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  • The Los Angeles County Fair opened Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Food Trucks, Over 70 Carnival Rides Offered at Los Angeles County Fair

    The Los Angeles County Fair opens Friday with Sriracha corn dogs, ramen burgers, more than 70 carnival rides and, of course, monster trucks. But the most welcome sight for fairgoers this year may be the 8,000 square feet of new shading, hundreds of new umbrella tables, 200 yards of overhead water misters, plus extra air conditioning units blasting cool air on indoor exhibits. Worried that blistering end-of-summer temperatures will scare off fairgoers, the nonprofit county fair has invested about $500,000 […]

  • Caesar Rodriguez was 19 when he was gunned down near the border of Santa Fe Springs and South Whittier on Aug. 28, 2011. His family plans to host a yearly vigil until his killer is found. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Plans to Host Yearly Vigil Until Son’s Killer Is Found

    A vigil was held Thursday to mark the third anniversary of the death of an aspiring Sheriff’s Department deputy who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near the border of Santa Fe Springs and South Whittier. “It’s never going to go away. I was actually with my brother that day. He had just got out of work and he wanted to hang out with us, so we went to one of his friend’s house and as we’re getting out of the […]

  • High surf caused flooding in Seal Beach on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Several Homes Damaged After High Surf Causes Flooding in Seal Beach

    High surf caused by a hurricane hundreds of miles away led to flooding in Seal Beach Wednesday after water broke through defense barriers. Walls of sand meant to stop rushing water, or berms, were unable to prevent flooding that began around 11 p.m.Tuesday night. Water flooded the first floor and garages of several homes and was at least a feet high in some areas. “Waves come up, carry all the sand, the trash cans from the beach and everything else,” homeowner […]

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    Teen Girl Recounts Alleged Hazing Incident at Downey High School

    A member of the Downey High School band recounted an alleged hazing incident involving fellow students.  Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

  • Police investigate a robbery attempt at the Tick Tock Jewelry Store in Westminster on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

    Robbers Flee From Jewelry Store After Employee Opens Fire in Westminster

    A pair of robbers fled from a Westminster jewelry store after an employee opened fire Thursday, in the third such shooting at the store within about two years. The incident began when two men started smashing cases at Tick Tock Watches at the Asian Garden Mall (map) just before 12:30 p.m., according to Cmdr. Bill Collins of the Westminster Police Department. An employee — or possibly the store’s owner — then pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the men, according to […]

  • Nursing mothers protest treatment of breast-feeding mom at Anthropologie store. (Credit: KTLA)

    Breast-Feeding Moms Protest Nursing Incident at Anthropologie in Beverly Hills

    Dozens of nursing mothers converged on the Anthropologie store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday to protest the alleged treatment of a customer who was breast feeding inside the shop. Ingrid Wiese-Hesson thought she was being discrete by breast-feeding at the back of the store. But the new mother said a woman who identified herself as the store manager appeared and escorted her to the ladies room where she had to finishing nursing while sitting on a toilet. “The bathroom is just […]

  • Armando Villa, 19, seen in a family photo, collapsed and died during a hike sponsored by a fraternity at CSUN.

    CSUN Alters Recruitment Policies for Fraternities Following Alleged Hazing Death

    Greek organizations and other clubs must submit student recruitment plans in advance and have members participate in new training programs, according to guidelines released by Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. The moves come after a 19-year-old student died earlier this summer during a fraternity pledge hike. Armando Villa was walking with other Pi Kappa Phi pledges off Big Tujunga Canyon Road and passed out along the trail after they apparently ran out of water, according to his family and authorities. […]

  • Ten people were injured when an SUV crashed into Little Caesars restaurant in Pacoima on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: Kimberly Cheng/KTLA)

    10 Injured, Including 4 Kids, When SUV Crashes Into Little Caesars in Pacoima

    Ten people, including four children, were injured after a compact SUV crashed into a Little Caesars restaurant during the dinnertime rush Monday evening in Pacoima, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. “We very surprised… the car came through the parking,” said Mercedes Ayala, who was inside the restaurant when the crash occurred. Another woman said people started screaming when the SUV […]

  • The Tecolote Fire scorched at least 400 acres in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa and Glendora on Aug. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Brush Fire Burning Above Azusa, Glendora Is 5% Contained; Hundreds of Campers Evacuated

    Some 200 firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a fast-moving brush fire that has scorched hundreds of acres near Highway 39 in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, authorities said. The Tecolote Fire broke out shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the North Fork of San Gabriel Canyon amid dry conditions. So far, it has burned approximately 400 acres. As of 8 p.m., the fire was 5 percent contained. The brush fire was burning several miles north of Glendora and Azusa, but […]