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Federal officials reviewing allegations of bias, corruption inside L.A. Fire Department

The U.S. Justice Department is “carefully reviewing” allegations by organizations of Black and Latino members of the Los Angeles Fire Department that the agency has engaged in civil rights violations and other wrongdoing in its treatment of employees. Notice that the civil rights section of the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is examining the […]

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Sherman Oaks neighborhood temporarily loses power after car collides with fire hydrant

An area of Sherman Oaks was temporarily without power after a two vehicle collision struck a hydrant Sunday, officials said. The accident was reported at around 12:30 p.m. on the 12900 block of Magnolia Boulevard near Coldwater Canyon. The water was shut off and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was working on […]

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52 firefighters douse Pacoima pallet yard fire before it spreads to commercial buildings nearby: LAFD

Dozens of firefighters battled a pallet fire Sunday afternoon in Pacoima and kept it from spreading to neighboring buildings, officials reported. The fire was reported at 2:23 p.m. Sunday at an outside pallet yard located at 11017 N. Sutter Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an incident report. Responding crews reported “heavy fire” […]

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15 firefighters set off on cross-country bike ride from Santa Monica to NYC for 9/11 fundraiser

A group of firefighters has set off on a journey to ride their bicycles from Los Angeles to New York City as part of an honorary trek marking the 20th anniversary of September 11. The 15 riders, who belong to Fire Velo, a national charity organization, kicked off their journey Sunday morning at the Santa Monica Pier. The group plans […]

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Black, Latino firefighters call for investigation of alleged racial bias at LAFD

Leaders of two organizations of Black and Latino members of the Los Angeles Fire Department have called for a federal investigation into what they allege is widespread racial bias and other wrongdoing in the agency’s treatment of employees. The demand for an inquiry by the U.S. attorney’s office follows a Times report this week on allegations that […]

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East Hollywood residence destroyed in fire

Crews put out a fire that destroyed a two-story home in East Hollywood on Monday night. It took 90 firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the flames at the property located at 1342 N. Normandie Ave., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. There were multiple buildings on the property, with a two-story, craftsman […]

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Coverup alleged after complaints of top LAFD official drunkenly overseeing Palisades Fire operations

In May, as the Los Angeles Fire Department was battling the Palisades blaze, Chief Ralph Terrazas received a report that his top administrative commander appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty at the agency’s headquarters, where he was overseeing its operations center, The Times has learned. LAFD rules require agency […]

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100 firefighters respond to ‘major emergency’ blaze burning at former grocery store in Sun Valley

More than 100 firefighters responded to a blaze Thursday that erupted in a vacant building that once housed a grocery store in Sun Valley. Heavy fire was reported about 3 a.m. coming from the one-story commercial building located in the 8000 block of North Vineland Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in a news […]

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Legendary actress Marla Gibbs OK after appearing to faint during Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony

Legendary actress and comedian Marla Gibbs is in good spirts after she appeared to faint while accepting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday, a representative says. The Emmy-nominated performer’s career has spanned five decades, including roles in classic sitcoms “The Jeffersons” and “227.” She was introduced Tuesday by famed producer Norman Lear. […]

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‘Apparent miscalculation’ suspected in LAPD fireworks explosion in South L.A.: Preliminary investigation

An “apparent miscalculation” is suspected in the fireworks explosion that shook a South Los Angeles neighborhood late last month, according to a preliminary findings released Monday. What was meant to be a safe detonation of homemade fireworks ended in an explosion that injured 17 people on June 30 in the 700 block of East 27th […]