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  • Consultant's report recommends major overhaul of L.A. Fire Department

    Consultant's report recommends major overhaul of L.A. Fire Department
    The Los Angeles Fire Department requires a sweeping overhaul of how it responds to hundreds of thousands of medical rescues and 911 calls each year, according to a long-awaited consultant's report commissioned by the city. The recommendations call for...
  • L.A. woman gets jail time for calling 911 more than 400 times

    A Los Angeles woman who called 911 more than 400 times over the last three years has been sentenced to 180 days in jail, three years of probation and mandatory psychological counseling.  Linette Young, 43, made the 911 calls starting in 2011,...
  • Christmas Eve vigil held for slain South L.A. father

    Christmas Eve vigil held for slain South L.A. father
    A vigil took place on Christmas Eve at the site in South Los Angeles where a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death in an attack that has left police searching for the killer and a motive. William Jennings died about 10:30 p.m. Friday after a...
  • Three lanes of 405 Freeway temporarily shut down after crash

    Three lanes of 405 Freeway temporarily shut down after crash
    One vehicle was "fully involved in fire" and a law enforcement officer may have been among the injured after a traffic collision Wednesday afternoon on the 405 Freeway, authorities said. The incident occurred about 1:45 p.m. and three lanes -- the...
  • Off-duty officer likely saved life of motorist on 405, official says

    An off-duty police officer was injured while pulling a man from a burning vehicle on Wednesday after an early afternoon wreck that closed three lanes of the northbound 405 Freeway for part of Christmas Day. About 1:45 p.m. Los Angeles Police...
  • Brush fire burning in Santa Susana Pass

    Brush fire burning in Santa Susana Pass
    Firefighters early Thursday were battling a brush fire near the Santa Susana pass and were urging people to avoid the area. The fire broke out near Lilac Lane and Santa Susana Pass Road, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. Other...
  • Crews hope to contain Simi Valley brush fire by evening

    Crews hope to contain Simi Valley brush fire by evening
    A brush fire burning near the Santa Susana pass in the Simi Valley area was 20% contained Thursday morning, but crews will still have to contend with strong winds and dry conditions in order to finish putting out the flames. The fire broke out...
  • High-speed street racing, DUI may have led to Woodland Hills crash

    High-speed street racing, DUI may have led to Woodland Hills crash
    Street racing at speeds of more than 100 mph and alcohol may have led to a Woodland Hills accident that left at least four people hospitalized with injuries, authorities said. Five people were taken to hospitals after the crash, which occurred about 9:...
  • 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...