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  • PETA offers reward to catch the man who killed a dog on an L.A. sidewalk

    PETA offers reward to catch the man who killed a dog on an L.A. sidewalk

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who police say slammed a small dog to death against a Boyle Heights sidewalk. No arrests had been made Wednesday afternoon in connection with the dog's death, according to the...

  • Man shot several times while repairing car in Boyle Heights

    Man shot several times while repairing car in Boyle Heights

    A man in his 20s was shot several times Monday night while repairing a car in Boyle Heights, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 6:15 p.m. near 5th and State streets, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez. The man was outside doing mechanical repairs to a car when an unknown...

  • Woman stabbed in Boyle Heights; police searching for her son

    Woman stabbed in Boyle Heights; police searching for her son

    Police were searching for a young man Monday morning, in connection with the stabbing of his mother in Boyle Heights.  See more of our top stories on Facebook >> Officers received a radio call at 12:10 a.m. and found a woman with stab wounds at her home in the 3700 block of Lee Street. The woman...

  • Police investigate man's body found in Boyle Heights

    Police investigate man's body found in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police were investigating the circumstances of a man's body found Tuesday afternoon in Boyle Heights. Officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the 2000 block of East 1st Street about 4:15 p.m., said LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig. A preliminary investigation indicated...

  • LAPD chief: 16-year-old fatally shot by police had sawed-off shotgun, stolen car

    LAPD chief: 16-year-old fatally shot by police had sawed-off shotgun, stolen car

    A 16-year-old shot and killed by Los Angeles police over the weekend was driving a stolen vehicle and carrying a sawed-off shotgun, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Beck said officers with the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division spotted the vehicle in Boyle Heights on Saturday night, hours after it had...

  • Man killed woman with hammer, hid body in apartment wall, prosecutors say

    Man killed woman with hammer, hid body in apartment wall, prosecutors say

    The roommate of a woman whose remains were found behind a wall in Lomita last year has been charged in her death, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Monday. Randolph Garbutt, 43, was arrested last week on suspicion of killing Raven Joy Campbell, 37, with a hammer in 2009. He is charged with murder...

  • Police shoot and kill armed 16-year-old during confrontation in Boyle Heights
    Police shoot and kill armed 16-year-old during confrontation in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police fatally shot a 16-year-old boy who had a gun during a confrontation in Boyle Heights, authorities said Sunday.

    Officers spotted a stolen vehicle near East 6th and South Lorena streets about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday and began following the male driver, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera...

  • A boisterous final farewell to 6th Street Bridge before demolition begins
    A boisterous final farewell to 6th Street Bridge before demolition begins

    The 6th Street Bridge east of downtown Los Angeles is getting more than its share of goodbyes. On Tuesday night, scores came out to bid farewell to the crumbling span as it's scheduled to close Wednesday for demolition. A "final walk" is being scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday. But the crowd grew...

  • 2 shot dead in East Los Angeles park

    Two men were killed in a shooting Sunday morning at Ruben Salazar Park in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

    Officers responded to a call about 11 a.m. regarding a gunshot victim in the 3800 block of Whittier Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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  • Los Angeles firefighter, hospital staff injured in emergency room stabbings
    Los Angeles firefighter, hospital staff injured in emergency room stabbings

    A Los Angeles firefighter, a nurse and another employee at a hospital in Boyle Heights were stabbed by a patient Tuesday night, an LAFD official said.

    The LAFD firefighter was accompanying a patient for medical care at White Memorial Hospital's emergency room about 9:30 p.m. when another patient...

  • LAPD officers wound two men in separate weekend shootings
    LAPD officers wound two men in separate weekend shootings

    Los Angeles police officers shot and wounded two men -- one in South L.A., the other in Boyle Heights -- in a roughly 24-hour span this weekend.

    The first shooting occurred about 11:45 p.m. Friday, after officers responded to a 911 call in the 1400 block of West 29th Street in the Adams-Normandie...

  • Bay Area child sex abuse suspect arrested in Boyle Heights after 14 years on the run
    Bay Area child sex abuse suspect arrested in Boyle Heights after 14 years on the run

    A former Northern California schoolteacher wanted for 14 years in connection with several counts of sexual assault against children was arrested Wednesday in Boyle Heights.

    Frank Joseph Montenegro, 52, was taken into custody after a foot pursuit and struggle with FBI fugitive task force agents....

