We're featuring a look at what makes winter so important when it comes to managing wildfires -- and how the government shutdown isn't helping an already sizeable challenge.
Below, four stories to follow for Jan. 17, 2019.
Government Shutdown Takes a Toll on Wildfire Preparations
Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. How the D.C. stalemate is threatening plans.
Local news from across Southern California
Paradise Destroyed: Camp Fire Leaves Small California Town in Ashes
25 Years Ago Today: The Northridge Earthquake
The first shaking at 4:31 a.m. marked the start of a day that would change Southern California. Click here for maps, archive video, photos from Jan. 17, 1994 and a look at how well prepared we are now.
[LA GALLERY] Northridge Earthquake: The First Day in Photos
This Week's Grand Finale of Storms
A fourth round of rain pelted down across Southern California Friday morning, triggering a few rock slides, flooding and traffic problems. Click here for photos from this week's storms.
Photos: Winter Storm Socks SoCal
The Mission Inn: February Romance
You may have visited the Mission Inn during the holidays, taking in a festive light show that rivals any around. But what about during Festa Dell' Amore -- that's the historic hotel's February-long event. Click here to see what it's all about.