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Compton fire chief put on leave following defibrillator reports

Compton's City Manager said he notified the fire chief he was being relieved of duty, pending an investigation into how Compton fell out of compliance with defibrillator regulations.

Glassell Park Fire

Glassell Park fire burns Mormon church, collapsing roof

A brush fire in Glassell Park has spread to a Mormon church, with embers hitting the eaves of the church and burning through the attic, causing the roof to collapse.

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City OKs planned Millennium Hollywood skyscrapers project

The move ends a two-year debate over whether two massive skyscrapers could be built safely due to seismic conditions.

Scot Breithaupt, BMX pioneer, found dead in California

Scot Alexander Breithaupt was a pioneer of bicycle motocross, or BMX, and helped popularize the sport in the 1970s. He was 57.

UCSD accuses USC, scientist of conspiracy to take data

A lawsuit by the University of California, San Diego, accuses a prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher of conspiring with eight colleagues to take research data with them when they moved from UCSD to the University of Southern California.

Illegal fireworks suspected in factory, grass fires

Investigators suspect illegal fireworks sparked a fire that injured four firefighters and caused up to $3 million in damage to three warehouses in South Los Angeles.

Plane crash lands on Carlsbad beach, injuring boy

A small plane sent beachgoers scrambling Saturday when it made a crash landing in Carlsbad, injuring one person and causing evacuation of the area.

Police: Passenger causes bus crash in San Bernardino

Authorities say five people were injured after a passenger on a Greyhound bus grabbed the steering wheel from the driver, forcing it into a ditch off a Southern California freeway.

1 dead, 5 injured after Echo Park house fire

A man was found dead, and five others were injured, during an Echo Park house fire Saturday morning.

LA County deputies seize half-ton of illegal fireworks

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have seized more than a half-ton of illegal fireworks.

SoCal animal shelters prep for busiest day of the year

Fireworks often frighten dogs and cats and cause them to bolt — leading to what is the busiest day of the year for animal control officers.

Airports on higher alert over Fourth of July weekend

A spokeswoman for Burbank's Bob Hope Airport said it was taking "appropriate measures" to ensure passengers are safe over the holiday weekend.

Fourth of July: Where SoCal residents are going

It's going to be the biggest July Fourth weekend for SoCal travelers since 2007. Las Vegas and San Diego top the destination list.

4th of July: LA city officials cracking down on illegal fireworks

The city attorney's office said Wednesday that criminal charges have been filed against two vendors in downtown L.A.

2 firefighters injured as Washington Fire containment continues

Mop-up efforts, aided by light rain, continue with air attacks by water-dropping helicopters. More than 270 campers have been evacuated.

Heat wave: 'Flex' alert issued for California; how to cut your energy use

California's Independent System Operator, which manages the state's energy grid, has urged consumers to reduce their usage between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m on Tuesday and Wednesday. It's the first "flex" alert for Southern California since 2012.