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  • Catastrophic fires blaze a path of destruction through Southland

    Catastrophic fires blaze a path of destruction through Southland
    In a swiftly moving catastrophe that seemed as familiar as it was shocking, Southern California once again was besieged by flame Saturday, from Orange County to Santa Barbara, with hundreds of homes consumed by three major wind-driven fires, including one...
  • 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-...
  • Evacuation Orders Lifted, Roads Still Closed After Weekend Storm

    Evacuation Orders Lifted, Roads Still Closed After Weekend Storm
    LOS ANGELES -- Evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in the La Crescenta, La Cañada-Flintridge and Big Tujunga Canyon areas as the last of three winter storms has moved eastward. Rain from the storm, which hit Saturday, was a little...
  • Cops: Sister Fatally Stabs Teen Brother Over Money

    Cops: Sister Fatally Stabs Teen Brother Over Money
    SYLMAR -- A 17 year old boy was stabbed to death at his Sylmar home Saturday, and police have arrested his 20 year old sister. Parris Reed was found slashed and bleeding around 8:40 a.m. Saturday in an apartment buildig in the 12100 block of San Fernando...
  • Storm Causes Mandatory Evacuations in Burn Area

    Storm Causes Mandatory Evacuations in Burn Area
    LOS ANGELES-- Burn area homes in imminent debris and possible mudslide danger are under mandatory evacuation orders as heavy rains prompted flash flood warnings and caused some areas to lose electricity. At least 44 homes in the La Cañada Flintridge,...