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CA Fire Updates, Angelenos Share Their Spooky Tales, Science of Fear




SIMI VALLEY, CA - OCTOBER 30: Strong winds drive the Easy Fire on October 30, 2019 near Simi Valley, California. The National Weather Service issued a rare extreme red flag warning for Southern California for gusts that could be the strongest in more than a decade, exceeding 80 mph, as the fast-moving brush fire threatens the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby residential neighborhoods. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SIMI VALLEY, CA - OCTOBER 30: Strong winds drive the Easy Fire on October 30, 2019 near Simi Valley, California. The National Weather Service issued a rare extreme red flag warning for Southern California for gusts that could be the strongest in more than a decade, exceeding 80 mph, as the fast-moving brush fire threatens the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby residential neighborhoods. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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California Fires — Are We Doing Better?

It's been a lot this week with the fires, but as overwhelming and awful as all of this has been — there is a silver lining: It could have been worse. Firefighters gained control of these blazes fairly quickly and part of that has to do with, yes, a little luck, but also, there's been some major improvements in how agencies are able to detect — and attack — the fires.

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Katie Hill Speech

Congresswoman Katie Hill of Northern LA County bid a final farewell to colleagues today. Hill announced Sunday that she’ll leave the House after a conservative blog released intimate photos, texts, and allegations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a staffer. Hill was elected as part of a blue wave during the November midterm that flipped the House. Friday is her last day.

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Spooky LA vignettes

It's Halloween! And for the past two weeks, we've been asking you to submit your scariest tales. We picked the three scariest stories we got: a disembodied voice in the dark, a hooded figure in San Pedro and the benevolent hauntings at the Roxy. You can also read them all here.

The Science of Fear

For a true fright, the most hardcore of Halloween fans head to haunted houses. But what makes for a good scare? And what makes us truly afraid, anyways? Those are the questions that researchers right here are trying to answer.

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Fire in Paradise Documentary

In 2018, a wildfire ripped through Paradise, a small town in northern California killing 85 people. And now, a new Netflix documentary is chronicling what happened, using cell phone footage and resident interviews.  The documentary is called "Fire In Paradise."

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Throwback Thursday: Los Angeles Cults

Los Angeles is a city of dreamers and doers. It attracts all different types of people and groups. Including cults like the Manson Family. So, on this Halloween, Take Two’s got a kind of spooky topic for today's Throwback Thursday.

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