Woman killed pushing car on 405 Freeway

A woman was killed early Sunday when she was hit by a passing car and run over by another while pushing a car that had run out of gas on the 405 Freeway in the Torrance area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman and a man were traveling north on the 405 near the 110 Freeway interchange when their 1995 Toyota ran out of gas about 12:30 a.m., authorities said.

They got out of the car and were trying to push it onto the right shoulder, according to the CHP.

A 2012 BMW did not slow down as it drove past the Toyota and hit the woman and the right rear corner of the car, authorities...

A 26-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Sunday after authorities said he ran into the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, shown above in a May 19, 2010 photo, and stabbed an on-duty nurse.

Nurse stabbed at Sylmar hospital

A 26-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Sunday after he ran into a Sylmar hospital and stabbed an on-duty nurse, authorities said.

Romero Carnalla entered Olive View–UCLA Medical Center about 2 a.m. and went around the hospital’s weapons screening area, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Carnalla then ran into the building with security guards and deputies trailing after him.

As authorities searched the hospital, they heard a woman scream and found a nurse who had been stabbed several times in the upper and lower torso, authorities said.

The woman...


Palmdale teen killed when suspected drunk driver crashes into house

A 20-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after crashing his sports utility vehicle into a Palmdale apartment building, killing a 16-year-old girl while she slept, authorities said.

Roberto Rodriguez, of Palmdale, was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, authorities said. Investigators believe the suspect was drunk at the time of the crash.

The incident occurred about 3:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Avenue R, said Deputy Collin Reddy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

A deputy was driving through the area and noticed a...

Bishop Alexander Salazar, center, and Pastor Raymond Mallett, right, celebrate Easter Sunday Mass at sunrise on the beach with the congregation of Our Lady of Guadalupe Hermosa Beach Catholic Church.

Southern Californians celebrate Easter Sunday

Tens of thousands of Southern Californians on Sunday flocked to Easter sunrises services, musical celebrations and scores of other events to celebrate the Holy Day.

In Hermosa Beach, dozens of Catholic parishioners gathered on the beach to pray as the sun rose behind them. This is the fourth year that Our Lady of Guadalupe Hermosa Beach Catholic Church has sponsored the beachside service.

Photos: Easter Sunday at Hermosa Beach

At 11 a.m., Easter at the Bowl, a multi-denominational celebration is scheduled to get underway at the Hollywood Bowl. The event, which will include music, is sponsored...


2 boys sexually assaulted in South Bay park restrooms, police say

Two boys were sexually assaulted in public bathrooms in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, police said.

Both incident occurred last week, and authorities are trying to determine whether they are connected.

According to KTLA-Channel 5, a teenage boy reported entering a restroom at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach on Friday afternoon. A man forced him into a stall and fondled the boy’s genitals, police said.

On Wednesday at Hermosa Beach's Valley Park, a teen said a man physically overpowered and sexually assaulted him in the restroom there.

“We have plainclothes officers and...
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Saturday evening's quake near Bodfish, California.

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Lake Isabella in Kern County

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday evening eight miles from Bodfish, Calif., near Lake Isabella in Kern County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:12 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 22 miles from Tehachapi and 262 miles from Carson City, Nev.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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Call center worker evaluated after Times building threat, police say

Call center worker evaluated after Times building threat, police say

A 28-year-old man who worked at a call center inside the Los Angeles Times building was being held for a mental health evaluation Saturday after he allegedly made threatening statements and handed his supervisor a pillowcase containing ammunition rounds, authorities said.

The incident prompted a lockdown of The Times building Friday night as police searched the structure. The suspect, Matthew Lowes, is an employee of VXI Global Solutions, which rents space in The Times building.

Lowes was reprimanded by his supervisor Friday afternoon and left the building, according to Norma Eisenman,...


San Diego man arrested after two passengers die in high-speed crash

SAN DIEGO -- A 26-year-old San Diego man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after two passengers in his Nissan Sentra were killed in a high-speed crash.

Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 8 near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County when he apparently lost control of his car at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 1997 vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence and smashed into a concrete culvert. Carranza's passengers -- a 20-year-old man from Chula Vista and a 20-year-old...


Woman motorcyclist killed in collision with suspected drunk driver

A 43-year-old female motorcyclist died after she was struck by a suspected drunk driver early Saturday morning in Gramercy Park in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

Lisa McAllister of Long Beach was on a group ride with a local motorcycle group on Western Avenue about 12:50 a.m. when the driver of a 2010 Mitsubishi Galant heading in the opposite direction swerved into her path, said Sgt. Tim Colson of the Los Angeles Police Department.

McAllister suffered serious injuries and died after being transported to a local hospital, Colson said.

Michael Jackson, 51, the driver of the Mitsubishi,...

Robert Garza, 37, a Westlake High School softball coach, was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student athlete, authorities said.

Westlake High softball coach accused of sexually assaulting student

A Westlake High School softball coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student athlete, authorities said.

Thousand Oaks police received information about possible “unlawful sexual activities” on Wednesday and arrested Robert Garza, 37, the next afternoon, according to a police statement.

Detectives said they believed the alleged incident involving Garza and a female student occurred off school grounds while students were on spring break.

Garza, of Newbury Park, was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility, where his bail was set...

Del Taco customer mistakenly charged $4,050 for 2 tacos and pizza

Del Taco customer mistakenly charged $4,050 for 2 tacos and pizza

Dozens of customers at a Del Taco restaurant in Santa Paula were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for their fast-food tacos, drinks and other menu items.

One customer said he was charged $4,050 for one CrunchTada Pizza and two beef tacos, according to the Associated Press. The meal should have cost less than $5.

Michael Cole said he noticed the overcharge when he could not draw cash Friday from an ATM.

A Del Taco spokesman told the Ventura County Star that the glitch involved computers dealing with credit card and ATM transactions at the store and that all charges would be refunded.


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