Kristina Bravo is a digital news producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.

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  • A helicopter drops water to protect a home from the Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore, California on Aug. 10, 2018.(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Holy Fire: Some Evacuation Orders Lifted as Crews Make Progress Containing 22,000-Acre Blaze

    Some evacuation orders were lifted Saturday as the estimated containment jumped overnight for a massive blaze burning in the Cleveland National Forest. By Saturday evening, forest officials said the 22,158-acre Holy Fire was 36 percent contained. Much progress has been made by fire crews battling the blaze over the last few days. Earlier on Saturday morning, the fire was 29 percent contained —triple the estimate they provided the night before. The fire has been burning in the Holy Jim and Trabuco canyons […]

  • Officers respond to a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway in the Huntington Beach area on Aug. 11, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    405 Freeway Reopens in O.C. After Fatal Crash in Huntington Beach

    The 405 South reopened in Orange County hours after a fatal crash in the Huntington Beach area on Saturday morning. Two people died and four others were injured after a multivehicle collision around 4 a.m. near Beach Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol. A male driver believed to have been impaired was traveling at high speed when his black Honda struck a pickup truck, CHP Officer Duane Graham told KTLA. When the Honda came to a stop, another vehicle hit […]

  • Los Angeles police provided this image showing one of three people they said burglarized a marijuana dispensary in Harbor City on July 5, 2018.

    3 Sought in Marijuana Dispensary Burglary in Harbor City

    Police asked for the public’s help Friday in identifying three individuals who stole some marijuana products after breaking into a dispensary in Harbor City. A group of men forced their way into a business located in a strip mall on Pacific Coast Highway the morning of July 5, Los Angeles Police Department said. The perpetrators, believed to be 18 to 21 years old, allegedly managed to go through three doors before taking some paraphernalia and placing them into a bag […]

  • Riverside police released this image of a vehicle involved in a series of robberies in July and August 2018.

    4 Boys Allegedly Use Parents’ Cars in String of Armed Robberies in Riverside, San Bernardino Counties

    Officials arrested a group of boys accused of using their parents’ cars in a series of armed robberies in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, police announced Friday. Four boys, whose names were not released, allegedly borrowed their parents’ cars to commit at least 10 robberies from July 23 to Aug. 6. The boys jumped out of the vehicle to rob unsuspecting victims at gunpoint, according to the Riverside Police Department. Investigators said three cars were used: a dark blue 2006 BMW […]

  • Los Angeles Animal Services provided this image of a dog on Aug. 7, 2018.

    At Full Capacity, L.A. City Shelters Cut Pet Adoption Fees in Half

    Los Angeles Animal Services plans to reduce its pet adoption fees on Saturday and Sunday. The agency said all six of its shelters – located in Van Nuys, San Pedro, Lincoln Heights, Chesterfield Square, Sawtelle and Chatsworth – were filled to capacity with 861 dogs, 519 cats and hundreds of other animals. Animal Services announced the following weekend adoption fees for Aug. 11 and 12: Adult dogs: $51 (5 months and up, down from $102) Puppies: $75 (4 months and under, […]

  • Ulises Omar De La Torre, 32, appears in court after he was accused of attacking five women in Garden Grove and Anaheim on Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Buena Park Man Sentenced to 107 Years in Prison in 2014 Attack of 5 Women

    A man convicted in the 2014 attack of multiple women during a five-hour crime spree in Orange County was sentenced to prison on Thursday, authorities announced. Ulises Omar De La Torre, a 36-year-old from Buena Park, received a sentence of 107 years and eight months to life in state prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Police arrested De La Torre on Jan. 18, 2014, two days after the series of attacks occurred. […]

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection released this image of heroin the agency said officers seized from a vehicle driven by an 81-year-old woman on Aug. 8, 2018.

    Border Officials Seize $870K Worth of Heroin From 81-Year-Old Woman: CBP

    Authorities arrested an 81-year-old woman after seizing hundreds of thousands worth of heroin at the San Diego-Tijuana border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Thursday. The agency said a K-9 directed officers to the vehicle driven by the woman, whose name was not released, at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The officers then inspected the 2011 Chrysler 200 and discovered 34 wrapped packages of heroin in the car’s rocker panels, according to CBP. The 92 pounds of heroin were […]

  • The Holy Fire sends plumes of smoke into the air over the Trabuco Canyon area on Aug. 9, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Holy Fire Prompts Smoke Advisory for San Gabriel Valley, O.C., Riverside, San Bernardino Counties

    A massive fire in the Cleveland National Forest prompted authorities to issue  a smoke advisory for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties on Thursday. The Holy Fire has scorched more than 10,000 acres and has remained 5 percent contained since erupting in the Trabuco Canyon area near the border of Orange and Riverside counties on Monday afternoon, according to authorities. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said downslope winds overnight and early morning could bring smoke into the […]

  • The Ventura County Sheriff's Office provided this booking photo of Guadalupe Juarez Lopez on Aug. 9, 2018.

    Ventura Woman Arrested After Allegedly Brandishing BB Gun, Attacking K-9 During Police Standoff

    A Ventura woman was arrested after waving a BB gun and attacking a K-9 during a police standoff, officials said Thursday. Authorities booked 35-year-old Guadalupe Juarez Lopez into Ventura County Jail on suspicion of brandishing an imitation firearm, violently resisting officers, battery on a K-9 and possession of methamphetamine, according to the Ventura Police Department. Officers responded to the 2100 block of Harbor Boulevard around 11:44 p.m. on Wednesday after a witness called about an individual screaming at people and […]