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  • Wildfires: Did low water pressure hinder the fight?

    Wildfires: Did low water pressure hinder the fight?
    Residents of Yorba Linda, where fire destroyed 118 homes, had complained for years of poor water pressure, a problem that may have made it more difficult for firefighters to beat back the weekend blaze that tore through the upscale community. In Sylmar,...
  • More than 20,000 flee flames in O.C. Fire destroys or damages more than 600 homes; thousands are threatened

    More than 20,000 flee flames in O.C. Fire destroys or damages more than 600 homes; thousands are threatened
    Wind-fueled fires continued to rage out of control tonight in Orange County as emergency personnel struggled to get ahead of erratic leap-frogging flare-ups that were consuming houses and apartments and prompting evacuation orders for more than 20,000...
  • Winds relent, but fires persist

    Winds relent, but fires persist
    A lull in the fierce, desert-born Santa Ana winds that pushed three devastating wildfires through Southern California delivered the first major break in days to fire crews from Anaheim Hills to Santa Barbara on Sunday, although authorities warned that...
  • Montecito fire consumes 111 homes

    Montecito fire consumes 111 homes
    As a wildfire that devastated the wealthy enclave of Montecito settled down late Friday, a second blaze erupted in Sylmar amid heavy winds and destroyed at least three structures and scorched 100 acres, authorities said. The Montecito blaze destroyed 111...
  • Firefighter's stand saves homes of former neighbors in Sylmar's Oakridge Mobile Home Park

    Firefighter's stand saves homes of former neighbors in Sylmar's Oakridge Mobile Home Park
    Some of Los Angeles County Fire Capt. David Yonan's happiest memories are of the two years he spent living with his then-wife at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park. So when he received a tearful call from one of his former neighbors, desperate to know if...
  • Man in Santa suit kills at least eight at Covina party, police say

    Man in Santa suit kills at least eight at Covina party, police say
    As he had in years past, Bruce Jeffrey Pardo volunteered to serve as an usher at his church's midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Pardo, however, was miles away from the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church as the religious service got underway. He had driven a...
  • ..... Sylmar fire story

  • Happiness, fear and hope at Oakridge mobile home park in Sylmar

    It's 90 degrees in November, the full glory and perennial curse of Southern California on fierce display. Devil winds, hill-hopping infernos, smoked mansions, torched trailers, barren freeways, and brilliant sunsets lingering in low-hanging canopies of...
  • Fire losses may prompt tougher building codes for mobile homes

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called for a review of building standards and emergency procedures Sunday after the Oakridge Mobile Home Park was devastated by the Sayre fire and a backup power system failed at a Sylmar hospital. "We should start thinking...
  • Gang injunction splits a San Fernando Valley community

    Gang injunction splits a San Fernando Valley community
    Daniel, 15, lives on a tree-lined street at the northern tip of the San Fernando Valley. It is a place of whiplashing contradiction. In one direction there are elegant Craftsmans, their roots as deep as the area's historic olive groves, and tidy cul-de-...
  • Naseeb M. Saliba's former home in Encino for sale for $3.2 million

    The Encino home of the late construction giant Naseeb M. Saliba, who partnered with Albert G. Tutor in the early '70s to form Tutor-Saliba Corp., has come on the market at $3.2 million. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom midcentury modern home has about...
  • Durable anchor fought TV fluff

    Hal Fishman, the award-winning KTLA-TV Channel 5 news anchor who was a Los Angeles broadcasting fixture for nearly 50 years, died Tuesday, the station announced. He was 75. Fishman died at 3 a.m. at his Brentwood home with his family at his side. He...