"Have you heard of molly?" the girl next to me asked. She was swaying from side to side, bobbing her head to the bass vibrating throughout the sold-out venue.
A 48-year-old professor accused of setting fires at the Southern California high school that his son attended prior to the boy's suicide was also planning to kill students and administrators at the school, authorities said Tuesday.
Two people were arrested Sunday out of hundreds who hit the streets of Anaheim to protest police shootings in that southern California city, a police spokesman said.
City workers in Southern California discovered a backpack Monday filled with grenades and other explosive devices, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Authorities in Santa Monica, California, fatally shot a mountain lion Tuesday, acting on public safety concerns after it tried to escape from an office building courtyard in the city.
It was a sea rescue made for Hollywood: A horse in a photo shoot on a Southern California beach gets spooked and runs into the water, only to be rescued after swimming more than two miles offshore.
Horse in a California photo shoot got spooked and ran into the ocean. It was rescued after swimming two miles offshore.
A massive power outage in September 2011 that left millions of people in California, Arizona and Mexico in the dark was the result of weakness in operational planning and situational awareness, according to an independent report.
A dolphin's determination to stay in a narrow channel in Huntington Beach, California, for the past four days baffles marine experts who are closely watching the animal.
Marine experts closely watch a dolphin as it continues to stay in a narrow channel in Huntington Beach, California.
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake in southern California struck San Bernardino County near the San Andreas Fault Saturday morning, but no major damage was reported, authorities said.
A large Southern California nuclear plant is out of commission indefinitely, and will remain so until there is an understanding of what caused problems at two of its generators and an effective plan to address the issues, the nation's top nuclear regulator said Friday.
The possibility that the killing of an Iraqi woman who was left brutally beaten in her Southern California home last week was a hate crime is "just one aspect" being investigated, a police official said Monday.
At last, the circus came to town.
Filming that does not involve horses will continue on HBO's critical fave "Luck" while the American Humane Association investigates the death of a third animal on the show's Southern California set.
A hostage situation in a Southern California bank ended abruptly Thursday when the suspect was shot, police said.
For a battleground state that relies heavily on tourism, rising gas prices are striking a nerve. George Howell reports.
For me, the issue of skyrocketing gasoline prices came into focus about four years ago, when the national average that Americans paid at the pump reached an all-time high of $4.11 a gallon. Today, the average -- up 30 cents in the last four weeks, and 13 cents in the last week alone -- is about $3.70.
A dispute between federal immigration agents that left one of them dead and another injured in southern California prompted the head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to travel to the scene on Friday.
Fitness guru Jillian Michaels talks to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux about losing weight and eating right.
A man convicted of stalking singer Madonna, and who once threatened to knife her, was arrested Friday, a week after he escaped from a Southern California mental hospital, police said.
A small amount of radioactive gas escaped from a steam generator at Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant during a water leak, but there was no threat to public health, federal regulators said Wednesday.
Authorities arrested more than 100 members and associates of the street gang the Mexican Mafia in southern California as part of investigation into a wide range of offenses such as racketeering, kidnapping, attempted murder and drug trafficking, federal officials said.
A 10-year-old Southern California boy is in a juvenile detention center after denying in court Thursday a charge that he murdered another child, authorities said.
Authorities on Sunday identified a man arrested in connection with a series of fatal attacks on homeless men in Southern California.
A manhunt for a serial killer is under way in Southern California after the fatal stabbings of three homeless men, authorities said.
Terminally ill singer Etta James was released Thursday from a Southern California hospital, her manager said.
The number of fires believed to be linked to an arson spree has risen to 39 across the Los Angeles area, fire officials said Sunday.
A joint task force Saturday was investigating a string of 35 fires across several Southern California communities, and one mayor called them a "new form of domestic terrorism."
A Southern California teen who pleaded guilty to killing a gay classmate was sentenced Monday to 21 years in prison.
The gunman who killed at least two people and then himself in an office building in southern California is a 48-year-old man from the nearby town of Norco, authorities said Saturday.
