The name of the officer is not being released while the suspect, Christopher Dorner, remains at large. Dorner is the subject of a widespread manhunt that focused on the mountain community of Big Bear late Thursday.
Police were searching Thursday for 33-year-old Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, after he was named a suspect Wednesday night in a double homicide in Irvine.
A large earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California and Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
California and federal officials have announced plans for a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California farmland and cities.
Prosecutors didn’t take long to decide that the man they say went on a deadly shooting rampage at a Southern California salon deserves to die.
A gunman opened fire Wednesday in a busy hair salon, killing eight people and critically wounding another while leaving bodies scattered throughout the business in a normally sedate Southern California beach community.
The estimated cost of California’s high-speed rail project is rising by billions of dollars.
It’s shaping up to be a battle between San Jose and L.A. for which city will get the first bullet trains in California, as officials are considering whether to extend the first leg of the rail system to Silicon Valley or Southern California.
The royal couple had tacked on a quick visit to Los Angeles following a nine-day tour of Canada, their first foreign trip since marrying in April.
Both the Pentagon and NASA concluded Wednesday that an airplane and not a missile launch was the likely cause of a large vapor trail in the skies off Southern California’s coast earlier this week.