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  • Man rescued from South L.A. fire dies, 17th fire fatality this year

    Man rescued from South L.A. fire dies, 17th fire fatality this year
    A 60-year-old man who was gravely injured in a fire in his South Park duplex on Monday died Tuesday in a local hospital, authorities said. It was the 17th fire-related fatality in Los Angeles this year, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department....
  • Woodland Hills homeowner burned in fire started by barbecue grill

    Woodland Hills homeowner burned in fire started by barbecue grill
    A Woodland Hills home was seriously damaged Tuesday and the homeowner injured when a fire started by a barbecue grill spread through the house and into the attic, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The fire at 4615 Stark Ave. started on a deck...
  • Man shot, wounded by LAPD officer in Jefferson Park

    Man shot, wounded by LAPD officer in Jefferson Park
    A man was taken to a trauma center in stable condition Tuesday night after being shot by an LAPD officer in Jefferson Park, officials said. A Los Angeles Police Department officer shot the man during an "officer-initiated stop" about 9:15 p.m. at 30th...
  • L.A. can, and should, solve its 'wall time' problem

     L.A. can, and should, solve its 'wall time' problem
    Some issues in government are genuinely complex or divisive. Many defy solutions — ending violence in Gaza, say, or protecting children in foster care. What I am about to describe is not one of those issues. This one is costing taxpayers and risking...
  • Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as Los Angeles Fire Department chief

    Council confirms Ralph Terrazas as Los Angeles Fire Department chief
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to make Ralph Terrazas the city's new fire chief, following back-to-back hearings where he laid out his plans for the battered agency. Terrazas, an assistant fire chief who was nominated to the top...
  • Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13

    Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13
    Angelica Roquemore made the long drive from Bakersfield to Venice Beach on Sunday, planning to frolic in the waves with relatives during her first visit to the famed beach town's white sand and eclectic shops. But in an instant, the day at the beach...
  • More than 10,000 rush to apply in rebooted LAFD hiring drive

    More than 10,000 rush to apply in rebooted LAFD hiring drive
    More than 10,000 applicants are seeking to join the ranks of the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to data released Monday, as the city rushes to reboot a hiring process halted earlier this year amid concerns of nepotism and mismanagement. A...
  • Fire department names new division chief

    Edward Valdez is the Laguna Beach Fire Department's newest division chief, according to the city's website. Valdez will begin work Aug. 4, filling the post vacated by Dan Stefano, who is now Costa Mesa's fire chief. Valdez, who lives with his wife in...
  • Man in his 90s dies in L.A. house fire; no smoke alarms found

    Man in his 90s dies in L.A. house fire; no smoke alarms found
    A fire tore through an Exposition Park home Tuesday, injuring one firefighter and killing the homeowner, Los Angeles fire officials said. The blaze began about 10:43 a.m. in a single-story home in the 1500 block of West 36th Place, said fire...
  • DWP defends response to UCLA flood, says crews had to find valve

    DWP defends response to UCLA flood, says crews had to find valve
    A top Los Angeles utility official faced tough questions Tuesday night about the response to a massive pipe break that flooded UCLA and surrounding areas with millions of gallons of water and threatened the near-term use of Pauley Pavilion. The...
  • UCLA water main break expected to challenge L.A. commuters

    Commuters were advised to avoid Sunset Boulevard near UCLA on Wednesday morning as crews work to clean, repair and assess the damage after a water line break spewed millions of gallons of water. The flooding was caused by a break in a 30-inch water...