Manufacturers take latest developments in EV to Los Angeles auto show
Two and a half centuries after Benjamin Franklin famously flew his kite to better understand electricity; the mainstream auto industry is getting on board with the idea of ditching gasoline and going electric.
Evacuations as wildfire breaks out in Los Angeles
A wildfire broke out early Monday near the renowned Getty Center in Los Angeles, forcing widespread evacuations as the flames destroyed several homes in hillside communities. The so-called Getty Fire broke out overnight near a major freeway and quickly spread south and west, scorching 500 acres (202 hectares) and sending people fleeing in the dark.
'Multiple victims' in shooting near Los Angeles
Police in California on Saturday said they were responding to a shooting with "multiple victims" at a bowling alley near Los Angeles. In a tweet posted shortly after midnight, the Torrance Police Department said there were "reports of shots fired with multiple victims down." "T P D is on scene. Investigation is ongoing. Please stay…
LA police used smart phones to save suicidal man
Police at Los Angeles airport turned to their smart phones to stop a Korean-speaking man from committing suicide last week, using translation apps to coax the "jumper" dangling over a ledge.
Los Angeles launches 2024 Olympics bid
Los Angeles on Thursday launched its bid for the 2024 Olympics at the IOC having secured quick backing from President Barack Obama for the late campagn. The city only voted on Monday to take up the US campaign after the embarrassing withdrawal of Boston. But Obama made it known ahead of à meeting between a…