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  • Chalk outlines drawn on sidewalk: Scary threat or marketing campaign?

    Chalk outlines drawn on sidewalk: Scary threat or marketing campaign?

    A series of body outlines painted and scrawled in chalk on the sidewalk on Fairfax Avenue in Beverly Grove grabbed the attention of residents and triggered a police investigation Tuesday afternoon. The LAPD’s Wilshire Division began investigating the outlines as potential vandalism after getting...

  • Bandits in gorilla, monkey masks steal shoes from Fairfax boutique

    Bandits in gorilla, monkey masks steal shoes from Fairfax boutique

    Two masked men -- one as a gorilla, the other as a monkey -- stole several pairs of Nike shoes from a Los Angeles boutique Thursday, police said. Just before 1 p.m., the pair entered the store in the 7800 block of Melrose Avenue and waved handguns at a store employee, according to a statement from...

  • Protest against police killings draws crowds to Fairfax area

    Protest against police killings draws crowds to Fairfax area

    Protesters angry at the police killings of unarmed black men marched through the Fairfax area on the same day a funeral was held in New York City for a police officer gunned down by a man also upset about the killings. Some wore T-shirts that said “I can’t breathe,” a reference to the last words...

  • Polytechnic investigation found no evidence of teacher misconduct

    A teacher who got a job at Polytechnic School in Pasadena -- shortly after being accused of inappropriate conduct at another private school -- did not engage in sexual harassment or misconduct during his one-year employment at Polytechnic, according to an investigation by a special committee of...

  • Man accused of being 'Most Wanted' killer is set free after DNA shows he was the wrong man

    Man accused of being 'Most Wanted' killer is set free after DNA shows he was the wrong man

    After a 16-year search, the Los Angeles Police Department held a news conference this summer to announce it had captured a murder suspect on the department’s “Most Wanted” list. A woman had recognized his face after she logged into the wanted section of the LAPD’s website and called a tipster hotline,...

  • CHP officer shot man who walked on freeway and charged at officers with metal, police say

    CHP officer shot man who walked on freeway and charged at officers with metal, police say

    A man walking on the 110 Freeway early Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles allegedly grabbed a piece of metal and charged at a California Highway Patrol officer, who opened fire and wounded the man, authorities said. The shooting forced the closure of the northbound 110 Freeway for about nine hours,...

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