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    • LAUSD assistant principal arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with student

      LAUSD assistant principal arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with student

      William Webb, a popular assistant principal at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s flagship arts high school, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a student. Webb, 51, was taken into custody by Los Angeles Police Juvenile Division detectives, Deputy Chief Kirk...

    • With his convictions overturned, Richard Alarcon says he'll run against Rep. Tony Cardenas

      With his convictions overturned, Richard Alarcon says he'll run against Rep. Tony Cardenas

      Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, who saw his convictions for perjury and voter fraud thrown out two months ago, has another curve ball in store for the San Fernando Valley: He's running for Congress. Alarcon, 62, filed paperwork Friday to challenge U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los...

    • Appeals court overturns Richard Alarcon's conviction in residency case

      Appeals court overturns Richard Alarcon's conviction in residency case

      A panel of justices Wednesday threw out the perjury and voter fraud convictions of former L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, ruling that the trial judge had issued improper jury instructions. Alarcon, a veteran San Fernando Valley politician, and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon,...

    • Two shootings in San Fernando Valley leave three wounded, one gravely

      A drive-by shooting in Panorama City left at least one person in grave condition Wednesday evening while a second incident nearby wounded two additional people. The LAPD's Mission Division went on a modified tactical alert after someone in a vehicle began shooting about 7:20 p.m., said Officer...

    • Homicide suspect shot by LAPD in Atwater Village dies

      Homicide suspect shot by LAPD in Atwater Village dies

      A man who police say shot and killed a woman in Atwater Village before being shot by Los Angeles police died at a hospital overnight, officials said Thursday.Coroner's officials identified the man as Carlos Joseph Wilhelm, a 39-year-old Los Angeles resident. The woman killed inside her home was...

    • Second LAPD shooting in less than 24 hours leaves man critically wounded

      Second LAPD shooting in less than 24 hours leaves man critically wounded

      Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded a 40-year-old man Wednesday in Atwater Village, marking the second shooting by the LAPD in less than 24 hours. The shooting happened outside a home in the 4100 block of Willimet Street, where gunshots had been reported about 12:20 p.m., Los Angeles...

    • LAPD shoots, kills man allegedly armed with handgun in Panorama City
      LAPD shoots, kills man allegedly armed with handgun in Panorama City

      Los Angeles police shot and killed a man who was allegedly armed with a handgun Tuesday afternoon in Panorama City, LAPD officials said.

      The shooting may be the first such encounter captured by the department's new body cameras. The officers involved in the shooting were assigned to the Mission...

    • Man killed roommate, stored body in closet over eviction, police say
      Man killed roommate, stored body in closet over eviction, police say

      A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate and stuffing her body in a closet after trying to evict her, police said.

      Mario Villalobos, 58, was arrested Monday on suspicion of murder with his bail set at $1 million, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

      Villalobos and...

    • Violent sex offender at large after removing GPS tracker, LAPD warns
      Violent sex offender at large after removing GPS tracker, LAPD warns

      Los Angeles police are warning the public that a violent registered sex offender who raped a woman nearly 25 years ago and threw her off a cliff has cut off his court-ordered GPS monitoring device and fled.

      Joseph Serapiglia, 43, was last seen near the intersection of Sepulveda and Roscoe boulevards...

    • Gang member pleads not guilty in Panorama City slayings
      Gang member pleads not guilty in Panorama City slayings

      A Langdon Street gang member pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and attempted murder charges stemming from the slaying of two young men last month outside a Panorama City convenience store.

      Angel Santana, 29, entered his plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He is charged with two counts...

    • One-eyed man arrested in connection with double murder at 7-Eleven
      One-eyed man arrested in connection with double murder at 7-Eleven

      A one-eyed man wanted in connection with a double homicide in Panorama City was arrested on suspicion of murder after gang detectives found him at a motel a half-block away from the incident.

      Witnesses connected Angel Santana, 29, with the July 17 double killing of 22-year-old Maron States and ...

    • Man fatally shoots wife with 7 children present, turns gun on himself
      Man fatally shoots wife with 7 children present, turns gun on himself

      Police say a 21-year-old witness may have prevented further bloodshed in Panorama City when he wrestled with a man who moments earlier had shot his wife to death with seven children present.

      The witness — described as a boyfriend of one of the children, ages 1 to 19 — engaged the man Friday night...

    • Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'
      Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'

      Former California legislator Gloria Romero called it “heartbreaking” when a Los Angeles jury delivered perjury and voter fraud verdicts Wednesday against former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife.But the 12-year lawmaker from Los Angeles who served in both the state Assembly and Senate...

