Tuesday, July 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a water main has broken near the UCLA campus, spewing water into the air and stranding cars and people in underground parking structures. Television news reports show an immense geyser of water surging from the middle of the street on Sunset Boulevard. There's no word on the cause.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California. The State Water Resources Control Board approved the rules earlier this month, making it illegal for people to hose down driveways and sidewalks, waste water on their lawns or wash vehicles using a hose without a shut-off nozzle.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at a Los Angeles home has killed a man in his 90s who was described as living in pack-rat conditions. Fire officials say the blaze this morning sent flames through the roof and a plume of black smoke over the house near Exposition Park. About 50 firefighters doused the flames in about a half-hour but one received a leg burn.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dramatic rescue captured on video. The helicopter was called to the cliff about two miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday evening. The 17- and 18-year-old boys were not injured.