| Mar 26, 2015
| 11:27 AM
Nearly one in four Compton firefighters is working without a permit to perform emergency medical care, a key credential required by other local fire agencies, a Times investigation has found.
Out of 74 firefighters at the Compton Fire Department, 17 lack...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages filing “excessive” workers’ compensation claims, according to a pair of city audits released Thursday, and taxpayers are doling out up to $28 million a year for what...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:55 PM
Television producer Jill Blackstone was released from custody Wednesday after her arrest in connection to the death of her deaf, partially blind sister, authorities said.
About 12:40 p.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles Fire Department was called to a home in...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 7:35 PM
For panting runners and walkers nearing the 20-mile marker of the Los Angeles Marathon, the cool mist of a fire hose felt like a blessing.
"Thanks, you guys!" one man shouted as he strode through the spray. "Yes! Oh, God, yes!"
More than 22,000 people...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:39 AM
The investigation continued early Thursday into a police pursuit of two suspected gunmen in a stolen van that led to a violent collision between the van and a fire truck.
The crash killed one of the people in the van – whom the coroner would...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 11:53 AM
When the engine on actor Harrison Ford’s single-engine plane sputtered and died just after takeoff Thursday, a landscape of obstacles lay on the ground before him.
Homes, shopping centers and narrow beachside-community streets crisscross the two...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:35 PM
The Los Angeles Fire Department has failed to properly inspect hundreds of hazardous sites scattered across the city, exposing the public to increased risks from potential spills and mishandling of toxic substances, according to a state report released...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:56 PM
Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data.
The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:07 PM
A woman was fighting for her life Wednesday after firefighters pulled her from a strip mall that was in flames in East Hollywood, fire officials said.
The woman did not have a pulse and was not breathing when firefighters found her in the back of an...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 9:02 PM
A fire broke out Sunday night at a two-story soundstage on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood, authorities said.
Just after 8:28 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department was alerted to the blaze at the studio, in the 5500 block of Melrose Avenue,...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 1:12 PM
Los Angeles Fire Department officials continued Saturday to investigate the cause of a greater-alarm fire Friday evening that engulfed a heavily cluttered Encino house near the 101 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol officers on a routine traffic stop...