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The entrance to the closed China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station on July 6, 2019.

The earthquakes in southern California were centered near a naval station contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’

The station's groundwater was recently found to contain elevated levels of PFAS, which have been associated with cancer.
A man looks into a fissure that opened in the desert during a powerful earthquake that struck Southern California, near the city of Ridgecrest, California, U.S., July 4, 2019.

California’s governor is asking Trump for emergency assistance after major earthquakes rattled the state 2 days in a row

California Governor Gavin Newsom requested that President Trump issue an emergency declaration granting FEMA assistance after two major earthquakes.
A house burns after an earthquake in Ridgecrest, California

There’s a 96% chance that up to 8 more earthquakes could shake Southern California, officials warn, after two major incidents

The aftershock forecast for Southern California shows a high likelihood of earthquakes with the ability to do damage in the coming week.

Take a look inside the headquarters of Procore, the $3 billion tech startup in Southern California that has the Pacific Ocean right in its backyard

Procore, which builds construction management software, was founded 17 years ago. Today, it's valued at $3 billion and employs more than 1,500 people.

A long-dormant high-speed rail project meant to connect Las Vegas and Southern California has a new owner

A Florida-based company announced it plans to take over a long-dormant high-speed rail project designed to connect Las Vegas with Southern California. Brightline Trains said it will acquire XpressWest in hopes of bringing an electric-powered train to the West Coast.
Gucci, Hermes, and an active fault line on Rodeo Drive.

California’s most famous luxury shopping district could be at risk for a huge earthquake

An earthquake fault runs right through Rodeo Drive, one of Beverly Hills' most expensive shopping streets.
Wildfires leave behind scar (black) while burning up plants and buildings (red) in Ventura County, California, on Dec. 8, 2017.

Incredible satellite photos of Southern California’s wildfires show the disaster’s evolution from space

New photos of the wildfires in Ventura, Los Angeles, and other Southern California counties reveal burning homes and wilderness from space.

A flash flood watch is in effect as a once-a-decade rainstorm barrels toward Los Angeles

A series of major rainstorms will further drench an already waterlogged California, as the pendulum swings from drought to flood risks in the Golden State.