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    • 18-year-old arrested in fatal Sherman Oaks hit-and-run

      An 18-year-old Sherman Oaks woman was arrested Monday in a hit-and-run that left a woman dead over the weekend, police said. Lerone Natalia Herscu is suspected of striking and killing the victim with her car around 2:20 a.m. Sunday on Moorpark Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. ...

    • Woman acquitted in model's slaying is arrested on suspicion of conspiracy

      Woman acquitted in model's slaying is arrested on suspicion of conspiracy

      A woman acquitted of murder two years ago in the high-profile death of an aspiring model in Santa Monica has been arrested by the district attorney's office on suspicion of conspiracy to a commit a crime, arrest records show. Kelly Soo Park, 49, was arrested Monday morning in Thousand Oaks by investigators...

    • Investigators seek more possible victims of Sherman Oaks businessman accused of rape

      Investigators seek more possible victims of Sherman Oaks businessman accused of rape

      Investigators are trying to find more potential victims after a wealthy Sherman Oaks man was charged with sexually assaulting three women. Michael Bernback – who once appeared on the Bravo TV show "Millionaire Matchmaker" and said his net worth was more than $8 million – was charged Sept. 3 with...

    • Gene Simmons' wife urges people to change passwords after home searched by LAPD

      Gene Simmons' wife urges people to change passwords after home searched by LAPD

      Rocker Gene Simmons' Benedict Canyon home was searched Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, but authorities said the KISS frontman and his family are not the subjects of the investigation. Detectives with a search warrant went to the home...

    • TV reporter charged after seriously injuring wife with flower pot: D.A.

      A Los Angeles television reporter has been charged with felony domestic violence after he allegedly seriously injured his wife by throwing a flower pot at her head, authorities said. The pot struck the woman "full force," an L.A. County district attorney's spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. ...

    • Amanda Bynes DUI arrest: Probation may be revoked; jail possible

      Amanda Bynes DUI arrest: Probation may be revoked; jail possible

      Actress Amanda Bynes could face jail time if a judge revokes her probation after her arrest last weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, sources told The Times. Bynes, 28, was already on three years' probation for striking a Los Angeles County sheriff's cruiser while under...

    • Police seek man who pulled down pants, underwear of five women
      Police seek man who pulled down pants, underwear of five women

      Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who they say ran up to five women and pulled down their pants and underwear.

      Detectives on Thursday released a sketch of the man, who victims described as "someone who blends into the neighborhood not causing any suspicion," according to...

    • