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

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  • Fast-Moving Manzanita Fire Burning South of Beaumont Grows to 5,000 Acres

    A fast-moving brush fire burning south Beaumont has grown to about 5,000 acres with 20 percent containment Tuesday, according to fire officials. The blaze, dubbed the Manzanita Fire, started about 3:10 p.m. Monday on Lambs Canyon Road off State Route 79 following a single-car crash, the Riverside County Fire Department said in a news release. A vehicle traveling southbound veered off the road and crashed into a ravine, sparking the fire, Cal Fire Capt. Lucas Spelman said. Two people got out […]

  • Girl, 12, Escapes After Being Kidnapped in Front of Whittier Home; 2 Men Sought

    Police are searching for two men who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl from in front of her home in Whittier Monday morning. The girl was in front of her residence in the 13400 block of Franklin Street about 9:30 a.m. when a man grabbed her and put her in a car, the Whittier Police Department stated in a news release. The girl told police she saw a second man inside the vehicle, which was driven a few blocks before the kidnappers […]

  • 12-Year-Old Boy Injured in Residential Fire in South L.A.

    A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in a two-story residential building in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 1700 block of East 55th Street and found the second floor well involved with fire, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart stated. The fire was extinguished in about 13 minutes by 33 firefighters, Stewart said. A 12-year-old boy suffered possible smoke inhalation and was taken to a […]

  • Suspicious Fires Burn 2 Vacant Buildings in Downey; 4 Detained

    Four people have been detained after a suspicious fire burned two vacant structures in Downey Monday morning. Firefighters initially thought they were responding to one structure fire when the call came in about 2:30 a.m., said Downey Fire Department spokesman Dan Hurlock. As they were battling the blaze firefighters noticed another fire about 200 yards away, Hurlock said. The initial fire engulfed a residential building while Hurlock said the second blaze burned what he described as an “out building” to […]

  • Friends, Family Continue Search for O.C. Rapper Swept Away in Kern River

    Friends and family members are continuing their search Monday for Orange County rapper Michael “Dossicc” Ramirez after he was swept away in the Kern River Thursday. Ramirez, a member of the group Rebellion Warfare, had gone to the Keyesville campground in Lake Isabella to celebrate his 27th birthday with his friends, the Orange County Register reported. After helping set up camp with his girlfriend Erica Zambada and another couple, Ramirez, of Buena Park, decided to cool off and go for […]

  • Man Fatally Shot While Putting Air in His Bike’s Tires at Riverside Gas Station

    A man who stopped at a Riverside gas station to put air in the tires of his bike was ambushed and fatally shot Sunday night, according to a witness. Police received several calls about 9:19 p.m. reporting a shooting had just occurred behind a gas station located in the 7400 block of Indiana Avenue, the Riverside Police Department stated in a news release. Responding officers found the victim, who has not been identified, suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was […]

  • Man Shot Dead by Police After Roommate Dispute Brings Officers to Hollywood Hills Apartment

    A dispute between roommates led to a deadly police shooting at an apartment complex in the Hollywood Hills West neighborhood of Los Angeles late Thursday night. Police received a call about 11 p.m. regarding a tenant dispute at an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Hillside Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Frank Preciado said. The man who called police told arriving officers he wanted to get some property out of a fourth-floor unit he shared with a roommate. […]

  • Woman Finds Frog in Salad at BJ’s Restaurant in West Covina, Says She Still Feels Sick a Week Later

    A San Dimas woman says she still feels sick after finding a frog in her salad while eating at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina earlier this month. Shawna Cepeda was dining with her family and was about four bites into a salad when she noticed the food tasted a little bitter and started to stir it around, according to her June 13 review on Yelp. “I see something kind of rolled up. I was like, ‘this doesn’t look […]

  • Apparent Road-Rage Crash in Santa Clarita Captured on Cellphone Video

    An apparent road-rage crash involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan was captured on cellphone video Wednesday morning on the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita. The crash was reported about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday on the southbound side of the 14 Freeway near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita, the California Highway Patrol reported. Tim Morrison and Chris Traber, who shot the video, were on their way to work when they say the driver of the silver sedan cut in […]