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January 9, 1987
A fire in the Santa Clarita Valley this morning destroyed an apartment building under construction and spread to 22 rooftops in a nearby housing tract, causing major damage to at least two homes. Two firefighters suffered scrapes, back injuries and smoke inhalation fighting the 9:30 a.m. blaze, which was brought under control in about an hour, said Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman Deborah Shackelford.
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NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
This season the Los Angeles Fashion Council topped itself -- literally -- by staging a media presentation and luncheon Wednesday on the roof of the downtown building that houses its offices. Presented in rotating two- and three-look tableaux scattered around the rooftop, the clothing labels on display included That's Totally Fine by Rose La Grua, Stella Proseyn, Colton Dane, Linden, Katharine Kidd, Bri Seeley, Together and Bellen Brand. Also in the mix were Mofe handbags and jewelry by Kristen Dorsey Designs.
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WORLD
June 18, 2009 | Devorah Lauter
Every night at 9, Golaleh goes to the top of her five-story apartment in northern Tehran, where she has a view of the whole city. "It's like a date," she said of the nightly rendezvous, because like clockwork voices of opposition protesters start calling out from rooftops in all directions. One man usually starts. God is great, he will shout. Then hundreds respond. Their cries remain faceless. People stay hidden in the dark so that police cannot track them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Burglars cut a hole in the roof of a Laguna Hills jewelry store and made off with as much as $1 million in merchandise, Orange County sheriff's officials said Thursday. The burglary occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning at South Bay Jewelry, which is surrounded by restaurants and stores. The jewelry store owner and employees have so far calculated that more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry worth from $700,00 to $1 million were taken the store at 24261 Avenida De La Carlota, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock.
NEWS
April 10, 1989 | from United Press International
Four men toting at least 50 fur pelts across mid-Manhattan rooftops were arrested early Sunday by police looking into a pattern of repeated fur robberies, officials said. The area had been hit several times recently by fur robberies, with losses in excess of $800,000, police said.
WORLD
September 28, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Rescuers plucked bodies from muddy floodwaters and saved drenched survivors from rooftops after a tropical storm tore through the northern Philippines and left at least 83 people dead and 23 missing. It was the region's worst flooding in more than four decades. The government declared a "state of calamity" in metropolitan Manila and 25 storm-hit provinces. Tropical Storm Ketsana roared across the northern Philippines on Saturday, dumping more than a month's worth of rain in just 12 hours and triggering landslides and flooding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 | By Dianne de Guzman
For whatever reasons---the ocean, the smog, the latitude, whatever---Los Angeles has some gorgeous sunsets. We see it constantly in our Flickr and Instagram feeds; sunset photos taken from the beach, the mountains, the rooftops, you name it. We understand: we love the sunsets, also. When shot with a slightly shifted perspective and a take all its own, photos of sunsets can be compelling, too. Photographer Ric Berryman contributed this photo of the first sunset of 2014 and double-framed it: not only does the sunset fill the entire space of the photo, but it forces the perspective onto the phone of this photographer he noticed.
SPORTS
June 9, 1989
The Chicago Cubs traditionally have not minded their neighbors watching games free from their rooftops adjacent to Wrigley Field, but they do object to a private club charging for rooftop parties. Club President Donald Grenesko says he has asked the Cubs' architect to design a barrier to be erected behind an outfield bleacher section that will block the view of the Lakeview Baseball Club, organized by ERTA Development, which owns the building. "It's not the money," Grenesko said.
WORLD
September 20, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Beyond the Old City's Jewish Quarter, with its picturesque flower boxes and blue-and-white Israeli flags, past the devout Christian tourist groups laboring up the Via Dolorosa, the 13 members of the Sidawi family share a dank 250-square-foot room with just one tiny window. Living in the Old City's Muslim Quarter, by far the most densely populated area in Jerusalem, the family has learned to do everything in shifts: using the bathroom, eating, studying and even sleeping.
