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  • Rancho Cucamonga man arrested in shooting of woman on Santa Monica Pier

    Rancho Cucamonga man arrested in shooting of woman on Santa Monica Pier

    A Rancho Cucamonga man was identified Thursday as a suspect in last week’s shooting at the Santa Monica Pier, according to officials. Ivan Galiano, 20, was visiting the pier when a woman was shot in the leg Aug. 23, Santa Monica police said. Galiano was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide,...

  • South Pasadena woman fatally shot by officers during wellness check

    South Pasadena police officers fatally shot a woman Thursday afternoon after she reportedly pointed a pellet gun at them, according to officials. The 49-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a hospital, said Lt. Joe Mendoza of the Los...

  • Essential California: L.A. Mayor Garcetti spreads the political wealth

    Essential California: L.A. Mayor Garcetti spreads the political wealth

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Aug. 30, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES The Democratic Midterm Victory Fund is L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s most ambitious fundraising endeavor yet to help his party — and his national profile...

  • O.C. supervisors order investigation into recorded attorney-client calls in county jail

    O.C. supervisors order investigation into recorded attorney-client calls in county jail

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors this week ordered an investigation into recent revelations that more than 1,000 privileged phone calls between county jail inmates and their attorneys were improperly recorded over a three-year period. The supervisors’ unanimous decision Tuesday directs the...

  • Man arrested by LAPD in mistaken identity case receives $298,000 settlement

    The Los Angeles City Council signed off today on a $298,000 settlement for a man who was arrested and held for 18 days in 2016 by Los Angeles police in the mistaken belief that he was responsible for a 2000 killing. Police said they thought Guillermo Torres was Samuel Calvario, who was sought in...

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