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  • Man stabbed to death in Silver Lake area in possible road rage incident

    Man stabbed to death in Silver Lake area in possible road rage incident

    Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed two men, one fatally, Saturday night near a busy intersection in the Silver Lake area in what may have been a road rage incident, authorities said. The attack occurred about 7 p.m. near Sunset Boulevard and Hoover Street, said Sgt. Frank Gonzalez of...

  • L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending

    L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending

    In recent years, people who hawked ice cream or hot dogs, taught yoga or shilled other goods and services in Los Angeles parks were effectively in the clear.Selling their wares on city sidewalks was banned. But the city had suspended similar rules prohibiting vending in parks and beaches when the...

  • Los Angeles gives hosts, neighbors mixed signals on short-term rentals

    Los Angeles gives hosts, neighbors mixed signals on short-term rentals

    Airbnb and similar "home sharing" websites have exploded in popularity in L.A., overwhelming city regulators who are struggling to collect tourist taxes and enforce long-standing restrictions on rentals. Renting out rooms or homes for a few days or weeks is illegal in many residential areas, city...

  • A year after Joseph Gatto slaying, LAPD again asks for public's help

    A year after Joseph Gatto slaying, LAPD again asks for public's help

    A year after Joseph Gatto, a local artist and the father of a state assemblyman, was killed inside his Silver Lake home, the 78-year-old's family and LAPD officials repeated their pleas for the public's help in solving the case. Gatto, a retired teacher and jewelry maker who was well-known in his...

  • Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests

    Michael Hannon dies at 77; LAPD officer joined '60s rights protests

    Michael B. Hannon, who caused an uproar and nearly lost his job as a Los Angeles police officer for his off-duty participation in 1960s civil rights and peace protests, has died. He was 77. Hannon, who later defended police officers as a lawyer, died Oct. 2 in Los Angeles of complications of Parkinson's...

  • Schools in Silver Lake, O.C., Northridge close amid threats

    Schools in Silver Lake, O.C., Northridge close amid threats

    A Silver Lake elementary school was put on lockdown early Tuesday after a person dialed 911 and said armed gunmen were at the school -- the third such call from the same number in recent weeks, police said. “Operators get the call, they try to call back…and the number is disconnected,” said Los...

  • DNA links inmate to 1980 homicide of Silver Lake woman, LAPD says

    More than three decades after a woman was sexually assaulted, beaten and stabbed to death in a Silver Lake apartment, Los Angeles police cold case detectives Friday said they have arrested the man responsible.

    Harold Anthony Parkinson was taken into custody Wednesday at Chuckawalla Valley State...

  • Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Silver Lake
    Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Silver Lake

    A man was fatally wounded Thursday morning in Silver Lake during an apparent gang-related shooting, the second homicide this year in the neighborhood, police said.

    Witnesses reported that the victim, whose name and age were not released, was arguing with another man about 10:55 a.m. in the 4300...

  • Man arrested in bludgeoning death in Silver Lake
    Man arrested in bludgeoning death in Silver Lake

    A man was arrested Thursday in the bludgeoning death of a man in Silver Lake, police said.

    The victim, who was beaten to death with a hammer, has not been identified, said Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was declared dead at a nearby hospital.

    The attack occurred...

  • Popular pre-L.A. Marathon bike ride canceled after city permit snag
    Popular pre-L.A. Marathon bike ride canceled after city permit snag

    Days before the Los Angeles Marathon, organizers canceled a popular nighttime bicycle race along the 26.2-mile route because they did not obtain the proper permits.

    Every year since 2009, hundreds of cyclists have gathered in the dark along Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, waiting for road closures...

  • LAPD looks for driver in fatal hit-and-run near Atwater Village
    LAPD looks for driver in fatal hit-and-run near Atwater Village

    Los Angeles police late Thursday were looking for the driver of a vehicle in a fatal hit-and-run incident near Atwater Village.

    Passersby saw the body of an adult male shortly before 10 p.m. in the road near Fletcher and Riverside drives, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Fire Department...

  • City offers $50,000 reward for information in Joseph Gatto slaying
    City offers $50,000 reward for information in Joseph Gatto slaying

    The City Council unanimously approves the reward in the Nov. 13 shooting death of the respected art teacher and father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto in Silver Lake.

  • Reward offered in Joseph Gatto case as family asks for public's help
    Reward offered in Joseph Gatto case as family asks for public's help

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto and his family pleaded for the public's help Tuesday in the shooting death of their father, Joseph Gatto, a well-known artist and retired teacher found shot to death in his Silver Lake home.Flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other officials,...

