Articles in the “news” category

Why Al Gore Thinks LA Is The Place To Train The Next Generation Of Environmental Activists

Why Al Gore Thinks LA Is The Place To Train The Next Generation Of Environmental Activists

The former Vice President is in Los Angeles this week to train up environmental activists.

How California's Housing Crisis Turned Into A Homeless Crisis

How California's Housing Crisis Turned Into A Homeless Crisis

The lack of affordable housing "probably describes more than any other reason why we have a homelessness crisis in California," says one expert. The California Dream project explores what cities are doing about it.

LA-Based Gamer And Former Calabasas High Football Player Killed In Jacksonville Shooting

LA-Based Gamer And Former Calabasas High Football Player Killed In Jacksonville Shooting

Elijah Clayton was a talented football player online and in real life. He played at Chaminade Prep before transferring to Calabasas High.

Concerned About Noise, Lawmakers Push Back On New Flight Paths From Burbank Airport

Concerned About Noise, Lawmakers Push Back On New Flight Paths From Burbank Airport

Proposed changes will send planes south over the Santa Monica Mountains along two new flight paths that could affect Studio City and Sherman Oaks.

The Art Of Becoming Sister Cities -- Why A Group Of LA Jazz Students Went On A Trip To Chengdu

The Art Of Becoming Sister Cities -- Why A Group Of LA Jazz Students Went On A Trip To Chengdu

We asked the musicians to keep audio diaries of their experiences abroad. Here's what they shared with us.

A Fiery Fatal Crash Shut Down Part Of The 105 Freeway In Hawthorne

A Fiery Fatal Crash Shut Down Part Of The 105 Freeway In Hawthorne

All westbound lanes of the freeway were shut down for most of the day as emergency crews let the fuel burn out and then mopped up. Caltrans officials said they hoped to reopen all lanes by 7 p.m.

What Trump's Trade War With China Means For LA's Economy

What Trump's Trade War With China Means For LA's Economy

Everything from L.A.'s bustling ports to electric scooter startups like Bird could be affected.

300 Seniors In Chinatown Escape Steep Rent Hike, But What About Everyone Else?

300 Seniors In Chinatown Escape Steep Rent Hike, But What About Everyone Else?

L.A. Councilmember Gil Cedillo helped broker a deal to stop an 8% rent hike for poor seniors in Chinatown. Now the question is whether it's an approach that can help others buried by the region's sky-high rents.

Hollywood's Target Husk May Finally Become A Real Target

Hollywood's Target Husk May Finally Become A Real Target

Target's been trying to build a new store on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue for years, but a legal challenge put construction on hold until now.

LAUSD Parents Endure Another Back-To-School Ritual: Bus Delays

LAUSD Parents Endure Another Back-To-School Ritual: Bus Delays

LAUSD transports more than 43,000 students each day. At the beginning of the year, it can take 2-3 weeks to get the kinks worked out.

LA's Midnight Mission Is Building A Park For Homeless People's Pets In Santa Ana

LA's Midnight Mission Is Building A Park For Homeless People's Pets In Santa Ana

When The Courtyard's pet area debuts this fall, homeless advocates hope it will remove a barrier that keeps people from getting the help they need.

Unaccompanied Minors Came To LA For Safety. Now They're Struggling For Peace Of Mind

Unaccompanied Minors Came To LA For Safety. Now They're Struggling For Peace Of Mind

Two Central American teenagers who journeyed to the U.S. alone share their mental health struggles after settling in Los Angeles.

Wanna Buy A House But Only Have A Moderate Income? LA Has Money To Help. But It's Gonna Go Fast.

Wanna Buy A House But Only Have A Moderate Income? LA Has Money To Help. But It's Gonna Go Fast.

Families of four earning up to $116,300 could qualify for a zero-interest, deferred loan of up to $75,000. But you need to act quickly.

This LAUSD Board Seat Will Stay Empty Until Next Spring. Who Looks Out For The Schools Until Then?

This LAUSD Board Seat Will Stay Empty Until Next Spring. Who Looks Out For The Schools Until Then?

