West Hills fire leaves 2 people critical, kills pets |Sep 6, 2017

WEST HILLS — A man and woman remain hospitalized in extremely critical condition today after being rescued from a house fire that killed two of their pets in West Hills. Firefighters were sent at 6:35 a.

UCLA quarterback among four to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame |Sep 6, 2017

PASADENA — Former UCLA quarterback Cade McNown, former Texas coach Mack Brown and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson will be among four men inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, the Tournament of Roses announced.

Suspect is ‘down’ in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets |Sep 6, 2017

An officer-involved shooting involving the California Highway Patrol and a downed suspect occurred Tuesday morning on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting, in which one suspect was listed as “down” was reported at 6:08 a.

Man suffers ‘significant’ burns to limbs in Northridge |Sep 5, 2017

NORTHRIDGE — A man suffered burns to both arms and one leg today in a fire in a second-floor unit of a Northridge apartment building, authorities said. The fire was reported at 1:47 a.m. at 8615 Balboa Blvd.

After big reopening, LA’s Angels Flight railway is closed again |Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Angels Flight, billed as the world’s shortest railway, should be back in operation on Wednesday or Thursday, a representative of the company operating the 116-year-old funicular said Tuesday.

LA Times owner Tronc buys New York Daily News |Sep 5, 2017

NEW YORK — The owner of two of the country’s largest newspapers has purchased the New York Daily News, a tabloid that is famous for generations of hard-punching reporting and irreverent headlines but that has struggled recently to find its place in the digital age.

Trump’s decision to dump DACA sparks disdain from LA leaders |Sep 5, 2017

Local and federal leaders all offered their statements Tuesday morning after President Donald Trump’s administration announced it will stop processing new applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

Work permits, fear and legal help: How LA students could be affected by DACA’s end |Sep 5, 2017

In Los Angeles, schools have been installing support programs for undocumented students since before the election of President Donald Trump. Now, many are wondering how students could be affected by the

LAPD officer injured in crash during North Hollywood chase |Sep 5, 2017

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — A Los Angeles police officer was injured today in a crash during a vehicle chase of suspects in the North Hollywood area. The crash occurred about 9:35 a.m. at Whitsett Avenue and Sherman Way, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.

LA County declares state of emergency for La Tuna fire, joining city, state |Sep 5, 2017

SUN VALLEY >> As hundreds of firefighters continued their efforts Tuesday to fully extinguish the La Tuna fire, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a state of emergency declaration, which will help access state and federal aid.

Suspicious package at LAX clears arrivals area at Tom Bradley terminal |Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The lower/arrivals area of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was ordered cleared of passengers for nearly an hour today due to a suspicious package.

Trump’s DACA decision has LA Dreamers looking to Congress to ‘do your job’ |Sep 5, 2017

Scores of protesters rallied on the steps of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Obama-era program known as DACA.

Vegan food now on the menu at 7 LAUSD high schools |Sep 5, 2017

Starting this week, students will have a new option at lunchtime: a meal without meat or dairy. One vegan meal choice will be on the menu every school day from now until Nov. 17 in a pilot program at seven Los Angeles Unified School District schools.

Gay pride stripes to remain as ‘monument of acceptance’ on Venice Beach lifeguard tower |Sep 5, 2017

A Venice Beach lifeguard tower gets to keep its gay pride rainbow stripes after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to rescue it from getting repainted to the iconic blue.

DACA repeal sparks fear, praise in Southern California |Sep 5, 2017

Iveth Diaz didn’t hear compassion. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known, as DACA was the “compassionate” thing to do, Diaz, 26, who is protected by the program, heard only uncertainty.

Attempted rape suspect arrested at work after Van Nuys assault, police say |Sep 5, 2017

VAN NUYS >> Police Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of attempting to rape a woman nearly a month ago in Van Nuys. Antonio Reyes of Arleta was arrested at work and booked on suspicion of attempted rape, police said at a news conference at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Station.

Wrong-way driver arrested on 118 Freeway |Sep 4, 2017

CHATSWORTH >> A wrong way driver traveled westbound in the eastbound HOV lane of the 118 Freeway today but was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers before hitting any vehicles, authorities said.

Man who refused to leave home during La Tuna fire said he did not threaten firefighters |Sep 4, 2017

Flames came down around Dave Ferrera’s La Tuna Canyon home Saturday as he scrambled around his property to douse the small fires igniting everywhere. Fueled by triple-digit heat, wind and dry brush, the flames could not be stopped and he called out for help.