A gunman killed at least two people and then himself Friday afternoon in a southern California office building, leaving police searching for more bodies in the aftermath, authorities said.
A southern California woman accused of pepper-spraying video-game shoppers in a Walmart on Black Friday will not face felony charges, prosecutors said.
The shopper who allegedly fired pepper spray at other Wal-Mart patrons during Black Friday turns herself into police.
Powerful Santa Ana winds will sweep across Southern California once again, bringing gusts of over 60 mph in the mountains on Monday, the National Weather Service predicted.
Santa Ana winds were strong enough to tear apart homes and trucks in Southern California, Colorado, and Utah.
A fire alert was in effect in Southern California until Sunday morning following warnings that the powerful winds pounding the region could ignite fast-moving blazes.
Southern California residents and recovery crews continued their cleanup efforts Saturday, two days after powerful winds downed power lines, damaged structures and caused other devastation.
Powerful winds continued to batter Los Angeles, Las Vegas and other southwestern U.S. locales Thursday -- downing trees, delaying flights and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.
Gale-force winds are forecast to reach Southern California again Friday night, but are expected to be much weaker than previous hurricane-force Santa Ana winds that uprooted trees, smashed cars and houses, and knocked out electricity there Wednesday night and Thursday morning, CNN Meteorologist Rob Marciano said.
A southern California woman turned herself in to authorities as the person who pepper sprayed video-game shoppers in a Walmart during Black Friday's shopping frenzy, Los Angeles police said Saturday.
A nondescript white warehouse building in southern California hid a sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel that traffickers used to transport tons of marijuana from Mexico into the United States, authorities said.
In the latest case of government belt-tightening, a Southern California county is charging prisoners for the daily cost of their stay.
An ammonia leak triggered an alert at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in southern California on Tuesday, its owner reported, but local emergency officials said there was no immediate danger to the public.
At 7:35 a.m. in Southern California, children who've brushed their teeth, combed their hair and stuffed their wheeled backpacks rub their eyes awake and shuffle onto the street.
Three cities in California are changing their environments to promote healthy lifestyles for everyone in the community.
Criminal gang membership increased as much as 40 percent in the United States during the past three years, according to an FBI report released Friday.
A custody battle may have provided the motive for a deadly shooting at a Southern California hair salon that left eight people dead, according to affiliate reports.
For many travelers, just hearing three simple letters together can cause fits of anger and anxiety. Those letters? LAX. Los Angeles International Airport is a mess of bad traffic, decaying terminals and an inconvenient gate layout. But for me, LAX is home. It definitely helps to know your way around, so I'm sharing my tips with you.
A 17-year-old student was killed following a stabbing and struggle with an 18-year-old man during a lunch break at a southern California high school, authorities said Saturday.
One person was in critical condition, and at least three suffered minor injuries, after a stabbing Friday morning at a Southern California high school, fire and school officials said.
President Barack Obama spent part of Monday hobnobbing with celebrities and other power-brokers in Southern California, continuing a West Coast trip that includes town-hall events, a meeting with Marines and fund-raisers for his re-election campaign.
AT&T said Sunday it was making progress in fixing a glitch that led to to hours of disruption for many wireless customers in Southern California.
The Marine Corps has identified the two-man crew of a helicopter gunship that crashed at Camp Pendleton, California, on Monday, killing both fliers.
Two people were killed Monday in a helicopter accident at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in Southern California, according to a statement from the military.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional an ordinance in a southern California town that prevented day laborers on public sidewalks from soliciting work from passing drivers.
Founded by two moms on a self-proclaimed "tasty mission," Tasty Brand has since evolved into a small company selling organic snack brands in fun, upbeat packaging.
The actress delivered son Oliver Michael on June 29, her rep tells PEOPLE
Fire officials in Southern California continued clean-up operations Monday after a forest fire that burned more than a thousand acres was 100% contained following a weekend effort that involved evacuations and the temporary closure of a major interstate.
Firefighters scrambled to control a southern California brush fire started by a small plane crash Sunday night, reported federal and local authorities, which ordered residents of one threatened canyon to evacuate.
