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  • South L.A. tenants forced to vacate building on short notice

    South L.A. tenants forced to vacate building on short notice
    Dozens of tenants are being forced to vacate a South Los Angeles building amid complaints that the city should have acted sooner to help people relocate from the squalid and dangerous apartments. In recent years, the Hoover Street commercial building...
  • UCLA student suffers face and neck burns after lab oven explodes

    A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said. The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around...
  • Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations

    Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations
    Dozens of people shared only three showers in the building that Patricia McDowell called home for the last 2 1/2 years. Roaches skittered across the floor, she said, and lights went out and stayed out. In recent months, McDowell said she had to run an...
  • Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses

    Fire consumes Hollywood building housing multiple businesses
    A fire that broke out in a mixed commercial use building in Hollywood Tuesday, sending a huge plume of smoke over the area, was knocked down roughly two hours after causing significant damage. The fire began in the electrical room and attic of the...
  • Gunman opens fire in LAPD station, wounding one officer

    Gunman opens fire in LAPD station, wounding one officer
    A gunman walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station lobby Monday night and opened fire, wounding one officer in an exchange of gunfire. The male suspect, who was not identified, was wounded when two officers returned fire inside the West Bureau...
  • Body of woman found floating in Echo Park Lake

    Body of woman found floating in Echo Park Lake
    A woman's body was discovered floating in Echo Park Lake on Saturday morning, officials said.  Authorities were called to the 700 block of Echo Park Avenue about 7:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters pulled the woman...
  • Big-rig fire on 5 Freeway: 1 lane still closed in Burbank

    Big-rig fire on 5 Freeway: 1 lane still closed in Burbank
    California Highway Patrol officers are still working to reopen all lanes of Interstate 5 in the Burbank area after a big rig's tires caught fire moments after the driver exited the vehicle Monday afternoon. About 12:20 p.m., the CHP received an influx...
  • Big-rig fire: All lanes open on southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank

    Big-rig fire: All lanes open on southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank
    All five lanes of southbound Interstate 5 reopened Monday afternoon, a few hours after a fire melted four tires off a big rig, the CHP said.   California Highway Patrol officers reopened the fifth southbound lane around 4:04 p.m., said spokesman Juan...
  • Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

    Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's first proposed budget calls for hiring 140 firefighters and the start of a sweeping overhaul of the city's 911 dispatch system, part of a bid to speed the response to hundreds of thousands of calls for help each year....
  • Searing L.A. heat wave, high winds cause extreme fire danger

    Searing L.A. heat wave, high winds cause extreme fire danger
    Powerful Santa Ana winds combined with potentially record-breaking temperatures will create extreme fire danger Wednesday across a tinder-dry Southland, officials warned. Temperatures in Los Angeles County will range from near 90 degrees at the...
  • Fire agencies on high alert due to Santa Ana winds, warm weather

    Fire agencies on high alert due to Santa Ana winds, warm weather
    Fire agencies across Southern California were on high alert and planning to beef up crews in wildland areas due to hot weather and powerful Santa Ana winds expected to last through Thursday. The Los Angeles Fire Department announced that extra crews...