Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

Richard Winton

Los Angeles Times

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What sparked the California boat fire that killed 34? Charred Conception might hold the answer

California boat fire: The Conception could yield an answer to the big question: How did fire start? → Read More

34 people trapped on burning boat. The crew was asleep and unable to help, officials say

The crew of the Conception was asleep as fire ignited, ultimately killing 34, NTSB finds. Federal law required a "night watchman" remain awake. → Read More

Conception crew members were sleeping when boat fire broke out in violation of rules

All crew members were asleep when the Conception caught fire early on Labor Day, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday, a major revelation in the investigation of the worst maritime disaster in modern California history. → Read More

Authorities hope to finally raise burned remains of Conception after weather delays

California boat fire: Authorities hope to finally raise burned remains of Conception → Read More

Some Conception passengers said they weren't told about emergency escape hatch

A few months ago, Truth Aquatics owner Glen Fritzler asked his old friend Ralph Clevenger to make a safety video that would play while passengers boarded his dive boats. → Read More

Final victim of California boat fire is recovered by divers

Divers on Wednesday recovered the final victim of the California boat fire that killed 34 people on Labor Day. → Read More

Coast Guard issues safety bulletin on battery charging, preparedness after California boat fire

The bulletin calls on boat operators to make sure safety equipment works and reduce potential hazards from lithium batteries, power strips and cords. → Read More

L.A. student took a bullet in the jaw, but the district didn't disclose the shooting for 2 weeks

A student was shot at Hollenbeck Middle School, an incident that officials acknowledged only after it was disclosed by the head of the school police union. → Read More

California boat fire investigators hope burned remains of Conception hold vital clues

After deciding last week to not perform autopsies on the 34 victims who died on the Conception dive boat, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said his office is doing more tests on the victims. In the days after the tragedy, Brown, who is also the coroner, said a pathologist determined traditional autopsies would not be needed. That changed this week. → Read More

Was the California boat fire a crime? Investigators search for answers

California boat fire: What investigators are trying to uncover → Read More

High-stakes legal battle looms in California boat fire that killed 34

A 19th century law could shield the owners of the California diving boat Conception in which 34 people perished from significant damages. But they still face legal hurdles. → Read More

Authorities are still searching for the final victim of the California boat fire that killed 34

Officials planned to begin raising the boat Friday, but that was put off because of weather conditions and safety concerns. → Read More

Smoke likely killed 34 trapped below deck in California boat fire, raising new questions about origin point

Some victims' names are released as their families and the boat operator prepare for a legal battle. → Read More

California board fire: Harrowing stories of death and survival aboard Conception as fire ravaged boat

Surviving crew members aboard the Conception tell what happened when fire broke out. → Read More

California dive boat owner quickly asks judge to limit payouts to victims' families

The owner of Conception asks a federal judge to eliminate or reduce payouts to relatives of crew and passengers after boat fire. → Read More

Lack of escape routes in California boat fire becomes focus as investigation intensifies

California Boat Fire: There is growing focus on the limited escape route on the boat where 34 died in the worst maritime disaster in modern California history → Read More

D.A. reviewing investigation of deputy accused of faking sniper shooting

L.A. County prosecutors to decide whether a sheriff's deputy who allegedly lied about being shot by a sniper will be charged. → Read More

Suspects arrested in disappearance of West Covina man believed killed and burned

Two men have been arrested in connection with the disappearance and apparent death of John Brian Mananghaya Aguila of West Covina. → Read More

He listed his luxury Marina del Rey home for sale. Then, police say, he was murdered

A 72-year-old man whose burnt body was found in Joshua Tree was murdered by his ex-stepdaughter and two others over his $2.6-million house, prosecutors say. → Read More

Jury awards former Times sports columnist $15.4 million

Jury awards former Times sports columnist $15.4 million → Read More