Southern California

Boat fire in Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File
AP News
September 08, 2019 - 8:57 pm
Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week.
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California boat fire
Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, file
AP News
September 06, 2019 - 11:42 am
Crew members who survived the fiery sinking of a scuba diving boat off Southern California tried to rescue the 34 people who died but were driven back by flames, smoke and heat, federal authorities and the boat's owner said. Read more here.
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Items are placed at a memorial for the victims of Monday's dive boat fire at the Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Christian Monterrosa/AP Photo
AP News
September 05, 2019 - 8:56 am
Learn more about the dozens of people who perished as flames engulfed a dive boat off the Southern California coast. They included two high schoolers, a hairdresser, a marine biologist, software engineers, a special effects designer for Disney, a nature photographer, a nurse and a family of five...
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Authorities take evidence from boat fire scene
Christian Monterrosa/AP
AP News
September 04, 2019 - 1:54 pm
High school students, a science teacher and his daughter, an adventurous marine biologist and a family of five celebrating a birthday are among the victims of a fire that tore through a scuba diving boat off Southern California's coast, trapping dozens of sleeping people below deck. Authorities...
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Search and rescue teams on scene of diving boat fire
Christian Monterrosa/AP
AP News
September 03, 2019 - 9:36 am
Santa Barbara County's sheriff said no one has been found alive after a fire tore through a boat packed with scuba divers. All 34 people sleeping below deck are presumed dead following a Labor Day weekend expedition off the Southern California coast. Read more here.
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Many killed in deadly California boat fire; dozens missing.
Daniel Dreifuss/AP Photo
AP News
September 02, 2019 - 10:16 am
A dive boat caught fire before dawn Monday off the Southern California coast.
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Marijuana seized alongside jalapeno peppers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP
August 19, 2019 - 9:34 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego. A CBP news...
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Zachary Castaneda
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
August 09, 2019 - 9:27 pm
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a Southern California stabbing rampage that left four people dead and two injured pleaded not guilty Friday to murder, attempted murder and other counts. Zachary Castaneda was arrested Wednesday by police responding to two hours of slashing and stabbing...
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California stabbings
Alex Gallardo/AP
August 08, 2019 - 10:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man "full of anger" stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were apparently targeted at random, authorities said. The 33-year-old man from the city of Garden Grove robbed...
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Apple iPhone emojis
PA Images/Sipa USA
August 07, 2019 - 11:36 am
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California seaside community is in an uproar after a home was given a new paint job featuring two huge emojis on a bright pink background. Manhattan Beach residents railed against the makeover during a City Council meeting Tuesday night, citing problems...
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