Column | Aug 17, 2014 | 4:00 PM
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Column | Mar 18, 2014 | 5:31 PMHis first day on his new job was the day of the LAX shooting, and it's been lights and sirens ever since. James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief, hasn't unpacked his books or hung framed inspirational works like a Frederic Remington print accompanied by a quote from retired Gen. David H. Petraeus about being "comfortable with semi-chaotic situations." Featherstone, who retired after 22 years as a city firefighter, was heading the city's Emergency Management Department when Mayor Eric Garcetti summoned him back to manage his old team. He'll need all the inspiration he can get to lead a department that a city commissioned study says is in need of a total makeover.
Column | Aug 9, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Story | Aug 30, 2009
Parts of L.A. County were dealing with bad air today as a result of the Station fire. According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the western San Gabriel Valley recorded "very unhealthful" air this morning. Officials expect the...
Story | Sep 18, 2009
Two people were injured this morning when their cars collided, sending one of the cars crashing through the front window of a downtown restaurant, authorities said. The motorists -- a man in his late 40s to early 50s and a...