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  • After seven fire deaths in a month, LAFD to launch safety campaign

    After seven fire deaths in a month, LAFD to launch safety campaign
    Los Angeles fire officials plan to launch a safety campaign after a surge in fire-related deaths so far this year, including one Tuesday in which a man died after a blaze at a home in Mid-City that did not have smoke detectors. “We’ve...
  • Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles kills man

    Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles kills man
    A Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles from the Antelope Valley struck and killed a man Thursday morning in the Sylmar area, officials said. The man was struck by Train 212 near the intersections of Cobalt Street and San Fernando Road, said Brian...
  • Car rams into Palms nursing home, 2 hurt

    At least two people were injured late Sunday when a vehicle rammed into a senior care center in Palms. The vehicle struck the convalescent home in the 3500 block of Overland Avenue about 10:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was...
  • Glendale residents prepare for next major quake

    Glendale residents prepare for next major quake
    Southern California residents may have to fend for themselves when the next big temblor rattles the region and ties up public-safety resources. But Glendale residents Ani Aharonian and her husband, Reza Seraji, aren’t waiting for the Big One to...
  • 98-year-old fire victim described as 'caring and giving'

    98-year-old fire victim described as 'caring and giving'
    An elderly woman who died of smoke inhalation from a fire in her South Los Angeles home early Saturday was described by a family member as a "caring and giving person" who had lived in the home since the 1940s. Anna Brooks, 98, was rescued from her...
  • LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls

    LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls
    The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching a sweeping overhaul of cumbersome 911 call handling procedures that officials say contribute to delays in getting rescuers to victims in life-threatening medical emergencies. By early next year, the agency...
  • Car strikes mother, child near Hollywood middle school

    Car strikes mother, child near Hollywood middle school
    A mother and her child were hit by a car in Hollywood and transported to a local hospital with injuries early Tuesday morning, authorities said. Police and fire personnel responded to the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North Bronson Avenue around...
  • Man killed in crash on on 210 Freeway in Sylmar

    A man was ejected from his vehicle and killed in a traffic collision Saturday on the eastbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar, authorities said. According to initial reports, the collision occurred about 12:05 p.m. near Yarnell Street and involved at least two...
  • Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey

    Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey
    A natural gas leak Monday at a storage facility in Playa del Rey may have been caused by vandals, authorities said. The leak was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a natural gas storage well at 8100 Falmouth Ave., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman...
  • Southbound lanes of 101 Freeway in Hollywood blocked by big-rig crash

    Southbound lanes of 101 Freeway in Hollywood blocked by big-rig crash
    Traffic on the southbound 101 Freeway was snarled Tuesday afternoon in Hollywood after a big-rig crash involving four other vehicles. The crash occurred about 3 p.m. under the Santa Monica Boulevard overpass on the southbound 101, California Highway...
  • LAX luggage worker dies after he falls, is struck by cart

    LAX luggage worker dies after he falls, is struck by cart
    A worker at Los Angeles International Airport was killed early Friday when, authorities say, he fell out of a luggage vehicle and was hit by a cart. At about 5 a.m. Friday, the driver of a ground service equipment vehicle either had a medical issue or...