It looks increasingly likely that voters in controversial Ref Rodriguez's former district will be without a voice until that election is over.

This Doctor Treats LAUSD's Newly Arrived Immigrants. She Was Once One Of Them

This Doctor Treats LAUSD's Newly Arrived Immigrants. She Was Once One Of Them

As a child, a border once separated Claudia Martin from her mother. The experience shapes how she digested this summer's news from the border -- and how she treats her patients.

A Look Back At The Parker Center's Unsettling Past Before It's (Most Likely) Knocked Down

A Look Back At The Parker Center's Unsettling Past Before It's (Most Likely) Knocked Down

In the end, the LAPD's "Glass House" would fall victim to an unstoppable thief: time. By the end of 2019, it could be wiped from the city landscape entirely.

The Golden State Killer Suspect Will Face One Big Trial In Sacramento

The Golden State Killer Suspect Will Face One Big Trial In Sacramento

Speaking at a press conference at the Orange County District Attorney's Office in Santa Ana, district attorneys from six counties voiced their support for the move

Dear LAist: Why's There That Half-Finished Target At Sunset And Western In Hollywood?

Dear LAist: Why's There That Half-Finished Target At Sunset And Western In Hollywood?

The husk of an unfinished Target has remained, frozen in time, for years.

99,000 LAUSD Students Have No Representative On The School Board. Here's Why That Matters

99,000 LAUSD Students Have No Representative On The School Board. Here's Why That Matters

Board members don't just set big-picture policy. They're also advocates for the regions they represent.

The Story Of How One Immigrant Family Was Torn Apart, Then Put Back Together Again

The Story Of How One Immigrant Family Was Torn Apart, Then Put Back Together Again

She was reunited with her young children, 10 and 12, in late July after more than two months apart. Now, she doesn't know if they can remain in the United States for good.

5 Things USC's New President Could Do To Stop Sexual Harassment

5 Things USC's New President Could Do To Stop Sexual Harassment

A sexual harassment report written by USC faculty, students and staff holds out the promise of reforms at the scandal-rocked university.

Do You Live Near A Homeless Shelter? Tell Us About Your Experiences

Do You Live Near A Homeless Shelter? Tell Us About Your Experiences

If there's a housing project for the homeless near you, how has it affected you? And if one was proposed in your neighborhood, what questions would you have?

What's The Big Deal About Short-Term Health Plans?

What's The Big Deal About Short-Term Health Plans?

Here's why the Trump administration likes these plans, and why California lawmakers want to ban them.

Hope Grows At The Once 'Magical' Site Of LA's South Central Farm

Hope Grows At The Once 'Magical' Site Of LA's South Central Farm

Urban farm advocates filed a lawsuit against the city and PIMA Alameda Partners, a clothing company planning to build an industrial park on the land. The advocates say that development plans are in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act.

Chicken Pox Spreads To Even More Immigrant Detainees At Victorville Prison

Chicken Pox Spreads To Even More Immigrant Detainees At Victorville Prison

What started as a few cases of chicken pox among immigrant detainees at the Victorville federal prison has now spread, with as many as half those held there under quarantine.

This Deal Just Saved L.A. From Losing Some Of Its Gas Supply

This Deal Just Saved L.A. From Losing Some Of Its Gas Supply

Three natural gas pipelines cross Morongo land in Riverside County. SoCal Gas had just a few days left to make a deal -- and avoid increasing the likelihood of sudden summer power outages.

Everything You NEVER Wanted To Know About Pee In The Public Pool

Everything You NEVER Wanted To Know About Pee In The Public Pool

That acrid chemical odor and your stinging eyes are not from the chlorine. Yes, there's likely pee (or worse) in your public pool. Here's how you can help improve the water quality.

A Caltech Scientist Is Training Drones To Herd Birds Away From Airplanes

A Caltech Scientist Is Training Drones To Herd Birds Away From Airplanes

A Caltech professor created an algorithm that could direct a drone to herd a flock of birds away from airspace and runways. Since 2004, planes at LAX alone have been struck more than 500 times by birds and other animals.

