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    • Man killed in drive-by shooting; off-duty LAPD officer exchanges gunfire with suspect

      An off-duty Los Angeles police officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect after a deadly drive-by shooting early Saturday in San Pedro, police said. The officer was driving his personal vehicle near 12th and Gaffey streets at about 2:15 a.m. when he witnessed a drive-by shooting, said LAPD Officer...

    • Body found in water near Point Fermin Park in San Pedro

      Body found in water near Point Fermin Park in San Pedro

      A man was found dead in the water near Point Fermin Park in San Pedro on Thursday, according to police officials. The body of an adult male was pulled from the water about 4 p.m. and airlifted to shore, said LAPD Lt. Eric W. Holyfield with the Harbor Division. The cause of death has not yet been...

    • Body of man shot to death found in water near Point Fermin

      Body of man shot to death found in water near Point Fermin

      Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in the water Thursday morning near Point Fermin in San Pedro.  Officers responded to the 900 block of Paseo Del Mar about 8:30 a.m. after receiving calls that a man had been shot near the water, said...

    • Search continues for body of man missing after fatal crash off Catalina Island

      Search continues for body of man missing after fatal crash off Catalina Island

      Rescue boats plied the waters off Catalina Island on Monday for a boater missing after a crash that killed a fellow passenger. The accident near Descanso Bay occurred early Sunday morning when a dinghy carrying five passengers collided with another larger vessel measuring approximately 14 feet,...

    • Tiny houses for homeless at center of legal fight

      Tiny houses for homeless at center of legal fight

      The running legal and political debate at Los Angeles City Hall over how best to manage street encampments is turning to a new issue: tiny, curbside homes on wheels. Some advocates for the homeless see the wooden, sometimes colorful single-room structures — about the size of a parking spot — as...

    • Former science teacher accused of having sex with teenage students

      Former science teacher accused of having sex with teenage students

      A 28-year-old high school teacher pursued relationships with underage students by plying them with gifts, including a trip to Disneyland for one student and for another, a rendezvous at a hotel, prosecutors allege. Michelle Yeh, who is no longer a teacher, was charged Tuesday with several felonies...

    • L.A. Port police chase ends with suspect driving off San Pedro cliff
      L.A. Port police chase ends with suspect driving off San Pedro cliff

      Like something out of a Hollywood movie script, a man fleeing police in San Pedro barreled his vehicle through a fence and over a seaside cliff to the rocks 300 feet below, authorities said Tuesday.

      And if that wasn’t enough – he survived.

      “I said it three times, ‘I don’t believe it,’” said Port...

    • Man arrested in deaths of wife, 2-month-old son
      Man arrested in deaths of wife, 2-month-old son

      A man wanted in connection with the death of his wife and their 2-month-old son was arrested early Friday in San Pedro, authorities said

      Los Angeles police said they took Algernon Rieux, 26, into custody at about 2 a.m., hours after the bodies of his wife, Jacqueline Montoya, and son, Joshua, were...

    • Woman wounded in shooting at San Pedro park
      Woman wounded in shooting at San Pedro park

      A woman was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at a public park in San Pedro, authorities said.

      The shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, which is run by the city of Los Angeles, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman. 

      The woman, whose identity was not released, was taken to...

    • Port of L.A. police chief pleads not guilty in corruption case
      Port of L.A. police chief pleads not guilty in corruption case

      The Port of Los Angeles' chief of police pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges of corruption and tax evasion.

      Ronald Jerome Boyd is accused of wire fraud, making false statements to the FBI and tax evasion.

      Boyd, 57, was indicted last month on 16 federal counts; after Friday's plea he was...

    • 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...

    • Baby found after Amber Alert will be taken back to California and mom
      Baby found after Amber Alert will be taken back to California and mom

      A 1-year-old boy who was kidnapped and taken to Mexico after a violent knife attack at his mother’s house was rescued and awaiting return to the United States, Los Angeles police officials said Tuesday.

      The U.S. Marshals Service found Jayden Nathaniel Santiago in Tijuana on Monday evening, said...

    • Amber Alert canceled after abducted 1-year-old boy found in Mexico
      Amber Alert canceled after abducted 1-year-old boy found in Mexico

      A 1-year-old boy who was abducted after a violent stabbing at his mother's San Pedro home was found in Mexico late Monday, authorities said.

      The U.S. Marshals Service located Jayden Nathaniel Santiago in Tijuana, said Officer Jane Kim of the Los Angeles Police Department. 

      About 5:30 p.m., investigators...

    • Infant found in suspect's SUV after police chase, gunfire
      Infant found in suspect's SUV after police chase, gunfire

      An infant was found in the vehicle of a domestic violence suspect early Saturday after a 5-mile-long pursuit that began and ended in an exchange of gunfire with police officers, the Long Beach Police Department said.

