An airplane returning to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning dropped jet fuel onto a school playground, dousing several students at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, officials said.
“Shortly after takeoff, Flight 89 from LAX to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return quickly to LAX,” Delta said in a statement released Tuesday night. “The aircraft landed safely after a release of fuel, which was required as part of normal procedure to reach a safe landing weight. Delta is in touch with Los Angeles World Airports and the L.A. County Fire Department as well as community leaders, and shares concerns regarding reports of minor injuries to adults and children at schools in the area.”
LOS ANGELES — With the ranks of homeless people growing faster than housing is being built, one of the most popular strategies for reducing homelessness has become to simply keep people in their homes.
In theory, a small infusion of cash, counseling or legal aid could be the difference that prevents someone from ending up on the street. But reality isn’t so simple.
Of the tens of thousands of people who are on the brink of losing their homes every year in California and across the country, only a tiny fraction do.
“Only 1 in 10 people who seem like they are going to become homeless — actually become homeless,” said Phil Ansell, director of Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative.
A huge redwood tree fell and killed a man visiting Muir Woods national monument park in California on Christmas Eve, authorities said on Thursday.
Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died while walking on a marked dirt trail with two other people in the park north of San Francisco famous for its towering trees, according to the Marin county coroner’s office and a spokesman for the park.
Dutta was pinned by the trunk of the 200ft (61-meters) tree and was pronounced dead at the scene. The trunk measured more than 4ft (1.22 meters) in diameter.
A woman injured by falling debris was taken to the hospital for treatment. A man hiking with the group escaped injury.
The tree fell following a series of winter storms over the past two weeks.
A powerful winter storm brought a deluge of rain and snow to Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and bringing post-Christmas travel to a halt on major routes early Thursday. (Dec. 26) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/1158922418018… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/
A fire in a three-story Las Vegas apartment building killed six people and injured 13 others, The Associated Press reported Saturday.
Fire department spokesman Tim Szymanski said that it was “the worst fire fatality that we’ve had in the city of Las Vegas since the inception of the fire department.”
Szymanski said that the fire was accidentally caused by a first-floor unit’s stove. Residents told investigators that some residents used their stoves for warmth because the building lacked heat.Most of the injuries were from smoke inhalation, though Szymanski said one victim had broken legs and a possible broken back after falling or jumping from an upper-floor window to escape the heavy smoke.
The fire was largely contained to that one unit, although smoke did reach the rest of the building, according to Szymanski.
Because of the smoke damage, Szymanski said the building is uninhabitable. Around 30 people have been displaced as a result.
The Southern Nevada Red Cross said it sent a team to provide assistance, the AP reported.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a 13-year-old boy after responding to a call of a threat to shoot staff members and fellow students at Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School in South Los Angeles, authorities announced Friday.
According to Undersheriff Tim Murakami, deputies from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Century station initiated the investigation, which led to a search warrant and the seizure of a AR-15 rifle, a large cache of ammunition and “a list of intended victims and a drawing of the school layout.”
At a morning news conference, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said several students notified teachers after overhearing a threat that a shooting would take place at the campus on Friday.
(CNN)A Los Angeles doorbell camera captured the gut-wrenching screams of a woman police say they believe may have been kidnapped, but it did not capture images of what caused her calls for help.Witnesses in the Leimert Park neighborhood called Los Angeles police Tuesday to report hearing a woman screaming, according to an LAPD news release.“Help me,” a woman’s voice can be heard screaming in the footage, which shows only a dark street from a porch. “Somebody help me, please.”A car then races into and out of the frame.
In his latest attack on the state he returned to old complaints of forest management, including recommending better cleaning of the forest floors, as he first did in 2018.
However California’s governor was quick to highlight the role of the environmental crisis in spreading the fires. In response to the president, Mr Newsom tweeted: “You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation.”
Four people were killed and others wounded when gunfire erupted at a large Halloween night party late Thursday night at an Orinda home rented out on Airbnb, according to authorities. Jackie Ward reports. (11/1/19)
A Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of killing four people after he showed up at a police station with a body in his car.
Authorities in Mount Shasta say the man walked into the lobby of the police department Monday afternoon and told officers he had killed four people at his apartment in Roseville, more than 200 miles away.
One of the possible victims was in his car, police say. Roseville police went to the suspect’s apartment and found three more.
Police say it appears the man knew the victims and don’t believe there’s any ongoing threat to the community.
4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Near Pleasant Hill
What we know about the Saddleridge Fire
- Spreading fast: The Saddleridge Fire started Thursday and exploded to more than 7,500 acres by Friday. At least 31 structures were destroyed or damaged.
- It jumped two freeways: The fast-moving blaze jumped the 210 and 5 freeways, and some parts those roads and the 405 were closed.
- Evacuations issued: The wind-driven wildfire forced about 100,000 people to evacuate.
- Schools canceled: Classes were canceled at about 40 schools in the Los Angeles area after poor air quality was reported, officials said.
CNN)An underground electrical vault exploded at a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, Saturday, leaving four people injured.The explosion took place during an Oktoberfest celebration at the Old World restaurant, where firefighters initially responded to a report of an electrical fire, Huntington Beach Fire Battalion Chief Jeffrey Lopez said. An underground electrical vault exploded as firefighters went to open it, Lopez said.
President Trump arrived in California late Tuesday morning amid growing questions over his administration’s plans to get involved in the state’s homelessness crisis.
After a visit to the Bay Area, the president landed at Los Angeles International Airport at roughly 4:15 p.m.
Trump is in the state for a two-day visit, with stops for fundraising in Palo Alto, Beverly Hills and San Diego. The fundraisers are expected to bring in $15 million and will benefit Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee composed of the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.
Winds fuel Tenaja fire to 2,000 acres
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Rescue crews located what they believed were the remains of 25 people who died after a diving boat caught fire off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, north of Los Angeles, according to a U.S. Coast Guard official.
The 75-foot commercial vessel called the Conception, carrying 33 passengers and six crew, went up in flames at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, officials said.
In a text message conversation with NBC News, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll said crews collected what appeared to be the bodies of 25 people. He said that figure needed to be confirmed by the coroner.