  • LAPD to announce reward in Joseph Gatto homicide case
    LAPD to announce reward in Joseph Gatto homicide case

    Los Angeles police and city officials are expected to announce Tuesday a reward for information in the killing last November of Joseph Gatto, a well-known artist and the father of a state assemblyman, found shot to death in his Silver Lake home.

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto and his family will be joined...

  • LAPD looking for jewelry in connection with Joseph Gatto case
    LAPD looking for jewelry in connection with Joseph Gatto case

    Detectives asked for the public's help Thursday in locating jewelry that may have been taken from the home of Joseph Gatto, the artist and father of a state assemblyman found shot to death in his Silver Lake home.

    Detectives are still trying to determine whether any jewelry was actually taken from...

  • Gatto family 'very cautious' about possible assault link, son says
    Gatto family 'very cautious' about possible assault link, son says

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto said his family was "very cautious" as Los Angeles police pursue a possible link between his father's killing and an assault that occurred not far from the 78-year-old's Silver Lake home.

    "This is one possible theory of many," Gatto told reporters outside his father's home...

  • Police release sketch of suspect who may be linked to Gatto slaying
    Police release sketch of suspect who may be linked to Gatto slaying

    Los Angeles police released a description of a suspect sought in connection with a Silver Lake assault that officials said "may be connected" to the slaying of Joseph Gatto, father of a state assemblyman, found shot to death in his home last week.

    The flier included a composite sketch of the suspect...

  • Police explore possible tie between Gatto slaying, earlier incidents
    Police explore possible tie between Gatto slaying, earlier incidents

    Silver Lake residents reported a vehicle break-in and an assault near the home where Joseph Gatto was found dead the next day.

  • Joseph Gatto died of gunshot wound to abdomen, autopsy confirms
    Joseph Gatto died of gunshot wound to abdomen, autopsy confirms

    Former teacher and artist Joseph Gatto, who is also the father of a state assemblyman, died from a single gunshot wound to his abdomen, an autopsy confirmed Friday.

    Los Angeles County coroner's officials said the 78-year-old's death had been classified as a homicide. The time of death was listed...

  • Joseph Gatto autopsy scheduled as homicide investigation continues
    Joseph Gatto autopsy scheduled as homicide investigation continues

    An autopsy was scheduled Friday for Joseph Gatto, a beloved teacher, artist and the father of a state assemblyman who was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home.

    The Los Angeles County coroner's office said the autopsy was scheduled for sometime Friday, two days after the 78-year-old's daughter...

  • After assemblyman's dad killed, L.A. councilman got 'frantic' call
    After assemblyman's dad killed, L.A. councilman got 'frantic' call

    In the moments after Assemblyman Mike Gatto learned that his father had been shot to death in a family home in Silver Lake on Wednesday night, the Democrat put in frantic a call to a longtime friend.

    Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, a former Los Angeles police officer, said Gatto called...

  • California assemblyman's father killed in L.A. home; witnesses sought
    California assemblyman's father killed in L.A. home; witnesses sought

    As Los Angeles police began canvassing the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood for clues about who may have killed Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father, family friends began arriving at the home to pay their respects.

    Lauren Wayne, who said she has known the family for two decades, walked past the row of...

  • Shooting death of Assemblyman Gatto's dad jolts L.A. neighborhood
    Shooting death of Assemblyman Gatto's dad jolts L.A. neighborhood

    The shooting death of Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father in their Silver Lake home Wednesday jolted an otherwise safe neighborhood as residents awoke to find the area swarming with police.

    Among them was L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who told The Times he was saddened to learn Gatto's 78-year-old...

  • California assemblyman's father killed in L.A. home; witnesses sought
    California assemblyman's father killed in L.A. home; witnesses sought

    Investigators Thursday were scouring the Silver Lake neighborhood where the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto was found shot to death in the family's home the night before.

    Joseph Gatto, 78, was found dead and slumped over a desk at the home in the 2800 block of Bright Lane about 8:15 p.m., Los...

  • AIDS health group says lawmaker halted bill requiring condoms in porn
    AIDS health group says lawmaker halted bill requiring condoms in porn

    An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation.

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) denied that he is holding the bill...

  • Internal review expected in 'missing' ICE agent case

    Federal officials are expected to conduct an internal review of why a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was thought to be missing Wednesday for several hours.

    The agent, whose name was not released, was thought to have gone missing early Wednesday. He was confirmed to be safe late...

  • ICE agent missing; search underway in Los Angeles
    ICE agent missing; search underway in Los Angeles

    Authorities were searching Wednesday night for a missing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, but it was not immediately clear whether any foul play was involved.

    Officials said late Wednesday that a search was underway for the officer and that it was partly concentrated around the area...

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