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  • Pacific Palisades fire grows to five acres; no homes threatened

    Pacific Palisades fire grows to five acres; no homes threatened
    A brush fire in Pacific Palisades has grown to about five acres but is no longer threatening homes, authorities said. About 200 firefighters are battling the blaze, which was first reported about 12:30 p.m. in the 17100 block of Avenida de Santa Ynez,...
  • Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days

    Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days
    Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said. Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...
  • Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music

    Highland Park's Church on York ordered to pull the plug on music
    Attempts to turn an aging Highland Park church into a venue catering to independent and avant-garde music may now be hinging on a prayer. The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has declared that the Church on York has been conducting concerts...
  • Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses

    Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses
    A fire that broke out in a mixed commercial use building in Hollywood Tuesday, sending a huge plume of smoke over the area, was knocked down roughly two hours after causing significant damage. The fire began in the electrical room and attic of the...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Ash is the new 'May Gray' in Southern California

    Ash is the new 'May Gray' in Southern California
    "May Gray" and "June Gloom" usually offer a cool respite for firefighters as they prepare for the summer and fall's hot weather and heavy winds. But for much of this month, May Gray has failed to materialize. Instead of the low clouds and chill common...
  • L.A. firefighters pay tribute to burn treatment pioneer

    In so many ways, the paths of Dr. A. Richard Grossman and firefighters crossed. When firefighters pulled badly burned people out of the flames, they took them straight to Grossman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who pioneered the comprehensive...
  • Massive fire engulfs Elks Lodge in San Pedro, collapses roof

    Massive fire engulfs Elks Lodge in San Pedro, collapses roof
    The Elks Lodge in San Pedro nearly burned to the ground early Tuesday morning after a fire started sometime in the middle of the night -- the second blaze on the property this week. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the blaze, which...
  • Massive fire at San Pedro Elks Lodge was arson, officials say

    Massive fire at San Pedro Elks Lodge was arson, officials say
    The fire that destroyed part of the Elks Lodge in San Pedro early Tuesday was intentionally set, investigators said. The early morning fire tore through the 33,700-square-foot lodge less than a week after a brush fire had been extinguished on the...