Did Meeting Between LAUSD & Teachers Union Leaders Make A Strike Less Likely? Depends On Who You Ask

Did Meeting Between LAUSD & Teachers Union Leaders Make A Strike Less Likely? Depends On Who You Ask

The encounter comes about a week before teachers begin a vote to authorize a possible strike.

Elon Musk Wants To Build A Tunnel To Dodger Stadium And Charge Fans About $1 To Ride

Elon Musk Wants To Build A Tunnel To Dodger Stadium And Charge Fans About $1 To Ride

Musk is proposing to build a roughly 3.6 -mile "zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system" to ferry fans up to Chavez Ravine. It's been dubbed The Dugout Loop.

It's Not Just You. The Mosquitoes Really Are Worse This Year.

It's Not Just You. The Mosquitoes Really Are Worse This Year.

An invasive mosquito is spreading throughout SoCal. And it thrives in hot weather.

Santa Monica Says Goodbye To Plastic Straws, Cups, Utensils And The List Goes On

Santa Monica Says Goodbye To Plastic Straws, Cups, Utensils And The List Goes On

Why? It's for the ocean. One report suggests the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by 2050.

Body Scanners Are Coming To LA Metro Stations. Here's What We Know About Them

Body Scanners Are Coming To LA Metro Stations. Here's What We Know About Them

The scanners can identify objects hidden in clothing or strapped to a person that block the naturally-occurring waves produced by the human body, according to Metro.

LAPD Chief Moore Talks To Us About Police Shootings, Scooters And That Controversial Retirement Program

LAPD Chief Moore Talks To Us About Police Shootings, Scooters And That Controversial Retirement Program

Chief Michel Moore just started the job and already he's had to deal with the deaths of two innocent civilians by police gunfire and answer for a program that benefits him to the tune of $1.27 million.

SpaceX Will Send People To The ISS, And The Ship They Built Is So Sci-Fi Sleek

SpaceX Will Send People To The ISS, And The Ship They Built Is So Sci-Fi Sleek

Our Take Two team roadtripped to SpaceX to learn more about the Crew Dragon spacecraft and meet some of the first astronauts who'll be flying commercial.

Why Bird And Lime Turned Off Their Scooters In Santa Monica And Urged Riders To Rally

Why Bird And Lime Turned Off Their Scooters In Santa Monica And Urged Riders To Rally

Lime says it will reactivate its scooters ahead of a 5 p.m. rally planned at Santa Monica City Hall and is offering would-be demonstrators a $5 ride credit if they go there.

LA County Is Considering Rent Control For Mobile Homes

LA County Is Considering Rent Control For Mobile Homes

The ordinance would limit rent increases in mobile home parks to 3 percent annually.

Google Created LA Neighborhoods That Don't Exist, Then Deleted Them. What Gives?

Google Created LA Neighborhoods That Don't Exist, Then Deleted Them. What Gives?

"North Highland Park" and "Silver Lake Heights" aren't real L.A. neighborhoods. So why did Google put them on their map?

Room 8, The Cat That Adopted An Echo Park School, Died 50 Years Ago Today

Room 8, The Cat That Adopted An Echo Park School, Died 50 Years Ago Today

He was a stray cat that wandered into Elysian Elementary in the 1950s -- and the loving tributes to him last through today.

From Inferno To Hope, But It's Too Early To Declare Victory Over Holy Fire

From Inferno To Hope, But It's Too Early To Declare Victory Over Holy Fire

The Holy Fire has burned more than 18,137 acres since Monday afternoon. It remains only 5 percent contained.

This OC Couple Is Clawing Their Way Out Of Homelessness, And Texting Us Along The Way

This OC Couple Is Clawing Their Way Out Of Homelessness, And Texting Us Along The Way

The county moved them from the Santa Ana riverbed into a motel -- and now they have less than a week before they'll be forced to move again.

