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  • 'Office Creeper' theft suspect arrested in El Monte

    Authorities announced Friday the arrest of a 51-year-old parolee they believe to be the “Office Creeper,” the nickname police gave to a man responsible for several thefts from offices across the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys. Anthony Fierro of Huntington Park is said to be responsible for...

  • Street racing may be involved in fiery car crash that killed two in Long Beach

    A fiery collision in Long Beach that left two people dead is being investigated as a possible street racing incident, authorities said Sunday. The two-car crash occurred Saturday night in the 600 block of Shoreline Avenue, near Queens Way, said Long Beach Police Lt. Tim Olson. The collision caused...

  • Despite assurances to nervous immigrants, Sheriff's Department gave ICE assistance in jails

    Despite assurances to nervous immigrants, Sheriff's Department gave ICE assistance in jails

    Since President Trump laid out his plan for mass deportations, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has gone out of its way to reassure the public it had strict limits on cooperating with immigration officials. As the president and others demanded, among other things, that local police work...

  • Police fatally shoot man in San Fernando

    Police fatally shoot man in San Fernando

    San Fernando police shot and killed a 58-year-old man armed with a knife early Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call, authorities said. About 11 a.m., a caller reported hearing someone screaming in an apartment in the 100 block of Harding Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County...

  • Paramount bar fight leads to fatal hit-and-run; suspects remain at large

    An argument that began inside a Parmount bar in the early hours of Sunday morning ended with one man dead and two more on the run from law enforcement. The argument between two groups of young men spilled out of a bar in the 16600 block of Paramount Boulevard and into the street, where a fight...

  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Huntington Beach

    Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer off Huntington Beach

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a swimmer who went missing off Huntington Beach on Friday afternoon, as the rescue effort moves to a recovery mission. Huntington Beach lifeguards say they’ll continue searching for the man, identified by Coast Guard officials as 53-year-old Van...

  • San Diego police to continue using gunshot detection system, despite some criticism

    After a yearlong pilot program, the San Diego Police Department has decided to stick with a gunshot detection system that automatically informs officers of shootings, even if no one calls them in. ShotSpotter, which uses a network of audio sensors to determine where and when shootings take place,...

  • Claims of semen-tainted flutes roil schools across Southern California

    Claims of semen-tainted flutes roil schools across Southern California

    For years, hundreds of children in the Fullerton School District have taken part in a seemingly heartwarming program called “Flutes Across The World.” The initiative aims to connect young students in Southern California with underprivileged counterparts in the Philippines through a simple round...

  • Authorities fatally shoot man suspected of shooting teenagers in Pasadena the night before

    Authorities fatally shoot man suspected of shooting teenagers in Pasadena the night before

    A 28-year-old man suspected of shooting two teenagers at a Pasadena birthday party was fatally shot by authorities Friday after being sought by a task force that included the U.S. Marshals Service. The man was located along with a 36-year-old woman inside a vehicle about 1 p.m. in the 700 block...

  • Man who ended police pursuit in front of tourists at Hollywood Walk of Fame sentenced to prison

    A Rancho Cucamonga man whom police chased into the heart of the tourist district on Hollywood Boulevard as bystanders looked on has been sentenced to three years in prison, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Tony Calloway Jr., 24, pleaded no contest to fleeing police while driving recklessly...

  • Man stabbed repeatedly outside Palmdale church

    Authorities arrested two teenagers after a man was repeatedly stabbed during a fight in the parking lot of a church in Palmdale. Sheriff’s officials say the 21-year-old victim was hospitalized in stable condition with at least 10 stab wounds after collapsing late Thursday. A witness told investigators...

  • Essential California: USC medical school dean out amid revelations of sexual harassment claim

    Essential California: USC medical school dean out amid revelations of sexual harassment claim

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Oct. 6, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Another USC medical school dean is gone After the dean of USC’s medical school resigned last year amid long-running complaints about his drinking and...

  • Deputies search for man who tried to kidnap 12-year-old girl during soccer practice

    Deputies search for man who tried to kidnap 12-year-old girl during soccer practice

    Authorities are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a 12-year-old girl attending soccer practice Wednesday evening in Santa Clarita. During the practice, the team went for a run in the neighborhood near a park in the 23500 block of Bridgeport Lane. The girl fell behind her teammates, according...

  • Charges are dropped against another officer in the Oakland police sex scandal

    Charges are dropped against another officer in the Oakland police sex scandal

    Prosecutors Thursday dropped charges against an Oakland police officer accused with several co-workers in a sprawling sex scandal that drew national attention last year, marking the fourth case in which charges against law enforcement officers implicated in the controversy have collapsed. Alameda...

  • 'You are evil': Chapter 3 of 'Dirty John'

    'You are evil': Chapter 3 of 'Dirty John'

    He had lavished her with compliments, and now he savaged her looks. He had entered the marriage broke, and now he demanded half her wealth. He had been gentleness itself, and now he threatened her with “long-lost relatives” in the mob. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST >> “Enough,” Debra Newell texted him....

  • Suspect in fatal double stabbing in Chinatown ordered to stand trial

    Suspect in fatal double stabbing in Chinatown ordered to stand trial

    It was a typical afternoon at Hop Sing Tong, the Chinatown social club frequented by elderly Chinese immigrants. By 2:45 p.m., some were playing mah-jongg, while others stood and watched. It was then that a bloody confrontation unfolded, ending in two fatal stabbings that stunned Los Angeles’ Chinatown...

  • Civilian oversight panel hears guidelines for LAPD use of drones

    Civilian oversight panel hears guidelines for LAPD use of drones

    The Los Angeles Police Department released formal guidelines on its proposal to fly drones during a one-year pilot program, spurring questions and concerns among members of a civilian oversight panel and the public at a contentious meeting Tuesday. “Our challenge is to create a policy that strikes...

  • 18-year-old found shot to death in car in Paramount, authorities say

    An 18-year-old man was found fatally shot in a car in Paramount late Monday. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lakewood Station responded to an “illegal shooting” call about 11:04, Deputy Kevin Moody said in a statement. The deputies found the victim in a car on Madison Street west...

  • Ex-boyfriend shoots at woman running daycare in Chula Vista as children hide in bathroom, police say

    Ex-boyfriend shoots at woman running daycare in Chula Vista as children hide in bathroom, police say

    A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of shooting at his ex-girlfriend through a sliding glass door while she was standing inside her house where she runs an in-home daycare, Chula Vista police said. The woman led the seven children in her care — ages 1 to 8 — to a bathroom when her ex-boyfriend...

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