  • Long waits outside L.A. County psychiatric units stall patients, police
    Long waits outside L.A. County psychiatric units stall patients, police

    When Los Angeles police Det. Jim Hoffman arrived at the L.A. County-USC Medical Center's psychiatric emergency department on a Saturday morning in March, he found a small crowd waiting.

    Two police officers from the LAPD's Central Division were sitting in a narrow hallway outside the locked psychiatric...

  • Man pleads no contest in fatal hit-and-run of 101-year-old in L.A.
    Man pleads no contest in fatal hit-and-run of 101-year-old in L.A.

    A man pleaded no contest Tuesday to fatally running over a 101-year-old man in Boyle Heights last year and attempting to flee the scene.

    Moments before his trial was to begin at a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, Ricardo Avalos, 41, entered his plea to a felony count of hit-and-run resulting in...

  • Suspect arrested in hunt for machete-wielding Boyle Heights rapist
    Suspect arrested in hunt for machete-wielding Boyle Heights rapist

    A sense of relief washed over the Boyle Heights neighborhood Wednesday after police announced the arrest of a man suspected of breaking into a woman’s home armed with a machete and sexually assaulting her earlier this month.Manuel Larios Munoz, 21, was arrested Friday and charged Wednesday with...

  • More LAPD cops to ditch cars and walk the beat in Eastside areas
    More LAPD cops to ditch cars and walk the beat in Eastside areas

    There was a time when the two Los Angeles police officers would have cruised down Cesar Chavez Avenue in a black-and-white, scanning the sidewalks from their patrol car as they passed through Boyle Heights.But on a recent morning, Officer Eric Perez and his partner spent their patrol time strolling...

  • Man fatally shot in Boyle Heights is identified
    Man fatally shot in Boyle Heights is identified

    The L.A. County coroner identified Tuesday a man who was fatally shot in Boyle Heights by a suspect who was later killed by LAPD officers.

    Jequan Foley, 26, of Los Angeles was shot multiple times around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 4th and Soto streets.

    Foley was pronounced dead...

  • Man shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights is identified

    Authorities have released the name of a 39-year-old man who was fatally shot by LAPD officers moments after he allegedly shot and killed another man in Boyle Heights.

    The Los Angeles County coroner identified the man as Roberto Rodriguez.

    The incident began about 10:25 p.m. Wednesday as officers...

  • 2 dead in Boyle Heights, including suspect shot by police
    2 dead in Boyle Heights, including suspect shot by police

    Police continued their investigation Thursday into shootings that left two men dead, one of whom was believed to be a suspect and was killed by police.

    Hours after the deadly shootings, investigators were still trying to gather information about how the events transpired in Boyle Heights.

    The drama...

  • LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains
    LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains

    The sweeps came on Friday nights in South Los Angeles, often before big events like Raiders games. Police would round up young men they thought were gang members and hold them over the weekend to keep violence down, a campaign launched by then-Chief Daryl F. Gates to control "the rotten little...

  • L.A. County supervisors debate whether to lock up at-risk foster youth
    L.A. County supervisors debate whether to lock up at-risk foster youth

    It's a universal principle: Lock up the criminal not the victim.

    No one has ever doubted that the pimps who brazenly exploit the foster care system to profit from the sex trade are criminals. But it took awhile for Los Angeles County decision makers to reach a consensus that the vulnerable children...

  • 5 arrested after wild police chase in Boyle Heights
    5 arrested after wild police chase in Boyle Heights

    A wild police pursuit ended late Tuesday in the arrest of three men who were fleeing in a van connected to a series of East L.A. shootings.

    Police shot one man and arrested him and two others in a dramatic incident that played out in the darkened, narrow streets and backyards of Boyle Heights.

    ...

  • Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths
    Inside the foster care system: A bleak last stop for lost youths

    Her entrance caused a stir. A 15-year-old girl with appraising eyes and a gruff, resonant voice, she radiated bridled ambition in a room filled with children who were mostly slumped and lost.

    She was dressed as if heading to a party, the red of her cropped jacket a pop of bright color against the...

  • High-speed chase suspect charged, could face nearly 28 years in prison
    High-speed chase suspect charged, could face nearly 28 years in prison

    The man who authorities say led police on a dangerous high-speed chase across southeast Los Angeles and neighboring cities was charged Wednesday with five felonies, including carjacking.

    Aaron Lorta, 29, was charged with one count of carjacking, three counts of attempted carjacking and one count...

