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  • 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...

  • Retired deputy pleads not guilty to firing gun after doorbell prank

    A now-retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to firing a gun into the air after he was "ding-dong-ditched" by a group of kids at his Stevenson Ranch home. An attorney for Sung Jin Pak, 48, entered the plea on his client's behalf. Pak, who was not in court, was...

  • Man charged in BB gun road-rage attack

    Man charged in BB gun road-rage attack

    A man who shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a fit of road rage in Stevenson Ranch now faces charges including assault with a deadly weapon, prosecutors said. Cory Allen Flenory, 28, has been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of mayhem and vandalism...

  • Valencia man who duct-taped cat's paws is sentenced to a year in L.A. County jail

    A Valencia man convicted of duct-taping a cat’s paws together was sentenced Wednesday to a year in county jail, according to the L.A. County district attorney. In addition, Tyler Scott Vest, 23, was sentenced to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of animal cruelty...

  • Inmate dies in L.A. County lockup in Castaic

    A Los Angeles County Jail inmate died early Sunday, shortly after fellow inmates reported that he was having a seizure. Inmates at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic told deputies about 7 a.m. that a man in their dorm was having a seizure, said Deputy Guillermina Saldaña of the L.A....

  • Golden Valley basketball player arrested after allegedly attacking student in stands

    A Golden Valley basketball player was arrested Tuesday night after going into the stands at West Ranch at the conclusion of a Foothill League basketball game and allegedly attacking a West Ranch student, according to Lt. Derek Sabatini of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department. Sabatini...

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