A California beach that had been closed since Friday in the wake of a fatal shark attack was reopened to the public at 8 a.m. Monday (11 a.m. ET), according to Vandenberg Air Force Base, which administers Surf Beach.
A shark attack Friday killed a 19-year-old college student off a beach on Vandenberg Air Force Base, said authorities in Santa Barbara County, California.
A shark attack killed a 19-year-old college student off a beach on Vandenberg Air Force Base, according to authorities.
The couple are arrested for allegedly squatting in a home they no longer own
Felony fraud charges against actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were dropped Wednesday after she accepted a deal on a misdemeanor offense, a California prosecutor said.
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, spent several hours in the Santa Barbara County, California, jail Monday after they showed up for a hearing on accusations that they defrauded an innkeeper and failed to pay a hotel bill.
The FBI released files it collected over the past 17 years on Michael Jackson on Tuesday, most of them from the federal agency's support of the California investigations of child molestation allegations against the entertainer.
An artist in Los Angeles is asking celebs to put a dot on canvas to form a portrait of the King of Pop
The man who accused pop star Michael Jackson of molesting his son in 1993 killed himself in his New Jersey condo earlier this month, police said.
Rain poured across parts of California early Wednesday, prompting a flash flood warning for southern acreage already torched by wildfires.
Californians are dealing with downed trees, flooding and mudslides as heavy storms continue to batter the state.
Michael Jackson's family and about 200 of their closest friends gathered on a hill Thursday evening for their final farewell to the pop singer, who died 10 weeks ago.
A wild fire scorched more than 5,000 acres in Santa Cruz County, California on Saturday.
Dry conditions and strong winds in California left much of the state vulnerable to massive fires, with blaze-starters ranging from a cooking fire at a drug trafficking operation to a bird flying into a power line.
The family of Michael Jackson has been told by state officials that it may be possible to bury the singer at Neverland Ranch -- if the county gives the green light.
The former TV host will serve four months at home with a GPS ankle bracelet
The actor, who claimed defamation, and Jessica Gibson, who claimed sexual harassment, both withdraw their lawsuits
The wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California for almost a week apparently was started by a power tool being used to clear brush in the area, fire officials said.
Santa Barbara's wildfire continues to burn homes and displace people. KCAL's Juan Fernandez reports.
Fog, low winds and cool ocean air were giving firefighters hope Saturday that the wildfire that has ravaged parts of Southern California for days may be coming under control.
A wildfire that has engulfed dozens of homes and displaced thousands of people kept roaring in Southern California on Friday, as fire officials acknowledged they're not sure how much luck they'll have slowing the blaze.
A wind-fanned wildfire spread across 1,300 acres in Santa Barbara County, California, early Thursday, forcing 13,500 residents to evacuate and destroying at least 20 homes.
A wildfire stoked by heavy winds, high temperatures and low humidity burned high-end homes Wednesday in the foothills of Santa Barbara County, California.
A fire in Santa Barbara, California forces homeowners to evacuate according to KABC.
A wind-whipped fire in the hills above Santa Barbara, California, expanded to 400 acres late Tuesday, putting 1,200 homes under a mandatory evacuation order and another 1,000 under an evacuation warning, emergency officials said.
Michael Jackson may soon return to the stage, at least for a "special announcement."
The former TV host pleads no contest to his third DUI offense after driving an RV drunk
If convicted of his third drunken-driving offense, jail time is almost certain for the former TV host
A wildfire that destroyed more than 200 structures, including several mansions in a community where celebrities own homes, was sparked by a bonfire that its makers apparently thought was extinguished, authorities said.
CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports from Sylmar, California on the damage forest fires inflict on families.
Firefighters will need at least until midweek to get control of wildfires that have destroyed more than 900 homes and other structures in Southern California, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman says.
One of three major wildfires burning in southern California appears to be "human caused," a spokesman for the state's fire agency said Sunday.
Wind-fueled Sylmar fire destroys more than 500 homes. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports.
Wildfires driven by hurricane-strength winds tore through Southern California on Saturday for the second day in a row, destroying hundreds of homes, displacing thousands of people and forcing freeway closures and rotating blackouts.
CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports from Sylmar, California, consumed by a massive wildfire.
A brush fire that roared out of control in Santa Barbara County has damaged or destroyed nearly 150 homes, charred 1,500 acres and possibly contributed to at least one death, officials said Friday.
Fire ripped through Montecito, California on Thursday night.
The actress is held and released by police in Santa Barbara County
Thousands were ordered to evacuate as an out-of-control wildfire threatened the already devastated area.
A firefighting team drives a TV crew through a fire in Butte County, California, as flames surround the vehicle.
Thousands of people living in Paradise are fleeing their small northern California town Wednesday as wildfires charge into the area, officials said.
Firefighters are working to gain as much ground as possible against California wildfires in Goleta, CA
Authorities overseeing the battle against hundreds of wildfires in California had a mixed assessment as the weather forecast for Sunday stirred both hope and concern across the state.
Wildfires continue to burn in Southern California. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports
Firefighters took advantage of cooler temperatures and higher humidity overnight to help containin a blaze burning through the mountains in Santa Barbara County, Calif.
Firefighters got a gift of a mild, mostly windless night as they attempted to protect thousands of homes Sunday from a huge wildfire, one of more than 300 burning in the state
Fires continue to spread in Goleta, California.
A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state
Fast-moving flames early Friday burned the steep mountainsides a mile from homes on the northern edge of Goleta, California, near Santa Barbara.
