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  • Officials probe whether L.A. earthquake caused oil leakage

    Officials probe whether L.A. earthquake caused oil leakage
    Work crews continued to scramble Tuesday to clean up crude oil that seeped from the ground and forced the closure of a Wilmington residential street, but it remained unclear what caused the leak or who was to blame. A Phillips 66 spokesperson said the...
  • Seven people injured in two-car collision in Jefferson Park

    Seven people injured in two-car collision in Jefferson Park
    Seven people were injured when two cars smashed into each other Wednesday evening in South Los Angeles. Five patients were taken by ambulances to hospitals, and two others declined to be transported, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The condition...
  • Two different LAX shootings -- but similar failings

    Two different LAX shootings -- but similar failings
    A gunman walks into Los Angeles International Airport and opens fire, killing and wounding several people before being neutralized by security officers. First responders are lauded for their quick action and seeming efficiency, but a later review finds...
  • Eric Garcetti scraps LAFD hiring process, says it's 'fatally flawed'

    Eric Garcetti scraps LAFD hiring process, says it's 'fatally flawed'
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, responding to a barrage of criticism about a Fire Department hiring system that eliminated thousands of qualified applicants, announced Thursday afternoon that he is scrapping the process. "I have determined that the...
  • Letters: No way to hire a firefighter

    Letters: No way to hire a firefighter
    Re "LAFD recruit program is suspended," March 21 As a retired L.A. firefighter, I'm outraged at the Los Angeles Fire Department's recent recruitment and hiring practices. There is the nagging suspicion that there is nothing recent about it at all....
  • Washington mudslide: California firefighters respond to disaster

    More than a dozen California firefighters with specialized rescue skills were being dispatched to the devastating mudslide in northwest Washington, state officials said Monday night. The 18 firefighters are trained in urban search-and-rescue skills...
  • L.A. firefighters pay tribute to burn treatment pioneer

    In so many ways, the paths of Dr. A. Richard Grossman and firefighters crossed. When firefighters pulled badly burned people out of the flames, they took them straight to Grossman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who pioneered the comprehensive...
  • LAFD union leader says suspending hiring program 'patently unfair'

    LAFD union leader says suspending hiring program 'patently unfair'
    The president of the union representing Los Angeles firefighters on Monday told the mayor that suspending a controversial hiring program is "patently unfair" to candidates on track to be included in future classes. Capt. Frank Lima voiced his concerns...
  • 5.1 earthquake, aftershocks, shake Los Angeles

    5.1 earthquake, aftershocks, shake Los Angeles
    A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles, the Los Angeles Times reports.  Updated at 10:...
  • 5.1 earthquake rocks L.A. region; minor injuries, homes damaged

    5.1 earthquake rocks L.A. region; minor injuries, homes damaged
    A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. 11:50 p.m. USGS scientist Lucy Jones' advice...
  • Only female in LAFD's class of firefighter recruits resigns

    Only female in LAFD's class of firefighter recruits resigns
    The only woman selected for a controversial class of Los Angeles Fire Department recruits has resigned in the latest setback to a decades-long effort to increase the number of women in the department’s ranks. Erica Juergens was among 70 recruits...