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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...
  • Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive

    Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive
    With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's...
  • New process for hiring L.A. firefighters wins OK; recruiting to resume

    New process for hiring L.A. firefighters wins OK; recruiting to resume
    Members of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve an overhaul of the rules for hiring city firefighters, restarting a recruitment effort halted in March amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid...
  • Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident

    Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has trained hundreds of captains to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings as part of an ambitious effort prompted by a gunman's rampage last year at LAX, according to a report that will be presented Tuesday to fire...
  • Acting LAFD chief now in running for full mayoral appointment

    Acting LAFD chief now in running for full mayoral appointment
    The search for the next head of the Los Angeles Fire Department is underway, with Interim Fire Chief James G. Featherstone among the candidates being interviewed for the top job. Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has not provided the full list of candidates...
  • In Bel Air, the luxury of disaster readiness

     In Bel Air, the luxury of disaster readiness
    Tucked beneath green tennis courts in a hidden corner of Bel Air Crest, a 10-by-20 shed holds enough emergency equipment to stock a small hardware store — a 13,000-watt tri-fuel generator, a satellite phone and neatly organized boxes of medical...
  • Four recruits take oath to join Glendale's police force

     Four recruits take oath to join Glendale's police force
    The Glendale Police Department swore in four rookie officers earlier this month after they graduated from the police academy, though plenty of training in the field still lies ahead. On Aug. 14, Officer Matthew Stafford, Officer Dylan Montes, Officer...
  • At least two injured in blaze at Encino apartment complex

    Firefighters were battling a blaze at a three-story apartment complex in Encino on Thursday night that injured at least two people and forced others to evacuate, authorities said. The fire in the 5300 block of Lindley Avenue started shortly before 9 p....
  • Two people killed, several injured in Encino apartment fire

    Two people killed, several injured in Encino apartment fire
    Two people have died and several others were treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries after an apartment fire in Encino on Thursday night, authorities said. The blaze in the 5300 block of Lindley Avenue broke out shortly before 9 p.m.,...
  • Smoke alarms not working in Encino fire that killed two, officials say

    Smoke alarms not working in Encino fire that killed two, officials say
    Investigators have determined that hard-wired smoke alarms were not functioning inside an Encino apartment that was overwhelmed with flames Thursday night, killing an elderly woman and her son and injuring six others. More than 100 firefighters...
  • 5 people shot, 2 killed while going to church; LAPD seeks SUV driver

    5 people shot, 2 killed while going to church; LAPD seeks SUV driver
    Los Angeles police believe a series of shootings across the San Fernando Valley early Sunday that left three dead and two wounded are related after witnesses reported seeing a gunman in a tan SUV with tinted windows. The three shootings unfolded...