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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
2 Injured in Multistory Apartment Building Fire in Venice

2 Injured in Multistory Apartment Building Fire in Venice

The cause of the fire was under investigation.
Woman Injured Standing Up on Double-Decker Bus Sues Bus Company

Woman Injured Standing Up on Double-Decker Bus Sues Bus Company

Lauren Guerra, hurt while touring Venice, says she was prompted to file a lawsuit by the recent death of a Manhattan Beach teen who was struck by a freeway overpass while standing on the upp
Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Area's First Pot Farmer's Market

Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Area's First Pot Farmer's Market

City Attorney Mike Feuer said the operation violates Proposition D, which limits the number of legal dispensaries allowed in Los Angeles.
Water Main Break in Venice Floods 25 Homes

Water Main Break in Venice Floods 25 Homes

Gale Harris, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said he break measured six inches and caused 20 customers to lose water service.
16-Year-Old Injured While Standing up on Double-Decker Bus

16-Year-Old Injured While Standing up on Double-Decker Bus

The 16-year-old was knocked off the top level when the bus drove under an overpass.
Violent Crime in Los Angeles Up First Half of 2014

Violent Crime in Los Angeles Up First Half of 2014

The statistics, released today, show that overall, however, crime is down.
LAFD Now Training Paramedics to Treat Patients During Active Shootings

LAFD Now Training Paramedics to Treat Patients During Active Shootings

They will start to work even if a gunman has not been apprehended.
Security Guard for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect

Security Guard for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect

The shooting may have occurred at or near a medical marijuana dispensary.
UPDATED: Ladies Swoon for Good-Looking Thug's Booking Mug

UPDATED: Ladies Swoon for Good-Looking Thug's Booking Mug

The Stockton Police Department's status on Facebook is getting shared at a viral pace, and we're pretty sure civic mindedness has nothing to do with it.
Resident Brings in Replica Mortar Round to LAPD Station

Resident Brings in Replica Mortar Round to LAPD Station

It may be inert but appears to be some kind of military ordnance, an officer says.
PHOTOS: Car Lands in Flood Control Channel in Mar Vista

PHOTOS: Car Lands in Flood Control Channel in Mar Vista

Firefighters rescued one person.
No Foul Play Suspected in Homeless Man's Death

No Foul Play Suspected in Homeless Man's Death

The coroner's office says the man's death is due to 'natural causes.'
Man Burned in Grease Fire at Mar Vista Apartment

Man Burned in Grease Fire at Mar Vista Apartment

The injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening burns to his hands, arms, neck and head.
Man Waves Gun in Front of Coworkers in Palms

Man Waves Gun in Front of Coworkers in Palms

The man's fellow employees hid in an attic.
Two Immigrants Offered Asylum in Exchange for Sex, Win Case Against U.S.

Two Immigrants Offered Asylum in Exchange for Sex, Win Case Against U.S.

A judge ordered the government to pay their Venice-based attorneys $881K in legal fees.
Motorist Dies on 90 in West L.A.

Motorist Dies on 90 in West L.A.

One eastbound lane of the freeway has been closed.
Former 'Scandal' Star Columbus Short Pleads Not Guilty to Own Scandal

Former 'Scandal' Star Columbus Short Pleads Not Guilty to Own Scandal

He's accused of punching a man at a West Los Angeles restaurant in March.
Woman Hit by County Beach Maintenance Vehicle While Sunbathing

Woman Hit by County Beach Maintenance Vehicle While Sunbathing

The driver, described as a veteran employee of the Department of Beach and Harbors' beach maintenance division, did not see the woman, who had been lying face-down in the sand.
Wind Knocks out Power in Palms, West L.A.

Wind Knocks out Power in Palms, West L.A.

About 1,100 customers are left in the dark.
Palms Man Accused of Shooting LAPD Station Lobby Dies

Palms Man Accused of Shooting LAPD Station Lobby Dies

Daniel Christoph Yealu, 29, died shortly before 3 a.m. He had applied to join the LAPD in 2009, but was rejected.