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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fire Department class loses its only female recruit

    Fire Department class loses its only female recruit
    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 who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • LAX worker who died while carting luggage is identified

    LAX worker who died while carting luggage is identified
    The worker at Los Angeles International Airport who was killed early Friday while driving a baggage cart was identified by coroner's officials as a 51-year-old Los Angeles man. Cesar Valenzuela died early Friday when he fell out of the baggage cart...
  • World War II Purple Heart recipient dies in L.A. house fire

    World War II Purple Heart recipient dies in L.A. house fire
    Francisco Hernandez was a fiercely independent man, refusing help from family and neighbors -- even firing Meals on Wheels -- as he moved into old age at his Mt. Washington home. So it's not surprising that the 89-year-old World War II Purple Heart...