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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 04:33 AM PST

Illegal Campfire Caused Blaze That Torched Bel-Air Homes

Illegal Campfire Caused Blaze That Torched Bel-Air Homes

An illegal cooking fire at an encampment near a Los Angeles freeway sparked a fast-moving wildfire last week that destroyed homes in the Bel-Air neighborhood and closed down a major freeway, officials said...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 03:49 PM PST

Time-Lapse Shows Rise and Collapse of Wildfire Smoke Plume

Time-Lapse Shows Rise and Collapse of Wildfire Smoke Plume

Video posted Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017 by the Ventura County Fire Department shows the dramatic rise and collapse of a wildfire smoke plume in Southern California. The Thomas Fire began Dec. 4, 2017 in Ventura...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 03:47 PM PST

High-Rise for the Homeless Could Arrive in LA

High-Rise for the Homeless Could Arrive in LA

The Weingart Center, one of the the many places on Skid Row where homeless men and women come for shelter, food and support, is expanding its mission into permanent housing and plans to reshape the skyline of...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 06:08 PM PST

Death Certificate Says Charles Manson Died of Heart Failure

Death Certificate Says Charles Manson Died of Heart Failure

Cult leader Charles Manson died of cardiac arrest accompanied by respiratory failure, triggered by colon cancer that had spread to other areas of his body, according to his death certificate. He died Nov. 19 at...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 07:14 AM PST

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

This list shows the locations of California's 10 largest wildfires.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:33 AM PST

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:37 PM PST

Woman Threatens to Kill Passengers on Southwest Flight

Woman Threatens to Kill Passengers on Southwest Flight

A Southwest Airlines flight from Portland to Sacramento on Saturday took a startling turn when an agitated woman started shouting that she was going to "kill everybody on this (expletive) plane."

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 06:15 AM PST

'Endless Summer' Surf Film Director Bruce Brown Dies at 80

'Endless Summer' Surf Film Director Bruce Brown Dies at 80

Bruce Brown, director of the classic surfing film "The Endless Summer," has died. He was 80.

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:07 AM PST

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office announced. He was 65 years old. The office didn't immediately explain what Lee died of at 1:11...

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 09:35 AM PST

LAFD Asks Public Not to Interfere With Firefight

LAFD Asks Public Not to Interfere With Firefight

The Los Angeles Fire Department asked the public Sunday not to go to the areas of the Skirball and Creek fires to take pictures because it would interfere with firefighting operations.

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