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5% of Santa Rosa's residences destroyed in firestorm; $1.2 billion in losses estimated

Some Santa Rosa residents may be allowed to return home Saturday or Sunday. Officials said they were working to restore some normalcy to Santa Rosa, including turning power back on and working to reopen the Kaiser hospital near the edge of where flames burned earlier in the week. The city has seen...

Dream houses with dramatic views and designer touches — destroyed in minutes by Santa Rosa firestorm

In Santa Rosa almost everybody knows somebody who lost his or her house. At a synagogue in the southeast part of the city about 30 families out of the congregation’s 460 lost their homes. A former president of the synagogue lost her life, the rabbi said. At Santa Rosa High School, where the newspaper...

Santa Rosa mayor surveys his devastated city: 'The fire did not discriminate'

Things were looking up for Santa Rosa. The city finished a $10-million effort to revitalize its downtown square and anchor new development, and a new commuter train started running to the Bay Area. When Mayor Chris Coursey spoke about building more housing at a conference in Santa Fe, N.M., a member...

Santa Rosa mayor surveys his devastated city: 'The fire did not discriminate'

Things were looking up for Santa Rosa. The city finished a $10-million effort to revitalize its downtown square and anchor new development, and a new commuter train started running to the Bay Area. When Mayor Chris Coursey spoke about building more housing at a conference in Santa Fe, N.M., a member...

Jon & Vinny's Is Expanding To Brentwood

The popular Italian restaurant is currently only located on Fairfax. [ more › ]

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of the state’s hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people. “Vaccinating people at risk of exposure is the most effective tool we have to prevent the spread of hepatitis A infection during an outbreak,” said California...

Killer in robbery at L.A. Bob's Big Boy loses appeal

A federal court on Friday rejected an appeal by a man sentenced to death for killing four people and seriously injuring several others during a 1980 robbery at a Los Angeles Bob’s Big Boy. Ricardo Rene Sanders, convicted of four first-degree murders, challenged his conviction and sentence on various...

Steve Bannon Tapped As Keynote Speaker For California GOP Conference In Anaheim

The semiannual convention will take place in Anaheim next weekend. [ more › ]

Oliver Stone Defends Harvey Weinstein, Former Playboy Model Accuses Stone Of Groping Her In The '90s

Former Playboy model Carrie Patricia Stevens said the director had groped her at a party that was held in his honor. [ more › ]

Jordan Peele Raised His Hand & Surprised Students At A UCLA Class Inspired By 'Get Out'

Peele received a standing ovation as he walked to the front of the room to answer questions. [ more › ]

Quentin Tarantino Says He Needs 'A Few More Days To Process' Before Commenting On Harvey Weinstein

Emma Thompson also spoke about the allegations, calling Weinstein a "predator." [ more › ]

What's Upside Is Down In Spooky Final 'Stranger Things 2' Trailer

Are you ready for a new season of Eggo waffle fetishizing, Winona Ryder wildly overacting, telekinetic hijinks, conspiratorial hijinks, and baseball bats with nails? [ more › ]

Train derails in Lincoln Heights

Five Union Pacific rail cars derailed early Friday morning in Lincoln Heights, authorities said. Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the derailment near 740 S. Lamar St., but all freight train cars remained upright and there were no injuries, no fire and no products or hazardous materials...

Death toll rises to 31 as fire crews make progress in California firestorm

Firefighters continued to gain control of some fires scorching Northern California on Thursday night, thanks in part to continued calm winds in some parts of the region. Altogether, the fires have burned more than 180,000 acres and caused at least 31 deaths. Officials expect the death toll to rise...

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Gilroy

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning four miles from Gilroy, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:13 a.m. PDT at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Watsonville, 10 miles from Morgan Hil...

California firestorm took deadly toll on elderly; average age of victims identified so far is 79

As authorities begin to identify those killed in the wildfires raging across Northern California, a grim pattern is emerging. Among the dozen people identified by Sonoma and Napa county officials as of late Thursday, the average age of those who died was 79. The youngest victim was 57, the oldest...

Horrific toll of firestorms comes into focus as firefighters make progress

Calistoga was a ghost town Thursday. Thick smoke hung in the air like fog. Motorcycle cops in masks circled deserted streets. Everything downtown was closed — the art galleries, the cafes, the wine-tasting rooms. But the fact that this Napa County wine country town was still standing was seen as...

From the Archives: Hurricane Liza devastates La Paz, Mexico

Around midnight on Sept. 30, 1976, Category 4 Hurricane Liza slammed into La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Staff writer Patt Morrison reported in the Oct. 3, 1976, Los Angeles Times: LA PAZ, Mex.––Only 24 hours after Hurricane Liza stormed through the dirt streets of the city, La Paz was...

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