IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Sep 14, 2017

IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Paris was awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles was handed the 2028 edition on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event ...

Wildfires surge up and down U.S. West as mercury soars

Sep 4, 2017

Wildfires surge up and down U.S. West as mercury soars

Smoke filled the sky and ash rained down across Los Angeles Sunday from a destructive wildfire that the mayor said was the largest in city history — one of several blazes that sent thousands fleeing homes across the U.S. West during a blistering holiday ...

LA's beloved 116-year-old funicular Angels Flight back on track

Sep 1, 2017

LA's beloved 116-year-old funicular Angels Flight back on track

Angels Flight, the beloved little railroad that's almost as much a symbol of Los Angeles as the Hollywood sign, began pulling people toward the heavens and back down again Thursday after four years of idleness triggered by a 2013 derailment. Mayor Eric Garcetti and other ...

Wildfires send children fleeing from California summer camps

Jul 9, 2017

Wildfires send children fleeing from California summer camps

A pair of Santa Barbara County wildfires quickly spread Saturday, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations at a popular lakeside campground and a summer camp where flames temporarily trapped children and counselors, a fire official said. The fire that started in the early afternoon ...

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Jun 25, 2017

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said. "Bill (Shinker) put my son on the phone," Kerrigan said. "He said, 'Hi dad.' " Orange County coroner's officials had misidentified the body, the ...

May 12, 2017

Olympic bid inspectors get full LA experience

The International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission got the full Los Angeles experience on Thursday, playing basketball at the Staples Center, hitting Santa Monica beach and negotiating the city's notorious traffic. After spending Wednesday indoors hearing presentations from Los Angeles 2024 bid officials, the commission and ...