NEWS
July 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Violent storms soaked parts of Phoenix with almost as much rain as it usually gets in a year, flooding more than 20 homes and stranding motorists on car rooftops. Authorities said hospital emergency rooms had treated a small number of people for minor injuries, but the exact number was not immediately known. Telephone and electrical service was temporarily cut off to large swaths of the city and its suburbs, which have a population of about 2 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Four people who allegedly tried to elude capture Wednesday by climbing onto the roof of a building in Long Beach after being served with a search warrant were detained, authorities said.  Detectives served a narcotics search warrant on the 4100 block of East 10th Street in Long Beach early Monday, and during the execution of the warrant four people fled to the roof, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Aerial television news footage showed one of the suspects smoking a cigarette while others conversed as deputies cordoned off surrounding streets and put the building on lockdown.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Want Manhattan's outdoor bar experience without risking frostbite? One New York City rooftop bar is fighting the big freeze with four transparent "bubble tents" where visitors can thrill to city views without the biting cold. The cost to party in one: $500. 230 Fifth Rooftop Garden & Penthouse Lounge at 230 Fifth Ave. has outfitted tents with comfy sofas, TVs and rugs. And they're toasty warm, so you can wear that strapless little black number. About the price: The $500 is a minimum food and drink order that allows you to stay for five hours.
FOOD
January 17, 2014 | By John Sedlar
Being a chef who grew up in Santa Fe, N.M., but cooks in Los Angeles, I have sometimes found it difficult to find ingredients I ate as a boy and still like to cook. I used to import all my own New Mexican chile pods and powders, other seasonings, blue corn tortillas, and various kinds of corn and beans, such as chicos (green corn) and Estancia pinto beans, the world's best. And now at Rivera, my cooking includes all the cocinas of Mexico, South America, Central America and Spain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 | By Dianne de Guzman
For whatever reasons---the ocean, the smog, the latitude, whatever---Los Angeles has some gorgeous sunsets. We see it constantly in our Flickr and Instagram feeds; sunset photos taken from the beach, the mountains, the rooftops, you name it. We understand: we love the sunsets, also. When shot with a slightly shifted perspective and a take all its own, photos of sunsets can be compelling, too. Photographer Ric Berryman contributed this photo of the first sunset of 2014 and double-framed it: not only does the sunset fill the entire space of the photo, but it forces the perspective onto the phone of this photographer he noticed.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Clad in bright holiday pajamas, a 3-year-old boy was thrown to his death from the roof of a high-rise Manhattan apartment building by his father, who then jumped to his own death. Reportedly upset by a messy divorce, Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn threw his son Kirill from the 52-story building, the South Park Tower at 124 W. 60th St. The boy's mother had custody of the child, and his father, who had visitation rights, was supposed to hand the boy over to her at a police precinct Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Joseph Serna
Two men accused of stealing part of the wrecked Porsche in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker died have been charged with felony grand theft, prosecutors announced Monday. Jameson Witty, 18, and Anthony Janow, 25, each face one felony count of grand theft of personal property, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. They each also face misdemeanor counts of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer. Janow was expected to surrender to authorities Tuesday at the L.A. County courthouse in San Fernando, prosecutors said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1999
Adams Canyon has problems that the leaders of Santa Paula seem to be glossing over. Here are just a few issues that affect both potential residents of the proposed 5,400-acre development (that's twice the size of Santa Paula) and those who live outside and below it: Water: From where and how would enough be obtained for 1,280 houses, 180 condos, 90 apartments, two schools, two hotels and, especially, two golf courses? Yet in a severe rainstorm, a barranca cannot handle the current runoff--let alone additional runoff from paved-over land.
NATIONAL
September 2, 2005 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
From 1,000 feet up, it looked like a scar on the airport runway -- a jagged line snaking across the slick asphalt at New Orleans Lakefront Airport. Then, as a relief helicopter dropped down from leaden skies Thursday, the runway scene came into focus: a twisting column of refugees who had been plucked from rooftops across the flooded city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
A Huntington Beach bar was cited for erecting a sign thanking military veterans for their service, which has generated a backlash against city officials. Perched atop Johnny's Booze and Pool, the sign reads: "Thank a veteran for your freedom," with the National League of POW/MIA Families logo next to it. But the sign is being threatened after city code enforcement officials asked the bar's owners to produce proper permits for the sign or remove it and face a fine of nearly $1,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A police traffic stop in Long Beach turned deadly Tuesday morning when the driver bailed from the car and ran off, ultimately ending when he was fatally shot by officers on a rooftop. The suspect died at the scene,  KABC-TV reported. The incident began about 2:30 a.m., when police tried to pull over a car near Third Street and Walnut Avenue, KABC-TV reported. The driver of the car leapt out and ran off, leaving two passengers inside the vehicle. The two people who stayed behind identified the driver for the officers, KABC reported.
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