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As LA's Biggest Wildfire Blazes, Hundreds Flee

La Tuna wildfire near Burbank has already burned 5K acres amid 'erratic' winds

(Newser) - Houston is underwater, but Los Angeles is on fire as the largest wildfire in its history burned at least 5,000 acres and forced hundreds of people to evacuate amid scorching temperatures and unpredictable winds of up to 50mph. "The La Tuna Canyon Fire is an emergency that requires... More »

LA Homeless Population Breaks 'Scary' Record

'We can't let rents double every year,' says LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

(Newser) - The number of homeless people in Los Angeles County has hit a new record based on data kept since 2007, with nearly 58,000 people without permanent shelter on a given night. The Los Angeles Times reports that the 23% spike over 2016, described as "staggering" and "scary"... More »

LA Mayor Drops F-Bomb at Kings Rally

NYC's de Blasio sings 'I Love LA' over lost bet

(Newser) - There are two major rules for politicians, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told a rally for the Stanley Cup-winning LA Kings yesterday. "They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear. But this is a big f--king day—way to go guys,"... More »

Trayvon Protesters Raid LA Walmart

LAPD promises crackdown after protest turns violent

(Newser) - Police in Los Angeles made at least 13 arrests and the city's new mayor appealed for calm after protests over the George Zimmerman verdict turned violent last night, with demonstrators breaking windows, attacking passers-by, and jumping on cars. More than 300 LAPD officers swarmed the city's Crenshaw District... More »

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