The six-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned close to 1,000 acres, was nearly surrounded today, and most firefighters were on "mop-up" duty. The 968-acre blaze was 95 percent contained with 378 firefighters on the job, according to Jake Rodriguez, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.
Patch.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:32 PM
A major health insurer and seven competing hospital systems in Los Angeles and Orange counties today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to provide a new, more affordable insurance plan targeted at companies with 50 or more employees. The plan, called Anthem Blue Cross Vivity, takes aim at Kaiser Permanente but promises to be cheaper, offering care for only the cost of a co-pay.
The Daily Breeze, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 06:47 PM
Flash flooding threatened parts of the Southland today as a combination of high heat and subtropical moisture created atmospheric instability, raising a chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch that will be in effect in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley from 10 a.m. through this evening.
LA Daily News, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 10:13 AM
A man arrested in the Czech Republic for the brutal torture of a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern California to face trial. Orange County prosecutors say 35-year-old Hossein Nayeri was extradited from Prague this week.
My Mother Lode, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 03:46 AM
Friend of tragic American Idol star claims he was killed by alcohol abuse - and that blood clot was his widow's cover up The best friend of American Idol contestant Michael Johns, who died in August, has claimed that the singer's widow covered up that he was killed by alcohol abuse. Torrey Gambill and Johns' widow Stacey Vuduris have been involved in a bitter dispute, both filing legal documents against each other.
Daily Mail, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:37 AM