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  • World War II Purple Heart recipient dies in L.A. house fire

    World War II Purple Heart recipient dies in L.A. house fire
    Francisco Hernandez was a fiercely independent man, refusing help from family and neighbors -- even firing Meals on Wheels -- as he moved into old age at his Mt. Washington home. So it's not surprising that the 89-year-old World War II Purple Heart...
  • LAX worker who died while carting luggage is identified

    LAX worker who died while carting luggage is identified
    The worker at Los Angeles International Airport who was killed early Friday while driving a baggage cart was identified by coroner's officials as a 51-year-old Los Angeles man. Cesar Valenzuela died early Friday when he fell out of the baggage cart...
  • LAX luggage worker dies after he falls, is struck by cart

    LAX luggage worker dies after he falls, is struck by cart
    A worker at Los Angeles International Airport was killed early Friday when, authorities say, he fell out of a luggage vehicle and was hit by a cart. At about 5 a.m. Friday, the driver of a ground service equipment vehicle either had a medical issue or...
  • Southbound lanes of 101 Freeway in Hollywood blocked by big-rig crash

    Southbound lanes of 101 Freeway in Hollywood blocked by big-rig crash
    Traffic on the southbound 101 Freeway was snarled Tuesday afternoon in Hollywood after a big-rig crash involving four other vehicles. The crash occurred about 3 p.m. under the Santa Monica Boulevard overpass on the southbound 101, California Highway...
  • Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey

    Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey
    A natural gas leak Monday at a storage facility in Playa del Rey may have been caused by vandals, authorities said. The leak was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a natural gas storage well at 8100 Falmouth Ave., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman...
  • Man killed in crash on on 210 Freeway in Sylmar

    A man was ejected from his vehicle and killed in a traffic collision Saturday on the eastbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar, authorities said. According to initial reports, the collision occurred about 12:05 p.m. near Yarnell Street and involved at least two...
  • Car strikes mother, child near Hollywood middle school

    Car strikes mother, child near Hollywood middle school
    A mother and her child were hit by a car in Hollywood and transported to a local hospital with injuries early Tuesday morning, authorities said. Police and fire personnel responded to the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North Bronson Avenue around...
  • LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls

    LAFD launches overhaul of procedures for handling 911 calls
    The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching a sweeping overhaul of cumbersome 911 call handling procedures that officials say contribute to delays in getting rescuers to victims in life-threatening medical emergencies. By early next year, the agency...
  • 98-year-old fire victim described as 'caring and giving'

    98-year-old fire victim described as 'caring and giving'
    An elderly woman who died of smoke inhalation from a fire in her South Los Angeles home early Saturday was described by a family member as a "caring and giving person" who had lived in the home since the 1940s. Anna Brooks, 98, was rescued from her...
  • Hiker dies at Runyon Canyon Park after falling ill

    Hiker dies at Runyon Canyon Park after falling ill
    A hiker died at Runyon Canyon Park on Sunday after falling ill, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. A fire helicopter joined ground crews in responding to reports of a male adult hiker who had collapsed and stopped breathing just before 2:30 p.m.,...
  • Metro train rider 'shocked' after blind man survives being run over

    Metro train rider 'shocked' after blind man survives being run over
    A passenger who was on the Metro Red Line train that passed over a blind man moments after he fell off a platform Thursday described having a "sick feeling" as riders realized what had happened. The man -- an unidentified 47-year-old Los Angeles...