  • Teen arrested in East L.A. after allegedly pointing gun at deputies

    A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody Saturday night after allegedly pointing a handgun at sheriff’s deputies, prompting the officers to shoot at the teen, grazing him, authorities said.

    Deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon about 9 p.m. near the intersection of South...

  • Police arrest man suspected of crashing into house in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police arrested a man on suspicion of trying to run over someone and hitting a house in Boyle Heights. 

    The incident was reported about 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Pecan Street, police said. 

    The suspect allegedly drove up on the lawn and crashed into the house in his 1997...

  • 25 arrested in sweeping indictment of L.A. gang tied to Mexican Mafia
    25 arrested in sweeping indictment of L.A. gang tied to Mexican Mafia

    Twenty-five members of an East Los Angeles street gang were arrested and five more were being tracked as fugitives as hundreds of agents swarmed the Eastside on Wednesday in an operation authorities said was aimed at weakening a gang that has been rooted in the community for decades.

    The gang has...

  • 19-year-old killed in fiery crash after trying to stop car thief
    19-year-old killed in fiery crash after trying to stop car thief

    Authorities said a 19-year-old man was killed in a fiery crash Sunday after jumping onto the hood of his car while trying stop a man who was stealing the vehicle. 

    Oscar Perez of Lynwood died about 3:50 p.m. at the scene of the crash in the 3500 block of East Olympic Boulevard in Boyle Heights,...

  • Day-care worker admits to molesting four children, prosecutors say
    Day-care worker admits to molesting four children, prosecutors say

    The former owner of a Boyle Heights day-care center faces 22 years in prison after pleading no contest Monday to molesting four children, three of whom attended the facility co-owned by his wife, authorities said.

    Enrique Ramos, 46, of Los Angeles, was arrested in February 2013 on allegations of...

  • 101-year-old man killed in hit-and-run crash in Boyle Heights
    101-year-old man killed in hit-and-run crash in Boyle Heights

    A 101-year-old man died Wednesday morning after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Boyle Heights.

    The fatal accident occurred at South Lorena Street and Opal Street about 6 a.m., said Felix Padilla, a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division.

    Jose Noriega...

  • LAPD officer shoots man in Boyle Heights
    LAPD officer shoots man in Boyle Heights

    The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a man in Boyle Heights on Wednesday.

    About 5:30 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a man with a gun at Marengo and North State Street,  Officer Drake Madison said.

    “Upon arrival, officers encountered a suspect...

  • Two motorcyclists shot and wounded on 60 Freeway, authorities say

    Los Angeles police and county sheriff's officials are investigating shootings that wounded two motorcyclists riding on the 60 Freeway.

    One victim, a 39-year-old man, was shot six times in the back while riding on the freeway at Lorena Street at 11:40 p.m. Friday, said Sgt. Michael Morisseau of...

  • Boyle Heights kidnap suspect, son found at Texas birthday party
    Boyle Heights kidnap suspect, son found at Texas birthday party

    A man and the 2-year-old son he is suspected of kidnapping nearly three months ago from Boyle Heights were found Thursday night in Texas, police said.

    Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force took Abraham Vargas, 27, into custody after they found him and his son, Edwin Vargas, attending a birthday...

  • Man allegedly carrying shotgun shot by police in Boyle Heights
    Man allegedly carrying shotgun shot by police in Boyle Heights

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer on Sunday shot a man who was allegedly carrying a shotgun in the street, authorities said.

    Officers received a call about an armed man in the 3200 block of East 6th Street in Boyle Heights about 1:45 p.m., Officer Sally Madera said. When officers arrived,...

  • Vandals strike South Gate football office

    South Gate football Coach Jose Casagran confirmed in an email that the football office and weight room were vandalized on Friday, with about $10,000 worth of materials stolen or damaged, including two computers, a MacBook, a projector, an iPad, 25 spirit packs and 10 helmets.

    Destroyed was the...

  • Man held in paintball gun attack on LAPD officers
    Man held in paintball gun attack on LAPD officers

    A Boyle Heights man was arrested Monday night after authorities said he unloaded a barrage of paintballs at two police officers who were in the area investigating a domestic dispute.

    The encounter began about 9:40 p.m. in the 3100 block of Fairmount Street when two officers from the LAPD’s Hollenbeck...

  • LAPD investigates report of paint balls fired at officers
    LAPD investigates report of paint balls fired at officers

    Los Angeles police were searching a Boyle Heights neighborhood late Monday after an individual apparently fired paint balls at officers.

