Search Goes On For Montecito Mudslide Victims; Death Toll At 17Family members anxiously awaited word on loved ones who hadn't been heard from since the onslaught early Tuesday morning.
Death Toll Hits 15 In Southern California Mudslides; 24 MissingMost of the deaths occurred in and around Montecito, a wealthy enclave of about 9,000 people northwest of Los Angeles.
Kayaker Rescued After Spending 14 Hours At SeaAuthorities in Santa Barbara County have rescued a kayaker who spent 14 hours at sea.
Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Sopped Up From California CoastMore than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said.
Oil Slicks Off California Span 9 Miles; Cleanup UnderwayCleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean.
Woman Hit, Killed By Freight Train Was Talking On Her PhoneAuthorities say a woman who was fatally struck by a freight train north of Santa Barbara was talking on her cellphone when she walked into the path of the train.
Central California School Fights End With 6 In CustodyLunchtime fights at a Central California high school ended with police swarming onto campus, school closed and six people in custody.
Shark Attack Closes Three Southern California BeachesThree beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base are closed after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark.
Police: Man Admits To Killing Parents, Two Sons And Family DogPolice say Nicolas Holzer called 911 and calmly said he had killed his family members.
Man Confesses To 40 KillingsAccused contract killer says he killed as many as 40 people during a decades-long career as a drug cartel enforcer.
4.6-Magnitude Quake Rattles Santa Barbara CountyAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 has rattled part of the Southern California coast.