Southern California wild fires burn CBU student Peter Thomas’ backyard and neighborhood hills in Burbank.

L.A. fires threaten student homes

A total of 626,216 acres are covered in ash because of the 6,409 acres that have torn across California since the start of 2017, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Los Angeles and Riverside counties were affected by five of the fires, which included the largest brush fire in L.A. history. […]

[Randy Plavajka | The Banner]

Three dead, two injured in Riverside plane crash

A twin-engine plane crashed into a Riverside neighborhood on Monday evening, resulting in three casualties, two injuries and the destruction of two homes. Reports of what felt like an earthquake came to the Riverside Police Department around 4:50 p.m. The Cessna 310, en route to San Jose from Riverside Municipal Airport, was carrying five passengers […]