• Shootings

    Suspect is ‘down’ in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets

    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.m. Tuesday at Third Street south of Spring Street, said CHP Officer Christian Cracraft. Cracraft had no further information. At this time it is unclear if the suspect was shot or otherwise injured. Los...

    Wes Woods

  • Rose Bowl Game

    UCLA quarterback among four to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

    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. The fourth member of the hall’s Class of 2017 is the late Charles West, the first black quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl Game. McNown had a record 538 yards of total offense in UCLA’s 38-31 loss to Wisconsin in the 1999 Rose Bowl...

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  • Fires

    West Hills fire leaves 2 people critical, kills pets

    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.m. Tuesday to 6510 Capistrano Ave., where flames were coming from a one-story 1,900-square-foot home, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Before firefighters arrived, a smoke alarm had awakened one of the residents, who found the hallway near his bedroom...

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  • Immigration policy

    DACA repeal sparks fear, praise in Southern California

    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. For Diaz and nearly 800,000 others currently protected by DACA the announcement issued Tuesday means limbo. Though they’ve grown up in the United States and consider it home, Diaz...

    Alejandra Molina

  • Wildfires

    LA County declares state of emergency for La Tuna fire, joining city, state

    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. The motion, introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, also directs the Department of...

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  • Sexual assault

    Attempted rape suspect arrested at work after Van Nuys assault, police say

    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. The woman, who is in her 30s, fought the suspect off when she was assaulted near her apartment about 5:40 a.m. on Aug. 12 in the 14400 block of Vanowen Street, near...

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  • Rail transportation

    After big reopening, LA’s Angels Flight railway is closed again

    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. The Labor Day closure — which came just four days after Mayor Eric Garcetti presided over a ceremony marking its reopening after a four-year closure — was due to a damaged part that was likely weakened from 100-degree- plus temperatures over the weekend,...

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  • Education

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

    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 impending end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era DACA program protects people who entered the United States illegally as children...

    Antonie Boessenkool

  • Local governments

    Gay pride stripes to remain as ‘monument of acceptance’ on Venice Beach lifeguard tower

    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. “We received 11,000 signatures on a petition from that area, saying no no, we love it, we’d really like to keep it,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who introduced the motion to let the stripes stand. The board voted unanimously in support of Kuehl’s...

    Susan Abram

  • Fires

    Man suffers ‘significant’ burns to limbs in Northridge

    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., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Forty-nine firefighters put it out in 21 minutes. The man was awakened by loud sounds and got out of the burning apartment but suffered “significant” burns to his limbs, Humphrey said. No other...

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