Ralph Terrazas via his Facebook page.

Garcetti selects Terrazas as chief of LAFD

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Fire Department Assistant Chief Ralph Terrazas was chosen today by Mayor Eric Garcetti to become the department’s next chief. Terrazas, a 30-year veteran of the LAFD, was chosen after […]


LAFD Recruit Academy Class Graduation Ceremony. (Photo Credit: LAFD)

LA City Fire to restart the hiring process

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles is again moving to hire firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement, it was reported today. To boost the number of […]


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Heat wave, fire weather grip Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fire weather gripped the Southland today — the result of fierce Santa Ana winds, single-digit humidity and unseasonably high temperatures — prompting the Los Angeles Fire Department to beef up firefighter […]


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Mayor Eric Garcetti talks to KFWB

We want to catch you up on the state of the city of Los Angeles a little more than 9 months into the new mayor’s term in office. Penny and Phil spoke with Los Angeles […]


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LAFD recruiting halted by Mayor Eric Garcetti

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered an immediate stop today to the recruitment of firefighters, saying he has enlisted Santa Monica-based think tank RAND Corp. to overhaul a hiring process that he called […]


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Earthquake hits Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An earthquake with an epicenter near Westwood struck Los Angeles about 6:25 a.m. today, authorities said. Initial reports by the U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor — located about 6 miles […]



LA City Fire audit seeks changes to management style

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Management of the Los Angeles Fire Department needs to be streamlined, with the agency divided into four geographic bureaus, the “cumbersome” disciplinary process overhauled and the fire chief given a five- […]


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Historic LA church lost in flames

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A historic church went up in flames in South Los Angeles today and two firefighters battling the blaze were temporarily trapped in the building and had to be rescued by their […]


Train and bus collide in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Metro Blue Line train and a Metro bus collided today south of downtown Los Angeles, resulting in 32 injuries, most of them minor. The crash at San Pedro Street and […]



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