Los Angeles County California

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

LA pushes ‘It Can Wait’ campaign to stop texting while driving

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County officials will make a last push today for Angelenos to take a pledge never to text and drive.    The county has proclaimed the day “It Can Wait […]

09/19/2013

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Small quakes jolt eastern LA County

  LA VERNE, Calif. (AP) — Two small early-morning earthquakes have jolted the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in eastern Los Angeles County but there have been no reports of damage or injuries. The […]

09/19/2013

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LA County to shift 500 inmates to fire camp crews

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 500 inmates in Los Angeles County lockups will be shifted to firefighting camps in the area’s mountains. The Los Angeles Times says the Board of Supervisors’ decision Tuesday is […]

09/18/2013

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

LA County will offer free lead tests for people near plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health plans to offer free blood tests for lead poisoning to hundreds of thousands of residents because of worries over toxic pollution from a […]

09/12/2013

2 missing after fire at Compton building

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — At least two people are missing and other members of their family escaped after fire ravaged a large commercial and residential building in Southern California. Los Angeles County Fire Dispatch Supervisor […]

09/09/2013

Burned body discovered near Castaic Lake

CASTAIC (CNS) – A burned body was discovered today by Los Angeles County firefighters who were called to the scene to put out a reported brush fire. The fire on mile marker 5N32 on Lake […]

09/04/2013

165 arrested in S. Cal gang violence crackdown

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested 165 people in a crackdown on gang violence in eastern Los Angeles County. Pomona police said Tuesday that 25 guns, including assault rifles, were seized during the […]

09/04/2013

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LA beaches earn top grades this summer

SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Los Angeles County beachgoers enjoyed improved ocean water quality this summer, with the majority of area beaches scoring A or B grades in an end-of-summer report card released today by an […]

08/29/2013

This video image provided by KABC-TV shows rescue officials working the scene of an accident where a tour bus, left, crashed  and turned over injuring multiple passengers, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)

Tour bus overturns on 210 freeway

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned on a Southern California freeway Thursday, injuring 50 people on board, authorities said. The bus went off the side of Interstate […]

08/22/2013

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Update: Firefighters gain upper hand against Calabasas fire

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters have gained control of a brush fire in a wealthy enclave northwest of Los Angeles that forced closure of several lanes of U.S. 101. County fire officials say the fire, […]

08/18/2013

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