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

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  • Flames come close to homes in the 29000 block of Sandpiper Drive in Lake Elsinore. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Holy Fire Grows to 19,100 Acres as Erratic Winds Hamper Efforts to Control Blaze Near Lake Elsinore

    The Holy Fire continues to grow as erratic winds and dry conditions hamper firefighter’s efforts to contain the massive blaze burning near Lake Elsinore Friday. Fire officials announced the fire had grown to 19,107 acres Friday evening and was 10 percent contained. “For those wondering about containment, the hand/containment line grows as the fire grows. We continue to actively engage, but cannot get ahead of the fire,” the U. S. Forest Service stated in a tweet. More than 21,000 people remain […]

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    Amber Alert Canceled After Father, 18-Month-Old Child Found in Chula Vista

    An Amber Alert issued in the Los Angeles area late Thursday night was canceled early Friday morning after the father being sought by authorities was found in Chula Vista with his 18-month-old child. John Jose, 30, was discovered about 1 a.m. and was cooperative when told to turn his child over to authorities, a watch commander for the Chula Vista Police Department said. Investigators said Jose and his wife are going through a bad divorce but they don’t believe the […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal crash in Riverside on Aug. 10, 2018. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    2 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 91 Freeway in Riverside; Suspected DUI Driver in Custody

    Two people were killed and a third suffered major injuries when their vehicle was struck by a suspected drunken driver traveling the wrong way on the 91 Freeway in Riverside early Friday morning. Authorities received a call reporting the wrong way driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the freeway about 1:47 a.m., California Highway Patrol spokesperson Bryan Arendt said. About three minutes later, the driver was involved in a head-on crash near Central Avenue. The driver and a […]

  • The Holy Fire rages in the Cleveland National Forest, expanding toward homes in the Lake Elsinore area on Aug. 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency in O.C., Riverside Counties as Holy Fire Burns More Than 10,000 Acres

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday evening proclaimed a state of emergency in Orange and Riverside counties due to a fire that has scorched more than 10,000 acres in the Cleveland National Forest and has forced the evacuation of thousands of residents. The declaration made state resources available in the efforts to suppress the Holy Fire, which started Monday in the Trabuco Canyon area near the Riverside County line. By Thursday, the fire was no longer active in Orange County but […]

  • Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in East Los Angeles on Aug. 8, 2018. (Credit:

    Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Traveling in Vehicle in East Los Angeles

    A woman traveling in East Los Angeles Wednesday night was fatally shot when a stray bullet struck her as she sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Detectives responded to the shooting near the intersection of Union Pacific Avenue and South Bonnie Beach Place about 10:15 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The unidentified victim was found with a single gunshot wound to her head and was transported to a local hospital, where […]

  • Applicants line up for a Los Angeles Rams job fair on Aug. 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rams to Hire Thousands ‘on the Spot’ During 1-Day Job Fair at Coliseum

    The Rams are holding a job fair at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park Friday in hopes filling more than 5,000 jobs for the upcoming football season. The organization is looking to hire ushers and ticket takers as well as guest services and crowd management personnel. Those interested must register and apply online at before showing up at the Coliseum, according to a news release. Job applicants were told to arrive at 3911 S. Figueroa St. and […]

  • Joan Davis is seen in an undated photo provided by her family.

    62-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Dragged 3 Blocks in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    A woman who was dragged for three blocks by a hit-and-run driver died Thursday morning in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, officials said. Investigators have determined the woman was initially struck while crossing South Central Avenue at East 84th Place around 1 a.m. “When I arrived at the scene there was an individual that had passed away and was mangled, dead in the roadway,” Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Jeffrey Phelps said. Family members identified the victim as […]

  • Authorities investigate a robbery at a Subway restaurant on Aug. 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Robberies Reported at 4 San Fernando Valley Subway Restaurants in 4 Days

    Police are searching for whoever held up four Subway restaurants in the San Fernando Valley in the past four days, including the most recent incident which occurred in Porter Ranch Thursday night. Thursday’s robbery in the 19000 block of Rinaldi Street occurred about 10 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lopez said. Investigators say one robbery has taken place each night since Monday. Monday’s robbery occurred at a Subway in the 8600 block of Lindley Avenue in Northridge. On Tuesday, […]

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    CHP: 7-Week-Old Killed in Rollover Crash in Yucaipa Was Not Restrained; Driver Suspected of DUI

    A 7-week-old boy was not restrained when he died after being ejected from a vehicle being driven by a suspected drunken driver in Yucaipa earlier this week, authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred on the 10 Freeway as the vehicle was traveling westbound just west of Wabash Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators say that Joey Joseph veered his 2003 Honda Civic off the freeway and plummeted down an embankment. The car eventually struck a concrete culvert and overturned several […]