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  • Universal Studios fire out at site of closed Terminator 2 ride

    A two-alarm blaze reported at the closed Terminator 2: 3D ride at Universal Studios Hollywood has been mostly extinguished, park officials said. The fire was reported about 1:15 p.m. Several dozen firefighters responded to the fire to help protect other...
  • Brush fire breaks out near Universal City off the 101 Freeway [Updated]

    A brush fire is threatening homes along the Cahuenga Pass. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Thursday near Universal City off the 101 Freeway. [Updated 4:30 p.m.: Los Angeles firefighters put out a brush fire that for a time threatened homes...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2011 Editorial Awards

     
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2011, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored what Editor Davan Maharaj called "the staples of our craft -- long-form feature writing, watchdog journalism and great photography ... also the creative and...
  • 5 LAPD officers investigated in mother's death; family wants answers

     
    The grandmother of a woman who died after a confrontation with Los Angeles police officers is demanding answers as LAPD Chief Charlie Beck promised a full investigation. "I take all in-custody death investigations very seriously," Beck said in a...
  • Videotaped LAPD altercations prompt calls for investigations

     
    A Los Angeles police commissioner said he wants to examine recent videotaped altercations involving LAPD officers, including one in which a woman died. Police Commission member Richard E. Drooyan said “each incident is disturbing and of concern to...
  • Dead skunk? Rotten eggs? Complaints galore over foul odor

     
    A rotten-egg smell likely caused by a fish die-off at the Salton Sea has residents across Southern California holding their noses. Thousands of people from Palm Springs to Ventura County reported the odor, which probably combined with strong winds...
  • 5 LAPD officers probed in mother's death; Beck vows answers

     
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck vowed to throughly investigate the death of a mother during a confrontation with LAPD officers. "I take all in-custody death investigations very seriously," Beck said in a statement late Thursday. "I am confident we.....
  • Man describes earlier assault by ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor

     
    The "Sons of Anarchy" actor who police believe killed his 81-year-old landlady in Los Feliz broke into a Northridge townhome – barefoot and shirtless – in January and attacked residents inside, one of the victims said....
  • In a first, U.S. labels MS-13 street gang 'criminal organization'

     
    Federal authorities Thursday designated the notorious Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 as a “transnational criminal organization,” giving federal authorities more tools to fight the street gang that has its roots in Los Angeles. Under the designation,...
  • Unprecedented action aimed at weakening MS-13 street gang

     
    Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 on Thursday won the distinction of being the first street gang designated by the federal government as a “transnational criminal organization." Local law enforcement officials cheered what they saw as the unprecedented federal...
  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...