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Southern California blaze sears homes, orchards, threatens oil fields

11 November, 2019 8:10 am 8:10 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A fast-moving scrub fire threatened orchards, oil fields and homes while displacing thousands of residents in Southern California  even as diminishing winds helped fire crews tame a rash of wildfires elsewhere across the state. The latest in a spate of conflagrations that have kept California firefighters on the go for weeks … Read More

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Tree branch blown into power lines suspected of sparking Los Angeles Getty ...

10 October, 2019 10:15 am 10:15 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A broken tree branch blown into power lines by high winds likely sparked the wildfire that has driven thousands of residents from their homes around the famed Getty Center museum in Los Angeles, the fire department said. The findings, based on evidence from the site where flames erupted early Monday, came … Read More

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Fast-moving fires near Los Angeles force more than 40,000 to flee

10 October, 2019 8:58 pm 8:58 pm

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) – California firefighters on Friday sought to take advantage of a brief lull in high winds behind fast-moving wildfires that forced the evacuation of more than 40,000 residents north of Los Angeles and another 2,000 in the state’s wine country. With winds abating, crews worked overnight to battle a newly-started fire about … Read More


‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Gargiulo found guilty of double murd...

08 August, 2019 3:42 am 3:42 am

LOS ANGELES – Michael Gargiulo, nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper”, has been found guilty of murdering two women. Prosecutors in Los Angeles painted Gargiulo, 43, as a “stone-cold serial killer” who preyed on women in planned attacks. He was also found guilty of attempting to kill a 26-year-old in 2008, who survived and testified against him. … Read More

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Musicians lament reported loss of recordings in decade-old Universal fire

06 June, 2019 11:12 am 11:12 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Several big-name musicians voiced dismay on Wednesday that some of their recordings may have been among thousands of original masters that The New York Times Magazine reported were lost in the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot fire of 2008. The blaze, which gutted a popular “King Kong” attraction and a swath of … Read More

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Aston Martin built for James Bond heading to auction

06 June, 2019 10:26 am 10:26 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 outfitted with special gadgets for James Bond, such as tyre slashers, machine guns and a bulletproof shield, will go up for auction in August, the auction house announced on Wednesday. The vehicle painted grey is expected to fetch between $4 million and $6 million, according to … Read More

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Nipsey Hussle music fans stream into Los Angeles memorial

04 April, 2019 11:04 pm 11:04 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Thousands of people streamed into a public memorial in Los Angeles on Thursday for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was gunned down in the city last month. Free tickets were all snapped up this week for the two-hour event at the 21,000-capacity Staples Centre, a popular sports and pop concert venue. … Read More

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Former England captain Beckham to be honoured with statue in LA

02 February, 2019 8:39 am 8:39 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former England captain David Beckham will become the first Major League Soccer player honoured with a statue, which will be unveiled outside LA Galaxy’s stadium prior to their season opener on March 2, the team said. In 2007, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder became the first big European … Read More

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US judge dismisses Ashley Judd’s sex harassment claim against Weinste...

01 January, 2019 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein but said she could proceed with a defamation claim against him. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual advances a … Read More

Wilder draws with Fury to retain WBC heavyweight title

12 December, 2018 1:04 pm 1:04 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – American Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title after a thrilling split decision draw with Britain’s Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles , leaving both fighters talking up a rematch. The hard-hitting Wilder knocked Fury down twice, including a brutal right-left combination that sent the towering Fury to the … Read More

Elon musk says first tunnel is almost done, opens December 10

10 October, 2018 8:36 am 8:36 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels is nearing completion on the first tunnel, Musk said on Twitter . The first tunnel, under Hawthorne in the Los Angeles area, is almost done and will open on Dec. 10, Musk said. … Read More

Los Angeles prosecutors review sex assault cases against actors Seagal, And...

08 August, 2018 10:43 am 10:43 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said on Thursday that it was reviewing new sexual assault cases involving three celebrities: film producer Harvey Weinstein, action movie star Steven Seagal, and actor Anthony Anderson, the star of the television comedy series “Black-ish.” The case involving Weinstein brings to six the number under … Read More

Gusting winds, heat to menace California wildfire battle

08 August, 2018 9:44 am 9:44 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history face a return of gusting winds and high temperatures on Thursday that are expected to stoke a blaze that has burned an area nearly the size of Los Angeles. Northern California’s Mendocino Complex fire was 47 percent contained , up from 34 percent … Read More