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  • Plane crashes into used-car lot in Pacoima; 2 injured

    Plane crashes into used-car lot in Pacoima; 2 injured
    Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when their small plane missed a landing at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, struck a building and crashed into a nearby used-car lot, officials said. The single-engine Cessna 172 was trying to land at the airport...
  • Fire at Pacoima lumberyard prompts nearby Metrolink closure

    Fire at Pacoima lumberyard prompts nearby Metrolink closure
    Thick flames raced through a lumberyard in Pacoima on Thursday evening, prompting fire officials to ask for the shutdown of a nearby Metrolink station. The Los Angeles Fire Department got a call just before 8 p.m. and classified the blaze in the 11100...
  • Anger over architect's plea deal in firefighter's death

    Anger over architect's plea deal in firefighter's death
    The manslaughter case against German architect Gerhard Becker was novel from the start. Los Angeles prosecutors charged that Becker built a Hollywood Hills West mansion with such disregard for public safety and building codes that he should be held...
  • Freight train fatally strikes 'pedestrian trespasser' in South L.A.

    A Union Pacific freight train struck and killed someone Friday afternoon near the intersection of East 48th Place and Long Beach Avenue, parallel to the Metro Blue Line tracks in South Los Angeles. Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said the person...
  • Architect reaches plea deal in L.A. firefighter's death

    Architect reaches plea deal in L.A. firefighter's death
    The manslaughter case against architect Gerhard Becker was novel from the start. Los Angeles prosecutors charged that Becker built a Hollywood Hills West mansion with such disregard for public safety and building codes that he should be held...
  • Fixing the Fire Department

    Fixing the Fire Department
    Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
  • Red-flag fire warning still in effect; LAFD boosts staffing

    Red-flag fire warning still in effect; LAFD boosts staffing
    A red-flag warning was still in effect in Los Angeles and Ventura counties Sunday, as gusty winds and dry conditions were expected to increase fire danger, according to the National Weather Service. Northeast winds combined with low humidity and a...
  • Stranded hikers airlifted from Griffith Park

    Stranded hikers airlifted from Griffith Park
    Four stranded hikers were airlifted late Sunday afternoon out of Griffith Park after being found in a "precarious position" near Vista del Valle Drive, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. The hikers were uninjured but airlifted "in the...
  • LAFD's highest-ranking woman ever is leaving the force

    LAFD's highest-ranking woman ever is leaving the force
    The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among its top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs.   The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik comes as the...
  • LAFD's highest-ranking woman is leaving the force

    The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among the agency's top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs. The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik...
  • L.A. sues to block oil field near USC from reopening

    L.A. sues to block oil field near USC from reopening
    The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Allenco Energy Inc. from reopening in South Los Angeles, accusing the company of ignoring years of evidence that fumes from its oil fields were sickening residents of the surrounding...