Flames enter a vineyard near Geyserville, California. At its peak, the Tick Fire burning in the Santa Clarita Valley north of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of about 50,000 people. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities ordered 50,000 people to evacuate as California firefighters raced to cut defensive lines against a wildfire in Sonoma County’s famed wine(...)

A house is consumed by wildfire, as seen   from a helicopter, in the Calabasas section of Los Angeles. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP Photo

A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in southern California has killed two people and more than doubled in si(...)

The Brady Bunch family

The iconic Los Angeles home where The Brady Bunch once lived in the hugely popular ‘60s and ‘70s TV series has been put on the market asking $1.885mil(...)

Flames from a wildfire advance down a hillside near the Springs of Life Church in Casitas Springs, California. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP

More than 1,000 firefighters battled an unrelenting wildfire on Wednesday that threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura in south Califo(...)

 Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage with her Lifetime Achievement award with her granddaughter Billie Catherine (R) and daughter actress Carrie Fisher (L) at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

When Debbie Reynolds, wearing a skimpy pink flapper’s dress, burst out of an enormous cake at a Hollywood party in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), she si(...)

The lovely shapes and shimmers on this debut album don’t sound as if they’re the product of a harsh Chicago winter. That’s where guitarist Max Kakace(...)