An evacuation order was lifted Saturday for parts of Southern California that had been besieged by a forest fire, with a forestry official reporting significant progress in bringing the blaze under control.
From the outside, it looks like a crash-landed blimp. On the inside, it feels like a wind tunnel. For inventor David Chelf, this strange structure -- a high-tech greenhouse with no skeleton, whose lightweight skin is held aloft on breezes from giant fans -- looks like the future of agriculture.
ANAHEIM -- Two massive metal baseball caps, size 649 ½, hang over the home-plate entrance at Angel Stadium, and Jered Weaver stood under one of them Tuesday afternoon. A raucous crowd surrounded him, held off by a thin red rope, and chanted Weaver's name until his voice cracked.
Back in 2008, while hope was still alive, I was canvassing for Barack Obama in Nevada -- in a suburban area that borders the Las Vegas Strip. At first glance, the neighborhood looked idyllic.
Sixty people are under arrest for their role in a Southern California crime alliance between members of an Iraqi social club and a Mexican drug cartel that involved the illicit sale of drugs, guns and bombs, police said Thursday.
Whoever stole a sketch by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn from a hotel apparently dumped the piece in a church building, perhaps daunted by the prospect of trying to unload it amid widespread media coverage, a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective said Tuesday.
Detectives in southern California searched Sunday for clues to crack the case of a stolen piece of artwork by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, thought to be worth some $250,000.
Sweltering heat continued to grip much of the South on Friday as temperatures soared to 109 degrees in Dallas and 110 in Oklahoma City.
Los Angeles' Interstate 405 will reopen as soon as 11:30 a.m. (2:30 p.m. ET) Sunday, more than 17 hours ahead of schedule, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Sunday.
The closure of a mountain highway pass in the heart of the nation's second-largest city -- an event anticipated to be so calamitous to car-loving Southern California that it's been dubbed "Carmageddon" -- hit the area Friday night.
For 53 hours this weekend and early Monday, a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 will be closed in western Los Angeles for a bridge demolition.
Covering her face with her long dark hair to avoid television cameras, a Southern California woman accused of cutting off her husband's penis and throwing it into a garbage disposal appeared in an Orange County courtroom Wednesday.
A Southern California woman was in jail Wednesday after allegedly drugging her husband, cutting off his penis, throwing it into the garbage disposal and turning it on, Orange County police said.
Federal authorities arrested 26 members or associates of the Mexican Mafia gang in southern California Wednesday on charges involving drug trafficking, racketeering and murder, officials said.
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police ultimately led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Tuesday, police said.
The vibe inside the darkened soundstage at 204 Studios in Hollywood is hushed, almost melancholy -- rare for a music video set. But the moody spell mirrors the tone of Incubus' first studio album in five years. "If Not Now, When?" is the Southern California rock band's lushest, most textured record yet.
They leave Los Angeles for the U.K.; William offers thanks for being "welcomed so warmly"
One of the Marines injured in a helicopter crash in southern California has died, authorities said.
Marines were rushed to hospitals in southern California Wednesday following a helicopter crash in the northern section of Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base.
Several people were injured after a bus carrying forest firefighters crashed Monday evening in southern California.
Bank of America has secured a federal loan guarantee that will allow it to finance the world's largest single effort to put solar panels on rooftops, the company said Wednesday.
A tanker plane crashed during takeoff at Point Mugu naval air base in Southern California Wednesday evening, but the three people aboard escaped with minor injuries, a U.S. Navy spokesman said.
Officials say a military plane crashed at the Pt. Mugu airbase. The three people on board escaped with minor injuries.
Downhill long-board skateboard racing is making a comeback in the United States. It's considered a gravity sport along with downhill luge racing. That's when skateboarders lay down on their long boards and race downhill. But in this downhill skateboard racing revival, the skaters are standing up.
A federal grand jury has indicted a 60-year-old homeless man on charges that he set off a bomb outside a southern California synagogue in April, prosecutors announced Tuesday.