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Readers Give Thanks To The Veterans In Their Lives

Readers Give Thanks To The Veterans In Their Lives

From parents to siblings to friends, our readers shout out their loved ones.

SoCal Has To Plan For 1.3 Million New Homes. But Where Should They Go? 

SoCal Has To Plan For 1.3 Million New Homes. But Where Should They Go? 

Local representatives axed a plan to focus growth in the Inland Empire, instead favoring more housing in L.A. and Orange counties.

Honor A Veteran In Your Life With A Message On LAist

Honor A Veteran In Your Life With A Message On LAist

We want to take a minute to say "thanks."

From Prop 187 To Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule. Some Activists Worry History Is Repeating

From Prop 187 To Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule. Some Activists Worry History Is Repeating

Latino activists blamed the 1994 voter-passed initiative for the fate of a very sick boy in Orange County.

How To Get Into And Out Of LAX Without Losing Your Mind (Or Your Ride)

How To Get Into And Out Of LAX Without Losing Your Mind (Or Your Ride)

Rather than listen to each other complain, here are some real tips.

A Year After The Woolsey Fire, This Malibu Day Laborer Still Struggles to Find Work

A Year After The Woolsey Fire, This Malibu Day Laborer Still Struggles to Find Work

Nearly 500 homes in Malibu were destroyed. With none rebuilt, there's less to do.

How 'An Attack On Us Brown People' 25 Years Ago Created A New Generation Of Activists

How 'An Attack On Us Brown People' 25 Years Ago Created A New Generation Of Activists

Proposition 187 won the vote in 1994. But the reaction to it was a victory for Latinos and progressives in California.

LA's Air Is Awful Again, But This Time We Can't Blame Wildfires

LA's Air Is Awful Again, But This Time We Can't Blame Wildfires

It's a little bit of weather and a lot of bit of us.

The Expo Line Will Get More Green Lights At Intersections -- Cars, You'll Have To Wait

The Expo Line Will Get More Green Lights At Intersections -- Cars, You'll Have To Wait

Traffic light signal changes could get train travelers where they're going 15% quicker.

LAUSD Will Explore Letting Noncitizens Vote In School Board Elections

LAUSD Will Explore Letting Noncitizens Vote In School Board Elections

It could be years before noncitizens can actually cast ballots. The district first wants to find a way to safeguard registrants' info from federal authorities.

Here's A List Of The Results From Yesterday's Elections In LA County

Here's A List Of The Results From Yesterday's Elections In LA County

Sales tax, minimum wage, and city council seats were decided in some Southern California cities.

Proposition 187: Why a Ballot Initiative That Passed 25 Years Ago (And Never Went Into Law) Still Matters

Proposition 187: Why a Ballot Initiative That Passed 25 Years Ago (And Never Went Into Law) Still Matters

The ballot measure passed 25 years ago this week and denied a range of services to immigrants who couldn't prove they were in the country legally. It never became law.

When Does One Become An Angeleno? Part 2

When Does One Become An Angeleno? Part 2

One thing is certain: you have to put in the time.

What Did Porter Ranch Residents Breathe During The Massive Gas Leak? Here's What One Doctor's Quest Revealed

What Did Porter Ranch Residents Breathe During The Massive Gas Leak? Here's What One Doctor's Quest Revealed

Dr. Jeffrey Nordella says benzene from crude oil droplets that showered the area could be causing illnesses.

LAUSD Tried To Create A Simpler Way To Compare Schools. Instead, They Created A Controversy

LAUSD Tried To Create A Simpler Way To Compare Schools. Instead, They Created A Controversy

California is one of only five states that doesn't give every school a single, bottom-line rating. Some say that's progressive. Some say that's confusing.

What You Need To Know For Tuesday's Elections in LA County

What You Need To Know For Tuesday's Elections in LA County

Sales tax, minimum wages, and more will be on the ballot. 

Los Angeles Is Cracking Down On Vacation Rentals -- Finally

Los Angeles Is Cracking Down On Vacation Rentals -- Finally

New rules that go into effect Nov. 1 are designed to keep most rentals in the city for Angelenos.

California Business Owners Spread The Wealth By Selling Their Companies To Their Workers

California Business Owners Spread The Wealth By Selling Their Companies To Their Workers

"I've got enough. By giving it to them, it's bringing everyone up."

