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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.

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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Metro rail approved for the San Fernando Valley

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The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to build a 14-stop rail between Van Nuys and San Fernando. The nine-mile line is set to open by 2027.

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Irvine says it's pulling out of regional fire service

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The city has long complained about paying more than its fair share for fire and emergency services. The OC Fire Authority says it hopes to convince them to stay.

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At one Korean church in LA, drug addicts find a home

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In the Korean-American community, where stigma attaches to substance abuse, a Westlake church ministers to those fighting addiction.