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Driver, Children Rescued From Vehicle After Crash

One adult and two children had to be pulled from a Toyota Camry that crashed into a tree along the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Sherman Oaks, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The solo-vehicle crash near Victory Boulevard was reported at 4:56 p.m. Saturday, said LAFD spokesman Erik Scott. The vehicle’s occupants […]

Granada Hills House Fire Leads to Brush Fire Calls

Granada Hills House Fire Leads to Brush Fire Calls

It took 32 firefighters 24 minutes to put out a non-injury fire that spread into the attic of a Granada Hills home today. The fire was reported at about 6 p.m. at 16362 Shamhart Drive, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters found the fire in the attic of the one-story home […]

No-Smoking Signs Proposed for Fire-Prone Areas

No-Smoking Signs Proposed for Fire-Prone Areas

Signs meant to deter people from smoking or bringing open flames or flammable materials into high fire hazard zones could be coming soon to some Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee today asked for a report to be finished in three months on a motion that that would instruct the […]

Southbound 405 to Close Overnight Through Tuesday

Another series of overnight closures is in store for the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway starting at midnight Friday. The southbound portion of the freeway will close from Getty Center Drive to Wilshire Boulevard, so crews can install permanent lane stripes and traffic speed detector loops, Metro said. The closures will be in effect from […]

Canoga Park Man Killed in Woodland Hills Crash

A 21-year-old man was killed early Friday when the vehicle in which he was a passenger slammed into a tree in Woodland Hills. The driver was critically injured in the accident which occurred in the 5300 block of Don Tio Drive around 2:30 a.m., an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division […]

Coroner Identifies Pedestrian Killed on 101 Freeway

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office today identified the pedestrian who was fatally struck Wednesday by several vehicles on the eastbound Ventura (101) Freeway in Tarzana. The pedestrian was identified as Encino resident Matthew Allen Hayes, 33, coroner’s Chief Ed Winter said. California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Rubio said there were multiple reports of a […]

LAPD Detective Pleads to Assault at Massage Parlors

LAPD Detective Pleads to Assault at Massage Parlors

A Los Angeles Police Department detective pleaded no contest Wednesday to assaulting three women who worked at massage parlors across the San Fernando Valley from 2011 through early 2012. At a sentencing hearing Aug. 8, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Horwitz is expected to order 49-year-old Oris Pace to serve 180 days in county […]

Man, 90, Gravely Injured in Fire; Neighbors Hurt in Rescue

Man, 90, Gravely Injured in Fire; Neighbors Hurt in Rescue

  A 90-year-old man was gravely injured in a Mission Hills garage fire Wednesday, while two neighbors who came to his rescue also suffered injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters responded to a detached garage which was in flames behind a single-family residence in the 14900 block of South Brand Boulevard at […]

Valley Traffic to Patrol Remote Areas with Electric Motorcycles

Valley Traffic to Patrol Remote Areas with Electric Motorcycles

  The Los Angeles Police Department has purchased three electric off-road motorcycles which will be used to patrol remote areas of the San Fernando Valley. “There are major benefits to incorporating these environmentally friendly motorcycles,” said Officer Steve Carbajal of the Off-Road Unit. “It costs less than 50 cents to charge compared to using gallons […]

Pedestrian Killed on 101 Freeway in Tarzana

A pedestrian was fatally struck by several vehicles on the eastbound Ventura (101) Freeway early today, the California Highway Patrol reported. CHP Officer Alex Rubio said there were multiple reports of a pedestrian walking in lanes and on the right shoulder of the freeway before the accident, which occurred around 1:05 a.m. near White Oak […]