Firefighters in northern California are attacking a massive wildfire burning in Sonoma County's wine country ahead of another major wind event forecast for Tuesday night.
Firefighters across the state were racing to battle blazes ignited by an earlier round of powerful winds.
Thousands of people in Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate after a fast-moving brush fire ignited early on Monday (October 28) morning near the Getty Center museum, the latest outbreak in a wildfire season that has caused disruption at both ends of California.
Emergency services are on high alert and energy companies are planning wide-scale power outages to miminise the risk of sparking more fires.
As PG&E begins a second round of fire-safety power shutoffs, it warns a third, bigger blackout could be needed as soon as the weekend.
Elon Musk has demonstrated his language skills, responding to an elaborately sung invitation to visit business leaders in the Russian city of Krasnodar.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center held its 14th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Sunday (September 8) in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
A bear cub trapped in a dumpster in California managed to free itself when deputies placed a ladder in the container.
Four bodies have been recovered and another four have been identified on the ocean floor after a commercial diving boat caught fire off Santa Cruz Island in the early hours of Monday, the US Coast Guard confirmed.
A 36-year-old Japanese whistler Akiko Shibata, who performed a whistling medley with a music box and a puppet, to take home the world title
Authorities said a gunman appeared to have cut a fence into the festival. Police said a second possible suspect was being sought.
California boxing license returned to Bulgarian athlete who forcibly kissed reporter
Southern California Gas Company confirmed that one of its employees died in the blast at the Murrieta home.
Shaken residents of Ridgecrest, where two powerful quakes were centered, say they're worried about the next one.
"Homes shifted, foundation cracks, retaining walls down," the San Bernadino County Fire Department said on Twitter.
The USGS said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.1
The "Field of Light" exhibition by British artist Bruce Munro, who is known for his large-scale light installations, is made up of 58,000 stemmed glass globes lit by fiber-optics.
Kenneth French "has never been violent with any of us, so we don't know how this escalated," his relative said.
The city of Fairfield in the US state of California posted CCTV footage to Facebook of a dust whirlwind at one of its skate parks.