Archive for December 6th, 2017

Can traffic keep flowing during emergencies?

Local | | December 06 2017, 8:22 PM

Hundreds of thousands of cars traverse the Sepulveda Pass every day, so the 405 freeway closure due to the Skirball Fire caused massive backups.

Skirball Fire grows to 475 acres, 5 percent containment

Local | | December 06 2017, 6:24 PM

At least 15 structures have been damaged or destroyed since the fire began early Wednesday morning. LAFD estimates that 46,000 people are being affected.

Creek Fire grows to 12,605 acres, containment holds at 5 percent

Local | | December 06 2017, 4:27 PM

Acreage grew but containment stayed the same at 5 percent as of Wednesday evening. More than 150,000 residents have been evacuated and about 30 structures have been lost.

Al Franken to resign, Democratic official says

Politics | | December 06 2017, 2:43 PM

An official who has spoken to the Minnesota senator and key aides tells Minnesota Public Radio that Franken will step down on Thursday. Franken's office says "no final decision has been made."

Rye Fire scorches 7,000 acres in Santa Clarita

Local | | December 06 2017, 12:58 PM

The Rye Fire, which broke out Tuesday morning in Santa Clarita, has burned 7,000 acres and is currently five percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

LA City Council approves rules for recreational pot

Business & Economy | | December 06 2017, 12:45 PM

Weeks away from the statewide legalization of recreational sales, L.A. now has rules for businesses planning to provide marijuana to consumers starting in 2018.

What you should have in your emergency bag

Local | | December 06 2017, 11:20 AM

What should be in my go bag? “Things you cannot live without,” said Capt. Erica Arteseros of San Francisco’s Fire Department.

Thomas Fire in Ventura approaches Ojai, grows to 90,000 acres

Local | | December 06 2017, 11:02 AM

The largest and most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California forced new evacuations and almost reached the ocean Wednesday.

'Beginning of a new approach': President Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

US & World | | December 06 2017, 10:28 AM

The president has announced that the U.S. is officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, fulfilling a campaign promise while unsettling volatile politics in the region.

Female Democratic senators call on Franken to resign

Politics | | December 06 2017, 9:09 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wrote on Facebook, "I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn't acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve."

#MeToo movement is Person Of The Year, 'Time' says

US & World | | December 06 2017, 7:09 AM

It created a wave of awareness and brave confrontations over sexual harassment and assault, taking down powerful men in the process.

Homeless population rises, driven by west coast affordable-housing crisis

Business & Economy | | December 06 2017, 7:09 AM

It's the first time the number of homeless people has grown since 2010. In Los Angeles, homelessness is up by nearly 26 percent, fueled by high housing prices.

Here's what January 1 means for marijuana in California

Politics | | December 06 2017, 5:00 AM

You'll have to be 21 or older to buy recreational weed, you can't smoke it in public and you can get in a whole lot of trouble for giving it to a minor.

2017 is California's worst year for wildfires on record

Local | | December 06 2017, 12:00 AM

Severe wind events like this week's Santa Anas have been the primary factor in making this year's fires the most destructive and deadliest ever.

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Cornerstone Theater Company marks 25 years in LA with 'The Magic Fruit'

Arts & Entertainment | | December 06 2017, 5:00 PM

The once itinerant troupe celebrates its anniversary in Los Angeles with the culmination of its eight-play, community-based "Hunger Cycle."

'Something Rotten' creators wanted to poke fun at musicals while also paying tribute

Arts & Entertainment | | December 06 2017, 5:00 PM

Wayne Kirkpatrick is a Nashville-based songwriter and his brother, Wayne, is a screenwriter and director. But they always wanted to write a musical.

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AirTalk debates: Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

| December 06 2017, 9:55 AM

Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

SoCal fires: Updates on Skirball, Thomas, Creek and other fires

| December 06 2017, 9:33 AM

A brush fire broke out along the 405 Freeway at Mulholland Drive shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday, burning uphill through homes and threatening the Getty Center.

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How to protect yourself from poor air quality during the fires

Local | | December 06 2017, 2:35 PM

When there's smoke in the air due to wildfires, there are different actions you can take to protect yourself. Staying indoors and wearing masks just isn't enough.

Creek Fire: High rains and dry summer 'reloaded fuel' for flames

| December 06 2017, 11:33 AM

Winds coming from two directions are pushing flames toward more highly vegetated areas.

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