Rescue workers on Friday search cars for missing persons after a mudslide in Montecito, California. Photograph: Kyle Grillot/Retuers

The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California’s scenic Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find (...)

 An aerial view from a Ventura County Sheriff helicopter shows a site damaged by mudslide in Montecito, California. Photograph: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office/Reuters

Rescue crews with dogs and thermal-imaging equipment searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for up to two dozen peo(...)

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 services at the scene of the shooting near the University of California in Santa Barbara, California.

At least seven people including the suspect died after a lone gunman sprayed gunfire from a car in a drive-by shooting near a college campus in the (...)