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  • Metro train rider 'shocked' after blind man survives being run over

    Metro train rider 'shocked' after blind man survives being run over
    A passenger who was on the Metro Red Line train that passed over a blind man moments after he fell off a platform Thursday described having a "sick feeling" as riders realized what had happened. The man -- an unidentified 47-year-old Los Angeles...
  • Hiker dies at Runyon Canyon Park after falling ill

    Hiker dies at Runyon Canyon Park after falling ill
    A hiker died at Runyon Canyon Park on Sunday after falling ill, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. A fire helicopter joined ground crews in responding to reports of a male adult hiker who had collapsed and stopped breathing just before 2:30 p.m.,...
  • 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...
  • Heat, winds raise fire danger, prompt red flag warning

    Heat, winds raise fire danger, prompt red flag warning
    Gusty winds, low humidity and expected high temperatures Wednesday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning from Ventura to Orange counties. The conditions were considered a “high fire weather concern," the weather service...
  • Super Scoopers drop water on 30-acre brush fire in Gorman

    Super Scoopers drop water on 30-acre brush fire in Gorman
    A brush fire broke out in Gorman on Friday afternoon. Fire officials say it is threatening some structures. The 30-acre Pine fire is burning south of California 138 near Quail Lake. The California Highway Patrol shut down the Old Ridge Route south of...
  • Pine fire near Gorman is 65% contained

    Pine fire near Gorman is 65% contained
    A brush fire near Gorman that has burned more than 150 acres was 65% contained Saturday morning, Los Angeles County firefighters said. The Pine fire was reported at 1:20 p.m. Friday just south of California 138 near Quail Lake. It threatened two homes...
  • Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported

    Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported
    A shallow, magnitude-4.4 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Westwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake...
  • L.A. earthquake: Shaking, jolted nerves reported across wide area

    L.A. earthquake: Shaking, jolted nerves reported across wide area
    A magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood provided an early morning jolt for Greater Los Angeles, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 6:25 a.m. at a depth of 5.3 miles, according to the U.S....
  • Thousands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pershing Square

    Thousands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pershing Square
    The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks in conjunction with Pershing Square will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that will include a parade and concert. Organizers are expecting about 5,000 people to attend Monday's public event,...
  • Seven injured, including officers, in LAPD traffic collision

    Seven injured, including officers, in LAPD traffic collision
    Seven people were injured -- four of them seriously -- in a traffic collision Monday morning involving a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle, authorities said.  An LAPD spokeswoman said that the collision occurred at 8:47 a.m. in Glassell Park at...
  • Is 4.4 jolt an end to Los Angeles' 'earthquake drought'?

    Seismologists say Monday's magnitude 4.4 temblor near Westwood could mark the beginning of the end for L.A.'s years-long "earthquake drought." Typically, they would expect a 4.4-sized earthquake about once a year in the Los Angeles Basin, but that hasn'...