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  • Blind man survives being run over by L.A. subway train

    Blind man survives being run over by L.A. subway train
    A blind man who fell off the edge of a subway platform Thursday afternoon and into the path of an oncoming Los Angeles Metro train survived the accident mostly unharmed as the train passed directly over the man, officials said. "It really is a miracle,"...
  • Man killed in crash on on 210 Freeway in Sylmar

    A man was ejected from his vehicle and killed in a traffic collision Saturday on the eastbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar, authorities said. According to initial reports, the collision occurred about 12:05 p.m. near Yarnell Street and involved at least two...
  • Car strikes mother, child near Hollywood middle school

    Car strikes mother, child near Hollywood middle school
    A mother and her child were hit by a car in Hollywood and transported to a local hospital with injuries early Tuesday morning, authorities said. Police and fire personnel responded to the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North Bronson Avenue around...
  • Minor flooding reported in weekend downpour

    Minor flooding reported in weekend downpour
    La Cañada’s foothill areas held their ground this weekend through a series of massive rainstorms that brought inches of rain to a previously parched landscape. Local officials returning to work on Monday reported all seemed to be well, adding that...
  • Car rams into Palms nursing home, 2 hurt

    At least two people were injured late Sunday when a vehicle rammed into a senior care center in Palms. The vehicle struck the convalescent home in the 3500 block of Overland Avenue about 10:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was...
  • LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls

    LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls
    The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching a sweeping overhaul of cumbersome 911 call handling procedures that officials say contribute to delays in getting rescuers to victims in life-threatening medical emergencies. By early next year, the agency...
  • Mother, toddler die in South L.A. fire, bringing city fire deaths to 11

    Mother, toddler die in South L.A. fire, bringing city fire deaths to 11
    A mother and her toddler died in a residential fire Wednesday afternoon, marking the 10th and 11th civilian fire deaths in Los Angeles this year. The blaze was reported about 11:41 a.m. in a garage that was converted to a residence  in the 170 block...
  • 98-year-old fire victim described as 'caring and giving'

    98-year-old fire victim described as 'caring and giving'
    An elderly woman who died of smoke inhalation from a fire in her South Los Angeles home early Saturday was described by a family member as a "caring and giving person" who had lived in the home since the 1940s. Anna Brooks, 98, was rescued from her...
  • Glendale residents prepare for next major quake

    Glendale residents prepare for next major quake
    Southern California residents may have to fend for themselves when the next big temblor rattles the region and ties up public-safety resources. But Glendale residents Ani Aharonian and her husband, Reza Seraji, aren’t waiting for the Big One to...
  • Metro train rider 'shocked' after blind man survives being run over

    Metro train rider 'shocked' after blind man survives being run over
    A passenger who was on the Metro Red Line train that passed over a blind man moments after he fell off a platform Thursday described having a "sick feeling" as riders realized what had happened. The man -- an unidentified 47-year-old Los Angeles...
  • Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles kills man

    Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles kills man
    A Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles from the Antelope Valley struck and killed a man Thursday morning in the Sylmar area, officials said. The man was struck by Train 212 near the intersections of Cobalt Street and San Fernando Road, said Brian...