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Elementary school kids doused as jet dumps fuel before emergency landing – Los Angeles Times

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.

Delta Flight 89 — a Boeing 777 — had taken off from LAX with more than 140 passengers on board and was en route to Shanghai when it turned around and headed back to the L.A. airport.

“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.”

Source: Elementary school kids doused as jet dumps fuel before emergency landing – Los Angeles Times

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UCLA researchers say there is a way to predict who will become homeless | TribLIVE.com

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.

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Homeless encampment in LA

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.

Source: UCLA researchers say there is a way to predict who will become homeless | TribLIVE.com

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Disasters Weather

Hiker killed by huge falling redwood tree in California national park | US news | The Guardian

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.

Source: Hiker killed by huge falling redwood tree in California national park | US news | The Guardian

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Snow, rain in Southern California for holiday – YouTube

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/

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Fire in Las Vegas kills six, injures 13 | TheHill

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.

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.

Source: Fire in Las Vegas kills six, injures 13 | TheHill

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AR-15 rifle, ammunition seized, student arrested for threat of mass shooting at South LA middle school | abc7.com

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.

Source: AR-15 rifle, ammunition seized, student arrested for threat of mass shooting at South LA middle school | abc7.com

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4 people killed, 6 wounded in shooting at Fresno party – YouTube

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A doorbell camera captured a woman screaming for help from a passing car. Police want to find her – CNN

(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.

Source: A doorbell camera captured a woman screaming for help from a passing car. Police want to find her – CNN

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UPDATE: Deadly high school shooting in Santa Clarita, California – YouTube

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1 dead, several injured in shooting at southern California high school; suspect in custody

Several people were injured in a school shooting in the Los Angeles area Thursday morning and reports indicate the suspect is “no longer a threat.”

Source: 1 dead, several injured in shooting at southern California high school; suspect in custody

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Trump vows ‘no more’ federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn | The Independent

Donald Trump has threatened to cut off emergency funding to California as wildfires rage across the state, telling governor Gavin Newsom to “get his act together”.

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.”

Source: Trump vows ‘no more’ federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn | The Independent

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4 Dead, Others Wounded In Mass Shooting At Orinda Halloween Party

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)

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Autos crime

California man shows up to Mt. Shasta police station with body in car

The suspect walked into a police station located more than 200 miles away from his Roseville, Calif., apartment, where three more victims were found.

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.

Source: California man shows up to Mt. Shasta police station with body in car

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(57) 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Near Pleasant Hill – YouTube

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Live updates: California fires near Sylmar and Porter Ranch – CNN

A fast-moving wildfire threatens residential areas in and around northern Los Angeles. Get the latest updates and news.

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.

Source: Live updates: California fires near Sylmar and Porter Ranch – CNN

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Explosion at California Oktoberfest celebration leaves 4 injured – CNN

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.
Video from witnesses shows a giant ball of fire erupting into the night sky. Witness Kyle Nelson told CNN affiliate KTLA-TV that he heard and saw three large explosions in rapid succession emanating from the festival. He managed to catch one of them on camera.

Source: Explosion at California Oktoberfest celebration leaves 4 injured – CNN

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91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

The 91-year-old man was hit with a rock and then robbed during a visit to the cemetery where his wife is buried.

Source: 91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

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Opinion Politics

Trump, in California, says homelessness is destroying cities – Los Angeles Times

Trump, in California for a two-day visit, is likely to address homelessness, which he has used to bash the deep-blue state before the 2020 election.

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.

Source: Trump, in California, says homelessness is destroying cities – Los Angeles Times

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Disasters Fires

Winds fuel Tenaja fire to 2,000 acres – YouTube

Winds fuel Tenaja fire to 2,000 acres

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Rescue crews locate remains of 25 people after California boat fire

By Yuliya Talmazan, Elisha Fieldstadt and David K. Li

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.

Source: Rescue crews locate remains of 25 people after California boat fire