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Winds push California fire toward celebrity homes
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - Surging Santa Ana winds on Saturday drove an enormous wildfire toward a wealthy community in the coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles, leaving fire crews working in a pall of smoke. The 404-square-mile Thomas Fire was moving rapidly westward and crested Montecito Peak,
Trevor 's Travels : Metrolink ride is a trip down memory lane
A previous column bemoaned my lack of California rail experience. So far, it's only been on the Metrolink out of San Bernardino. Recently, wanting to go to downtown Los Angeles, it didn't take a lot of pondering to decide to let the train take the strain. After all, it had been several years since m
Thomas Fire : Powerful winds threaten to fuel blaze in Southern California
Vehicles pass beside a wall of flames on the 101 highway as it reaches the coast during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, California on December 6, 2017. California motorists commuted past a blazing inferno Wednesday as wind-whipped wildfires raged across the Los Angeles region, with flames triggeri
Building a wall against Santa Ana winds ?
Subscribed, but don't have a login? When those frightful Santa Anas roared through Southern California this month, everyone was talking about the wind but nobody could do anything to stop it. In defense of our helplessness, a fire official explained, "When tornadoes hit the Midwest, we can't stop th
Skirball fire in LA 100 percent contained
The Skirball fire, which burned 422 acres in west Los Angeles, was declared 100 percent contained at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire, which broke out Dec. 6, was caused by an illegal cooking fire at a homeless encampment, authorities said Tuesday, Dec.
Los Angeles police say man raped 12 prostitutes since 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are searching for a man who has kidnapped and sexually assaulted a dozen prostitutes at gunpoint since 2014. Captain William Hayes says the most recent attack happened Friday in Compton. He says the man typically solicits the women for sex in South Los Angeles a
Andres Rigal 's Wintertramp Is Comin ' to -LRB- Down -RRB- town
Downtown Los Angeles' gay nightlife renaissance continues to be touted as the hot new thing, but those of us who've followed and frequented LGBTQ clubs and parties for more than the past few years have seen it snowballing steadily for quite some time. From Shits & Giggles at the now-demolished 740 C