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  • Authorities seize a ton of illegal fireworks before Fourth of July

     Authorities seize a ton of illegal fireworks before Fourth of July
    Los Angeles officials announced Thursday that they had confiscated slightly more than one ton of illegal fireworks as part of a regional crackdown before Fourth of July celebrations. The amount of seized fireworks rose as authorities worked in...
  • LAFD recruit program is suspended

    LAFD recruit program is suspended
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders....
  • Aspiring L.A. firefighters feel cheated by aborted hiring program

    Aspiring L.A. firefighters feel cheated by aborted hiring program
    John Mireles spent six years preparing to become a firefighter. The Signal Hill resident took fire science classes and worked nights on an ambulance crew, in addition to his full-time day job. He said he passed the Los Angeles Fire Department written...
  • UCLA student suffers face and neck burns after lab oven explodes

    A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said. The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around...
  • Super Scoopers drop water on 30-acre brush fire in Gorman

    Super Scoopers drop water on 30-acre brush fire in Gorman
    A brush fire broke out in Gorman on Friday afternoon. Fire officials say it is threatening some structures. The 30-acre Pine fire is burning south of California 138 near Quail Lake. The California Highway Patrol shut down the Old Ridge Route south of...
  • Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported

    Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported
    A shallow, magnitude-4.4 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Westwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake...
  • Body of woman found floating in Echo Park Lake

    Body of woman found floating in Echo Park Lake
    A woman's body was discovered floating in Echo Park Lake on Saturday morning, officials said.  Authorities were called to the 700 block of Echo Park Avenue about 7:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters pulled the woman...
  • L.A. earthquake: Shaking, jolted nerves reported across wide area

    L.A. earthquake: Shaking, jolted nerves reported across wide area
    A magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood provided an early morning jolt for Greater Los Angeles, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 6:25 a.m. at a depth of 5.3 miles, according to the U.S....
  • Thousands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pershing Square

    Thousands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pershing Square
    The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks in conjunction with Pershing Square will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that will include a parade and concert. Organizers are expecting about 5,000 people to attend Monday's public event,...
  • Big-rig fire on 5 Freeway: 1 lane still closed in Burbank

    Big-rig fire on 5 Freeway: 1 lane still closed in Burbank
    California Highway Patrol officers are still working to reopen all lanes of Interstate 5 in the Burbank area after a big rig's tires caught fire moments after the driver exited the vehicle Monday afternoon. About 12:20 p.m., the CHP received an influx...
  • Seven injured, including officers, in LAPD traffic collision

    Seven injured, including officers, in LAPD traffic collision
    Seven people were injured -- four of them seriously -- in a traffic collision Monday morning involving a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle, authorities said.  An LAPD spokeswoman said that the collision occurred at 8:47 a.m. in Glassell Park at...