Los Angeles County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of West Nile virus for the 2018 season, using the diagnosis as a warning to residents to again step up efforts to prevent the spread of mosquitoes that can carry the disease. ... read more »
Using cutting-edge video game technology and animation, the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department have developed a computer-based simulator that can train everyone from teachers to first responders on how to react to an active shooter scenario. ... read more »
Electrical failures or malfunctions — damaged light strands or, in a very tragic 2015 fire that claimed six lives, a corroded electrical outlet — also cause one- fourth of Christmas tree fires. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. led the Los Angeles City Council on December 6, in adopting reasonable regulations governing the cannabis industry while protecting neighborhoods and schools. ... read more »
Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service are also exempt from the requirement. Gas and other non-wood burning fireplaces are not restricted ... read more »
The County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) wants to remind all County residents and businesses to take the necessary steps now to prepare for earthquakes and other hazards and threats ... read more »
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt famously said it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
This Halloween season, it is even better — and much safer — if those candles are flameless since nearly 40 percent of the 860 home decoration fires (excluding Christmas trees) annually begin with candles, according to the National Fire Protection Association. ... read more »