A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, in July 2018.  November’s Camp and Woolsey fires in the state resulted in dozens of deaths and cost tens of millions of dollars in property damage. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Douglas Mac Donald has lived in the Alpine Oaks Estate mobile home park for the past 10 years. At about 11am on July 6th last year, in the midst of a (...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh is coming home

In the 1960s, three of my grandmother’s sisters emigrated from Dublin to California. Years later, a fourth sister joined them. They settled along the (...)

Firefighters watch the Thomas wildfire in the hills outside Montecito, California, on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history last night as forced evacuations turned neighbourhoo(...)

An aircraft drops water on the Thomas Fire,  a wildfire in Fillmore, California on December 8th, 2017. Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters

Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community, even as (...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a fatal plane crash on a highway  in Fallbrook, California. Photograph: Don Boomer/San Diego Union-Tribune/AP

A small plane that made headlines when it landed safely on a California highway years ago has crashed onto the same stretch of road - slamming into a (...)

Maribel Valencia holds her newborn twins at the San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego. Jaelyn, right, and Luis Salgado, who were born just minutes apart but in different years. Photograph:  Kaiser Permanente San Diego /  AP

A woman in California has given birth to twins who arrived just minutes apart but in different years. Maribel Valencia (22) gave birth to Jaelyn Vale(...)

In what’s been a closely guarded family secret, the late Walmart heir John Walton gave half of his then-$17 billion estimated fortune to charitable trusts and a third to their only child, Lukas Walton, now 29, an analysis of court documents reveals. His wife Christy got the rest.

Ever since Walmart heir John T Walton died 10 years ago in a plane crash, it has been widely assumed that he passed the bulk of his vast estate to (...)

Police released a photograph of Eliza Delacruz in an attempt to locate her. Her remains were found on Sunday in San Diego

A 3-week-old baby abudcted from her home in Long Beach in the US on Saturday has been found dead in the San Diego area. The identification of Eliza De(...)

A firefighter near Camp Mather, California, this week. The fire has burned 160,980 acres on the northwest side of Yosemite National Park. Photograph: Reuters/Max Whittaker

One of the largest wildfires in California history roared deeper into Yosemite National Park early yesterday while flames on the opposite side of the (...)

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