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  • Blind man survives being run over by L.A. subway train

    Blind man survives being run over by L.A. subway train
    A blind man who fell off the edge of a subway platform Thursday afternoon and into the path of an oncoming Los Angeles Metro train survived the accident mostly unharmed as the train passed directly over the man, officials said. "It really is a miracle,"...
  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • LAFD battles huge blaze at Lincoln Heights auto wrecking business

    LAFD battles huge blaze at Lincoln Heights auto wrecking business
    Close to 100 firefighters battled a huge fire Monday night that ignited among 55-gallon drums holding apparent exotic metals at a Lincoln Heights auto wrecking business, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said. The blaze created a large cloud of...
  • Scientist: 4.2-magnitude quake hits Westside

    Sunday night’s 4.2 magnitude earthquake felt across the Westside of Los Angeles was centered in the Santa Monica Mountains. After initially calculating that the temblor was probably an aftershock of a 4.4 magnitude March 17 quake, seismologist...
  • Firebombing at L.A. housing project may be racially motivated

    Firebombing at L.A. housing project may be racially motivated
    Police are trying to determine whether a firebombing at the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights was racially motivated. The arson counter-terrorism unit of the Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating the blaze, which occurred about 12:...
  • L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up

    L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up
    A 10,000-gallon crude-oil spill in Atwater Village early Thursday was expected to take 24 hours to fully clean up, officials said. Firefighters responding to the spill shortly after 1 a.m. in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road were able to hem...
  • Ronald Dwight SmithApril 26, 1935 - May 4, 2014

    Ronald Dwight Smith<br/>April 26, 1935 - May 4, 2014
    Loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, Ron passed away at the age of 79, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He was born in Los Angeles, the son of Ira Dwight Smith and Carolyn Jule Smith.  Raised in North Hollywood, he graduated...
  • Nearly two dozen brush fires break out in L.A. County over 2 days

    Nearly two dozen brush fires break out in L.A. County over 2 days
    Firefighters in Los Angeles County have responded to nearly two dozen vegetation fires in the last two days, and although none have grown to any significant size the sheer number highlights the powder-keg-like conditions persisting across Southern...