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More than 100 firefighters battle brush fires in Van Nuys

More than 100 firefighters were deployed Friday afternoon to battle a brush fire that broke out in two locations in Van Nuys, a fire official said.The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the fires shortly after 4 p.m. on both sides of the street ... [Published SCPR - 4 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Sriracha plant opens with new odor control filters

Maya Sugarman/KPCCTwenty-eight-ounce bottles of Sriracha hot sauce are transported by conveyor belt to be packed and shipped inside Huy Fong Foods Inc. in Irwindale on Tuesday, Aug. 19.Truckloads of chili peppers are making their way to the city of Irwindale, ... [Published SCPR - 6 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Talking and singing about the Emmys; biking to the red carpet

On the latest podcast from The Frame , forget the limo and the tux!One Emmy nominee talks about why he's riding his bike to the awards. Tom Smuts, a writer-producer on "Mad Men," has organized a group of cycling Emmy-goers to ride from Santa Monica to ... [Published SCPR - 2 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Number of new whooping cough cases continues downward trend

The California Department of Public Health continues to recommend that all pregnant women in their third trimester get vaccinated against whooping cough. /Justin Sullivan/StaffThe number of new cases of whooping cough in California continued on a two-month ... [Published SCPR - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Bound by freeways, Chinatown pedestrians face heightened danger

As a retiree without a car, Grace Yin walks the streets of Chinatown every day, and never lets her guard down. Everywhere, she said, there are careless drivers. A relative was hit crossing Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue several years ago."You have to ... [Published SCPR - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Writer Jon Ronson and the strange world of "Frank"

The new film "Frank," is about a musician by that name, who wears a giant papier-mâché head all the time. Into his band, comes a young man named Jon, modeled after writer Jon Ronson who wrote the screenplay based on some real life people and events.[embedded ... [Published SCPR - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Internal emails show LA school officials started iPad talks with software supplier a year before bids

Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012. Krista Kennell/AFP/Emails obtained by KPCC show Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John ... [Published SCPR - 7 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Ferguson protests evoke memories for Anaheim residents

The protests taking place in a St. Louis suburb following the police shooting of an unarmed black man have evoked memories in Anaheim. In 2012, the killing of two Latino men set off protests.  Since then, the city has taken a new approach to policing ... [Published SCPR - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

1,000-pound sign falls, seriously injures man at Calabasas gas station

A man had to be airlifted to a trauma center Friday after a 1,000-pound sign fell onto him at a Calabasas gas station and severely injured his legs.Emergency personnel arrived to the Mobil station near Las Virgenes Road and the 101 freeway at 10:47 a.m., ... [Published SCPR - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Being a female game developer in a male-dominated industry

Listen Now[5 min 21 sec] Courtesy of Giant Spacekat"Revolution 60" is a game created by a team made up of only women."Revolution 60"The stereotype of the pimply-faced teenage boy gaming in his parents' basement has become all but obsolete in the ... [Published SCPR - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Report finds flaws in LAUSD iPad program

Photo by Lexie Flickinger/Brad Flickinger via Flickr Creative CommonsA report by a committee chaired by LAUSD Board of Education member Monica Ratliff found that LAUSD’s iPad program has issues with planning, transparency, and bidding problems.A report ... [Published SCPR - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

San Juan Capistrano residents challenge city's water pricing system

KPCC/Molly Peterson"Coffee chat" is a tradition in the south Orange County city of San Juan Capistrano. City Councilman Larry Kramer participates, but says he can't talk about tiered pricing of water rates because of ongoing litigation.On Wednesday, we ... [Published SCPR - Aug 21 2014]

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"We do have wind, but fortunately it's not too powerful," Scott said. "Right now we have firefighters surrounding both sides of both fires and we are also making strategic water drops from our helicopters."
"You have to look to the east, look to the west" Yin said in Mandarin. "You have to be very careful."
...our partnership with LAUSD," Pearson staffer Sherry King wrote the head of curriculum for L A Unified at the time, Jaime Aquino, in November 2013. "We have begun to work closely with your leadership to help make the transition to the  common core smooth for everyone."
"Apparently it was a sign that holds the prices for fuel that fell on the patient," Mora said. "We found him conscious and alert with a 1,000 pound sign on his legs."

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