    The officers were in the area near Wabash Avenue when the paint balls were believed to have been fired around 9:40 p.m.

    Additional police swooped down on the...

  • Pot-centric farmer's market planned in L.A. over Fourth of July weekend
    Pot-centric farmer's market planned in L.A. over Fourth of July weekend

    The ever popular farmers market scene in Los Angeles could soon see the introduction of a whole new type of green.

    What’s being billed as L.A.’s first-ever cannabis-centric farmers market is scheduled to debut in Boyle Heights over the Fourth of July weekend.

    The motivation for organizers is similar...

  • $50,000 reward expected to be offered in L.A. Amber Alert case
    $50,000 reward expected to be offered in L.A. Amber Alert case

    Los Angeles officials are expected to announce a $50,000 reward Tuesday in the suspected abduction of a 2-year-old Boyle Heights boy, which prompted an Amber Alert last month.

    The Los Angeles Police Department accused Abraham Vargas, 27, of abducting his son Edwin Vargas, 2, on May 23. 

    Edwin's...

  • Chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patient, LAPD says
    Chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patient, LAPD says

    A 76-year-old chiropractor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.

    Manuel Domingo Chacon was arrested Monday in the 2500 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said. 

    Chacon has been working as a...

  • Amber Alert: Missing van found, but no sign of father, 2-year-old son
    Amber Alert: Missing van found, but no sign of father, 2-year-old son

    The Nissan minivan believed to have been stolen by a man suspected of kidnapping his 2-year-old son in Boyle Heights on Friday, setting off an Amber Alert, has been found empty in East L.A.

    Authorities told KTLA that 27-year-old Abraham Vargas whisked away the boy, Edwin Vargas, in an orange Nissan...

  • Man who leads LAPD on pursuit is rescued when car overturns
    Man who leads LAPD on pursuit is rescued when car overturns

    Firefighters extracted a man from an overturned car Friday morning after a police chase came to an end in Boyle Heights, authorities said.

    Police received a call of a stolen vehicle at 4:15 a.m., Los Angeles police Lt. Carlos Solano told KTLA-TV.

    A vehicle pursuit ensued and ended when the car...

  • Some blacks feel targeted after firebombing at L.A. development
    Some blacks feel targeted after firebombing at L.A. development

    For the last few years, many residents of the Ramona Gardens housing project took pride in a remarkable turnaround.

    The Boyle Heights development, once controlled by a Latino gang, had seen crime drop dramatically. African American families were beginning to move back into the rows of garden apartments...

  • Woman gets 3 years, 8 months for death of cyclist in Boyle Heights
    Woman gets 3 years, 8 months for death of cyclist in Boyle Heights

    A 21-year-old woman who struck a group of cyclists in Boyle Heights while driving intoxicated, leading to the death of one who was dragged several hundred feet by a following car, was sentenced to three years, eight months in prison Tuesday.

    Wendy Stephanie Villegas pleaded no contest in March...

  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles
    New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    After being criticized for assessing environmental hazards only by the state's 1,800 ZIP Codes, Cal/EPA issues scores for its 8,000 census tracts.

  • Guns, badges stolen from locker room during LAPD charity football game
    Guns, badges stolen from locker room during LAPD charity football game

    Guns and badges belonging to several San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen over the weekend during a charity football game against Los Angeles police officers, officials said.

    The theft -- which officials said included three handguns, four badges, jewelry and cash -- was discovered...

  • Police seek public's help in man's fatal shooting in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police detectives asked for the public's help Monday in finding the person who fatally shot a 25-year-old man over the weekend in Boyle Heights.

    The shooting of Ramon Gerardo Vera occurred about 12:20 a.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of East Olympic Boulevard, police said in a statement.

    ...

  • Panel examining harassment claims against Huizar completes its work
    Panel examining harassment claims against Huizar completes its work

    The report looking into sexual harassment claims against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar now goes to Council President Herb Wesson.

  • Suit alleging L.A. hospital froze woman alive can proceed, court says
    Suit alleging L.A. hospital froze woman alive can proceed, court says

    The ruling revives the medical malpractice case against a Boyle Heights hospital accused of mistakenly freezing a patient to death.

  • Family that claims L.A. hospital froze woman alive can sue
    Family that claims L.A. hospital froze woman alive can sue

    The family of a woman who may have been prematurely declared dead, awoke in the hospital’s freezer and struggled before ultimately freezing to death can go forward with a lawsuit against the hospital, an appellate court has ruled.

    Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, was pronounced dead in July 2010 at White...

  • Family that claims L.A. hospital froze woman alive can sue
    Family that claims L.A. hospital froze woman alive can sue

    The family of a woman who may have been prematurely declared dead, awoke in the hospital’s freezer and struggled before ultimately freezing to death can go forward with a lawsuit against the hospital, an appellate court has ruled.

    Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, was pronounced dead in July 2010 at White...

  • Parents plead not guilty to kidnapping children from Boyle Heights
    Parents plead not guilty to kidnapping children from Boyle Heights

    A couple accused of abducting their children from Boyle Heights and taking them to the U.S.-Mexico border have pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and other felony charges.

    Enrique Felix and Rose Chairez, both 28, were arraigned Tuesday on two counts of kidnapping, four counts of child stealing and...

  • Parents accused of kidnapping children in Boyle Heights surrender
    Parents accused of kidnapping children in Boyle Heights surrender

    The parents accused of abducting their four children from Boyle Heights surrendered at the U.S.-Mexico border early Sunday, nearly two weeks after their children were found safe, police said.

    Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, both 28, were back in Los Angeles on Monday morning, in custody on suspicion...

  • Deputy accuses L.A. County Sheriff's Department clique of harassment
    Deputy accuses L.A. County Sheriff's Department clique of harassment

    An officer says a rogue group of deputies called the 'Banditos' ostracized her for refusing to comply with 'initiation rituals.'

  • Sheriff's deputy alleges harassment by rogue department clique
    Sheriff's deputy alleges harassment by rogue department clique

    After seven years of guarding inmates in Los Angeles County jails, Deputy Guadalupe Lopez was transferred to the East L.A. Station to continue her career working in patrol. It was there, she says in a lawsuit filed this week, that she encountered a rogue group of deputies called the “Banditos.”

    ...

  • Body discovered floating in Hollenbeck Park lake in Boyle Heights
    Body discovered floating in Hollenbeck Park lake in Boyle Heights

    A body was discovered Thursday morning in the Hollenbeck Park lake in Boyle Heights, authorities said.

    Los Angeles police were called to East 4th Street and South Louis Street about 10:15 a.m. after a person walking on the path along the lake saw what appeared to be a body floating in the water,...

  • Friends of killed cyclist say hit-and-run driver getting off easy
    Friends of killed cyclist say hit-and-run driver getting off easy

    Family and friends of a bicyclist who was killed after he was struck by a vehicle and dragged hundreds of feet by another car in September say the sentence for the driver responsible is too lenient for the crime.

    Wendy Stephanie Villegas, 21, pleaded no contest Thursday to vehicular manslaughter...

  • L.A. City Council pays $185,000 settlement in Jose Huizar crash case
    L.A. City Council pays $185,000 settlement in Jose Huizar crash case

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to pay $185,000 to end a lawsuit over a rear-end collision involving a city car driven by Councilman Jose Huizar.

    On a 14-0 vote, council members signed off on the payout to David Ceja, a former Huntington Park police officer whose vehicle...

  • L.A. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor
    L.A. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor

    Officials didn't take into account long-standing rivalries when they decided to transfer about 280 students from Boyle Heights to Lincoln Heights, critics say.

  • Search continues for four children allegedly abducted by their parents
    Search continues for four children allegedly abducted by their parents

    Authorities are asking for the public's help as they search for four children who were allegedly abducted from their grandmother's house in Boyle Heights on Friday.

    The children's parents, Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, both 28, who had been ordered to stay away from the kids, took them from their...

  • L.A. advised to pay $185,000 to driver hit by Huizar's SUV
    L.A. advised to pay $185,000 to driver hit by Huizar's SUV

    The councilman, who was driving a city-owned SUV, rear-ended the victim's car, which was stopped at a light.

  • One killed, one wounded in shooting outside Boyle Heights nightclub
    One killed, one wounded in shooting outside Boyle Heights nightclub

    One man was killed and another was shot in the back after a fight outside a Boyle Heights nightclub early Monday morning, authorities said.

    At about 1 a.m., a security guard at the club in the 2100 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue heard gunfire outside and, when he went to check, saw one man in...

  • Man slain in Boyle Heights shooting; LAPD seeks leads in case
    Man slain in Boyle Heights shooting; LAPD seeks leads in case

    Los Angeles police were seeking the public's help Monday in solving the slaying of a 25-year-old man who was found mortally wounded on a porch in Boyle Heights.