Maria Fire: Nearly 9,000 Acres Burned, Containment at 0%

Maria Fire: Nearly 9,000 Acres Burned, Containment at 0%

The fight against the fire was hampered late Thursday when authorities grounded air support for the fire after a drone was discovered flying in the fire zone.

An LAUSD Student Asked Us About The 'Gross,' Yellowish Water At Her School. We Investigated

An LAUSD Student Asked Us About The 'Gross,' Yellowish Water At Her School. We Investigated

Why was the water at Clifford Elementary coming out a little bit yellow?

Easy Fire: Over 1,800 Acres Burned; Blaze Now 60% Contained

Easy Fire: Over 1,800 Acres Burned; Blaze Now 60% Contained

The Easy Fire initially forced thousands in Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks to leave their homes. At least two structures were destroyed, and three firefighters were injured.

How To Make Friends In LA, Part 2

How To Make Friends In LA, Part 2

Here's what you -- and we -- had to say.

Maria Fire Quickly Burns Through Thousand Of Acres, Prompts Halloween Night Evacuations In Ventura County

Maria Fire Quickly Burns Through Thousand Of Acres, Prompts Halloween Night Evacuations In Ventura County

The fire started just after 6 p.m. on South Mountain and exploded to 4,000 acres in the first four hours. As of late Thursday, the Maria Fire 0% contained.

Easy Fire: More Than 1,700 Acres Burned; All Evacuation Orders Lifted

Easy Fire: More Than 1,700 Acres Burned; All Evacuation Orders Lifted

The Easy Fire has burned more than 1,600 acres and initally forced thousands in Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks to leave their homes.

We've Had Terrible Fires. Why Haven't More Homes Burned?

We've Had Terrible Fires. Why Haven't More Homes Burned?

It's not (just) luck. Money and technology are combining to help fight fires better.

Katie Hill's Full Final Speech To Congress: 'I Am Leaving Now Because Of A Double Standard'

Katie Hill's Full Final Speech To Congress: 'I Am Leaving Now Because Of A Double Standard'

In her remarks Thursday, Hill expressed regret for mistakes she said will "haunt me for the rest of my life." At the same time, she said she was had been subject to a "double standard" for women.

SoCal's Kurds Rally To Save Their Radical Democratic Enclave in Northern Syria

SoCal's Kurds Rally To Save Their Radical Democratic Enclave in Northern Syria

Rojava is a radical attempt at stateless democracy, considered by its supporters as an alternative to global capitalism, and held up by some as an extraordinary example of self-governance.

There Are No Easy Answers For Preventing California's Terrible Fires. Here's Why

There Are No Easy Answers For Preventing California's Terrible Fires. Here's Why

We've made all easy calls when it comes to the state's wildfire crisis. Here's a look at why doing more may be tough.

Getty Fire: All Evacuations Lifted As Crews Make Progress

Getty Fire: All Evacuations Lifted As Crews Make Progress

Authorities expect to lift all mandatory evacuations for the Getty Fire and the fire was 39% contained as of Thursday morning.

A Look Back At Southern California's Crazy Week: All The Major Fires That Burned

A Look Back At Southern California's Crazy Week: All The Major Fires That Burned

The latest as of Thursday morning: Hillside Fire and 46 Fire. With large swaths of L.A. County under an "extreme red flag warning," fires are springing up everywhere.

Easy Fire Started Near Utility Line -- Some Residents Being Repopulated In Ventura County

Easy Fire Started Near Utility Line -- Some Residents Being Repopulated In Ventura County

The Easy Fire was reported around 6:15 a.m. south of the 118 Freeway near Madera and Easy streets.

Getty Fire: Many Mandatory Evacuations Lifted, Containment Grows

Getty Fire: Many Mandatory Evacuations Lifted, Containment Grows

As of Wednesday morning, the fire had burned through 745 acres and we remain under an "extreme red flag warning," something the National Weather Service almost never issues.

The LA Sheriff's Department Hasn't Turned Over Most Of Its Deputy Shooting And Sexual Assault Files -- And Now It's Being Sued

The LA Sheriff's Department Hasn't Turned Over Most Of Its Deputy Shooting And Sexual Assault Files -- And Now It's Being Sued

The ACLU says Sheriff Alex Villanueva's department is the only one out of 400 police agencies in the state to reject "altogether" the group's requests for records on deputy shootings and other misconduct.

