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Students raise thousands for teacher whose home burned in Woolsey Fire

Courtesy of Reesa Partida
| When students in dance classes at Van Nuys High School learned that their teacher, Reesa Partida, had lost her home in the Woolsey Fire last week, they sprang into action. The students set up a page for Partida on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.

Bad air quality from Woolsey Fire forecast for days ahead

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With fire comes bad air, and air quality experts say evacuees returning to their home could be breathing in toxins, even if the sky looks clear.

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What we know about the victims of the Borderline bar shooting in Thousand Oaks

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Twelve people were killed when a man opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks late Wednesday night.

The future of L.A.'s drinking water is underground

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Federal drinking water regulations now require open-air reservoirs to be covered or replaced. So LADWP is building a new underground reservoir that replaces Silver Lake and Ivanhoe.

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Compton and Willowbrook's Brown Water Might Finally Get Fixed

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For the first time in state history, California has ordered the takeover of a water district. And it's named LA County's Public Works Department for the task.

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10th annual ShakeOut earthquake drill was a big hit

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60 million people worldwide practiced how to drop, cover and hold on when the Big One hits. The City Hall event featured simulators and student safety performances.

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E-scooters will stay in Santa Monica...on some conditions

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Santa Monica officials announced details of a new pilot program with e-scooter and bike share companies — and the new rules that will go along with it.

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LA sheriff says, use a gun, no more early release from jail

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that people found guilty of using a gun to commit a crime will have to serve their full sentences. The policy change also applies to those convicted of illegal possession of a weapon.

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