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Southern California: Place in California, United States
Southern California is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the southernmost counties of California, and is the second most populous urban agglomeration in the United States. The region contains ten counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.


Church nativity scene depicts Holy Family as caged refugees

A Methodist church in Southern California has turned a classic Christmas tradition - the Nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus - into a statement about immigration by putting the Holy Family in..
Reuters - Published

Rain snarls traffic in Southern California

A soggy morning commute in the Los Angeles area slowed traffic and was blamed for several accidents. The California Highway Patrol said a semi jackknifed with the 30,000 pound trailer partially hanging..
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Southern California

Pacific hagfish settles down in deep-sea sponge [Video]Pacific hagfish settles down in deep-sea sponge

Scientists spot purple-hued hagfish nestled inside a yellow sponge

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:58Published

How This 'Blue Collar' SoCal Couple Managed To Create A Comfortable Retirement [Video]How This 'Blue Collar' SoCal Couple Managed To Create A Comfortable Retirement

Corky and Patti Ewing of Southern California are retiring on a comfortable income. This, despite never earning more than a middle class income from self-described 'blue collar jobs.' According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

SoCal Blaze Threatens Crops, Oil Infrastructure [Video]SoCal Blaze Threatens Crops, Oil Infrastructure

A fast-moving scrub fire threatened Californian orchards, oil fields and homes on Friday. Reuters reports the fire displaced thousands of residents in Southern California. This, despite diminishing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

California Fires Threaten Food Supply [Video]California Fires Threaten Food Supply

A fast-moving scrub fire threatened orchards and farms in Southern California on Friday. However, the fierce Santa Ana winds eased, which helped firefighters reports Reuters. The new wildfires roared..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Breeders' Cup Classic favorites take to track at Santa Anita Park [Video]Breeders' Cup Classic favorites take to track at Santa Anita Park

Breeders' Cup Classic favorites McKinzie, Code of Honor, and Vino Rosso take to track at Santa Anita Park

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

Dangerous Desert Winds Whips Up More LA Area Fires [Video]Dangerous Desert Winds Whips Up More LA Area Fires

Firefighters in Southern California prepared for another day of gusty winds as they continue to battle wildfires. The region’s Santa Ana winds have been so dry and powerful that the National Weather..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Slower winds help Southern California firefighters fight back [Video]Slower winds help Southern California firefighters fight back

Firefighters are battling wildfires in Northern California and the wealthy west side of Los Angeles that have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. The blaze that broke out last week amid..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

Wildfire threatens homes in wealthy California neighborhood [Video]Wildfire threatens homes in wealthy California neighborhood

A wildfire raced up a steep hillside, threatening homes in the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood in Southern California on Monday, prompting evacuations as fire crews battled the flames. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published


From a Stall in San Diego, a Somali Tailor Weaves a New Life

Ali Awow fled civil war at home and spent a year in a refugee camp in Kenya before making his way to Southern California. Now he is running a custom clothing shop.
NYTimes.com - Published

California snow-bound highway reopens but storm snarls Thanksgiving travel

A powerful winter storm pounded parts of the United States on Thursday, bringing heavy snowfall that forced the closure of a major Southern California highway during the busy Thanksgiving holiday.
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories November 27 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday November 27th: Massive chemical plant explosion in East Texas; More than two dozen dead from Albania earthquake; Southern California firefighters hope for rain; Snow..
USATODAY.com - Published

California's "Cave Fire" threatens thousands of homes

A brushfire in Southern California threatened thousands of homes and prompted evacuation orders. First responders say the state's changing climate is fueling the flames. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
CBS News - Published

Cave Fire erupts in Santa Barbara, forcing evacuations

Thousands of people in Southern California are under mandatory evacuation orders due to the latest wildfire. The so-called Cave Fire exploded overnight in Santa Barbara County, forcing officials to..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Holiday travel nightmare begins

A snowstorm is expected to disrupt Thanksgiving travel plans for millions, coast to coast. Also, a wildfire erupts overnight in Southern California, forcing mandatory evacuations. All that and all that..
CBS News - Published

Officials provide update on 13-year-old accused of threatening school shooting

A 13-year-old boy was arrested Thursday after he allegedly threatened to shoot fellow students at his middle school, Southern California authorities said Friday. When authorities searched the suspect's..
CBS News - Published

Santa Clarita gunman used unregistered 'ghost gun' in Saugus High School shooting, sheriff says

An unregistered "ghost gun" was used in the deadly shooting at Saugus High School in Southern California last week, authorities said Thursday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rain is finally coming to Los Angeles - but California's wildfire threat is far from over

As Southern California sees its first significant rain in a while, the threat of wildfire isn't over for residents in the north.
USATODAY.com - Published

Power outages, again? 750K people in Northern California could be left in the dark this week, PG&E warns

While Southern California preps for its first rain of the season, PG&E warned it may shut off power for 750,000 people in Northern California.
USATODAY.com - Published

Welcome rain coming to parched, fire-weary California

The first significant rain and snow of the season is expected in Southern California beginning Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Democratic Candidates Swing Through Southern California

Monday: What to know about their stops in L.A. and Long Beach. Also: Updates on a mass shooting in Fresno.
NYTimes.com - Published

Student witness recalls Calif. school shooting

A 16-year-old boy who shot five fellow students - killing two - before turning the gun on himself at a Southern California high school has died. Students and others gathered at a makeshift memorial in..
USATODAY.com - Published