These Photos Of Horses Evacuating The Easy Fire Are Heart-Wrenching

These Photos Of Horses Evacuating The Easy Fire Are Heart-Wrenching

Evacuating is terrifying, and it can be complicated. Evacuating with large animals is also terrifying, and it can be even more complicated.

Mureau Fire: Calabasas Fire Contained After Prompting Evacuations

Mureau Fire: Calabasas Fire Contained After Prompting Evacuations

Evacuations have been lifted on the 10-acre fire.

Getty Fire Was 'Act Of God' Caused By Tree Branch Hitting Power Lines, Authorities Say

Getty Fire Was 'Act Of God' Caused By Tree Branch Hitting Power Lines, Authorities Say

While some of the evacuation orders from the previous night have been lifted, many residents are still unable to return to their homes.

People Are Threatening To Sue The UC System If It Doesn't Ditch Its SAT And ACT Requirements

People Are Threatening To Sue The UC System If It Doesn't Ditch Its SAT And ACT Requirements

The University of California could be the first system to get rid of the SAT and ACT as a qualification for admissions.

Overnight Winds In LA Will Be Extremely Dangerous. How To Prep For Power Outages

Overnight Winds In LA Will Be Extremely Dangerous. How To Prep For Power Outages

From what do to with your fridge to fueling up your car, we've got you covered.

Homeless Deaths In LA County Have Nearly Doubled In The Past 6 Years

Homeless Deaths In LA County Have Nearly Doubled In The Past 6 Years

"Put simply, being homeless in L.A. County is becoming increasingly deadly."

Inside The New Tech Helping LA Firefighters Decide Who And When To Evacuate

Inside The New Tech Helping LA Firefighters Decide Who And When To Evacuate

California is on fire again. So LAFD and other SoCal fire departments are bringing a supercomputer to a firefight.

Getty Fire: 618 Acres Burned, 10,000 Asked To Evacuate

Getty Fire: 618 Acres Burned, 10,000 Asked To Evacuate

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti tells anyone in the path of the fast-moving fire: "Do not wait, do not think you can fight this."

 What Does A 'Red Flag Warning' Mean, Exactly?

What Does A 'Red Flag Warning' Mean, Exactly?

It's how local weather forecasters tell you to be set to leave, if needed.

Photos: The Getty Fire Burns West Of The 405

Photos: The Getty Fire Burns West Of The 405

LAFD says over 10,000 structures are in the mandatory evacuation zone.

California Fires Are Getting Worse. What's Going On?

California Fires Are Getting Worse. What's Going On?

Fourteen of the 20 most destructive fires in state history have occurred since 2007, and California has 78 more annual "fire days" now than it had 50 years ago. What's happening?

 George Gascon Has Said 'We Need To Turn Our Court System Upside Down.' Now He's Running To Be LA's Next DA

George Gascon Has Said 'We Need To Turn Our Court System Upside Down.' Now He's Running To Be LA's Next DA

Gascon was once an LAPD beat cop in some of the city's toughest neighborhoods. Now he's challenging incumbent Jackie Lacey and running on a "reform" platform.

With A 'Broken Heart,' Katie Hill Announces She Is Resigning From Congress Amid Ethics Investigation

With A 'Broken Heart,' Katie Hill Announces She Is Resigning From Congress Amid Ethics Investigation

Hill said she took the step because she believed "it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country."

What Does 'Containment' Of A Fire Mean, Exactly?

What Does 'Containment' Of A Fire Mean, Exactly?

Important to know: Containment does not mean a fire is out -- or that the danger is over.

Tick Fire: 4,615 Acres Burned, Most Evacuations Lifted As Firefighters Tackle Hotspots

Tick Fire: 4,615 Acres Burned, Most Evacuations Lifted As Firefighters Tackle Hotspots

The fire, named for Tick Canyon Road where it sparked, initially displaced about 50,000 residents, authorities reported.

When Fires Approach Schools, How Will Your District React? It Depends

When Fires Approach Schools, How Will Your District React? It Depends

State-required safety plans offer guidance, but the decision is largely up to the individual school.

Disturbing Video Shows San Bernardino Police Officer Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man

Disturbing Video Shows San Bernardino Police Officer Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man

Body camera video released Friday by the San Bernardino Police Department shows one of its officers fatally shooting an unarmed man holding his hands in the air.

