in Santa Barbara County. Forecasters say smoke is forecast to drift into the coastal areas of Ventura and Los Angeles counties by Thursday afternoon. Expect smokey conditions from the #AlisalFire along the Santa Barbara south coast, as well as...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)  — Forecasters have issued a a fire weather watch for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the return of windy, hot weather. The fire advisory includes parts of Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and parts of the coast.  READ MORE: Biden Announces Port Of LA Will Operate 24 Hours A Day In Effort...
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through Southern California coastal mountains threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down Wednesday as the fire-scarred state faced a new round of dry winds that raise risk of flames. The Alisal Fire covered more than 22 square miles (57 square kilometers) in the Santa Ynez Mountains west...
    Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern is recovering after a mishap on an ATV over the weekend left him with a moderate injury, according to an agency spokesman. Ahern is expected to miss about two weeks as a result of the injury but is still overseeing the agency, according to spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly. Undersheriff Richard Lucia is handling Ahern’s schedule....
    SOLVANG  — A major coastal highway remained closed Wednesday and evacuation orders were in place from a growing blaze driven by intense winds that raised the risk of wildfires in much of California. More than 200 firefighters battled the Alisal Fire, which covered 21 square miles (54 square kilometers) along coastal Santa Barbara County and was only 5% contained, county...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Though the winds that whipped through Southern California mostly died down by Tuesday morning, efforts were underway to clean up the damage and mess left behind by the gusts.The high winds toppled large trees from South Los Angeles to Van Nuys and also knocked out power to some neighborhoods.Residents in one South L.A. neighborhood, where...
    The driver of a semitractor-trailer on Monday morning traveled onto the right shoulder of westbound I-80 at Meridian Road in Vacaville, where he collided with a Caltrans tractor, causing the big-rig to catch fire afterward. The truck driver, who was not identified, was uninjured in the 9 a.m. collision, and the Caltrans tractor driver, also not identified, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries....
    By Cheri Mossburg and Steve Almasy | CNN At least two people died when a twin-engine Cessna crashed in a Southern California neighborhood on Monday afternoon, officials said. “We do have multiple confirmed fatalities, we do not know exactly how many,” said Justin Matsushita, deputy fire chief for the city of Santee, in a briefing for reporters. “We do know...
    There is no uniform guideline for deciding when it is safe for people to return to the waters affected by the spill of up to 131,000 gallons of oil in Orange County, leaving each municipality to decide for itself when to reopen beaches, according to state documents. Huntington Beach’s state and city beaches were reopened Monday morning based on testing...
    California’s Department of Justice has launched an investigation into what caused the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach, with both civil and criminal charges possible, Attorney General Rob Bonta announced during a press conference Monday with U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla. “We are working in coordination with federal, state and local authorities to determine the cause of spill and...
    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers in Southern California and Oregon have voted to authorize a strike, citing staff shortages.  With nearly 96 percent voting in favor of the strike, the United Nurses Assns. of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP), have entered into talks with Kaiser Permanente to avert what could affect hospitals in over a...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California beach that had been closed since an undersea pipeline leaked crude into ocean waters last week is set to reopen Monday, officials announced Sunday night. City and state beaches in Huntington Beach will reopen after water quality tests revealed no detectable levels of oil associated toxins in the ocean water, the city...
    (CNN)Jaz Kaner has never experienced an oil spill that closed beaches and waterways in Southern California. The lifelong surfer and owner of Banzai Surf Company in Huntington Beach told CNN he voluntarily closed his business after thousands of gallons of crude oil spewed into the Pacific Ocean late last week. The spill has shuttered several beaches and threatened wildlife. Kaner...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard: Southern California oil pipeline likely struck by anchor several months to a year before major leak. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.