L.A. Now
California: This just in
Fire breaks out next to Disneyland's Small World ride

A small fire at Disneyland was quickly extinguished Saturday night.

The fire broke out at about 9:20 p.m. in a tree near the It's a Small World attraction, fire officials told KTLA.

There were no reports of injuries or significant damage.

Disneyland visitors posted photos and videos of the fire on social media.

Read more
Suspect in fatal Chatsworth street racing crash surrenders to LAPD

A suspect in this week's fatal Chatsworth street racing crash surrendered to police on Saturday, authorities said.

Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, surrendered at the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division station, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. Gevorgyan had been identified this week as the driver of a Ford Mustang that spun out of control and plowed into a crowd near Canoga Avenue and Plummer Street, killing two people and seriously injuring another.

Police had urged Gevorgyan to surrender, saying they planned to file murder charges against him. Smith said detectives with the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division were headed downtown to interview Gevorgyan.

"He’s being detained at the station now," Smith said. "I would assume he’ll be booked at Central at some point later tonight."

The street racing crash occurred early Thursday morning. Investigators said the Mustang was speeding west on Plummer when the driver lost control and the car swerved, striking people on the sidewalk. The car...

Read more
Hit-and-run in Santa Ana leaves teen with life-threatening injuries

Police in Santa Ana on Saturday asked the public for help finding a motorist who struck a teen and then fled the area.

Officers found the teen lying on Fairview Street, just south of West Civic Center Drive, about 8:20 a.m. The victim, who is 14, has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the car that struck him is a black BMW 3-series built between 2001 and 2006 and equipped with an M-series sports package. Police said witnesses with information on the BMW or its driver should call (714) 245-8214 or 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

Follow @DavidZahniser for what's happening at Los Angeles City Hall

 

Read more
Man found dead in Lake Balboa home

Police responded to reports that a man was found dead inside a residence in the Lake Balboa section of the San Fernando Valley on Saturday, authorities said

The man, whose age and name were not released, was discovered about 5:15 p.m. in the 16400 block of Gilmore Street, LAPD Sgt. Steve Nassief said. The case is being treated as a possible homicide, he said.

Nassief, who works at the LAPD's West Valley station, said officers were told the man might have been shot. He did not know how long the man had been dead.

Follow @DavidZahniser for what's happening at Los Angeles City Hall

 

Read more
Mother of dead baby charged with murder

The mother of a baby whose body was found in a remote area of Yolo County earlier this week has been charged with killing the child, whose disappearance prompted a frantic search in Northern California.

Samantha Green was arrested about noon Saturday and charged with one count of murder in the death of her son, Justice Rees, authorities said. The boy's body was found Wednesday morning on the south bank of Ridge Crest Slough near Knights Landing in Yolo County.

The child was about 20 days old, according to local media reports.

The charges against Green were announced by Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto at a Saturday morning news conference, according to local media reports.

Prieto declined to say why investigators decided to charge Green, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Investigators are still unclear what happened and how the infant and his mother ended up in the remote, wooded area, he said.

Green and her baby were initially reported missing Monday from Woodland, a town 15 miles...

Read more
Man struck by car on 210 Freeway in Azusa dies

A man died late Friday night after being hit by a car in the westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway in Azusa, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 11:55 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Witnesses had called in earlier to report that a shirtless and barefoot man had been seen running back and forth across the freeway, authorities said.

The driver involved in the incident was not arrested.

The westbound lanes of the freeway were closed while the incident was investigated but were quickly reopened. The victim has not been identified.

Twitter: latjasonsong

Read more
Loading