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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Los Angeles leaves the flat-roof society

    Los Angeles leaves the flat-roof society
    Think of the nation’s most impressive skylines. New York City has Art Deco points atop the Empire State and Chrysler buildings and the spire capping the new One World Trade Center tower. Besides the soaring Willis Tower (formerly known as the...
  • Seoul mayor looks to Los Angeles for emergency preparedness

    Seoul mayor looks to Los Angeles for emergency preparedness
    Park Won-soon first visited Los Angeles many years ago as a young civic activist, visiting thrift stores and the L.A. Mission for ideas to take home to South Korea on bettering lives of the poor. This weekend, Park once again journeyed to Los Angeles as...
  • State investigating LAFD hiring after white applicant alleges bias

    State investigating LAFD hiring after white applicant alleges bias
    State officials are investigating recent changes made to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s hiring process after a complaint from a white male applicant who says he was unfairly passed over. In July, city officials introduced a lottery system to...
  • Port of L.A. fire spews toxic fumes, prompting air-quality concerns

    Port of L.A. fire spews toxic fumes, prompting air-quality concerns
    A plume of toxic fumes from a stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles that continued to burn World War II-era lumber pylons soaked in creosote prompted air quality concerns Tuesday as firefighters attacked the blaze from above and below the water....
  • Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents

    Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents
    Potentially hazardous smoke from the stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles prompted air quality advisories and the evacuation of one elementary school Tuesday. Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the blaze, which was contained but had...
  • Blaze that threatened warehouse, ship at Port of Los Angeles contained

    Blaze that threatened warehouse, ship at Port of Los Angeles contained
    The Los Angeles Fire Department said the bulk of a blaze that engulfed about 150 feet of wharf and threatened a warehouse at the Port of Los Angeles in Wilmington was contained Monday night. The majority of the fire was under control about 8:30 p.m. and...
  • Man fatally shot at Koreatown bus stop identified

    Man fatally shot at Koreatown bus stop identified
    A man shot and killed at a bus stop in Koreatown early Sunday morning has been identified as Bryan Martinez Rubio, 28, authorities said. The Los Angeles County coroner's office, which released his identity, said his city of residence was unknown....
  • Police investigate fatal shooting at Koreatown bus stop

    Police investigate fatal shooting at Koreatown bus stop
    A 28-year-old man was shot and killed at a bus stop in Koreatown early Sunday morning, authorities said. The man was sitting on a bus bench on the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue when two men ran toward him and shot him at 1:06...
  • Gold Line train hits car near Little Tokyo, delays rush-hour commute

    Gold Line train hits car near Little Tokyo, delays rush-hour commute
    A Los Angeles County Metro Gold Line train hit a car that was on the tracks near Little Tokyo on Tuesday morning, sending the driver to a local hospital and causing delays at the beginning of morning's rush hour. The crash occurred about 7 a.m. near 1st...