California Coast

Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base are closed after a surfer survived an attack by a shark. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Shark Attack Closes Three Southern California Beaches

Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base are closed after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark.

10/03/2014

File photo of a Wal-Mart. (credit: Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty In California Hazardous Waste Case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.

05/28/2013

A leatherback turtle (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Endangered Sea Turtles Spotted Off San Francisco Coast

The endangered leatherback sea turtle has made its way to the California coast with sightings in the past few days near the San Francisco and Monterey bays, a marine biologist at a nonprofit sea turtle restoration group said.

08/08/2012

Waves measuring up to 20 feet pounded Newport Beach. A winter storm off the coast of Australia and New Zealand brought unusually high surf to the Southern California beaches. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

High Surf Continues To Pound California Coast

High surf will continue to pound California beaches into the Labor Day weekend, forecasters warned Friday, and crowds celebrating the last summer holiday were urged to watch out for dangerous rip currents.

09/02/2011