Family Of Man Shot With Hands In Air Praises Police Investigation Into Officer's Actions

Family Of Man Shot With Hands In Air Praises Police Investigation Into Officer's Actions

Body camera video released Friday by the San Bernardino Police Department shows one of its officers fatally shooting an unarmed man holding his hands in the air.

Tick Fire: Some Residents Being Allowed Back, But Others Will Have To Wait

Tick Fire: Some Residents Being Allowed Back, But Others Will Have To Wait

Low humidity, fast winds and high temperatures made for a dangerous combination, as firefighters continued to defend against a fast-moving brush fire near Agua Dulce.

Photos: Southern California Is On Fire Yet Again And It Is Terrifying

Photos: Southern California Is On Fire Yet Again And It Is Terrifying

It's one thing to know a fire might be coming, it's quite another to see several break out in a single day.

LA Street Lights Might One Day Charge The Electric Car You Don't Yet Have

LA Street Lights Might One Day Charge The Electric Car You Don't Yet Have

About two-thirds of L.A. households rent, and there might not be a place at home to charge an electric car.

Firefighters Stop Sepulveda Basin Brush Fire At 60 Acres

Firefighters Stop Sepulveda Basin Brush Fire At 60 Acres

All LAUSD campuses in the San Fernando Valley have been closed for the day due to concerns about smoke and air quality.

50,000 Evacuated, Homes Burned In The Tick Fire Near Agua Dulce

50,000 Evacuated, Homes Burned In The Tick Fire Near Agua Dulce

Nearly 4,000 acres burned by late Thursday evening and officials said at least six homes had been lost.

Old Water Fire Forces Evacuations In San Bernardino

Old Water Fire Forces Evacuations In San Bernardino

The fire was reported about 2 a.m. Thursday and is burning on the northern edge of the city of San Bernardino near Arrowhead Springs Road.

LA's Taxis Could Soon Work A Lot Like Uber

LA's Taxis Could Soon Work A Lot Like Uber

Under Los Angeles Department of Transportation's proposed new rules for taxis, passengers could call a cab with an app and know the price of a ride before getting in the car.

Why You Might Be Hearing Scary Things About What's In LA Tap Water

Why You Might Be Hearing Scary Things About What's In LA Tap Water

The Environmental Working Group is holding up your community's tap water to their own stricter standards for contaminants, making many systems appear to fall short of healthy.

After Aliso: How The Worst Gas Leak In US History Forced Angelenos To Rethink Their Energy Supply

After Aliso: How The Worst Gas Leak In US History Forced Angelenos To Rethink Their Energy Supply

For many years, natural gas was considered to be a safe, dependable energy source. Then came the country's largest uncontrolled leak. It happened in LA's own backyard and forced everyone from industry pros to local residents to rethink gas consumption.

NBA Fans Are Standing With Hong Kong At The Lakers-Clippers Season Opener

NBA Fans Are Standing With Hong Kong At The Lakers-Clippers Season Opener

An NBA fan is handing out 13,000 pro-Hong Kong democracy T-shirts to spectators to put on for tonight's match between the Clippers and Lakers.

Los Angeles Approves Moratorium On No-Fault Evictions

Los Angeles Approves Moratorium On No-Fault Evictions

Landowners had a window to evict tenants until a state ban takes effect in January. But L.A. just closed it.

Cal State's Chancellor Is Retiring. Here's A Look Back At His Tenure

Cal State's Chancellor Is Retiring. Here's A Look Back At His Tenure

Timothy P. White spurred graduation rates to all-time highs -- but there was criticism, too

After 2 Pedestrian Deaths On Same Morning, Safety Advocates Ask LA Leaders: Where Is Vision Zero?

After 2 Pedestrian Deaths On Same Morning, Safety Advocates Ask LA Leaders: Where Is Vision Zero?

Despite a slate of street safety improvements, preliminary city data shows 2019 pedestrian deaths are keeping pace with last year's figures.

Is There Anything In LA That's Actually Worth Waiting In Line For?

Is There Anything In LA That's Actually Worth Waiting In Line For?

Are lines an indication of something good to come, or are they all overrated? We want to hear your thoughts. 

How USC Fired One Dean, Hired Another, And Kept Itself Mired In Controversy

How USC Fired One Dean, Hired Another, And Kept Itself Mired In Controversy

Details of how the dean of USC's Marshall School of Business was hired -- secretively and swiftly, with those involved in the process saying no other candidate was seriously considered -- have raised questions yet again about how USC operates.