LA Jews Might Be Kibitzing With You On The Phone About Bail Reform

LA Jews Might Be Kibitzing With You On The Phone About Bail Reform

Senate Bill 10 has become the leading cause for some local Jewish organizations.

Meet The Lobster-Looking Menace Wreaking Havoc In Local Streams, Which Is Bad News For Everyone

Meet The Lobster-Looking Menace Wreaking Havoc In Local Streams, Which Is Bad News For Everyone

The crayfish are driving away the predators that were keeping the region's mosquito population in check.

Report: Rowena 'Road Diet' In Silver Lake Worked, But...

Report: Rowena 'Road Diet' In Silver Lake Worked, But...

It's been five years since the city reduced the four lane road to two lanes and added a center turn lane and two bicycle lanes along the corridor. The project's goal was to reduce fatalities and injuries. A new study looks at what has and has not worked.

'This Is Our Flint, Michigan.' Latest On The Cleanup Of Exide's Public Health Disaster

'This Is Our Flint, Michigan.' Latest On The Cleanup Of Exide's Public Health Disaster

More than 2,000 homes were contaminated by the now-closed battery plant in Vernon. At a hearing Thursday night, residents asked why the cleanup is taking so long.

Brown Declares State of Emergency As Holy Fire Burns Where 6 Firefighters Were Killed 59 Years Ago

Brown Declares State of Emergency As Holy Fire Burns Where 6 Firefighters Were Killed 59 Years Ago

The steep terrain is proving to be as much of a challenge for crews fighting the Holy Fire as it was for the firefighters who faced down the Decker Fire in 1959.

Ex-LAPD Watchdog Claims He Was Fired For Watchdogging His Own Boss

Ex-LAPD Watchdog Claims He Was Fired For Watchdogging His Own Boss

James Willis says he was fired for blowing the whistle when his boss -- the LAPD Inspector General -- shared information with a reporter that Willis believed could hamper investigations or even endanger lives.

HBD To Mary G. Ross, The Engineer Who Broke Barriers On Gender, Race, And To Space -- From Burbank

HBD To Mary G. Ross, The Engineer Who Broke Barriers On Gender, Race, And To Space -- From Burbank

She was the first female Native American engineer, one of the founding members of the ultra-secret Skunk Works think-tank -- all before the civil rights legislation of the 1960s.

No DMV Audit. Lawmakers Won't Be Looking Into Those Wait Times After All

No DMV Audit. Lawmakers Won't Be Looking Into Those Wait Times After All

Democrats in the state Senate argued the audit would be an unnecessary burden and wouldn't immediately fix the problem.

LA Is Considering Free Lawyers For People Facing Eviction

LA Is Considering Free Lawyers For People Facing Eviction

Tenants typically represent themselves in eviction cases and face off with their landlord's attorney in unlawful eviction cases.

SoCal Gas To Pay $119M To LA City And County For Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. Tally So Far: $1B (And Counting)

SoCal Gas To Pay $119M To LA City And County For Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. Tally So Far: $1B (And Counting)

The settlement includes $45.4 million for "local environmental benefit projects," which would include a long-term health study.

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Starting Holy Fire In Cleveland National Forest (And His Name Is Forrest)

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Starting Holy Fire In Cleveland National Forest (And His Name Is Forrest)

The fire has burned more than 4,000 acres and destroyed at least 12 structures.

This Heat Wave In LA Was So Bad, It Burned Leaves Off The Trees

This Heat Wave In LA Was So Bad, It Burned Leaves Off The Trees

Wilted marijuana plants, sunburned impatiens, dead leaves on avocado trees. What's gonna happen when heat waves get even worse?

The Air Is Brown -- Should I Wear A Mask?

The Air Is Brown -- Should I Wear A Mask?

With California facing a year-round fire season, particulate matter matters.

Hundreds Of Animals Were Adopted From LA Shelters Last Week, But Many Remain On The Red List

Hundreds Of Animals Were Adopted From LA Shelters Last Week, But Many Remain On The Red List

About 250 animals remain on the city's red list, meaning they could be euthanized if they don't get adopted or find foster homes.