Poncho Sanchez, Ozomatli enliven Grand Park Labor Day music festival |Sep 4, 2017

Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles hosted the Nightshift Labor Day Music Fest on Monday. Performers included Pancho Sanchez, Ozomatli, Grace Potter, and many others. • MORE PHOTOS:

‘Winter is coming’: What do climate scientists predict for Southern California? |Sep 4, 2017

After suffering more than a week under searing, desert-like heat, winter might be the furthest thing from the minds of Southern Californians.

Southern California DACA recipients hope for the best, brace for the worst as Trump readies announcement |Sep 4, 2017

A day before President Donald Trump was expected to announce his decision on an Obama-era program protecting young immigrants from deportation, dozens of young people who fear how they could be affected by the decision joined a Labor Day march in downtown Los Angeles Monday.

LA County residents warned of Lancaster street vendor infected with hepatitis A |Sep 4, 2017

Customers who bought fruit from a streetside vendor in Lancaster last month may have been exposed to hepatitis A, Los Angeles County health officials warned on Monday. The vendor was diagnosed with the disease and he may have transmitted it between Aug.

Can MoviePass save theaters? Its CEO says his business plan works |Sep 4, 2017

Vegging out on the couch watching movies streamed from services like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu is the great American pastime. But one startup is going against the grain to get people out of their homes and into the theaters.

Motorcyclist killed in Malibu tunnel crash |Sep 4, 2017

MALIBU >> A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Malibu Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash took place a few minutes before 5 p.m. in Tunnel Number 1 in the 1600 block of Kanan Dume Road, south of Mulholland Drive, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.

What’s happening at the LA County Fair today |Sep 3, 2017

Here’s a rundown of what’s happening at the LA County Fair on Sunday, Sept. 3. Check out all our LA County Fair coverage from the food to the concerts. Sunday’s fair hours: 10 a.

LA’s popular Wilacre Park is temporarily closing to hikers. But you’ve got options |Sep 3, 2017

Wilacre Park — which includes a popular network of trails that lead to nice views of the San Fernando Valley — is closing, for a while. If you’ve got a good hike in you, you’ve got one day left — Monday.

La Tuna fire burns 7,000 acres; containment at 30 percent |Sep 3, 2017

More than 1,000 firefighters were getting the upper hand on a massive brush fire burning in the Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga and Burbank areas Sunday that is believed to be

Hot, muggy weather to continue in LA County |Sep 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Temperatures are expected to slowly decline in Southern California through the rest of the Labor Day weekend, but uncomfortable humidity is expected to increase, the National Weather Service said.

Labor Day in SoCal: Which jobs are hot, which are not, and where |Sep 3, 2017

Where you work can affect what you earn in Southern California, and the coastal counties are the place to go for a bigger paycheck. For the

Heat wave breaking just in time for Labor Day |Sep 3, 2017

Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer, something that can’t get here soon enough for Southern California residents who have dealt with one of the hottest — and most humid — seasons in memory.

La Tuna fire evacuees grateful: ‘Everything else can be replaced’ |Sep 3, 2017

BURBANK >> Peter Glassberg was watching television images of firefighters battling the La Tuna fire on Saturday at the American Red Cross shelter at McCambridge Park when something caught his eye.

Mayor Garcetti declares local state of emergency as La Tuna fire continues to grow |Sep 2, 2017

SUNLAND-TUJUNGA >> The largest fire in Los Angeles history continued to rage Saturday in the mountains between the 210 and 5 freeways, ballooning to more than 5,800 acres as Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a local state of emergency.

Man seriously injured during West Hollywood assault; Suspect at-large |Sep 2, 2017

WEST HOLLYWOOD >> A man was seriously injured Saturday when he was struck by what a sheriff’s sergeant called a “blunt object” at a 7-Eleven in West Hollywood, and deputies were unable to locate his assailant.

Weather forecast for LA County: Hot, hot, hot and then some |Sep 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Torrid temperatures that have broiled the Southland for much of the week will persist at least through Saturday, amid continued calls for residents to conserve electricity. The “dangerously high temperatures” are the result of a strong high pressure and weak onshore flow, according to the National Weather Service.

Ex-Lakers star Kobe Bryant returns to spotlight at Hollywood Bowl |Sep 2, 2017

Light saber-wielding fans showed up at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Sept. 1, expecting to hear John Williams conduct the L.A. Philharmonic in, as he called it, “some music from ‘Star Wars.

Evacuation orders issued in Burbank, Glendale due to La Tuna fire |Sep 2, 2017

As the LA Tuna wildfire grew to the largest fire by acreage in Los Angeles history, mandatory evacuations were issued in the cities of Burbank and Glendale Saturday.

