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    • Taxi driver killed during suspected robbery in El Sereno

      Taxi driver killed during suspected robbery in El Sereno

      A taxi driver was found shot to death in an attempted robbery in the industrial part of El Sereno, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Los Angeles County coroner and police officials have identified the victim as Antonio Paz Gonzalez, 43, of Alhambra. He was pronounced dead at the scene....

    • El Sereno shooting leaves teen in critical condition

      El Sereno shooting leaves teen in critical condition

      Police were searching for three males Monday in connection with a gang-related shooting in El Sereno that left a teenager in critical condition. The teenager, believed to be about 14, was struck at least once in the chest about 5:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of Ithaca Avenue, said Los Angeles Police...

    • Man charged for allegedly killing accomplice during botched robbery

      Man charged for allegedly killing accomplice during botched robbery

      A man accused of fatally shooting his accomplice while attempting to rob an El Sereno liquor store has been charged with murder. Prosecutors say Jose Alfredo Favela and Jose Espidon entered Meadow Maid Market in the 5300 block of Alhambra Avenue on Friday and allegedly attempted to rob the store,...

    • Tear gas brings end to gunman drama in North Hollywood

      Tear gas brings end to gunman drama in North Hollywood

      A man armed with an assault rifle jumped across several North Hollywood rooftops and holed up in a home before he was captured Monday afternoon after police fired tear gas to flush him out, ending a dramatic, hours-long incident that played out on television and paralyzed a neighborhood. The man...

    • Debate at Cal State L.A. over ethnic studies requirement heats up

      Debate at Cal State L.A. over ethnic studies requirement heats up

      A debate at Cal State L.A. over an ethnic studies requirement turned heated Tuesday as several students tried to shout down faculty members who responded by chanting "Let her speak, let her speak." Dozens of students crowded into a meeting of the Academic Senate, which was considering a motion...

    • Woman allegedly kidnapped by ex-boyfriend in East L.A. remains missing

      Woman allegedly kidnapped by ex-boyfriend in East L.A. remains missing

      Police continued searching for a missing 22-year-old woman three days after she was allegedly kidnapped in East Los Angeles by her ex-boyfriend. Karen Pineda was last seen Friday around 7 p.m. near the 4000 block of Huntington Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  "Karen Pineda...

    • Arrest led to no charges against teacher named in molestation suit

      A former El Sereno Elementary teacher named in a molestation lawsuit against the LAUSD was arrested in 2010, but charges weren't filed.

    • 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...

    • LAPD trying to identify armed robber caught on security camera
      LAPD trying to identify armed robber caught on security camera

      Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who has robbed two cellphone stores in El Sereno at gunpoint since last week.

      The man is described as a Latino between 30 and 40 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing between 180 and 220 pounds. His arms are covered...

    • LAPD searching for stabbing victim in knife attack

      Los Angeles police have detained a man with a knife on the Eastside and are searching for a stabbing victim, officials said.

      Police officers responded to a call of a man with a weapon at Del Paso Boulevard and Catalpa Street about 9:50 a.m. and discovered a man with a knife.

      Witnesses told officers...

    • Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods
      Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods

      Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 17 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

      Thirteen neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports...

    • Illegal fireworks, cocaine, gun found in El Sereno home, police say

      More than 1,000 pounds of illegal fireworks, a quarter-pound of cocaine and a stolen firearm were discovered in a Los Angeles home this week by police.

      The items were found after police stopped Manuel Ortiz, 34, Tuesday night because his car windows were illegally tinted, said Sgt. Jerry Johnson...

    • Suspect identified in fatal El Sereno crash during police pursuit
      Suspect identified in fatal El Sereno crash during police pursuit

      A motorist accused of causing a fatal four-car crash while fleeing police has been booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, authorities said Sunday.

      Officers attempted to stop Jose Arrellano, 20, for reckless driving Saturday afternoon when he drove off, according to officer Norma Eisenman...

    • Man killed in El Sereno collision with car fleeing LAPD identified
      Man killed in El Sereno collision with car fleeing LAPD identified

      Coroner's officials on Sunday identified a driver who was killed Saturday afternoon when his car was struck by a suspect fleeing police. 

      Julio Cesar Reyes-Salvador, 23, of Los Angeles, died in the crash in El Sereno, officials said.

      Reyes was stopped at an intersection when a silver Chevrolet...

    • Suspect in fatal LAPD pursuit struck three vehicles
      Suspect in fatal LAPD pursuit struck three vehicles

      A motorist who fled from police in El Sereno on Saturday slammed into three other vehicles at a busy intersection, crushing one car and causing another vehicle to roll over in a collision that killed one man and sent three people to the hospital.

      The motorist -- whose name has not been released...

    • 1 killed, 4 injured during LAPD chase in El Sereno
      1 killed, 4 injured during LAPD chase in El Sereno

      One person was killed and four others injured during a police chase in El Sereno on Saturday afternoon when a motorist fleeing Los Angeles police officers crashed into another vehicle, police said.

      The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. when officers with the Hollenbeck division were trying to...

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