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    • Do you know these people? Their selfies were taken with stolen Kindle, police say

      Do you know these people? Their selfies were taken with stolen Kindle, police say

      Detectives called it a "crime of opportunity." On the day before Ash Wednesday, the Kindle was snatched from an unlocked car in a Jack-in-the-Box parking lot. A few days later, selfies of two people appeared in the online photo account linked to the device. “The Ash Wednesday part is important,...

    • Man grabbed bean-bag shotgun, fired shot before LAPD killed him, police say

      Man grabbed bean-bag shotgun, fired shot before LAPD killed him, police say

      The man whom Los Angeles police fatally shot in the Lake Balboa neighborhood had grabbed a bean-bag shotgun from one of the officers approaching him and fired at least one round, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. The man was identified as 34-year-old Miguel Cano, who was declared dead at 1:40...

    • Man fatally shot by LAPD in Lake Balboa

      Man fatally shot by LAPD in Lake Balboa

      A man was fatally shot by Los Angeles police Monday afternoon after he was reportedly acting bizarrely and standing in traffic on a neighborhood street in Lake Balboa, officials said. Two officers responded about 1 p.m. to the neighborhood in the 17400 block of Stagg Street after receiving a call...

    • 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...

    • Officer-involved shooting in Lake Balboa leaves one person dead

      Officer-involved shooting in Lake Balboa leaves one person dead

      A person was killed Friday morning in an officer-involved shooting in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles police were dispatched to the 6700 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue in Lake Balboa on the edge of Van Nuys about 3:30 a.m. after someone reported a person acting erratically and commiting vandalism,...

    • Birmingham's stadium is shut down because of ADA claim

      Birmingham High School's football stadium, the largest in the San Fernando Valley, has been closed to use by outside groups after a complaint was filed claiming that it does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Principal Bill Parks confirmed Tuesday. The closure means that the City...

    • Man killed in double hit-and-run in Lake Balboa, police say

      A man was killed on a Lake Balboa street Friday night after being struck by two cars that fled the scene, police said.

      The victim, identified as 18-year-old Michael Alvarez, was struck around 9:35 p.m. on Victory Boulevard by a car that witnesses described as a silver, newer model sedan, said Los...

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