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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Tips: How to Deal with a Thunderstorm

Tips: How to Deal with a Thunderstorm

When a thunderstorm is occurring, nowhere outdoors is safe from possible lightning strikes, so people should seek shelter.
10K Apply for 165 New L.A. Firefighter Positions

10K Apply for 165 New L.A. Firefighter Positions

About 5 percent of the applicants are women.
Lightning Strike Victims' Update: 1 in Critical Condition

Lightning Strike Victims' Update: 1 in Critical Condition

Following a freak thunderstorm Sunday in Venice, eight people -- seven adults and a 15-year-old boy -- were hospitalized. A 20-year-old died
Couple Injured When Car Plowed Through Venice Boardwalk Sues City

Couple Injured When Car Plowed Through Venice Boardwalk Sues City

There were insufficient bollards or other traffic impediments in place to help prevent such accidents, the suit states.
One Confirmed Death Following Lightning Strikes on Venice Beach

One Confirmed Death Following Lightning Strikes on Venice Beach

A total of 13 were treated. All victims are now accounted for, authorities believe.
Swimmer Missing After Freak Lightning Storm Strikes 10 on Venice Beach

Swimmer Missing After Freak Lightning Storm Strikes 10 on Venice Beach

Two of the injured are in critical condition.
Lightning Strikes in Venice, Hits 10 People

Lightning Strikes in Venice, Hits 10 People

At least one needed CPR.
Woman Pinned by Car that Ran into Bookstore

Woman Pinned by Car that Ran into Bookstore

The woman was in fair condition when taken to a hospital for treatment.
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.'