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Marisa Gerber

Marisa Gerber covers Los Angeles County’s criminal courts. She previously wrote about the central L.A. neighborhoods of Hollywood, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Echo Park and Downtown. Before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2012, she reported for the New York Times, OC Weekly and the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. Marisa grew up in Nogales, Ariz., and graduated from the University of Arizona.
Arraignment postponed for suspect in Trader Joe's shootout after prosecutors file additional charges

On Thursday, prosecutors filed additional 20 criminal charges against Gene Evin Atkins, who led police on a wild chase that ended at a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake, where he took customers hostage. Atkins' arraignment was postponed until September.

Southern California drug raids net nearly two dozen people, thousands of pounds of narcotics

Raids across Southern California after a years-long investigation led to 22 arrests Wednesday morning and disrupted a large-scale drug operation linked to the Sinaloa cartel.

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