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SoCal's Thomas Fire now 25 percent contained, but continues to threaten homes

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| Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended through the week instead of expiring Monday afternoon as was initially forecast.

Skirball Fire sparked by an illegal cooking fire

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The brush fire that destroyed homes in Bel Air was ignited at an encampment along Sepulveda Boulevard where the street passes under the 405 Freeway, fire officials said Tuesday.

Those impacted by Skirball, Rye, Creek fires can get help here

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The center in Lake View Terrace is intended to be "a one-stop shop" for residents and business owners affected by the recent wildfires.

Learn more about the man charged with helping LA's foster youths

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Bobby Cagle is a former adoptee, and he comes from Georgia to lead L.A.'s Department of Children and Family Services.

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Car crash injures LAPD officer, shuts lanes of the 405 Freeway

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Three lanes of the northbound 405 are closed early Tuesday morning due to a collision late Monday night on the 405 Freeway at Santa Monica Boulevard.

Thomas Fire containment hits 20 percent as acres burned hit 231,700

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The fire has destroyed 869 buildings, according to the latest totals. There are 18,000 structures that remain under threat.

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LA Metro construction unearths mammoth fossils

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Since work on the Purple Line extension began in 2014, fossilized remains have routinely turned up from creatures that roamed the region during the last Ice Age.

Unprotected farm workers toiled in fields during Thomas Fire

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Advocates for the field hands say the employees worked in smoky conditions without protective masks, which are not explicitly required under state labor safety rules.

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No Place Like LA: David and the weirdos of Long Beach

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David never felt at home being the outcast in Kansas. But amid all the weirdos in Southern California, he felt normal.

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