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For all of us, please don't crank up the AC during a heat wave

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| This week's hot weather can really stress the local power grid.

New Figueroa bike lane full of taxis, cars for sale

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Los Angeles officials are educating the public and cracking down on cars in the brand new bike lane in front of Staples Center and the L.A. convention center.

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Advocates use parade to bring attention to fatal accidents on Foothill Boulevard

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About 30 safety advocates took advantage of Sunland-Tujunga's Fourth of July parade to raise awareness about a string of 14 fatal accidents on Foothill Boulevard since 2016.

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How to keep your pets safe this Fourth of July

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Today’s Fourth of July holiday – and the days after –  are busy ones for local animal shelters and care centers. That's because this time of year can be difficult for pets and their owners.

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It takes more than firefighters to reduce fire danger

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Fire departments around the L.A. area can increase staffing and reposition fire engines when it's a high alert day, but other tactics also help reduce the risk of fire. Like road closures and utilities being ready to cut off power to endangered areas where downed power lines could spark a fire.

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Fourth of July beachgoers to see dangerous surf conditions

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Independence Day means crowded beaches, and with big swells and strong rip tides this week kicked up by Hurricane Fabio, lifeguards are on high alert.

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Groups say anti-terrorism grant helps to stigmatize Muslims

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Mayor Eric Garcetti's office said the federal grant would go into community outreach to rein in violence among different groups, including white supremacists.

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Critical fire danger anticipated for Fourth of July

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High winds, high temperatures, and low humidity are in the forecast this week. That makes for a critical wildfire risk over the Fourth of July.

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Interfaith leaders gather in wake of SCOTUS travel ban ruling

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Following the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Trump administration travel ban, local interfaith and civic leaders met to show their support for Muslims.

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