      About 2 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in a domestic dispute...

    • Federal investigators probing elite LAFD fireboat unit
      Federal investigators probing elite LAFD fireboat unit

      Criminal investigators with the U.S. Coast Guard are probing an elite group of Los Angeles firefighters at the city's port to determine whether federal licensing records were falsified for crew members assigned to large fireboats, The Times has learned.

      In June, a special agent of the Coast Guard...

    • Man arrested after allegedly firing at LAPD officers during chase
      Man arrested after allegedly firing at LAPD officers during chase

      A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly fired two shots at Los Angeles police officers, prompting a roughly eight-hour search in San Pedro, officials said.

      The LAPD officers had been trying to stop the man, whose name hasn't been released, about 9:25 p.m. at 8th Street and Grand Avenue...

    • Man dies in apparent suicide jump from San Pedro bridge
      Man dies in apparent suicide jump from San Pedro bridge

      Authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon.

      The man, described by witnesses as white or Latino and in his 20s, had climbed up the bridge above the roadway by the time California Highway Patrol officers arrived...

    • Mom accused of killing 3 girls charged with murder, attempted murder

      The woman accused of killing her three young daughters in West Carson this week has been charged with murder, sheriff's officials said Friday.

      Carol Coronado, 30, faces three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of her daughters -- identified by relatives as Sophia, 2 1/2; Yazmine, 16...

    • Truckers to picket ports of L.A. and Long Beach
      Truckers to picket ports of L.A. and Long Beach

      Truck drivers at the ports are set to hold a 48-hour strike starting Monday. They say they're denied fair pay and protections because companies don't classify them as employees.

    • Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets
      Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets

      Under proposed rule, if the L.A. and Long Beach ports fail to hit targets the air district would require them to propose additional pollution reduction measures.

    • San Pedro man gets four years for sexually assaulting neighbor's dog

      A San Pedro man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison after prosecutors say he was caught on camera climbing a backyard fence and sexually assaulting a neighboring family’s dog.

      Christopher Caceres, 22, pleaded guilty to one count each of cruelty to an animal and first-degree burglary,...

    • San Pedro man who killed girlfriend with hammer gets 26 years
      San Pedro man who killed girlfriend with hammer gets 26 years

      A San Pedro man with a history of abusing women was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for killing his girlfriend with a hammer, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

      Donald Lee Bush Jr., 55, was found guilty on Jan. 14 of first-degree murder, including the allegation...

    • Man accused of drugging, having sex with dog in San Pedro backyard

      A 22-year-old San Pedro man has been charged with drugging and having sex with an 80-pound Akita in the owner's backyard.

      Christopher Caceres pleaded not guilty Monday to felony animal cruelty to an animal, burglary and misdemeanor sexual assault of an animal. He was arrested after the Akita’s...

    • Cost of terminal upgrade at Port of Los Angeles doubled over 4 years
      Cost of terminal upgrade at Port of Los Angeles doubled over 4 years

      A report says the project budget has skyrocketed, largely because of major design changes made without elected officials' approval.

    • Vincent Thomas Bridge will close Labor Day morning for marathon
      Vincent Thomas Bridge will close Labor Day morning for marathon

      The Vincent Thomas Bridge will be closed Labor Day from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a marathon and half-marathon, a Caltrans spokeswoman said Sunday.

      All ramps as well as the entire bridge from San Pedro to Long Beach will be closed for the race, during which 4,000 runners are expected to cross the span...

    • One person killed, two wounded in San Pedro shooting
      One person killed, two wounded in San Pedro shooting

      One man was killed and two wounded when gunfire broke out on a traffic-clogged street in San Pedro, police said Thursday night.

      Multiple gunshots were reported about 6:15 p.m. Thursday near Gaffey and 5th streets after a car with three people drove up. At least two exited the vehicle and opened...

    • Suspected pot burglar falls through roof, yells for help, is arrested
      Suspected pot burglar falls through roof, yells for help, is arrested

      A San Pedro man attempting to burglarize a marijuana dispensary early Tuesday fell through the roof, trapping himself inside a security area between the front door and the lobby, authorities said.

      Jared Escando, 26, was arrested and booked on suspicion of commercial burglary. Bail was set at $20,000.

      ...

    • Supreme Court strikes down parts of L.A. port's Clean Truck Program
      Supreme Court strikes down parts of L.A. port's Clean Truck Program

      The Supreme Court handed the American Trucking Assn. a partial victory on Thursday, ruling that drivers don't have to affix the "How am I driving?" placards on its trucks or have off-site parking plans in order to haul goods in and out of the Port of Los Angeles.

      The trucking association sued the...

    • Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor
      Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor

      Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby.

      The Natural Resources Defense Council, the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Unified...

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