The fight is on to save Big Sur, California, from wildfires. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Authorities ordered most of the remaining residents of this scenic coastal community to leave Wednesday because an out-of-control wildfire, one of hundreds in California
With hundreds of wildfires raging across remote, rugged parts of California for a second week, fire officials have been forced to strategically choose which to fight and which to leave to burn for weeks or even months
On Wednesday there was some good news for California, which has been one of the hardest hit states in the housing crisis, when a local realtor group said that sales there jumped 18% in May compared to May 2007.
Pop star Michael Jackson will avoid foreclosure on his Neverland Ranch property with a new loan, a Jackson insider told CNN Wednesday.
Michael Jackson's famously extravagant home, the Neverland Ranch, will be put up for public auction if the singer doesn't pay more than $24 million, according to a court filing.
The California housing slump has not hit everyone: Ellen DeGeneres has unloaded the Santa Barbara County estate she bought last year for 27 percent more than she paid for it, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Ellen DeGeneres can dance for joy – she's just cinched two real-estate deals out West.
Chopper crash sparks fire
The real estate market is crashing? You'd hardly know it from the prices in Sotheby's fall catalog. Take Rancho El Cojo and neighboring Jalama Ranch in Santa Barbara County, Calif., on page 40. The...
On first look at the surf hammering Jalama Beach, the surfer dude with a retro 'fro lets out a call that channels a combination of a sea lion's bark and a bloodhound's howl: "AAAARH-OOOOOGH!"
Michael Jackson visited a hospital for about two hours Sunday afternoon for treatment of a recurring back problem and returned to his nearby Neverland Ranch, his spokeswoman said.
Late night talk show host Jay Leno, subpoenaed to appear as a defense witness in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, has asked that a judge clarify the gag order in the case so he can continue to mention the trial in his nightly monologue.
Jury selection has been completed in Michael Jackson's trial on child-molestation charges, clearing the way for opening statements to begin Monday, the presiding judge announced Thursday.
Jury selection resumed Tuesday in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial, a week after the proceedings were postponed when the pop star was hospitalized with the flu.
Sheriff's investigators were searching Michael Jackson's Neverland estate on Friday in connection with child molestation charges against the pop singer, a Santa Barbara County sheriff's spokesman said.
A lawsuit has been filed accusing pop star Michael Jackson of sexual assault more than 20 years ago -- the memory of which the new accuser says he repressed until recently.
The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case fined one of the pop star's lawyers $1,000 Tuesday after he refused to back off a line of questioning the judge had told him was off-limits.
The California attorney general's office has determined that Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies treated pop star Michael Jackson properly when he surrendered himself to them last year, sources familiar with the investigation told CNN late Sunday.
The judge in the child molestation case against pop star Michael Jackson has announced he will push back the start of the trial to January 31, 2005.
Lawyers for pop singer Michael Jackson plan to file a motion challenging the charges against their client in an attempt to have some of the counts dismissed.
Pop superstar Michael Jackson on Thursday denounced leaks of a 1993 confidentiality agreement between him and a boy who had accused the musician of molesting him.
A wildfire fueled by gusts of wind over drought-parched land burned just four miles from the ranch that served as former President Ronald Reagan's western White House, but firefighters expect it to be contained within two days and not threaten the ranch unless there is an unexpected shift in the weather, a Santa Barbara County fire official said.
Fueled by gusts of wind over drought-parched land Sunday, a wildfire approached the ranch that served as President Ronald Reagan's western White House in the 1980s, said fire officials in Santa Barbara County, California.
Good weather is helping firefighters make progress against six Southern California blazes that have scorched nearly 20,000 acres this week in what officials fear could portend a brutal fire season.
Underwear believed to have been worn by Michael Jackson and photographs of him with young boys have been seized by authorities investigating child molestation charges against the pop star, Monmouth County, New Jersey, officials confirmed Monday.
Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty Friday to child molestation charges that include accusations of child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.
California court officials hope they can prevent the circus-like scene that overshadowed January's arraignment, when singer Michael Jackson appears Friday morning to hear the charges a grand jury returned against him last week.
As officials in the town of Santa Maria coordinate security plans for pop star Michael Jackson's court appearance Friday, the singer's legal team decided to revise its security as well by replacing the Nation of Islam with a private firm, a source familiar with the defense said.
Singer Michael Jackson said Monday that he personally decided to fire defense attorneys Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman.
A bench warrant has been issued for Michael Jackson following his indictment by a grand jury investigating allegations that the pop star molested a 12-year-old boy, a source close to the case said Thursday.
A grand jury investigating allegations that pop star Michael Jackson molested a 12-year-old boy indicted him Wednesday. The charges in the indictment were not immediately known.
Nineteen grand jurors who will hear the case against pop star Michael Jackson have been chosen, CNN has learned.
First it was the glove, then the surgical mask, now it seems the ski mask is Michael Jackson's latest fashion accessory.
Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty Friday to seven felony counts of child molestation, then went outside and climbed to the roof of his SUV, clapped his hands, stamped his feet and blew kisses to his frenzied fans massed outside the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.
A judge ordered the Santa Barbara County district attorney Tuesday to give Michael Jackson's defense lawyers a copy of the warrant allowing a search of the pop icon's home, as well as documents related to that warrant.
Attorneys for several news organizations, including CNN, filed a motion Wednesday asking a judge to unseal records relating to the search of singer Michael Jackson's home.
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