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  • L.A. Firefighter Who Formerly Played for Rams Battling ALS

    A 30-year-old Los Angeles firefighter has been “stopped in his tracks” after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, the Fire Department announced Wednesday. Before joining LAFD, Eric Stevens had a successful football career, serving as captain of UC Berkeley’s team and before joining the St. Louis Rams as a free agent in 2013. Stevens went on to join LAFD in 2015, and in an Instagram post the agency says he was “off to a strong career” — until he was diagnosed […]

  • The old Mammoth Mountain summit sign is seen in an undated photo. (Credit: Peter Morning (Mammoth Mountain)

    Mammoth Mountain to Auction Off Iconic Summit Sign

    Mammoth Mountain on Wednesday replaced its iconic summit sign ahead of the 2019-2020 ski and snowboard season. Now, it’s giving winter sports enthusiasts a chance to own a piece of the resort’s history. The original summit sign will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The bid as of early Wednesday afternoon was at $15,000. The auction closes next Wednesday at noon, and proceeds benefit the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation. Mammoth took down the old sign, which was installed 20 […]

  • See Kings vs. Capitals in a private suite at STAPLES Center!

    STAPLES Center is turning 20! And KTLA 5 wants to help you celebrate the iconic arena’s anniverary in style. Text STAPLES to 515151 for your chance to win tickets to a private suite for 18 people to see the L.A. Kings take on the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, December 4. The prize also includes 4 parking passes plus snacks and beverages. Be a part of STAPLES Center’s 20th anniversary, showcasing the best entertainment in Los Angeles. Message and data rates […]

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  • The Who at the Hollywood Bowl

    Legendary rockers The Who will be at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend and next.  Great seats for all performances have just been released!  Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com. Text WHO to 515151 for your chance to win four tickets to see The Who live at the Hollywood Bowl with special guest Liam Gallagher this Sunday, October 13.  Message and data rates apply.  Good luck!

  • The Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station released these photos in connection with the incident.

    Parents Arrested After 2 Kids, Ages 1 and 2, Left Alone for Hours at Lake Elsinore Motel: Sheriff’s Department

    Two young children were found by themselves at a motel in Lake Elsinore, and their parents were both allegedly under the influence of different substances when authorities contacted them, officials said Wednesday. Deputies initially responded on Tuesday to a report a 1-year-old walking alone in a motel parking lot in the 31700 block of Casino Drive, according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The child was wearing only a diaper at the time. Deputies picked up the […]

  • A motorhome converted into a mobile HIV screening lab by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is parked on a busy street on its first day of operations on April 28, 2004 in Los Angeles. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    STD Cases Hit 30-Year High in California, With Some Diseases Increasing Over 200% in Last Decade

    Sexually transmitted diseases reached epidemic levels in California last year, with three STDs hitting their highest levels in the state in 30 years, according to a report released Tuesday. For 2018, the California Department of Public Health saw an increased number of reported syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia cases. The  number of cases also rose significantly from a decade ago. Syphilis had the most dramatic spike over the 10-year period in terms of percentage; the 25,344 diagnoses represents a sharp rise […]

  • Riverside police released this booking photo of Javier Martinez on Oct. 8, 2019.

    Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Tow Truck Driver During Service Call in Riverside: Police

    Authorities on Tuesday identified the man suspected of shooting a tow truck driver dead after an altercation during a call for service turned violent in Riverside. Javier Martinez, 32, of Landers was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the deadly incident that took place in the 3700 block of Bandini Avenue around 1:10 p.m. Monday, according to a Riverside Police Department news release. Martinez allegedly shot and killed the unidentified driver after calling a private tow service to […]

  • Someone is seen dialing to make a telephone call in this file photo. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    California Introduces 1st Toll-Free Statewide Mental Health Line Ahead of World Mental Health Day

    California on Monday launched its first statewide mental health line to help those struggling with mental and emotional well-being, officials announced. The free service offers non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone who calls or messages the number 1-855-845-7415. It will be staffed 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. The goal is to have 24/7 service by the end of the year. “When addressing issues […]

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