Los Angeles county News

Few Resources, Old-Growth Forest Allowed For Fire’s Growth

LOS ANGELES — A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented run through Southern California mountains and eventually find fuel in old-growth trees to become one of Los …

Evacuations Ordered as Crews Battle Massive California Fire

LOS ANGELES — Crews struggled Thursday to reign in a Southern California wildfire that exploded in size in a matter of hours north of Los Angeles, prompting evacuation orders for about 100 homes and other buildings as it tore through …

Los Angeles County Settles Bus Accident Suit for $3.5M

An attorney says Los Angeles County’s transit agency has paid $3.5 million to a woman whose foot was crushed by a bus. Jenny Lopez sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority after she stepped into a crosswalk in 2010 and a bus …

California Fines 3 Los Angeles Nursing Homes $235,000

Three Los Angeles County nursing homes have been fined a total of $235,000 after state investigations found inadequate care resulted in a patient death. State health chief Dr. Ron Chapman says the Downey Care Center was fined $80,000 for failing …