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Massive, fast-moving fire devours dozens of homes in Kern County

The smell of smoke startled Nathan Magee as he settled down to watch television in his eastern Kern County home. Moments later, Magee, 54, and his wife Teresa, 55, watched Thursday night as flames bore down a mountain toward their South Lake community in Kern County. Magee frantically searched...

L.A. voters to decide this fall whether to overhaul how the DWP is run

Los Angeles voters will face yet another decision this fall at the polls: Whether to revamp the way that the Department of Water and Power is governed. The City Council voted Friday to add the proposal to the growing list of issues jostling for attention on the November ballot, which is already...

Class-action suit filed against Long Beach over stings targeting gay men

The attorney who successfully argued that the Long Beach Police Department unfairly targeted gay men when conducting lewd conduct stings earlier this year has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the city, claiming hundreds of other men were victims of discriminatory policing. Bruce Nickerson...

Have you seen Monique? Detectives seek clues with reward in mother's yearlong disappearance

The last time authorities received a tip about the missing mother’s whereabouts, they responded to a bleak and dusty address on the outskirts of Palmdale earlier this month. Led by cadaver-sniffing dogs, homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and investigators with...

City Of L.A. Considers Banning People From Living In Vehicles, Again

A federal judge ruling that it was unconstitutional to ban vehicular habitation in 2014. [ more › ]

Wanted: Man wearing handcuffs who escaped police custody in Canoga Park

A man who was handcuffed by police managed to run away from the arresting officer in Canoga Park, triggering a modified tactical alert and manhunt, Los Angeles police said. Police said the man was probably still wearing the handcuffs, but other than that, did not provide a detailed description....

Check Out The Plans For The Long-Awaited LAX Metro Station

And if you actually want it built by 2021, you have to vote yes on Measure R2 this November. [ more › ]

Wildfires Postpone San Gabriel Valley's 17-Mile Open-Streets Festival

The car-free street festival would have stretched from South Pasadena to Azusa. [ more › ]

San Diego's streets are about to become a lot more bike-friendly

Cars will have to share downtown San Diego’s streets much more with bicyclists and pedestrians under an ambitious plan that aims to boost safety and fight climate change. The proposal, which the City Council unanimously approved this week, would transform many vehicle lanes and some on-street parking...

'The Neon Demon' Is A Profoundly Stupid Critique Of Hollywood Superficiality

If 'The Neon Demon' truly wanted to critique this world, however, it would feel more attuned to the psychology of its characters [ more › ]

Seat hogs on BART face fines, arrest under new rules

Riders of the San Francisco’s area’s BART  system who take more than one seat on a train during the most crowded times of day could face fines and even arrest. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the new rules start in the fall. The Bay Area Rapid Transit’s board adopted the policy in April....

Cleanup efforts under way to remove thousands of gallons of oil following Ventura spill

Cleanup efforts continued Friday after a leaky pipeline valve spilled almost 30,000 gallons of crude oil into a gorge in Ventura. Up to 700 barrels of crude bled into Prince Barranca on Thursday, a gorge that typically fills with water during storms. Officials could not provide a timetable for...

Videos: Going For A Ride On The U.S. Bank Tower's Skyslide

The all-glass structure allows you to see everything—even the streets right beneath you, on which you might fall and disintegrate. [ more › ]

20-Year-Old Woman Dies After Attending EDC In Las Vegas

She collapsed and began convulsing while waiting for a bus Monday morning. [ more › ]

There Are Two Different Ramen Pop-Ups In Downtown Next Week

One involves a broth that takes three days to make, the other is a preview of Encino's upcoming Oh, Man! Ramen. [ more › ]

Man dies after exchanging gunfire with Burbank police, then shooting himself

Burbank police shot an armed man at McDonald's early Friday morning after he fired several rounds while inside the evacuated restaurant, police said. After he was struck by gunfire, the man stepped out of the restaurant through a shattered glass window and into the drive-thru area, where he shot...

Dining as Performance Art, Monkeytown Los Angeles

"That was unbelievable" my friend and I both uttered almost in unison upon leaving Monkeytown - a new dining venture in downtown Los Angeles. To call it a meal would not be fitting. It was an art experience. Prior to entering the nondescript...Show More Summary

Woman flees as monster fire invades her town in Kern County

Smoking a cigarette inside her black Jeep, Cher Buys, 63, has been trying to stay hopeful that her home in Weldon is still standing after a massive Kern County fire swept through. "I have friends checking for me right now," she said Friday. She said she was at home in bed when the electricity...

80 homes burned, 1,500 threatened in 'extremely dangerous, extremely volatile' fire in Kern County

At least 80 homes have burned and 1,500 others are threatened by a wildfire racing across Kern County that grew to 8,000 acres in less than 24 hours and quickly became the state’s most destructive fire of the year. Authorities said they were overwhelmed by the fire, which pushed into rural communities...

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