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  • New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas

    New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas
    An L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found the high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor and Glendale native Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, Roger Rodas, a Hoover High alumnus who worked in Glendale, the Los Angeles Times reports.
  • Hundreds arrive in funeral procession for LAPD officer killed in Beverly Hills crash

    Hundreds arrive in funeral procession for LAPD officer killed in Beverly Hills crash
    Hundreds of Los Angeles police officers drove in a procession to Glendale's Forest Lawn Thursday following an emotional farewell to Nicholas Lee, the veteran officer killed last week in a Beverly Hills crash. California Gov. Jerry Brown and Atty. Gen....

    L.A. River Rover teaches students to appreciate an urban habitat

    L.A. River Rover teaches students to appreciate an urban habitat
    The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...

    Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported

    Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported
    A shallow, magnitude-4.4 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Westwood, according to theĀ U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake...

    818 Roundup: Earthquake rattles Los Angeles; Double-stabbing arrest; Pickleball

    818 Roundup: Earthquake rattles Los Angeles; Double-stabbing arrest; Pickleball
    Good morning, 818 readers. Did you feel that Shamrock shake on Monday morning? Today is Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Forecasters predict the high will be 76 and low 53 in the Glendale area. Here are your top headlines in the region: - A shallow,...