No motive yet in CA school shooting

Investigators said Friday they have yet to find a diary, manifesto or note that would explain why a boy killed two students outside his Southern California high school on his 16th birthday. (Nov...
USATODAY.com - Published

Curious whale gets extremely close to surfers

Drone footage captures the breathtaking moment a whale swims underneath surfers near Dahoney State Beach in Southern California.
USATODAY.com - Published

CA school shooting witness describes seeing "a body fall"

The Southern California high school where a student shot five people and himself Thursday, has conducted lockdown drills in the past. But many of the students at Saugus High School said they never..
CBS News - Published

Latest in investigation of deadly school shooting

Three students remain hospitalized this morning after a deadly shooting at a Southern California high school. FBI investigators are combing through evidence taken from the home of the suspected..
CBS News - Published

California high school shooting leaves two dead

A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th..
USATODAY.com - Published

At least 2 dead and several injured in school shooting

CBS News' Marin Austin joins CBSN’s "Red & Blue" to provide an update on the deadly school shooting in Southern California.
CBS News - Published

Police search for motive in deadly school shooting in Southern California

Law enforcement officials held a press conference Thursday night with the latest details about a Southern California shooting that left at least two people dead.
CBS News - Published

On 16th birthday, California student opens fire at his high school, killing two

A Southern California high school student pulled a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun from his backpack and fired on fellow classmates on Thursday morning, killing two and wounding three others.
Reuters - Published

Authorities give details on shooting at California high school

At least two people have died and several were wounded in a shooting Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Southern California, authorities said. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said..
CBS News - Published

PG&E CEO claims blackouts could continue for 10 years, angering regulators

Santa Ana winds are picking up in Southern California, raising new concerns of wildfires. On Saturday, utility companies again warned of mass power shutoffs. The blackouts are designed to prevent fires..
CBS News - Published

California wildfire death toll rises to 3 as blaze continues burning

The death toll in Southern California has now risen to 3 following a string of wildfires. The air over much of the region is smoked-filled and tens of thousands of people have been displaced...
CBS News - Published

Veterans with PTSD help rehabilitate injured sea lions

A unique program in Southern California pairs marine mammals with service members dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder
CBS News - Published

Southern California wakes up to several minor earthquakes

Ventura wakes up to two earthquakes, registering at 3.4 and 3.2 magnitude. Meanwhile, a few minor quakes shake other areas in Southern California  
USATODAY.com - Published

Los Angeles firefighter earned $360,000 in overtime last year, city reports

As wildfire season continues in Southern California, a report shows that some firefighters in Los Angeles earned more than $200,000 in overtime
USATODAY.com - Published

California firefighters get a little help from Matthew McConaughey

The actor helped prepare 1,600 turkey dinners for more than 20 firehouses and homeless shelters in Southern California
CBS News - Published

Firefighters beat back Southern California wildfire as winds lighten

Firefighters working overnight to contain a Southern California wildfire made significant headway on Sunday, containing 50% of the blaze with the aid of cooler weather and lighter winds after it burned..
Reuters - Published

Firefighters make gains against wildfire in Southern California farm country

Firefighters began to get the upper hand on a destructive wildfire in a Southern California farming region on Saturday, taking advantage of lighter winds as authorities let some evacuated residents..
Reuters - Published

Southern California blaze sears structures, threatens orchards and oil fields

(This Nov 1 story officialy corrects headline and paragraph 8 to read "structures" instead of "homes" after Ventura County fire officials corrected their earlier statement)
Reuters - Published

Evacuations still in place as blaze grows to more than 10,000 acres

The Maria Fire in Southern California has prompted evacuation orders for nearly 11,000 people
CBS News - Published

California blaze threatens fig, avocado orchards; easing winds help firefighters

A fast-moving scrub fire threatened orchards and farms in Southern California on Friday, but fierce Santa Ana winds eased, helping firefighters tame a rash of wildfires that forced thousands from their..
Reuters - Published

Easing winds give firefighters a break in California wildfire battle

Fierce, dry Santa Ana winds off the Southern California mountains eased early on Friday, helping firefighters make progress in corralling major wildfires that have displaced thousands of residents.
Reuters - Published

Eye Opener at 8: Maria Fire rages in Southern California

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News - Published

California makes headway against wildfires after fierce Santa Ana winds ease

Fierce, dry Santa Ana winds off the Southern California mountains eased early Friday, helping firefighters make progress in corralling major wildfires that have displaced thousands of residents.
Reuters - Published

Mandatory evacuations force Jurupa Valley residents and their horses to flee ranches

Another wildfire broke out in Southern California on Thursday morning was ignited by a police chase ending in a devastating car crash.
USATODAY.com - Published

New wildfire threatens homes north of Los Angeles

A new wildfire is threatening homes in Southern California. The new fire erupted Thursday evening on South Mountain in the Santa Paula area north of Los Angeles. Officials say it quickly grew to over a..
USATODAY.com - Published

Southern California endures second straight day of wind-stoked wildfires

A fresh spate of Southern California wildfires roared to life on Thursday, destroying homes and forcing evacuations, as the region faced a second day of explosively fierce Santa Ana winds that have..
Reuters - Published

Flames diminish in wildfires east of Los Angeles

Progress is being made in the battle against two Southern California wildfires that burned homes and forced evacuations. (Oct. 31)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Progress reported in fighting California fires

Progress is being made in the battle against two Southern California wildfires that burned homes and forced evacuations.(Oct. 31)  
USATODAY.com - Published

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