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  • Man convicted in beating death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old son

    A Compton jury Monday convicted a 24-year-old man of brutally beating a 13-month-old boy, who later died of his injuries, prosecutors said. Rodrigo Hernandez was found guilty of two felony counts, second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death, said Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman for...

  • Authorities release sketches of suspects in double homicide

    Authorities release sketches of suspects in double homicide

    Los Angeles County detectives Wednesday released sketches of two men believed to be involved in a May 2014 double killing in unincorporated Rancho Dominguez. Childhood friends Jason Piña, 20, and Omar Williams, 18, were in a light-colored compact car going south in the 17600 block of South Santa...

  • Suspected gang shooting leaves 2 dead in Rancho Dominguez

    Suspected gang shooting leaves 2 dead in Rancho Dominguez

    A suspected gang rivalry sparked a car-to-car shooting in Rancho Dominguez that left two men dead, authorities said Monday night. The shooting occurred around 4:45 p.m. in the 17600 block of South Santa Fe Avenue when the attackers drove up in a vehicle and opened fire on another car, the Los Angeles...

  • How gay men in Long Beach were targeted by police and mocked by The Times a century ago

    How gay men in Long Beach were targeted by police and mocked by The Times a century ago

    Long Beach’s morality was in doubt. So claimed the Los Angeles Times in numerous sensationalist 1914 stories about the arrests of 31 men allegedly tied to two private clubs in the city where gay men were said to cross dress and have sex with each other. It was a racy scandal, the Times sneered,...

  • More than 7,000 Dell laptops stolen in daytime heist at L.A. warehouse

    More than 7,000 Dell laptops stolen in daytime heist at L.A. warehouse

    Brazen thieves stole up to $4-million worth of Dell notebook computers at gunpoint from a warehouse in Los Angeles, and police Monday were trying to track down the bandits. Five men pulled up about 11:30 a.m. Friday at the warehouse in the 19200 block of South Western Boulevard in Harbor Gateway...

  • Man convicted in beating death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old son

    A Compton jury Monday convicted a 24-year-old man of brutally beating a 13-month-old boy, who later died of his injuries, prosecutors said. Rodrigo Hernandez was found guilty of two felony counts, second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death, said Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman for...

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