San Bernardino Brush Fire Burns Homes

San Bernardino Brush Fire Burns Homes

The fire was burning near the Newmark Little League park around West 39th Street and North Severance Avenue, according to San Bernardino County fire officials.

Pacific Palisades Brush Fire Burns 40 Acres; Evacuation Orders Lifted

Pacific Palisades Brush Fire Burns 40 Acres; Evacuation Orders Lifted

The fire was 10% contained as of the latest update from fire officials. About 200 homes were initially threatened, but none were damaged or destroyed.

SoCal Professors Push To Make College-Level Statistics Less Painful

SoCal Professors Push To Make College-Level Statistics Less Painful

Introductory statistics classes in college are going through a makeover.

Housing The Homeless Is Actually Saving LA Money

Housing The Homeless Is Actually Saving LA Money

A study found that for every dollar L.A. County invested in Housing for Health, it saved $1.20 in reduced health care and social service costs in other county departments.

3 Top Leaders Quit LA's Biggest Asian American Advocacy Group To Protest Layoffs

3 Top Leaders Quit LA's Biggest Asian American Advocacy Group To Protest Layoffs

Departing staff oversaw AAAJ-LA's litigation, census and voting rights programs.

Why Was An Acclaimed Spanish Dancer Bound For LA Denied Entry To US? It's Complicated

Why Was An Acclaimed Spanish Dancer Bound For LA Denied Entry To US? It's Complicated

Spanish performance artist Marta Carrasco and three colleagues were stopped by U.S. officials upon landing in Seattle and made to return to Europe. Planned performances in Los Angeles were canceled.

Blue Line Loyalists Will Have A Chance To Own A Piece Of LA History For As Little As $5

Blue Line Loyalists Will Have A Chance To Own A Piece Of LA History For As Little As $5

Metro will auction its retired Blue Line signs so you can put a dollar value on your love of L.A. transportation.

How A House Near Cal State Fullerton Is Changing The Lives Of Former Prisoners

How A House Near Cal State Fullerton Is Changing The Lives Of Former Prisoners

For students who spent time in prison, the transition to college can be tough. Cal State Fullerton officials say this off-campus housing for them is the only one of its kind in the nation.

Dear LAist: How Do I Make Friends In LA?

Dear LAist: How Do I Make Friends In LA?

It's actually not as scary as it seems.

California Finally Has An App That Can Tell You When The Earthquakes Are Coming

California Finally Has An App That Can Tell You When The Earthquakes Are Coming

It should work no matter where you are in the state. Does that make L.A.'s app redundant?

We Got The Snack Receipts For LA Rec And Park's After-School Programs -- It's Mostly Junk

We Got The Snack Receipts For LA Rec And Park's After-School Programs -- It's Mostly Junk

Around half of L.A. Recreation and Parks snack purchases for aftercare don't meet federal nutrition guidelines or city standards, according to an LAist/KPCC investigation.

A Fake 7.1 Earthquake Is Hitting SoCal At 10:17 A.M. What Do You Do?

A Fake 7.1 Earthquake Is Hitting SoCal At 10:17 A.M. What Do You Do?

Organizers will hold a 1-minute simulation of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hitting Southern California as part of an international drill known as the Great ShakeOut.

Sandalwood Fire: Anger About What Was Lost. Some Homes Are 'Just A Pile Of Ash'

Sandalwood Fire: Anger About What Was Lost. Some Homes Are 'Just A Pile Of Ash'

One couple was at work when the fire broke out. They watched their house burn on TV. Their babysitter fled with their two young children with just minutes to spare.

Here's A Roadmap For Organizing Your Advocacy Group

Here's A Roadmap For Organizing Your Advocacy Group
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Earthquakes Shook Loose A 15-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature In Simi Valley

Earthquakes Shook Loose A 15-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature In Simi Valley

A huge fossil dislodged in last summer's earthquakes was some sort of ancient sea mammal, but exactly what, scientists are still trying to figure out.

New Photo Exhibit At The Annenberg Space for Photography Explores A Sensitive Topic: Walls

New Photo Exhibit At The Annenberg Space for Photography Explores A Sensitive Topic: Walls

"W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine," looks at walls in all their forms: both physical and figurative

Saddleridge Fire: Some LAUSD Students Returned To Smoky, Ash-Filled Classrooms This Week. Teachers Are Asking Why.

