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Police shoot, kill suspect at Harbor-UCLA emergency room, LAPD says

A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a man Saturday in the emergency room of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after he picked up a metal stool and tried to grab an officer's gun as officers tried to transport him to jail, police said. The man — the 20th person shot and killed by on-duty LAPD...

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  • Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food

    Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food

    The stretch of Southern California that straddles the 110 Freeway from the 405 south to San Pedro might as well be Kansas as far as most people are concerned. It’s the highway equivalent of fly-over country — we whip past it on the way to the ocean or downtown without giving it much of a second...

  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

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  • Woman accused of killing 3 daughters could face death penalty

    Murder charges filed against a West Carson mother accused of killing her three young daughters carries a special allegation that could bring the death penalty, prosecutors said. But the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Friday it would decide later whether to seek the death penalty...

  • 3 autopsies scheduled following deaths of young girls in South Bay

    3 autopsies scheduled following deaths of young girls in South Bay

    Autopsies scheduled for Thursday are expected to determine exactly how three little girls from the South Bay were killed after their bodies were found Tuesday lying on a bed at the side of their mother. The county coroner's office will examine the bodies of Carol Coronado’s daughters, identified...

  • Officials focus on mother's mental health in deaths of 3 girls

    Officials focus on mother's mental health in deaths of 3 girls

    It was a quiet evening in the working-class West Carson neighborhood — until residents heard the screams. A woman ran out of a small, white house, a bloody knife in her hand. She screamed at her son-in-law and frantically began dialing her cellphone. "She killed the babies," she said. Inside the...

  • Witness recalls chaotic scene: 'She killed the babies'

    Witness recalls chaotic scene: 'She killed the babies'

    Veronica Ruiz was cooking dinner when her daughter rushed into the kitchen, saying their neighbor's mother was in the front yard with a bloody knife. Ruiz went outside and saw the woman screaming at her son-in-law, who was working on a truck across the street. They ran inside. Seconds later, Ruiz...

  • Mom accused of killing 3 girls found bloodied near bodies, officials say

    Mom accused of killing 3 girls found bloodied near bodies, officials say

    The woman arrested on suspicion of killing her three young daughters Tuesday night in their home near Torrance was "covered with blood" when a relative found her lying on a bed near the small bodies, investigators said. There was evidence to suggest Carol Coronado used a knife in the attack, but...

  • Mother held in killing of 3 girls

    Mother held in killing of 3 girls

    Three young children were found slain in a home in the unincorporated Torrance area Tuesday evening, and their mother was arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said. Deputies responded to the home in 1000 block of West 223rd Street about 5:20 p.m. and "were met by family members who told...

  • Mother arrested after her 3 small girls found slain in home
    Mother arrested after her 3 small girls found slain in home

    A 30-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of murder after her three small children were found dead in the family's Torrance-area home, authorities said Tuesday night.

    Deputies responded to the home in 1000 block of West 223rd Street in an unicorporated neighborhood near Torrance around 5:...

  • Three children found dead in home by Torrance; mother detained
    Three children found dead in home by Torrance; mother detained

    Three children were found dead in a home in the Torrance area Tuesday evening, and their mother was being questioned by homicide investigators, authorities said.

    When deputies arrived at the home, "they were met by family members who told the deputies that a mother had killed her children," Sheriff's...

  • Man pleads not guilty to stabbing woman with pencil at hospital
    Man pleads not guilty to stabbing woman with pencil at hospital

    A man accused of stabbing a woman with a pencil at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on April 20 pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon.

    Thomas Robert Fredette, 38, was arraigned Friday on the felony charge with the special allegation that he personally inflicted great bodily injury, according...

  • Two nurses stabbed at L.A. County hospitals in separate incidents
    Two nurses stabbed at L.A. County hospitals in separate incidents

    Two on-duty nurses were stabbed in separate incidents at Los Angeles-area hospitals Sunday, leaving one of them hospitalized in critical condition, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

    The first stabbing occurred at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar at around 2 a.m., when a...

  • Emergency room doctors speak out on Southern California gun violence
    Emergency room doctors speak out on Southern California gun violence

    After he heard the gunshot, Lee Benton sat down, lifted his shirt and saw the hole in his body.

    The 16-year-old, who had been at a party in Wilmington, was going to spend the night with a friend. Walking home, the two had decided it would be safer if they took an alley rather than Wilmington Boulevard....

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