Anthony Kurzweil is a web producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.


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  • A street was flooded in the Santa Clarita area on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deadly Storm Brings Heavy Rain to SoCal, Causes Damages and Flooding

    A powerful storm forecasters believe may be the strongest to hit the region in years moved into Southern California Friday, drenching the area with rain and prompting numerous weather watches and warnings in the area. Heavy precipitation was causing numerous problems in the area by the afternoon, downing trees and power lines, and flooding local roads in the Los Angeles area. By 3:40 p.m., LAPD had sent out at an advisory warning people to stay off the road if possible, […]

  • K-rails are seen ahead of storm expected to hit Duarte on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Some Duarte Residents Staying Home Despite Mandatory Evacuation Orders Issued for Fish Fire Burn Area

    Some residents in Duarte have decided to stay put Friday evening, despite the mandatory evacuations in place as a powerful storm barrels across Southern California. The City issued a Red Alert beginning at 7 a.m. for areas impacted by the Fish Fire, according to its website. A flash flood warning was in effect in the area until 5:15 p.m., officials reported. The alert placed 202 homes under mandatory evacuation orders as the storm was expected to bring up to an […]

  • Police respond to a barricade situation in Cerritos on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunman Dead After Opening Fire on SWAT Officers Attempting to Serve Search Warrant in Cerritos: Police

    A gunman who allegedly opened fire on SWAT officers as they attempted to serve a narcotics-related search warrant in Cerritos Friday morning has been killed, police said. The initially gunfire occurred as Long Beach Police Department SWAT officers approached the home near Carmenita Road and 183rd Street about 4:45 a.m. to serve a warrant regarding a narcotics investigation, Long Beach Police Department Sgt. Brad Johnson said. Officers returned fire, but it was at first unclear if the gunman was hit, Johnson […]

  • Police in La Palma investigate a home-invasion robbery. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Man Held at Gunpoint in La Palma Home-Invasion Robbery; 2 Men Sought

    Police are searching for two home-invasion robbers who held a man at gunpoint in La Palma late Wednesday night and then fled in the victim’s car. The robbery was reported at 11:58 p.m. in the 8400 block of Walker Street, La Palms Police Department Sgt. Luke Carlson said. The two robbers entered the home through a back window before pulling a gun on the victim and stealing his phone and wallet, Carlson said. The robbers then fled the home in […]

  • Royal High School in Simi Valley is seen in an image posted to the school’s Facebook page.

    Lockdown Lifted at Simi Valley Schools After Report of Possibly Armed Person on Royal High

    A lockdown at two Simi Valley schools was lifted early Wednesday afternoon after police determined that an alleged weapon seen on the Royal High campus in the morning was a ceremonial drill rifle, authorities said. The lockdown was prompted by a report of a person walk onto the campus of Royal High School, located at 1402 Royal Ave., with what was appeared to be a long gun around 8:21 a.m., the Simi Valley Police Department posted in a media alert. The […]

  • A car was crushed by a tree in Pasadena on Feb. 14, 2017. (Credit: RMG News)

    Family Car Crushed by Downed Tree in Pasadena

    A huge tree, believed to be about 100 years old, fell over in Pasadena Tuesday and crushed a family’s car. The tree fell in the 900 block of North Hill Avenue and also damaged the rear of the home, according to a tweet by the Pasadena Fire Department at about 9:11 p.m. Video showed the 100-foot-tall tree landed squarely on top of the family’s car, flattening the area that would have been occupied by a driver. Luckily no one was […]

  • A vehicle being pursued by police overturned in Koreatown on Feb. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    SUV Takes Out Pole, Fire Hydrant as Pursuit Ends in Rollover Crash in Koreatown

    A short pursuit came to a dramatic end Tuesday morning when an SUV being chased by police crashed and rolled over several times in Koreatown. Police initiated a stolen vehicle pursuit about 4:40 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Brent McGuyre said. Sky5 managed to get over the scene moments before the driver rear ended a car that was uninvolved in the chase and rolled over multiple times just before 4:45 a.m. The out of control SUV also took out a […]

  • A 2014 photo of Ramona Gedney (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Health Officials Investigate Death of LAUSD Teacher Who Contracted Meningitis

    Public health officials are investigating the death of an elementary school teacher in South Gate who had contracted meningitis. Parents and students who gathered at the school for a meeting Monday morning identified the teacher as Ramona Gedney. Gedney died in a Downey hospital on Feb. 6, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office told the Los Angeles Times. The Coroner’s Office did not announce a cause of death, but Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed in a […]

  • An overcast sky in downtown Los Angeles during the week of May 4, 2015. More rain and thunderstorms are predicted for later this week. (Credit: Al Seib, Los Angeles Times)

    Another Round of Showers, High Surf Hits SoCal

    Another round of showers and high surf has hit Southern California Friday afternoon. Forecasters expect about a quarter to a half-inch of rain to fall in Los Angeles and Ventura counties during the current storm. Up to three-quarters of an inch could fall in the mountains and foothills, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are warning of possible debris flows, especially in the recent burn areas. Recent storms have been blamed for damaging mudflows that have left some Hollywood Hills […]