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  • No progress on LAFD 911 response times, new data show

    No progress on LAFD 911 response times, new data show
    Waits for 911 medical help in Los Angeles have increased slightly this year, signaling no measurable progress toward Mayor Eric Garcetti's campaign pledge to speed up Fire Department responses to emergencies, according to city statistics released...
  • Crews contain brush fire near Brentwood at 2 acres

    Crews contain brush fire near Brentwood at 2 acres
    Firefighters worked overnight to put out multiple hot spots still scorching thick brush in the Rustic Canyon Park area near Brentwood, officials said Friday. Aerial water drops helped to quickly extinguish the blaze, which started late Thursday and...
  • L.A. Fire Department response times slow, data show

    L.A. Fire Department response times slow, data show
    Waits for 911 medical help in Los Angeles increased slightly this year, signaling no measurable progress on Mayor Eric Garcetti's campaign pledge to speed up Fire Department responses to emergencies, according to city statistics released Thursday....
  • Ground, air crews fighting brush fire in Rustic Canyon area

    Ground, air crews fighting brush fire in Rustic Canyon area
    Ground and air crews were aggressively attacking a brush fire in the Rustic Canyon area near Brentwood late Thursday, according the Los Angeles Fire Department. No homes are currently threatened and no evacuations have been ordered. About two acres...
  • Man arrested for alleged role in fatal Shadow Hills crash

    Man arrested for alleged role in fatal Shadow Hills crash
    A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder for his alleged role in a fatal traffic crash early Friday in Shadow Hills, police said. Luis Tapia of Sunland is suspected of contributing to the death of a woman on Sunland...
  • Ebola scare on LAX shuttle briefly closes Union Station bus plaza

    Ebola scare on LAX shuttle briefly closes Union Station bus plaza
    Los Angeles Union Station's bus plaza was shut down for an hour and a half Friday afternoon after a man who had recently traveled to Nigeria said he felt feverish and nauseous, but officials cautioned that he did not have Ebola.  "It's not Ebola,"...
  • Verdugo Views: The mysterious residency of a radio preacher

    Verdugo Views: The mysterious residency of a radio preacher
    One of the most famous radio preachers of all time, Aimee Semple McPherson, once rented an apartment in Glendale and tried to enroll her two children in our high school. It seems her stay here back in the late 1920s was brief and may have been an...
  • Fire at Venice storage facility injures eight, causes heavy damage

    Fire at Venice storage facility injures eight, causes heavy damage
    A fire burned so fiercely through a Venice storage facility over the weekend that it injured eight firefighters and boiled runoff from water sprayed on the blaze. On Sunday, customers were left to wonder about the extent of the damage and what remained of...
  • 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...
  • Body recovered from bottom of cliff in San Pedro's Point Fermin Park

    Body recovered from bottom of cliff in San Pedro's Point Fermin Park
    A body was recovered Monday from the bottom of a seaside cliff in San Pedro. The body was reported by a passerby in the 1000 block of Paseo del Mar in Point Fermin Park, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. No...
  • Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died

    Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died
    Retired firefighter and attorney Arnett Hartsfield Jr., who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died Friday in L.A. He was 96. Hartsfield, who wrote  “The Old Stentorians,” a book about the...