February 23, 2013
A camera operator on "NCIS: Los Angeles" has been hospitalized after sustaining an injury during filming of the CBS television show. The accident occurred during a stunt scene being filmed at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport, said a person close to the production, which stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. The victim, who has not been identified, remains hospitalized, said the source, who was not authorized to discuss the incident. A spokeswoman for CBS declined to comment. Earlier this month, a helicopter pilot, cameraman and crew member were killed in a helicopter crash in Acton during the filming of a reality series for Discovery Channel, the worst film-set accident in California in three decades.
February 22, 2013 |
A camera operator on "NCIS:Los Angeles" has been hospitalized after sustaining an injury during filming of the CBS television show. The accident occurred during a stunt scene being filmed at Burbank Airport, said a person close the production, which stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. The victim, who has not been identified, remains hospitalized, said the source, who was not authorized to discuss the incident. A spokeswoman for CBS declined to comment. The incident, first reported by Deadline, is the latest among several film and TV set accidents that have occurred in L.A. area in recent months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2012 |
An Acton man convicted of building-code violations who failed to repay thousands of dollars he owed Los Angeles County for demolishing the elaborate structure he dubbed "Phonehenge West" was sentenced this week to almost 18 months in jail. The jailing of Alan Kimble Fahey marked the end of a more than 20-year saga that pitted the retired phone technician against county code enforcement officials and led him in and out of court for the last five years. Prosecutors argued that Fahey showed a deliberate disregard for authority and had no one but himself to blame for his fate.
August 31, 2012 |
For a vision from a century ago, when farms covered Los Angeles County, there's no better time machine than Blum Ranch in Acton, southwest of Palmdale. Just off the 14 freeway, about an hour north of downtown, its 40 acres of peach and pear orchards are the largest deciduous fruit planting so close to the city. The century-old stone house, the streamlined 1940 tractor, the ancient, creaky trees and the fruit they produce are as defiantly old school as the owners, Ray and Elizabeth Billet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2012 |
A brush fire burning in the Acton area Tuesday afternoon disrupted Metrolink service and forced the closure of Soledad Canyon Road, officials said. The blaze had burned at least one structure and scorched about 20 acres near the 4700 block of West Crown Valley Road. The blaze has burned at least 40 acres, officials said. Fire crews were battling to protect structures threatened by flames as four helicopters dropped water on the blaze. Metrolink said lines were closed north of the Via Princess station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2011 |
Workers began demolishing the largest of the ornate maze of structures dubbed Phonehenge West in Acton on Friday, and a judge suggested that the eccentric builder who erected the complex may be forced to perform community service for violating building codes. Alan Kimble Fahey, a retired phone company technician, was briefly jailed for allegedly resisting orders to tear down the complex and faced more time behind bars, but Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Daviann L. Mitchell said Friday that his recent compliance may allow him to receive the more lenient sentence.