Saddleridge Fire: Some LAUSD Students Returned To Smoky, Ash-Filled Classrooms This Week. Teachers Are Asking Why.

The Saddleridge Fire left a mess on LAUSD school campuses that were in or near evacuation zones. District crews were still cleaning on the second day after classes resumed.

LA City Council Proposes $30/Hr. Minimum For Uber And Lyft Drivers

LA City Council Proposes $30/Hr. Minimum For Uber And Lyft Drivers

That would break down to $15 an hour in base pay, plus $15 more to cover drivers' expenses.

LA County Officials Say Sheriff's Watchdog May Need Subpoena Powers To Ensure Villanueva Is Transparent

LA County Officials Say Sheriff's Watchdog May Need Subpoena Powers To Ensure Villanueva Is Transparent

Giving the L.A. Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power "seems like the only way" to achieve transparency and accountability, one supervisor says.

How Californians Self-Identify When Asked About Their Ethnic Roots

How Californians Self-Identify When Asked About Their Ethnic Roots

New data helps illustrate how Americans across all 50 states self-identify their racial and ethnic heritage.

Here's What We Know About Our Governor From The 1,042 Bills Sent His Way

Here's What We Know About Our Governor From The 1,042 Bills Sent His Way

His choices during his first year as governor largely reflect his progressive vision for the state. But they also offer a window into how he approaches his role as a leader of California and of the broader "resistance" movement opposed to Trump.

Saddleridge Fire: Origin Is Pinpointed Under Power Lines But Cause Remains Under Investigation

Saddleridge Fire: Origin Is Pinpointed Under Power Lines But Cause Remains Under Investigation

Los Angeles Fire Department officials said in a statement that they've narrowed the origin of the nearly 8,400 acre fire to a 50' x 70' area beneath a high voltage transmission tower.

Saddleridge Fire: Beloved Park Ranger Who Died Of Heart Attack Remembered For Compassion For Homeless People

Saddleridge Fire: Beloved Park Ranger Who Died Of Heart Attack Remembered For Compassion For Homeless People

Albert Torres spent 40 years as a park ranger. Friends say he revolutionized the way law enforcement interacted with people living in parks.

Sandalwood Fire: Mobile Home Park Remains Closed As Fire Tops 1,000 Acres

Sandalwood Fire: Mobile Home Park Remains Closed As Fire Tops 1,000 Acres

Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park remains closed due to unsafe conditions.

Happy Second Annual Indigenous Peoples' Day Los Angeles!

Happy Second Annual Indigenous Peoples' Day Los Angeles!

"A lot of us get emotional at different times because we are not used to having these kinds of platforms or stages, to having all of Los Angeles come into this celebration in this kind of way. People are seeing us for the first time in a public way."

Saddleridge Fire: Firefighters Continue Containment Efforts After Evacuations Lifted And Strong Winds Subside

Saddleridge Fire: Firefighters Continue Containment Efforts After Evacuations Lifted And Strong Winds Subside

Though evacuation orders have been lifted, firefighters continue their efforts to contain the Saddleridge Fire as it burns for its fourth day on Sunday.

Saddleridge Fire: All Evacuations Lifted, But 'Extreme' Fire Danger Still Exists

Saddleridge Fire: All Evacuations Lifted, But 'Extreme' Fire Danger Still Exists

The Saddleridge Fire continued to burn into its third day on Saturday, with firefighters making some progress on containing the blaze overnight.

Sandalwood Fire: Containment Rises To 86%, Mandatory Evacuations Remain In Place

Sandalwood Fire: Containment Rises To 86%, Mandatory Evacuations Remain In Place

The flames were reported Thursday afternoon on Sandalwood Drive near the 10 Freeway.

LA Declares Emergency As Saddleridge Fire Forces 100,000 People From Their Homes

LA Declares Emergency As Saddleridge Fire Forces 100,000 People From Their Homes

The mayor declared a city emergency Friday as crews continued to fight a fast-moving fire that started late the night before. By morning the Saddleridge Fire was growing as fast as 800 acres per hour.

Small Brush Fire Breaks Out In El Sereno

Small Brush Fire Breaks Out In El Sereno

Another brush fire has broken out in Southern California -- this time in El Sereno.

Photos: SoCal Is On Fire Today. This Is What It Looks Like

Photos: SoCal Is On Fire Today. This Is What It Looks Like

Images from the Saddleridge and Sandalwood fires.

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