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Wind is Blowing Smoke from the Getty Fire All Over L.A.’s Westside

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory on Wednesday

With No Cleanup Plan in Place, Santa Susana Field Lab Still Stokes Contamination Fears

The Woolsey Fire started near the site of a 1959 reactor meltdown that released more radiation than the three mile island incident. Now Malibu residents worry their homes were tainted by radioactive fallout from the blaze
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The LAPD’s ‘Controlled’ Fireworks Detonation Is Still Echoing Through South Central

As residents try to pick up the pieces, their councilman says he believes there was a 'level of negligence' on the part of police

Remembering The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Exactly 86 years ago, the St. Francis Dam (built by William Mulholland) collapsed, killing 450 Angelenos
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As Fire Evacuees Look to Hotels for Shelter, Officials Are on Price Gouging Alert

What California's anti-price gouging law means–and what to do if you think you're a victim

How Would L.A. Fare in a Nuke Attack? Better Than New York

A handy map app lays out all sorts of grim scenarios

The Fast-Moving Saddleridge Fire Ravages the San Fernando Valley Overnight

An uncontained fire that started in Sylmar has already burned thousands of acres and resulted in at least one death
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Update: Getty Fire Evacuation Lifted for Most of L.A.’s Westside

Amid the Getty Fire, Mayor Garcetti signed an emergency declaration this morning
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Researchers Say a Big SoCal Quake Has Gotten More Likely, but Don’t Panic Yet

A new study features some scary odds, but seismologist Lucy Jones says the model isn't yet proven
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As Wildfires Ravage the State, the Dark Side of the California Dream Slinks Out of the Shadows

Fires have always loomed large over the California landscape—both a cleansing promise and an obliterating threat. But like so much else these days, they suddenly seem out of control