Here are the lessons Hurricane Harvey offers Southern California |Sep 2, 2017

Even before the floodwaters receded in Houston, the role of climate change in the historic storm was avowed by scientists, reporters and politicians. More than 50 inches of rain fell on the Gulf Coast in less than five days, resulting in more than $100 billion in damage and the deaths of dozens of people.

Residents in path of La Tuna fire fear for their homes, safety |Sep 2, 2017

Peter Glassberg, 64, wiped away tears Saturday as he described watching the La Tuna fire before he fled to an evacuation center with his eight cats. “It was very frightening,” Glassberg said.

What happens when both ends of the immigration debate talk it out? They challenge each other to create a reform bill. |Sep 2, 2017

Santos Aviles, who as a teenager immigrated illegally from El Salvador to the United States, has found it surprising that conservatives have been open to his suggestions on immigration reform. Aviles, 44, a Redlands real estate investor, believes millions of unauthorized immigrants should be legalized but concessions must be made, he said.

Smoke from La Tuna fire causes poor air quality in LA area |Sep 2, 2017

SUN VALLEY >> Air quality regulators warned today that smoke from the La Tuna Fire has caused poor air quality that will affect everyone in the general fire area. According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, unhealthy air quality will exist in portions of the following areas: -- San Fernando Valley -- San Gabriel Valley -- San Gabriel Mountains -- Glendale area “It is difficult to tell where ash or soot from a fire will go, or how winds will affect the level of dust particles in the air, so we ask all individuals to be aware of their immediate environment and to take actions to safeguard their health,” said Dr.

LA special needs students have a school just for them, with a ‘focus on their strengths’ |Sep 2, 2017

On a recent weekday morning, Ellis Crasnow showed off the “innovation lab” for high school students at the Valley Glen school of STEM³ Academy. It was impressively equipped, with flat-screen computers, 3-D printers, a tall red tool chest and big lab tables.

It’s goodbye, Columbus: Doug McIntyre |Sep 2, 2017

“Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two!” So sang generations of young Americans as they learned the legend of the great Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Oceans, the first great Italian hero of the New World, even though he sailed in the service of the Spanish crown.

Southern California expected to cool down this week following record-breaking highs |Sep 2, 2017

Southern California is getting some much-needed relief after a week of blazing heat. The area cooled a bit Saturday following record-breaking Friday temperatures and further relief is expected today — with a chance of thunderstorms in some areas, the National Weather Service said.

Five decades of immigration law |Sep 2, 2017

Here’s a look at several key moments in the United States’ evolving immigration policies. 1965 — The Immigration and Nationality Act passes and creates a new system favoring family reunification and skilled immigrants.

Join the immigration conversation |Sep 2, 2017

Want to join the conversation about immigration reform and enforcement? As part of our project, “Talking Across Borders,” we’ve partnered with other media outlets to host an intelligent, respectful debate on Facebook with Californians on all sides of the immigration debate.

More affordable housing? California could try these 9 wild ideas |Sep 2, 2017

Let’s be frank: This state’s housing affordability challenges have no simple cures. Once you give into that concept, many of the suggested fixes — options that bank heavily on traditional construction and subsidizing buyers in one form or another — seem too predictable and perhaps are unrealistic.

Power restored to thousands of DWP customers in Los Feliz, Canoga Park and Tujunga |Sep 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews were working today to restore power to thousands of customers. Power was restored to all but 20 of approximately 2,100 customers in Tujunga, who were earlier without it, the DWP tweeted at about 9:45 p.

Strong support and opposition to proposed state STEM school |Sep 2, 2017

California Department of Education directly runs only three schools, two for deaf children and one for the blind. Under a bill before the Legislature, it would add a fourth — specializing in math and science and serving low-income, ethnically diverse middle and high-school students in Los Angeles County.

LA Unified pursuing path from ​conflict to district-charter collaboration in how it shares space |Sep 2, 2017

Grappling with long-standing tensions related to charter school expansion, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Michelle King is implementing changes designed to help district-managed schools and charter schools share school buildings and best educational practices — measures designed to promote collaboration and reduce conflicts over access to classrooms.

Man fatally shot during drug deal gone bad in Van Nuys identified |Sep 1, 2017

VAN NUYS >> The coroner’s office Thursday released the name of a man who was fatally wounded during a drug transaction that went awry in a Van Nuys parking lot. The victim was identified as Isidro Alba, 28, of Rowland Heights.