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  • Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane

    Fuel truck driver at LAX becomes trapped in crash with airplane
    The driver of a fuel truck became trapped when his vehicle crashed into an unoccupied airplane at Los Angeles International Airport, fire authorities said. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. at Terminal 4, said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los...
  • Police arrest man in connection with violent Griffith Park attack

    Police arrest man in connection with violent Griffith Park attack
    Los Angeles police have made an arrest in connection with a violent attack Monday in Griffith Park that left a person in critical condition, officials said. The suspect -- who police did not immediately identify -- was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Monday by...
  • Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault

    Hiker airlifted out of Griffith Park after assault
    A man was airlifted out of Griffith Park on Monday after he was assaulted and critically injured while hiking on a trail, authorities said. A helicopter lifted the man out of an area near the 2200 block of Fern Dell Drive and took him to Cedars-Sinai...
  • Arnett Hartsfield Jr. dies at 96; helped integrate L.A. Fire Department

    Arnett Hartsfield Jr. dies at 96; helped integrate L.A. Fire Department
    Arnett Hartsfield Jr., a firefighter, lawyer and educator who helped lead the battle to integrate the Los Angeles Fire Department and became a historian of the struggle, died Friday in Los Angeles of natural causes, said his daughter Paula Johnson. He was...
  • Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died

    Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died
    Retired firefighter and attorney Arnett Hartsfield Jr., who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died Friday in L.A. He was 96. Hartsfield, who wrote¬† “The Old Stentorians,” a book about the...
  • Body recovered from bottom of cliff in San Pedro's Point Fermin Park

    Body recovered from bottom of cliff in San Pedro's Point Fermin Park
    A body was recovered Monday from the bottom of a seaside cliff in San Pedro. The body was reported by a passerby in the 1000 block of Paseo del Mar in Point Fermin Park, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. No...
  • Fire at Venice storage facility injures eight, causes heavy damage

    Fire at Venice storage facility injures eight, causes heavy damage
    A fire burned so fiercely through a Venice storage facility over the weekend that it injured eight firefighters and boiled runoff from water sprayed on the blaze. On Sunday, customers were left to wonder about the extent of the damage and what remained of...
  • Maybe L.A.'s 'stupid' helipad rule wasn't so dumb

     Maybe L.A.'s 'stupid' helipad rule wasn't so dumb
    With the swipe of a pen last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti eliminated what he called "one more stupid rule in Los Angeles." But as a career firefighter, I have to ask: Was the law really so stupid? And what process led to its elimination? Before the mayor's...
  • Ebola scare on LAX shuttle briefly closes Union Station bus plaza

    Ebola scare on LAX shuttle briefly closes Union Station bus plaza
    Los Angeles Union Station's bus plaza was shut down for an hour and a half Friday afternoon after a man who had recently traveled to Nigeria said he felt feverish and nauseous, but officials cautioned that he did not have Ebola.  "It's not Ebola,"...
  • Sweltering heat continues to hold Southland in its grip

    Sweltering heat continues to hold Southland in its grip
    A four-day heat wave reaches its sizzling zenith Saturday, when Death Valley-like temperatures will bake Southern California, ratcheting up concerns about wildfires and turning outdoor activities into sweltering chores. The spike in temperatures comes...
  • Crews contain brush fire near Brentwood at 2 acres

    Crews contain brush fire near Brentwood at 2 acres
    Firefighters worked overnight to put out multiple hot spots still scorching thick brush in the Rustic Canyon Park area near Brentwood, officials said Friday. Aerial water drops helped to quickly extinguish the blaze, which started late Thursday and...