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Paramount Ranch Among Buildings Destroyed in Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey Fire has now burned more than 83,275 acres, over 130 square miles of terrain stretching from Thousand Oaks, through Agoura, Bell Canyon, Calabasas, Kanan Dune, Point Dume and south to Pepperdine University (which has not burned). A break in the winds has enabled firefighters to achieve 10 percent containment by Sunday morning.

Multiple Confirmed Deaths in Northern California Wildfires

In Northern California, the Camp Fire and the Butte Fire have claimed multiple lives. 

Major US Tourist Sites Are in Path of Hurricane Florence

From Charleston's colonial mansions with finely-crafted balustrades, to fragile Outer Banks beaches, to exalted centers of American history, the tourism-heavy US East Coast is facing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.

Stinky Corpse Flower Blooms in San Marino Huntington Library Botanical Garden

There's a smell of success Friday at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens -- and it sure stinks.

Giant Dinosaur Bones Get Archaeologists Rethinking Triassic Period

Giant dinosaurs lived on Earth much earlier than previously thought, according to a team of excavators in Argentina who discovered the remains of a 200-million-year old species.

Heat Wave Wreaks Havoc on Power Supply

  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison crews worked Monday to restore power to tens of thousands of customers blacked out over the weekend as the Southand's first summer heat wave of 2018 wreaked havoc with power supplies.

Brushfire in Bel-Air/Holmby Hills Knocked Down – Road is Now Opened

The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) equaled 111 firefighters to knock down a blaze that has burned 1-1.5 acres in the area of 913 N. Beverly Glen Boulevard in the Bel-Air/Holmby Hills area.

Beverly Hills News – City Pays Survivors $640,000 in Loma Vista Wrongful Death Case

The mother and son of a pickup truck driver who was fatally injured in a crash in Beverly Hills in 2016 on the same steep street where two LAPD officers were killed in previous crashes settled their lawsuit against the city for a collective total of $640,000.

Texas Shooting Leaves Ten Dead, One Student Arrested

 Ten people were killed and at least 10 injured when a student armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at his Texas high school on Friday, officials said, in the latest deadly school shooting in the United States.

Beverly Hills News – City of Beverly Hills Disputes School District Statement

In a press release Wednesday evening, the City of Beverly Hills responded to a letter from Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy, in which he outlined their ongoing concerns over the planned Metro Purple Line Extension beneath the bungalows at Beverly Hills High School.

Beverly Hills News – Basement Ordinance Prevails; Signatures Come up Short

In a letter from the Beverly Hills City Clerk today, Byron Pope certified that there are insufficient signatures on the petition for a referendum to rescind the Basement Ordinance. The Ordinance stands. To qualify, the petition required the signatures of 10% of the City's registered voters, and it fell 25 signatures short.

Canada Pulls Diplomats From Cuba Over Mysterious Illness

Canada announced Monday it was sending home the families of its diplomats in Cuba, after a year-long investigation into a mysterious illness afflicting Canadian and US officials failed to reveal a cause. 

Beverly Hills News -Branden Williams Still Enmeshed in Effort to Kill Basement Ordinance Despite Statements, Letters, Promises

Realtor Branden Williams is still the man behind the signature-gathering effort for a referendum to repeal the Basement Ordinance, despite a purported apology and resignation letter sent to the Courier by Hilton & Hyland only minutes before this paper went to press last week.

Los Angeles City Council Approves $4.9 Billion People Mover

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved a $4.9 billion contract for the design and construction of an Automated People Mover system at Los Angeles International Airport that will carry passengers among terminals and connect with nearby rail lines.

Basement Ordinance Referendum Race Heats Up

Efforts continue to gather signatures on a petition that will stop the City’s new Basement Ordinance from going into effect, overturning the will of the residents and the vote of the entire City Council for the benefit of real estate agent Branden Williams and his client billionaire developer Francesco Aquilini, who wish to build the project on Loma Linda Drive.

Easter Bunnies Need Special Care: Abandoned Bunnies Flood Shelters After Easter

Easter is a time of great importance for Christians and often a time of great fun for children, but for volunteers in one segment of the animal rescue community, it's the worst time of year.
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