Heavy downpours triggered flash floods that temporarily stranded more than three dozen people in their cars in inland Riverside County.
Extreme fire danger warnings have been canceled as winds move east.
Alan Long denies he was drinking when he crashed into a car, injuring four cheerleaders.
California prison officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Riverside County prison camp while serving a four-year burglary sentence.
Authorities will examine the torn clothing of a homeless man to determine whether a mountain lion mauled him at his Southern California encampment.
Hot, dry winds are hindering firefighting efforts.
Authorities say an inmate was declared dead after being found with a serious cut Christmas morning in his cell at a Riverside County jail, but it was later found he had suffered a medical problem and cut himself as he collapsed.
A California judge has ruled that a 13-year-old boy who was 10 when he killed his neo-Nazi father will spend at least the next seven years in a state juvenile facility.
The boy was 10 when he put a gun to the head of his sleeping neo-Nazi father and pulled the trigger.
Riverside County supervisors have approved an ordinance that calls for pit bulls and their mixes to be spayed or neutered after a series of attacks that included the fatal mauling of a 91-year-old woman.
A new fire in Riverside County is now burning wilderness south of Banning, a city that has been flanked by a fire to the north since Wednesday.
Firefighters were able to beat back a powerful wildfire that bore down on a dry Southern California city, limiting the damages to a single house and curbing the threat to hundreds more.