    Officers responding to a "shots fired" call Friday evening found Oscar Alberto Felix on the porch at a home in the 600 block of North...

  • Gang member sentenced to death for four murders in East L.A.

    A self-proclaimed homeless gang member convicted of murdering two car salesmen and two other men within a seven-month period in East Los Angeles was sentenced to death Friday.

    A Los Angeles jury convicted Angel Mendoza, 39, in October of four counts of murder, three counts of possession of a firearm...

  • 3 injured in Boyle Heights car accident, LAFD says
    3 injured in Boyle Heights car accident, LAFD says

    Three people were injured Tuesday night in a car accident in Boyle Heights that left one victim in grave condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

    The other victims suffered critical and minor injuries in the accident in the 2700 block of East Washington Boulevard, an LAPD spokesman said.

    ...

  • Reward set in hit-and-run crash that killed probation officer
    Reward set in hit-and-run crash that killed probation officer

    Authorities on Wednesday announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver who fatally struck an L.A. County probation officer riding his motorcycle.

    "Someone out there knows something, saw something or may even knows the driver who fled,"...

  • Man charged with kidnapping, sexually molesting 3-year-old girl
    Man charged with kidnapping, sexually molesting 3-year-old girl

    A Boyle Heights handyman was charged Tuesday with kidnapping a 3-year-old girl from a party over the weekend and sexually molesting her.

    Edward Lopez, 55, allegedly took the toddler from a party at about 11 p.m. Saturday and was found naked "in a locked shed with the child several hours later,"...

  • Gang member in critical condition after police shooting
    Gang member in critical condition after police shooting

    A gang member was in critical condition Monday morning after he was shot by police during a foot-chase in Boyle Heights.

    The incident started at 9:45 p.m. Sunday when officers patrolling near the intersection of 4th and Soto streets approached someone "they recognized as a known gang member," said...

  • Man to be arraigned in killing of brother, family friend in L.A.
    Man to be arraigned in killing of brother, family friend in L.A.

    A Boyle Heights man charged with murdering his brother and a family friend is scheduled to be arraigned in court Monday. 

    Authorities said that Israel Lopez, 25, was allegedly engaged in an "ongoing dispute" with his brother when he walked into his bedroom last year and opened fire, striking 29-year-old...

  • Three traffic crashes leave three people dead, police say
    Three traffic crashes leave three people dead, police say

    Three traffic accidents -- two Monday morning and one Sunday night -- left three people dead and others injured in neighborhoods across L.A. County.

    In Lancaster on Sunday night, a woman driving near Avenue I and Beech Avenue drifted across the traffic lanes and crashed into a power pole just before...

  • Secretive DWP nonprofits should open spending records, mayor says
    Secretive DWP nonprofits should open spending records, mayor says

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called Friday for a public accounting of roughly $40 million in Department of Water and Power ratepayer money that went to two secretive nonprofit groups in charge of improving relations with the utility’s largest employees union.

    “I think that ratepayers deserve...

  • Panel starts review of sexual harassment complaint against Huizar
    Panel starts review of sexual harassment complaint against Huizar

    The committee charged with investigating discrimination complaints against elected officials at Los Angeles City Hall met Friday to begin its review of sexual harassment allegations filed against City Councilman Jose Huizar.

    The Special Committee on Investigative Oversight gathered behind closed...

  • Neighbors say Boyle Heights shooting involved love triangle
    Neighbors say Boyle Heights shooting involved love triangle

    The investigation into a man who reportedly accidentally shot himself with a neighbor’s gun while drunk took a tawdry turn Monday when neighbors told detectives the victim was having an affair with the gun owner’s wife.

    Police were still interviewing witnesses to the Boyle Heights incident, and...

  • Drunk man fires gun, kills himself at Boyle Heights party, LAPD says
    Drunk man fires gun, kills himself at Boyle Heights party, LAPD says

    Los Angeles police are investigating an incident in Boyle Heights where witnesses said a drunken man accidentally shot himself in the face during a party.

    Police were still interviewing witnesses, and it is unclear if charges will be filed, but Lt. Perry Griffith gave this account:

    Early Monday...

  • LAPD officers fatally shoot armed man in Boyle Heights
    LAPD officers fatally shoot armed man in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police Monday night shot and killed a man who they said pointed a gun at them when they tried to stop him.

    No officers were injured in the incident, which was reported shortly before midnight near the intersection of South Gless and East 3rd streets in Boyle Heights.

    Officers were on...

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