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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...
  • iPhone hoax: No, you can't recharge it in the microwave, LAPD warns

    No, the latest iPhone software does not allow for the device to be quickly charged by heating it up in the microwave, despite some convincing, but very fake online ads. Microwaving the phone will not only ruin the device, it could cause a fire or...
  • Mountain biker seriously injured on Brentwood trail

    Mountain biker seriously injured on Brentwood trail
    Fire officials said a mountain biker was taken to a hospital Thursday evening in serious condition after being injured on a Brentwood trail. The mountain biker was hurt about 7 p.m. on a path near the 17500 block of Mulholland Drive, said Erik Scott,...
  • At least two people hurt when car strikes Winnetka apartment

    At least two people hurt when car strikes Winnetka apartment
    At least two people were injured Thursday night in Winnetka after a car plowed into an apartment building, authorities said. The car struck the building, in the 20000 block of Saticoy Street, about 9:15 p.m., said Erik Scott, a spokesman with the Los...
  • 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...
  • Lanes blocked after fiery car crash on Glendale (2) Freeway

    [UPDATED 5:08 p.m.] A Sig Alert was issued after a fiery car accident on the Glendale (2) Freeway at Colorado Boulevard, causing a brief delay in traffic Thursday afternoon. The incident was first reported around 1:50 p.m. A woman, whose sedan had...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...