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Parolee detained in fatal shooting of two Covina women and wounding of 2-year-old boy

A parolee with a lengthy criminal history was detained as “a person of interest” early Sunday in connection with the fatal shooting of two Covina women and the wounding of a 2-year-old boy, police said.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, Lucas Doi Fick, 36, of Covina, knocked on a neighbor’s door in the 700 block of South Rancho Sinaloa with the 2-year-old boy at his side, said Sgt.

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Escondido family is separated after mother deported to Mexico

An Escondido family has been split in two after a mother was deported to Mexico, leaving her twin 18-year-old daughters without a parent.

Just before lunchtime on Feb. 7, María Robles-Rodríguez said she was with a female friend parked in a car outside of a home where the U.S. Border Patrol was conducting an investigation. She said a relative of her friend lived in the house.

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High risk of flooding in Northern California as waterways reach their limits

Officials said Sunday there is a high risk of flooding in parts of already-saturated Northern California as the latest “atmospheric river” storm moves in.

The National Weather Service said the highest risk for flooding was in a large swath of the region from Monterey to Marin County on the coast, then into the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada.

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Man ordering food at taco truck in Compton is shot dead; 2 workers hurt

A man ordering food at a taco truck in Compton was shot dead Saturday night during a shooting that also wounded two of the vendor’s employees, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m.

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The Oscars are in a week, but the traffic headaches begin Sunday

In one week, celebrities, filmmakers and Hollywood’s elite will descend upon the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the 89th annual Oscars award show.

For everyone else, there will be traffic. Road closures in the streets around the awards show begin Sunday night and continue for several days beyond the event, thanks to two movie premieres that land in the same area on March 1 and March 2.

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Man shot dead in Duarte drive-by attack with wife at his side

Authorities are continuing to search for suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 39-year-old man Saturday night on a residential street in Duarte, officials said.

The victim was identified as Kirinda Lavar Morehead of Duarte, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s officials.

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