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  • Firefighters gain ground over devastating California blaze

    June 27, 2016 | 2:13 pm

    Firefighters in the foothills of central California have made significant gains against a blaze that has killed at least two people and destroyed scores of homes in a devastating start to the state's wildfire season, authorities said on Monday.

    By Sunday night, crews had carved...

  • Record heat sparks warnings, boosts fires in western United States

    June 20, 2016 | 1:53 pm

    Wildfire warnings were posted across parts of three Western U.S. states on Sunday as a heat wave baked the region in record, triple-digit temperatures, stoking flames in California from the coastal foothills outside Santa Barbara to desert brush near the Mexican border.

  • Israeli official claims country has fewest fire fatalities in world

    February 2, 2016 | 1:28 pm

    Despite some high-profile cases of arson in the past year, Israel is the world’s safest country when it comes to fire-related deaths, its fire commissioner said.

    In remarks to a Knesset committee Tuesday, Israeli Fire and Rescue Services Commissioner Shahar Ayalon reported that...

  • Hess Kramer campers evacuated due to fire concerns

    By JewishJournal

    May 2, 2013 | 10:33 pm

    Ventura County Star is reporting tonight at 10:18 p.m.: Roadrunner Shuttle donated two charter buses to pick up the 165 poeple at Camp Hess Kramer on Yerba Buena Road.

    Other reports say campers are being transported to Malibu High School as part of a mandatory precautionary evacuation related to the possible spread of the Ventura County Springs Fire.

  • We felt so safe there

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 20, 2008 | 1:40 am

    Maybe it's just me, but it feels like mortality is in the air.

    "We had a view, trees, a yard and neighbors," retired school bus driver Linda Pogacnik, 63, told a Los Angeles Times reporter about her Sylmar home, crying uncontrollably. "We felt so safe there. It was a perfect place...

  • Lazy hazy crazy days of summer

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 10, 2008 | 3:24 am


  • Tzedakah With Toys

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When 5-year-old Ariela Weintraub learned about the recent Southern California fires during a family dinner discussion, she was worried. The Santa Monica resident asked her mother, Susan Weintraub, "Mommy, do you think the children who lived in those burning houses lost their toys?"