DMV Wait Times Are Officially Out Of Control. Now Lawmakers Want Answers

DMV Wait Times Are Officially Out Of Control. Now Lawmakers Want Answers

Lawmakers gave the department extra money to decrease wait times, but they say things have only gotten worse.

On Second Thought, That Koreatown Emergency Homeless Shelter Might Get Built -- Somewhere Else

On Second Thought, That Koreatown Emergency Homeless Shelter Might Get Built -- Somewhere Else

City Council President Herb Wesson, who represents Koreatown, told us what went wrong the first time around and how the city was able to reach an agreement with the community.

These Photos From The Holy Fire In OC Are Terrifying

These Photos From The Holy Fire In OC Are Terrifying

The Holy Fire, which broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday, has quickly grown to more than 700 acres and destroyed at least one structure.

California Has Had A Monster Wildfire Every Year For The Past 7 Years

California Has Had A Monster Wildfire Every Year For The Past 7 Years

The biggest fire yet is burning right now. The Mendocino Complex fire has surpassed last year's Thomas Fire, adding to a list of massive fires in California in the last 20 years.

Activists Fighting LAUSD's Random Search Policy Gain An Ally: L.A.'s Top Lawyer

Activists Fighting LAUSD's Random Search Policy Gain An Ally: L.A.'s Top Lawyer

The City Attorney has recommended LAUSD pause all its random student searches

A Weeklong Heat Wave Is On Tap For LA And All Over Southern California

A Weeklong Heat Wave Is On Tap For LA And All Over Southern California

A red flag warning was issued Sunday for the mountain areas of L.A., Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and is set to expire Tuesday.

'How Crowded Does Santa Monica Beach Get.' Las Vegas Mass Shooter Researched Southern California Targets

'How Crowded Does Santa Monica Beach Get.' Las Vegas Mass Shooter Researched Southern California Targets

The gunman who killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more at a country music concert in Las Vegas had researched Southern California targets, according to the most comprehensive report yet on his actions.

Video Captures Passenger Dragging An Unconscious Man Off A Blue Line Train In Long Beach

Video Captures Passenger Dragging An Unconscious Man Off A Blue Line Train In Long Beach

Witnesses said the man didn't want to delay his ride home while waiting for paramedics. Police are investigating to determine if a crime occurred.

OC Supes Ask Why Needles Should Be Free When Residents Can't Even Get Plastic Bags

OC Supes Ask Why Needles Should Be Free When Residents Can't Even Get Plastic Bags

At a heated emergency meeting Friday, Orange County Supervisors rejected a needle exchange program intended by the state to stem the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.

It's Hard Being A Tree In LA Right Now. Here's What The City Is Doing To Save Them

It's Hard Being A Tree In LA Right Now. Here's What The City Is Doing To Save Them

"It's not a great time to be a tree" --a tree surgeon specialist with the City of L.A.'s Recreation and Parks department.

USC President Resigns After Scandal, On Scandal, On Scandal. Here's What Happened

USC President Resigns After Scandal, On Scandal, On Scandal. Here's What Happened

A summary of the lawsuits, the investigations, and who's involved.

Gay Teen Blaze Bernstein's Murder Was A Hate Crime, OC DA Says

Gay Teen Blaze Bernstein's Murder Was A Hate Crime, OC DA Says

Based on evidence that investigators found on Samuel Woodward's phone and computer, they believe he killed his classmate because of his sexual orientation.

After Deadly Police Shootout, Silver Lake Trader Joe's Opens Doors Again: 'Things Will Never Be The Same'

After Deadly Police Shootout, Silver Lake Trader Joe's Opens Doors Again: 'Things Will Never Be The Same'

The company said the downtime allowed employees to grieve and process the experience, while the store itself saw some renovations.

LA City Animal Shelters Are Full. Hundreds Of Dogs, Cats And Rabbits Could Be Euthanized

LA City Animal Shelters Are Full. Hundreds Of Dogs, Cats And Rabbits Could Be Euthanized

Three separate hoarding cases led to the rescue of nearly 300 animals and put all six of the city's shelters at max capacity.

