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Rain, mud, and car tire-sized boulders flood Malibu streets

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| The Woolsey burn area saw four inches of rain, causing street closures and even rescues from stranded vehicles. But officials say the next storm could be worse.

SoCal Edison replaces 1000 power poles after Woolsey Fire

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Southern California Edison is still finding new damage to its grid in Malibu after the Woolsey Fire, but it's started restoring the problems it's found so far.

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Students raise thousands for teacher whose home burned in Woolsey Fire

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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.

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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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