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  • Was County-USC hospital built too small?

     
    Even before the doors opened on the $1.02-billion Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center many observers warned that the new hospital was too small. Now, more than a year and a half of experience appears to confirm it. The overcrowding has......
  • Former tagger now teaches art

    Former tagger now teaches art
    On a quiet Sunday morning, a man wearing baggy shorts and a black hoodie stood in a parking lot and pulled out a can of spray paint. His burly right arm, inked with the image of a dragon, hung in midair as he worked the nozzle. Across the way, where...
  • 'Total destruction': At least 17 die in head-on Metrolink crash

    'Total destruction': At least 17 die in head-on Metrolink crash
    Rescue teams worked frantically into this morning after a Metrolink passenger train carrying 225 people collided Friday with a Union Pacific freight train on a sharp curve in Chatsworth, killing at least 17 people and leaving more than 135 injured. It was...
  • Metrolink officials say trains crashed after their engineer drove through red light

    Metrolink officials say trains crashed after their engineer drove through red light
    Metrolink officials said Saturday that a train engineer's failure to heed a red light signal apparently caused the catastrophic head-on crash in Chatsworth on Friday afternoon that claimed at least 25 lives. As rescuers continued the emotionally grueling...
  • David Gerber dies at 86; TV executive produced 'Police Story' and 'Police Woman'

    David Gerber dies at 86; TV executive produced 'Police Story' and 'Police Woman'
    David Gerber, an award-winning television producer and executive whose career included roles as executive producer of the 1970s series "Police Story" and "Police Woman" and the 2006 TV movie "Flight 93," has died. He was 86.. Gerber died of heart...
  • Aaron Ruben dies at 95; 'Andy Griffith' producer was an advocate for needy children

    Aaron Ruben dies at 95; 'Andy Griffith' producer was an advocate for needy children
    Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95. Ruben, who devoted much of...
  • Two men arrested in stabbing of El Monte market clerk

     
    A man suspected of stabbing a woman working at an El Monte market was arrested at his West Covina home today, police said. A second suspect was arrested Saturday night after showing up at the Boyle Heights hospital where the......
  • L.A. medical team arrives in Haiti to treat earthquake victims

     
    A team of doctors and nurses from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center is assisting patients at a field hospital in Haiti today, a university spokeswoman said. The nine-member team arrived in Haiti on Sunday, said spokeswoman Leslie Ridgeway. They had......
  • Armored car overturns on Interstate 5 near Ventura Freeway

     
    At least one person was injured and early-morning traffic was tied up today when an armored car overturned on the Golden State Freeway near the Ventura Freeway. The 3:39 a.m. accident on northbound Interstate 5 initially shut down four lanes......
  • Los Angeles firefighter recounts daring dog rescue

     
    The Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter who rescued a panicked dog from the brown, rushing waters of the Los Angeles River this afternoon said that unless firefighters acted, someone else was likely to have ventured into the concrete wash and......
  • Study finds wide disparity in hospital pricing in California

    Fifteen of the state's 20 least expensive hospitals are in Southern California -- as well as some of the costliest, a study released Tuesday says. An analysis of publicly available data found that the costliest hospitals -- which include Cedars-Sinai...