| May 4, 2014
| 4:07 PM
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,...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:50 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:23 AM
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:...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:37 AM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:52 AM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
"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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:10 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:02 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:07 AM
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...