More Than 30,000 LAUSD Teachers Will Decide This Month If They Want To Strike

More Than 30,000 LAUSD Teachers Will Decide This Month If They Want To Strike

If the rank-and-file approves, teachers union leaders would then be empowered to call the first strike the district has seen since 1989.

Children Of Hostage Killed By LAPD File Wrongful Death Claims Against City And Police

Children Of Hostage Killed By LAPD File Wrongful Death Claims Against City And Police

Attorneys for Elizabeth Tollison's family said the 49-year-old died "as a direct and proximate result of the gunshot wounds negligently inflicted upon her by the three LAPD officers."

Here Comes Li'l Stinker, The Corpse Flower About To Bloom At The Huntington

Here Comes Li'l Stinker, The Corpse Flower About To Bloom At The Huntington

The enormous plant smells like rotting flesh, and it's about to bloom for the first time in four years at the Huntington Library.

LA Could Join The Scooter Ban Wagon While The City Sorts Out New Rules

LA Could Join The Scooter Ban Wagon While The City Sorts Out New Rules

This isn't the first move to rein in electric scooters, which have boomed in both popularity and contempt -- especially on the Westside.

Remember When 100,000 Voters' Names Were Left Off The Rosters? Now We Know What Happened

Remember When 100,000 Voters' Names Were Left Off The Rosters? Now We Know What Happened

A new report finds it was a software problem that caused over 100,000 names to be left off L.A. County voter rosters in June.

LA Sheriff Says He Won't Tolerate 'Renegade Cliques.' Here's The Backstory On Secret Societies

LA Sheriff Says He Won't Tolerate 'Renegade Cliques.' Here's The Backstory On Secret Societies

The Sheriff's Department has long been the target of allegations that some of its deputies belong to secret, racist cliques. The sheriff has pledged to get to the bottom of it.

Why Would Someone Deliberately Start A Wildfire?

Why Would Someone Deliberately Start A Wildfire?

They could be angry. Or out of work. Or a firefighter (seriously).

Meet Adonis, The New Mountain Lion In Town. He's Kind Of A Big Deal

Meet Adonis, The New Mountain Lion In Town. He's Kind Of A Big Deal

The discovery of a striking young male puma could mean kittens are on the way.

LAPD Video Shows Officers Fatally Shooting Homeless Woman Held Hostage By Man With Knife

LAPD Video Shows Officers Fatally Shooting Homeless Woman Held Hostage By Man With Knife

The June shooting was the first of two incidents within 6 weeks in which Los Angeles police officers fatally shot an innocent civilian.

Here Are The Questions You Asked About Homelessness In LA. Vote On The One You Want To Discuss

Here Are The Questions You Asked About Homelessness In LA. Vote On The One You Want To Discuss

We're hosting a live discussion based around your questions -- but first we need your questions.

California Homes Are Still Affordable -- With Help From Mom And Dad

California Homes Are Still Affordable -- With Help From Mom And Dad

Federal data shows first-time buyers in California increasingly rely on family for help.

Railroad Fire Burns Homes In Santa Clarita

Railroad Fire Burns Homes In Santa Clarita

At least three buildings burned in Santa Clarita before crews managed to stop forward progress on the fire.

Russians In LA, What's It Like Being Russian In America Right Now?

Russians In LA, What's It Like Being Russian In America Right Now?

It's geopolitical madness out there. If you're Russian and living in L.A., we want to know what it's been like for you.

Who Desires A Streetcar In Downtown LA? Mostly Developers, But They Won't Get It Anytime Soon

Who Desires A Streetcar In Downtown LA? Mostly Developers, But They Won't Get It Anytime Soon

Given the current funding and tax measure restrictions, the project wouldn't even break ground until 2053.

CSUN Is Using A Bot To Get Freshmen To Show Up For Class

CSUN Is Using A Bot To Get Freshmen To Show Up For Class

Cal State Northridge says incoming students are more likely to talk to a chatbot, so they've created one to pick up students who'd otherwise fail to enroll in the fall.

