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  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2014 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2014 Editorial Awards
    The Los Angeles Times' Editorial Awards for 2014 were presented Wednesday evening in a ceremony that honored the newsroom's commitment to excellence and to the search for truth. "Ours is a newsroom that’s relevant, passionate and diligently ...
  • 1933 Griffith Park brush fire kills 29

     
    Injured from Griffith Park brush fire are helped at first aid station. Twenty-nine people were killed in the fire....
  • City is paying heavily for LAFD bias suits

    City is paying heavily for LAFD bias suits
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has been hit with a steady stream of personnel lawsuits over the last decade, some of them extraordinarily expensive. The City Council spent $1.5 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by a black firefighter who...
  • More female firefighters: Don't force it, Mayor Garcetti

    To the editor: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants more of the city's firefighters to be women, a difficult goal made clear by the fact that the four women in this year's training class have been eliminated. ("Second straight LAFD recruit class is all...
  • Shed fire spreads to Lincoln Heights home; extinguished in 20 minutes

    Shed fire spreads to Lincoln Heights home; extinguished in 20 minutes
    Fifty-eight Los Angeles firefighters needed about 20 minutes Friday to extinguish a house fire in Lincoln Heights. The blaze was reported about 5:45 p.m. at 2344 N. Hancock St., said Shawn Lenske, an LAFD spokesman. It was out 21 minutes later, Lenske...
  • Second straight LAFD recruit class is all male after women exit

    Second straight LAFD recruit class is all male after women exit
    All female recruits have been eliminated from the Los Angeles Fire Department training class set to graduate next month, dealing a setback to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s drive to increase the number of women in the agency’s ranks. Last December,...
  • Grass fire near Occidental College in L.A. burns two acres

    Grass fire near Occidental College in L.A. burns two acres
    A grass fire scorched about two acres Tuesday evening on a hillside near the campus of Occidental College, authorities said. The fire was first reported in the 4600 block of Townsend Avenue about 6:15 p.m., said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los...
  • Blaze damages vacant building near downtown L.A.; no injuries reported

    Blaze damages vacant building near downtown L.A.; no injuries reported
    Flames tore through a vacant three-story building west of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday night, authorities said. The fire was first reported around 10:30 p.m. at 1201 Huntley Drive in the Westlake neighborhood, said Los Angeles Fire Department...
  • Woodland Hills fire that killed 1, injured 1 ruled accidental

    Woodland Hills fire that killed 1, injured 1 ruled accidental
    A fire in a San Fernando Valley condominium that left one woman dead and a male relative injured Saturday night has been ruled accidental, according to officials with the Los Angeles Fire Department. L.A. Fire Department personnel were called at 9:34 p....
  • Los Feliz house fire reveals possible pot-growing operation

    A fire Friday in a Los Feliz home has led to an investigation into a possible marijuana-growing operation. The blaze, in the 3900 block of West Sunset Drive, began around 6 p.m. when about 100 small butane canisters ignited, according to the Los Angeles...
  • San Pedro fire burns two homes; 133 firefighters on scene

    San Pedro fire burns two homes; 133 firefighters on scene
    More than 130 Los Angeles firefighters responded to a residential fire that burned two homes and vegetation in a San Pedro neighborhood on Friday, officials said. A helicopter helped firefighters battle the blaze, which took less than an hour to get...