A brush fire that started Friday in the Sepulveda pass near the Getty Center has been fully contained. Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department announced that the LAFD had the fire 100 percent in control around 1:40 p.m. Sunday, after tearing through 90 acres of land.
From a well-hidden door that springs open from his wood-paneled office wall, Magic Johnson simply appeared. As if, of course, by magic.
The days of mosttax-free Internet shopping in California are over. After years of controversy, the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc., was set to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on California purchases at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
Despite Saturday’s record-breaking temperatures, people are out and about — eating fried food at the L.A. County Fair, bicycling downtown and celebrating at Olvera Street.
Acting sort of like architectural Indiana Joneses - without the whips and guns - they take photographs to document an area and collate the information on computers so that at some point the city will have an accurate accounting of the 880,000 separate properties spread out over the 468 square miles of Los Angeles.