Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor reckless driving in connection with his arrest in Moreno Valley last summer on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Federal officials are investigating whether this week's Pacific storms caused a pilot to crash his small plane into a mountain in a southern California state park, authorities said Friday. It is the second death that might be related to the storms.
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rattled southern California Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor, centered about 60 miles northeast of San Diego, was first reported by USGS to be at 5.7 magnitude but the agency later downgraded it to 5.4.
Authorities in California's Riverside County are investigating an early Monday morning fire at a building containing evidence collected by local police. Officials are calling the fire in the city of Hemet "suspicious" and investigating it as arson, according to a statement from the Hemet police department.
Firefighters continued to battle a fire in southwest California that ripped through the hills and rugged canyons of Ventura County, threatened hundreds of homes and prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency.
Conservationists claimed one of their most significant victories of the new administration Monday as President Obama signed sweeping land reform legislation designating 2 million additional acres of public wilderness areas.
A raging wildfire near Palm Springs that has killed four firefighters and burned about 10,000 acres was deliberately set, said John Hawkins, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention's Riverside County Fire Department.
Rutherford County, Tennessee had the largest rate of job growth, at 9.2 percent, of any of the 317 largest counties in the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday. Results are for the year through Sept. 30, 2004.
Slower winds, lower temperatures and higher humidity brightened Tuesday's outlook for firefighters battling a nearly 6,000-acre wildfire in Los Angeles County, where residents were being kept away from about 350 homes.
Sizzling heat and shifting winds hindered firefighters trying to contain a wildfire moving across the Santa Clarita foothills northwest of Los Angeles on Sunday, prompting authorities to order hundreds of residents to evacuate.