    • Former Councilman Richard Alarcon, wife guilty of voter fraud, perjury
      Former Councilman Richard Alarcon, wife guilty of voter fraud, perjury

      Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of some but not all voter-fraud and perjury charges brought in a case that accused them of lying about where they lived so he would be qualified to run for his council seat.

      A seven-woman, five-man jury delivered...

    • Man gets life in prison for Panorama City double murder
      Man gets life in prison for Panorama City double murder

      A 21-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for killing two men in their Panorama City apartment two years ago, authorities said.

      Edwin Lugo was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole and an additional 50 years to life, according to...

    • Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week
      Richard Alarcon's perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week

      In his ongoing perjury and voter fraud trial, former Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon is seeking to fend off two intertwined lines of attack by prosecutors: that he allegedly lived illegally outside his district and was a career politician who put personal ambition first.

      Alarcon's attorneys...

    • Witness: Alarcon said he lived outside his district when elected
      Witness: Alarcon said he lived outside his district when elected

      At the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, a former city employee testified Tuesday that Alarcon told her he wasn't living in the district he represented when he was elected. 

      Carolyn Jackson, who worked with city lawmakers as a representative of the city Department...

    • L.A. prosecutor's work goes beyond the courtroom
      L.A. prosecutor's work goes beyond the courtroom

      Ayelet Feiman fixed her gaze on the graffiti ringing the highway overpass, thinking out loud.

      "Is it Caltrans property?" she asked, a pen poised in one hand, a smartphone dangling from the other. "Is it city property because it's a city bridge?"

      It was a breezy Wednesday afternoon in a Panorama...

    • Fraud and perjury trial of ex-Councilman Alarcon and wife begins
      Fraud and perjury trial of ex-Councilman Alarcon and wife begins

      Wendy Greuel could be called to testify in the perjury and voter fraud case against her former Los Angeles City Council colleague Richard Alarcon, a prosecutor said in opening statements Thursday.

      Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, are accused of falsely claiming to live in what...

    • Reputed gang member found guilty in 2012 shooting deaths
      Reputed gang member found guilty in 2012 shooting deaths

      A Los Angeles jury found a reputed gang member guilty Friday for killing two men whose bodies were found inside a Panorama City apartment two years ago.

      Edwin Lugo was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder, as well as using a firearm during the 2012 killings, according to the Los Angeles...

    • Uber driver accused of kidnapping clubgoer, taking her to motel

      A driver with the popular ride-sharing service Uber has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a drunk woman and taking her to a hotel for the purpose of sexual assault, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.

      Police said a valet employee asked Frederick Dencer, 32, of Encino to drive the 26-year-old...

    • Homeless man shot during fight over $50 is declared brain dead
      Homeless man shot during fight over $50 is declared brain dead

      A homeless man who was shot point-blank in the head in Panorama City on Sunday during an argument over $50 has been declared brain dead, according to Los Angeles police.

      Hospital officials told homicide detectives that Carlos Sanchez Cruz, 31, was declared brain dead at 3 p.m. Monday.

      “It’s sad...

    • Man wounded in shooting not expected to survive, police say
      Man wounded in shooting not expected to survive, police say

      Authorities say a homeless man was shot in a fight with two other men in Panorama City on Sunday. Both have been booked on suspicion of attempted murder.

    • Man is shot point-blank in the head in argument over $50, LAPD says
      Man is shot point-blank in the head in argument over $50, LAPD says

      A  San Fernando Valley homeless man is on life support after he was shot in the head Sunday at point-blank range during what police say was a fight with two gang members over $50.

      The fight occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on a sidewalk near 9010 Tobias Avenue in Panorama City, according to the Los...

    • Suspected drunk driver going wrong way held in fatal 134 Freeway crash

      A suspected drunk driver drove the wrong way on the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock early Sunday and collided head-on with another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction crash that left one man dead and a second badly hurt, authorities said.

      The two male victims from San Fernando, ages 53 and 20, were hit...

    • Police: Armed men steal iPhone from Craigslist seller, resell it

      The man had listed a laptop for sale on Craigslist and met his potential buyers Saturday at a McDonald's in Panorama City, hoping for a sale.

      Instead, the men in the parking lot waved a gun, stole his iPhone — and went right back to Craigslist to list and sell it.

      Police say they were surprised...

    • Search on for gunman who fatally shot Arleta store owner
      Search on for gunman who fatally shot Arleta store owner

      Authorities were searching Tuesday for a gunman who fatally shot an Arleta store owner during an apparent robbery, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

      According to witnesses, the 34-year-old victim was confronted by a man on the sidewalk in front of his store around 8:40 p.m. Monday,...

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