LAPD Identifies Officers Who Fired Toward The Silver Lake Trader Joe's

LAPD Identifies Officers Who Fired Toward The Silver Lake Trader Joe's

Officials have said it was a police bullet that killed 27-year-old store manager Melyda Corado.

Cranston Fire: Alleged Arsonist Held on $3.5 Million Bail. New Evacuation Centers Open

Cranston Fire: Alleged Arsonist Held on $3.5 Million Bail. New Evacuation Centers Open

On the day the Cranston Fire sparked, students at Idyllwild Arts Academy were eating lunch when flames appear in the sky. Would their campus survive the fire? They already knew fire was a danger for the remote mountain campus. When they arrived this summer for classes, staff searched bags to make sure they had nothing with them that could start a fire.

A Guide To LA's Scooter Chaos: What You Can (And Can't) Do On Birds And Limes

A Guide To LA's Scooter Chaos: What You Can (And Can't) Do On Birds And Limes

There have also been more than a few questions about the rules. Let's go for a convoluted ride.

LA Will Become A City Of Gold Saturday For Jonathan Gold's Birthday

LA Will Become A City Of Gold Saturday For Jonathan Gold's Birthday

Jonathan Gold would have turned 58 on Saturday.

Cranston Fire Threatens Mountain Towns As Thousands Of Evacuees Await Fate Of Homes

Cranston Fire Threatens Mountain Towns As Thousands Of Evacuees Await Fate Of Homes

The mountain community of Idyllwild had been spared a devastating fire for more than a century. Now residents of this small town high in the San Jacinto Mountains await word of whether they've escaped again or face devastating losses.

No Surprise: Wildfire Smoke Is Bad For You. Here's What To Do

No Surprise: Wildfire Smoke Is Bad For You. Here's What To Do

The Cranston Fire in Riverside County has pushed more than 3,000 people out of their homes. But it's not just the fire that's dangerous. The smoke that spreads to surrounding areas can also be harmful.

Fire Clouds Are As Terrifying As They Sound

Fire Clouds Are As Terrifying As They Sound

Rare pyrocumulus clouds have been churning high above the Idyllwild hellscape, bringing with them strong winds, the threat of lightning and turbulence that can make it difficult for aircraft to help firefighters on the ground.

Separated Families In Southern California: What's Happened, And What Comes Next

Separated Families In Southern California: What's Happened, And What Comes Next

The Trump administration has until the end of today to comply with a federal court order to reunite more than 2,500 migrant children ages 5 to 17 with their parents.

Here's What We Know About The Cranston Fire Burning Near Idyllwild

Here's What We Know About The Cranston Fire Burning Near Idyllwild

The fast-moving Cranston Fire in San Bernardino National Forest was the result of arson.

Body Recovered At Echo Park Lake After Pedal Boat Capsized

Body Recovered At Echo Park Lake After Pedal Boat Capsized

LAFD officials said dive teams plan to use sonar equipment in their efforts to find the possible drowning victim.

Man Arrested On Arson Charges For Uncontrolled Cranston Fire. Idyllwild And Other Communities Under Evacuation

Man Arrested On Arson Charges For Uncontrolled Cranston Fire. Idyllwild And Other Communities Under Evacuation

The fire broke out just before noon in San Bernardino National Forest and had burned 4,700 acres by nightfall.

Living At The Beach No Longer Means No AC Needed

Living At The Beach No Longer Means No AC Needed

A recent UC San Diego study also found that people in coastal areas were much more sensitive to heat than people living inland.

Mountain Lion P-55, Famous For Crossing The 101 Freeway Twice, Has Died

Mountain Lion P-55, Famous For Crossing The 101 Freeway Twice, Has Died

Biologists suspect the "seemingly healthy" cougar could have been the victim of rodenticide poisoning. Wildlife officials also said it's possible he lost a fight with another male mountain lion, though there were no signs of a struggle in the area.

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