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  • Mother and son are killed in a drive-by shooting outside a Carson home

    Mother and son are killed in a drive-by shooting outside a Carson home

    A mother and son were fatally shot Saturday night while sitting in a vehicle parked outside a Carson home, authorities said. The vehicle was on the 19500 block of South Tillman Avenue when a dark-colored sedan approached shortly before midnight, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Barraza...

  • 15-year-old gunned down on Carson street

    15-year-old gunned down on Carson street

    Detectives are searching for gunmen who killed a 15-year-old boy as he was walking on a street in Carson Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Mike Barraza said the boy was with a female companion near Sepulveda and Avalon Boulevards around...

  • Carson mayor accused by daughter of Mervyn Dymally of sexual harassment

    Carson mayor accused by daughter of Mervyn Dymally of sexual harassment

    The daughter of late politician Mervyn M. Dymally has accused the mayor of Carson of sexually assaulting her in a Washington, D.C., hotel room and subjecting her to sexual harassment while both served on the board of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, according to a lawsuit...

  • Female victims of homicide often know their killers

    Female victims of homicide often know their killers

    The victims vary in age. They were killed in upscale Stevenson Ranch and on the most dangerous streets of South L.A. The specifics may differ, but the homicides of women in Los Angeles County this year take on a deadly rhythm. On Jan. 14, Mary Matsumoto, 72, was found shot to death in her San Pedro...

  • Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Jose Ibarra snapped on latex gloves, pushed aside an upturned sofa and rummaged through the belongings piled below an underpass in Silver Lake. Under a thin, grimy mattress and the torn pages of a pornography magazine, the Los Angeles police officer discovered two needles and a glass pipe with...

  • Critics of Carson's sex offender laws say they are too strict

    Critics of Carson's sex offender laws say they are too strict

    For Frank Lindsay, the city of Carson feels like an obstacle course whenever he visits his relatives. He makes sure to stay clear of all city parks. If he's hungry, he avoids the local McDonald's, which includes a playground for toddlers. The library, where children have reading time, is off-limits....

  • Detectives say man fatally shot by deputy was wielding a steak knife
    Detectives say man fatally shot by deputy was wielding a steak knife

    A mentally ill man who was shot during an early morning confrontation Sunday with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Carson has died, authorities said.

    The unidentified man was wielding a steak knife when he confronted one of the deputies and was shot about 12:50 a.m. in the 23900 block of...

  • Sheriff's deputy shoots person in Carson
    Sheriff's deputy shoots person in Carson

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded an unidentified person during a confrontation in Carson, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred in the 23900 block of S. Marbella Avenue about 12:50 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. Few details were available about what prompted the shooting...

  • Deputies arrest 11 in street racing crackdown in Carson
    Deputies arrest 11 in street racing crackdown in Carson

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested 11 people in a crackdown on street racing in Carson on Friday night, authorities said.

    The operation was conducted in response to what sheriff's officials called a "growing movement of illegal street racing and cruising."

    "Social media is used to promote...

  • Stabbing attack leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Carson
    Stabbing attack leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Carson

    A stabbing attack Wednesday in Carson left one man dead and two other males wounded, authorities said.

    The stabbings occurred about 2:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of East 218th street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Witnesses reported seeing multiple people involved in the stabbings.

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  • Woman shot to death in Carson as fight at party leads to gunfire
    Woman shot to death in Carson as fight at party leads to gunfire

    A woman was killed and a man suffered minor injuries after they were hit by gunfire during a party in Carson, authorities said Sunday.

    A fight broke out between several partygoers shortly before 10:35 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 19700 block of South Enslow Drive, said Deputy Tony Moore of the...

  • Carson's proposed anti-bullying ordinance goes too far
    Carson's proposed anti-bullying ordinance goes too far

    Bullying, amplified by social media, can be a serious problem. But bringing criminal charges against children and teenagers who are mean to their peers isn't the answer, especially when they're literally too young to have learned that one plus one equals two. The city of Carson should back away...

  • Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking
    Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking

    The decision makes Carson the first city in California to ban all oil drilling, even temporarily, officials say.

  • Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns
    Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns

    The Carson City Council passed a moratorium on all new oil drilling citywide late Tuesday night after dozens of residents spoke against a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum.

    In a 5-0 vote, council members imposed an immediate ban on new drilling for 45 days while the city studies...

  • Deputies say deadly shooting in Carson may be gang-related
    Deputies say deadly shooting in Carson may be gang-related

    The fatal Saturday morning shooting of a man outside a Carson party is believed to be gang-related, authorities said.

    The slaying of the unidentified man took place in the 2700 block of East 220th Street about 3 a.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Deputies...

  • Third set of human remains found at Carson water treatment plant
    Third set of human remains found at Carson water treatment plant

    A third set of human remains, all apparently belonging to the same woman, was found Thursday morning at a water treatment plant in Carson.

    A pelvis and legs were first found this month at the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street in Carson. They were recovered...

  • Body parts of woman found at two treatment plants
    Body parts of woman found at two treatment plants

    Body parts found at two treatment plants 30 miles away from each other appear to be related, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

    The upper torso of a woman was found at a waste treatment plant near Whittier on Monday and is believed to match a pelvis and legs found Saturday at a water...

  • Body parts at treatment plants probably from same woman, police say
    Body parts at treatment plants probably from same woman, police say

    The upper torso of a woman found Monday in a San Gabriel Valley water treatment plant is believed to match a pelvis and legs found 30 miles away at another sanitation plant, sheriff's detectives said.

    Detectives are treating the woman's death as a homicide, said Lt. Mike Rosson of the Los Angeles...

  • Second set of human remains found in L.A.-area water-treatment plant
    Second set of human remains found in L.A.-area water-treatment plant

    Another set of human remains was found at a water-treatment facility in L.A. County on Monday, the second such discovery in less than a week.

    The latest remains were found Monday at a treatment facility in the 1900 block of Workman Mill Road near the 60 and 605 freeways, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Carson man killed after returning home with groceries
    Carson man killed after returning home with groceries

    A Carson man was shot and killed late Thursday night after returning home with groceries, authorities said.

    The man had returned home in the 300 block of West 220th Street at about 11:30 p.m. and parked in a common parking area, where he was shot multiple times, according to the Los Angeles County...

  • Homicide detectives investigate death of 5-month-old boy in Carson
    Homicide detectives investigate death of 5-month-old boy in Carson

    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

    Homicide detectives Monday night were investigating the death of a 5-month-old boy in Carson.

    The incident was reported about 5:45 p.m. in the 19000 block of Cliveden Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

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  • Suspect surrenders after pursuit, gunfire and standoff in Carson

    A man who allegedly shot at police during a pursuit then barricaded himself in a Carson home surrendered Tuesday morning, police officials said.

    Members of a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team fired gas projectiles into the home Monday night during an hours-long standoff with the convicted...

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