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UCLA Partners with LA-RICS on Ambulance for Stroke Victims

UCLA partnered with Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) to launch a program that delivers time-sensitive treatment to stroke victims. As part of the first phase of a pilot program, the specialized ambulance unit and … Continue reading

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Hermosa Beach Fire Department to be Disbanded

The Hermosa Beach Fire Department will be disbanded on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 8 am. Firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department will start protecting Hermosa Beach at that time. Hermosa Beach will be the 59th city which is contracting … Continue reading

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Can’t Call For Help? You Can Text 911 in Emergency

The Southland’s 911 emergency-response system entered the smart-phone era Friday, with residents across most of Los Angeles County now able to send a text message to 911 if they are unable to call for help. The Text to 911 system … Continue reading

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Here Come the Drones! LA City Council OK’s Fire Department’s Guidelines

Guidelines for a Los Angeles Fire Department drone program were approved by the City Council Tuesday over the objections of some civil rights organizations concerned that the devices could be used to infringe on individual liberties. The 11-0 vote formalizes … Continue reading

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Alhambra High School Employee Takes Down Suspect: ‘Wrong Campus’

A man led police on a chase in a stolen car from Los Angeles to Alhambra, where he ran onto the campus of Mark Keppel High School and was arrested. Los Angeles police officers began chasing the Honda in their jurisdiction late … Continue reading

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AM Radio Station Launch at Ontario Airport

Riverside County residents who plan to use Ontario International Airport for holiday travel can now tune into the aerodrome’s newly activated radio station for an update on traffic, parking, and other conditions 24 hours a day. ONT AiRadio went live … Continue reading

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LAFD Prepared for a Griffith Park Blaze

Los Feliz Hills resident Gary Simon took this photo from a friend’s house in the Hollywood Hills during the 2007 Griffith Park fires. Following a series of devastating fires throughout California’s wine country in October, the 7,000 acre La Tuna … Continue reading

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LAPD to Begin Using the World’s First ‘Pursuit-Rated’ Hybrid Patrol Car

  Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the world’s first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car and the Los Angeles Police Department may be among the first agencies to have one. Chief Charlie Beck and LAPD officers were expected to help introduce the … Continue reading

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Tustin PD First in SoCal to Deploy GPS Technology to Track Fleeing Suspect Vehicles

On a closed street near the blimp hangars in Tustin, a TPD patrol car speeds up in pursuit of a white Dodge Caravan. 30 mph. 40 mph. 50 mph. The patrol car stays within manageable sight of the van when … Continue reading

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Flight Controller Accidentally Sends Jet On Course Toward Mt. Wilson After LAX Takeoff

  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which a passenger aircraft was given wrong directions by traffic controllers and guided toward the San Gabriel Mountains, where it flew just hundreds of feet higher than the peak of Mt. Wilson before … Continue reading

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