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Gary Oldman says he's a private person, not good with crowds

Actor Gary Oldman says he is a private person and not good with crowds.

Feb 15, 2018, 20:59 PM IST

Largest wildfire on record in California, that killed 18, finally contained

Some areas of Los Padres National Forest remain closed to the public until authorities determine it is safe to enter.

Jan 13, 2018, 10:24 AM IST

Southern California wildfire largest on record, 273,400 acres scorched

The wildfire, which has razed 273,400 acres in southern California so far, has become the largest wildfire in the state since records began.

Dec 23, 2017, 23:03 PM IST

California winds fuel state's third-largest wildfire, 267,500 acres burnt so far

The blaze, centred less than 100 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, has forced evacuations that turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and filled the air with smoke.

Dec 17, 2017, 18:24 PM IST

Thousands flee as wildfire 'beast' grows to California's third-largest

A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history on Saturday as forced evacuations turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas like heavy snow.

Dec 17, 2017, 11:24 AM IST

New evacuations ordered as California wildfires rage on

Authorities ordered residents in parts of Carpinteria and Montecito to evacuate early on Sunday as the Thomas Fire edged closer to the city of Santa Barbara.

Dec 12, 2017, 00:14 AM IST

Fire in southern California threatening another city

A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days.

Dec 11, 2017, 06:41 AM IST

Huge California wildfire spreads overnight as crews dig in

"The fire continues burning in an area above the community of Goleta and crews continue to build containment and contingency lines to hold the fire in check," Cal Fire said on the Inciweb fire-tracking website. 

Jul 16, 2017, 08:49 AM IST

False alarm as major quake reported in California

An alert issued on Wednesday about a major earthquake off the coast of California turned out -- thankfully -- to be the result of a computer glitch related to a 1925 tremor.

Jun 22, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

Natalie Portman buys USD 6.5 mn mansion

Actress Natalie Portman has snapped up USD 6.5 million luxury house in the hills of Santa Barbara. 

Jun 05, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

In letter to Barack Obama, US scientists praise Iran nuclear deal: Report

More than two dozen top US scientists, among them nuclear researchers and Nobel prize winners, in a letter to President Barack Obama on Saturday praised the Iran nuclear deal as major security achievement, The New York Times reported.

Aug 09, 2015, 06:49 AM IST

California oil pipeline ruptures, leaks into ocean

An oil pipeline ruptured Tuesday dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said.

May 20, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

Ex-Michael Jackson prosecutor Tom Sneddon dies

Santa Barbara: Tom Sneddon, the former district attorney who sought twice to try Michael Jackson on child molestation charges and was disparaged in one of the pop star's songs, has died.

Nov 03, 2014, 05:46 AM IST

Google collaborates with UC Santa Barbara for quantum computing

Google Inc on Tuesday unveiled a hardware initiative to develop and build processors for its new quantum computing systems based on superconducting electronics.

Sep 03, 2014, 10:09 AM IST

California college mourns shooting victims

Students made 10,000 ribbons for the service at the University of California at Santa Barbara, still reeling from last Friday`s killings by a mentally unstable 22-year-old, Eliot Rodger.

May 28, 2014, 08:53 AM IST

Isla Vista shooting: If I can`t have you girls, I`ll destroy you, said killer in chilling video

US police are investigating a Youtube video, reportedly posted by the gunman who went on a killing spree, shooting to death six people in Santa Barbara in California.

May 25, 2014, 10:32 AM IST

Three dead in drive-by shooting in California

Authorities in California say three people are dead and seven others were wounded in drive-by shootings in the Santa Barbara area.

May 24, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

I tried heroin: Josh Brolin

`Labor Day` star Josh Brolin tried heroin in his younger days but feels lucky that his addiction problem did not kill him.

Mar 15, 2014, 18:24 PM IST

Leonardo DiCaprio to get Riviera Award

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to be honoured for his contribution to cinema at the upcoming Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California.

Jan 04, 2013, 10:20 AM IST