Sharon McNary

Infrastructure Correspondent

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Infrastructure is what we build together to make life better (and the things that break). My role is to reveal the often-surprising and important systems that make life possible in and around L.A.

Stories by Sharon McNary

Pressure continues for answers in LAPD fatal crash

Friends and family of a woman who died after a police cruiser ran into her car plan to gather in Venice for a vigil and march 6:30 p.m. Thursday as an official police report on the crash is expected next week. They will call for an investigation into whether the police car was speeding without lights at the time of the crash. Police have asserted that the cruiser was responding to an emergency call but was not speeding and that it had its headlights and taillights on.

Fatal LAPD crash raises questions

Friends of a woman who died of injuries she received in a crash with a Los Angeles police patrol car were expected to gather for a vigil at the crash site tonight at 8 p.m.

Personal stories of life after the economic meltdown

The past year has been hard on many in Southern California. Here are some personal stories from people in KPCC’s Insight Network of news sources.

Station Fire evacuation orders lifted

Except for 11 homes scattered in the Little Tujunga area above Pacoima, all residential evacuations ordered for the Station Fire have been lifted. Fire officials warning people to keep an eye on developments and to have a plan to leave in case conditions change.

Automated emergency call system misses mark

About 2 a.m. Monday morning, a section of La Crescenta that didn't need to be evacuated got automated calls ordering residents to leave the area.

Did robo-calls alert wrong neighborhoods?

On Twitter today, people are expressing outrage at people who got stranded at their homes after failing to heed an evacuation order, placing firefighters in a dangerous position. But this is a different story – about people who were told to leave by mistake.

Station Fire has a Facebook page

The Station Fire Facebook page appears to be a government-created page where regular people may post photos and share condolences on the deaths of the two L.A. County firefighters today.