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L.A. County walks back trick-or-treating ban, but says going door to door on Halloween is ‘not recommended’

L.A. County walks back trick-or-treating ban, but says going door to door on Halloween is ‘not recommended’

Trick-or-treating is not canceled in Los Angeles County after all.A day after banning the Halloween tradition this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, L.A. County public health health officials reversed course on Wednesday, saying instead the activity is “not recommended.” Still, health officials are advising against going door-to-door to get candy. “Door to door trick or treating is not recommended because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors, ensure that everyone answering or coming to the door is appropriately masked to prevent...

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8 California national forests to close Monday due to heat, dangerous fire conditions

8 California national forests to close Monday due to heat, dangerous fire conditions

Nearly half of California’s national forests will be temporarily closed starting at 5 p.m. Monday due to a mixture of extreme heat and dangerous fire conditions, the U.S Forest Service announced Monday.The closures include Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, Cleveland National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Stanislaus National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Forest and Inyo National Forest.In addition, all developed campground and day-use sites on national forest lands will be shut down in the Golden State, while all ignition sources — such as...

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Pilot from Rancho Cucamonga killed when helicopter crashes while fighting wildfire in Fresno County

Pilot from Rancho Cucamonga killed when helicopter crashes while fighting wildfire in Fresno County

A Rancho Cucamonga man was identified Thursday as the pilot of a helicopter that crashed while battling a wildfire in Fresno County the previous day. Michael John Fournier, 52, was piloting the Bell UH-1H helicopter when it went down south of Coalinga on Wednesday morning, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Fournier was the only person on board. The aircraft, which was contracted through an outside company, had been making water drops on the Hills Fire, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The crash sparked another blaze, which merged with the Hills Fire and made it difficult...

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Witnesses: Speeding SUV hit scooter before slamming into restaurant in fatal Silver Lake crash

Witnesses: Speeding SUV hit scooter before slamming into restaurant in fatal Silver Lake crash

One person was killed and at least two others were injured when, according to witnesses, a speeding SUV hit a scooter before crashing into a restaurant in Silver Lake on Wednesday morning.Firefighters initially responded to a report of a rollover crash in the 1600 block of North Silver Lake Boulevard around 10:30 a.m., according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert.One witness told KTLA she was riding her bicycle along Silver Lake Boulevard around that time when she saw a dark-colored SUV speeding wildly and driving into opposing lanes of traffic to pass other cars.Another bystander...

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Temperatures forecast to hit 100 in parts of SoCal as heat wave continues Tuesday

Temperatures forecast to hit 100 in parts of SoCal as heat wave continues Tuesday

Forecasters warned of elevated fire weather and potentially dangerous heat as Southern California experienced another day of sweltering temperatures.A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for coastal and inland Orange County, where widespread highs in the mid-80s to upper-90s were anticipated, according to the . Coastal area temperatures are expected to be the hottest of the year.In Los Angeles County, between 80 and 90 degrees at area beaches, and in mountain and foothill areas. Triple-digit heat could scorch the inland coastal and valley areas, forecasters said.The Los...

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