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President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. (credit: Pool/Getty Images News)

LA Faces $22M Budget Shortfall If ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Isn’t Reached

Los Angeles could face at least a $22 million shortfall if a deal isn’t reached in Congress by Tuesday to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” according to the city’s top budget analyst.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/28/2012

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LAFD Ambulance Riders Warned Of Possible ID Theft Risk

If you’ve ever taken a ride in a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance, officials say your personal data could be at risk.

11/29/2012

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San Bernardino Considers Reducing Police And Fire Protection Due To Bankruptcy

The bankrupt city of San Bernardino is considering a plan to reduce police and fire protection in order to cut $18 million from its budget.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2012

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1 Pedestrian Dead, 1 Injured In Banning Accident

One pedestrian was killed and another injured when a vehicle slammed into two people crossing a Banning street.

08/25/2012

This chemical compound exploded and the foul odor caused a Fontana neighborhood to be briefly evacuated Sunday evening. (credit: CBS)

Chemical Explosion Causes Evacuation Of Fontana Neighborhood

A Fontana neighborhood was evacuation Sunday as a precaution against an exploded chemical that caused several people to become overcome and sick.

07/08/2012

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Report: LAFD Slower To Respond To Medical Emergencies Since 2009

The LAFD’s Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss a newly released report about the department’s response times.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2012

A man trimming this tree in Glendora was killed Saturday. (credit: CBS)

Man Killed While Trimming Palm Tree In Glendora

A man was killed Saturday while trimming a palm tree in Glendora, authorities said.

06/09/2012

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LA County 911 System Overwhelmed By Unnecessary Calls

Many people perceiving an emergency or in need of healthcare without insurance are calling 911 for help.

05/15/2012

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Firefighters Contain Lake Elsinore Blaze To Garage, Vehicle

Firefighters contained a blaze Saturday at a modular home in Lake Elsinore to the garage and a vehicle, according to a fire department spokeswoman.

05/05/2012

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LA Fire Chief: Dispatch System ‘Level Of Reliability’ Improved

Chief Brian Cummings wants Angelenos to rest assured that the majority of the fire department’s technological glitches have been fixed.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/20/2012

Singer Whitney Houston (L) and Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Whitney Houston’s Daughter Released From Hospital

Whitney Houston’s daughter Sunday was rushed to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center for an undisclosed medical emergency.

02/12/2012

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Pasadena Police Arrest Homeless Man, 27, For Setting 9 Debris Fires

Police in Pasadena Thursday arrested a 27-year-old homeless man suspected of intentionally setting nine debris fires in the city during a 10-day period, a fire official said.

01/19/2012

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14 Hurt – 2 Seriously – In Parking Structure Crash At Pechanga Resort And Casino

A collision in a parking structure between a passenger vehicle and a shuttle at the Pechanga Resort and Casino tonight resulted in 14 injuries, two of them major, a Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman said.

12/31/2011

Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks on May 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

LA Fire Chief Retires After 35 Years With Department

After 35 years serving the Los Angeles Fire Department, Chief Millage Peaks announced Monday that he’s retiring.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2011

Surfer Suffers Serious Neck Injury At The Strand

A surfer suffered a serious neck injury Saturday after diving head-first into the water at The Strand in Oceanside and, a fire official said.

01/29/2011

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