Sand Fire - Sunday

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Sand Fire: Most evacuations come to an end


The fire has burned about 52 square miles in just three days, but most evacuations were set to end Monday evening. The fire has destroyed at least 18 homes.

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Sand Fire: Here's how you can still help

From transporting animals to cleaning up after the fire, here's how you can help those affected by the Sand Fire.

Fast Spreading Southern California Wildfire Engulfs Cars In Flame On Freeway

More volunteers moving 4-legged neighbors out of fire's path

As the Sand Fire rages, locals are rigging up horse trailers and evacuating animals of all stripes. Said one: "I didn't even know what an alpaca was until I came here."

Sand Fire disrupting rail service for Antelope Valley commuters

Metrolink officials expected rail service north of the Via Princessa station would be cancelled for a second day because of the Sand Fire.

Community mourns Erskine fire victims, works to cope with the aftermath

A memorial for a couple killed in the most destructive fire in California so far this year gathers together those grieving, and struggles with scant resources to recover.

More evacuations ordered as Sand Fire grows over 22,000 acres

Fire personnel are battling the blaze, which exploded Friday afternoon. All the latest info on containment, evacuations, road closures and air quality.

Santa Monica to put public art under pedestrians' feet

The city wants to celebrate the experience of walking downtown. It's asking the public for suggestions to transform two intersections into art.

Immigration case backlog hits record high

More than 500,000 cases are pending in federal immigration courts, the most ever recorded. Not enough judges and more Central America migration are contributing to the backlog.

Still recovering from outage, Southwest cancels more flights

Southwest canceled more than 250 flights on Friday morning, mostly because of displaced crews and aircraft, according to a company spokesperson.

How recycling center closures affect homeless collectors

Over 300 recycling centers have closed across the state in the past year. It's a bad sign for people who collect cans and bottles to supplement their income.

Algal bloom persists in Pyramid Lake north of Los Angeles

Recent sampling for toxins showed levels high enough to keep no-swimming signs posted on the lake's beaches.

Immigration agents target released criminal detainees

Over 100 men and women were arrested this week in Southern California in an ongoing effort to deport those with criminal records.

Highland Park residents prepare for rent strike

As many as 51 Highland Park residents may stop paying rent in order to get a face-to-face meeting with their landlord who, they say, is raising the rent by $1,000.

LAPD chief and The Game call on LA to #StopTheViolence

In a new campaign launched by the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck and rapper The Game have come together to ask Angelenos to stop the violence.

Metrolink delayed after suspicious package found at Pomona

Trains started moving again around 9:30 a.m. after being stopped so a bomb squad could remove a suspicious item found on the tracks.

Southwest says systems online but more flights canceled

As of early Thursday, more than 220 flights had been canceled nationwide, and the company was urging travelers to get to the airport early to make time for long lines.