Animo Charter School fire

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Animo Charter High School fire caused by electrical problem

The South Los Angeles school was out for the summer when a fire broke out Wednesday and destroyed a building.


Reports of bomb threat at LAX, traffic diverted (updated)

Traffic is being diverted from the upper level of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Officials at LAX are advising commuters to use the lower level traffic lanes to access the terminal.


House passes airport security bill sparked by gunman attack

The bill wants the Department of Homeland Security to verify that airports have working plans to respond to active-shooters, terrorism and other security incidents.

Fire collapses roof at LA charter school; no students at school

A fire at Animo Charter High School in South Los Angeles caused the roof to collapse, according to the L.A. County Fire Department.

Hundreds protest Israeli incursion into Gaza in West LA

Westbound lanes of Wilshire Boulevard were briefly closed Sunday as a crowd of several hundred protesters marched to the Israeli Consulate in West Los Angeles.

Examiner: Poinsettia Fire death linked to natural causes

A man whose charred body was found in a homeless camp during a San Diego County wildfire died from natural causes, not from injuries related to the blaze.

Poinsettia Fire death linked to natural causes, examiner says

A man whose charred body was found in a homeless camp during a San Diego County wildfire died from natural causes, not from injuries related to the blaze.

LA police brace for pro-Palestinian rally in Westwood

The demonstration follows a pro-Israel rally last week that resulted in four arrests and a Federal Protective Service officer firing his weapon.

5 odd summer sodas from Galco's in Highland Park

Galco's Old World Grocery will host a Great Root Beer Taste-Off 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, where you can sample more than 75 types of root beers, birch beers and sarsaparillas.

First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers (updated)

Obama spoke Wednesday to a crowd of 900 business executives, politicians and community leaders at the Unite for Veterans Summit in Los Angeles.

California hearing set on tough oil refinery rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is visiting Wilmington for hearings on a proposal that would clamp down on pollution generated by oil refineries.

215 Freeway reopens following big rig crash, partial bridge collapse

The California Highway Patrol online incident log reported that the northbound lanes of the highway at Nuevo Road, closed since the 10 a.m. Tuesday accident, were re-opened at 5:15 a.m.

Thousands in damages after 13 trees chopped at Anaheim park

Police said in a statement Tuesday that the trees appeared to have been chopped with an axe and left behind either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning at Ronald Reagan Park.

@HiddenCash agrees to pay for damages to Whittier park trashed in money hunt

The city's William Penn Park suffered $5,000 in damage after followers scoured the park on a scavenger hunt for free money.

215 Freeway closed in Riverside after partial bridge collapse

A semi truck crashed on the 215 near Perris, causing part of a bridge under construction to come down. The northbound side remains closed.

Plan to make 6 states out of California may head to ballot

The plan would create states with names such as Jefferson, Silicon Valley, South California. The constitutional amendment needs more than 800,000 signatures to qualify; backers say they have enough.