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  • UCLA student suffers face and neck burns after lab oven explodes

    A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said. The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around...
  • Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations

    Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations
    Dozens of people shared only three showers in the building that Patricia McDowell called home for the last 2 1/2 years. Roaches skittered across the floor, she said, and lights went out and stayed out. In recent months, McDowell said she had to run an...
  • World War II Purple Heart recipient dies in L.A. house fire

    World War II Purple Heart recipient dies in L.A. house fire
    Francisco Hernandez was a fiercely independent man, refusing help from family and neighbors -- even firing Meals on Wheels -- as he moved into old age at his Mt. Washington home. So it's not surprising that the 89-year-old World War II Purple Heart...
  • Mount Washington house fire kills man, 89

    Mount Washington house fire kills man, 89
    Francisco Hernandez was a fiercely independent man, refusing help from family and neighbors — even firing Meals on Wheels — as he moved into old age at his Mount Washington home. So it's not surprising that the 89-year-old World War II...
  • Two fires at Porter Ranch home in as many days; arson investigated

    Two fires at Porter Ranch home in as many days; arson investigated
    Arson investigators were at a San Fernando Valley home Tuesday morning after firefighters responded to  blazes at the address two days in a row. The first fire was reported early Monday, when the Los Angeles Fire Department was called out to the two-...
  • LAFD's speed hiring and 5 must-read headlines

    LAFD's speed hiring and 5 must-read headlines
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has begun hiring for the first time since 2009, and there is tremendous demand for a job with the agency. You’d think the city would be able to select the very best candidates -- the ones with the highest test scores,...
  • First Black Student Union forms at FSHA

    First Black Student Union forms at FSHA
    This school year marked a special time in history for the students of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, as a small contingent of women have formed the first Black Student Union at the high school. The club was formed last fall to “promote and teach...
  • 1 in 5 recruits in LAFD class are relatives of firefighters

    1 in 5 recruits in LAFD class are relatives of firefighters
    One in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are related to firefighters working at the agency, according to figures released Thursday evening. Of the 70 recruits hired for the class now in training, 13 are sons of...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss possible nepotism at the L.A. Fire Department

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss possible nepotism at the L.A. Fire Department
    Join Times staffers Ben Welsh and David Zahniser for a discussion at 1 p.m. about the possibility of nepotism in the Los Angeles Fire Department, including the recent reassignment of two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training. The commanders...
  • Body discovered along L.A. River in Lincoln Heights

    Body discovered along L.A. River in Lincoln Heights
    Authorities are investigating a dead body discovered Monday in Lincoln Heights along the Los Angeles River. The body, reported to authorities at about 7:20 a.m., was on the riverbed near the 1700 block of North Spring Street, said Los Angeles police...
  • City report on LAFD urges 911 overhaul, other changes in operations

    City report on LAFD urges 911 overhaul, other changes in operations
    A private consulting report released Monday calls for sweeping changes to the Los Angeles Fire Department, including an overhaul of how the agency handles 911 calls and responds to hundreds of thousands of medical rescues each year. The...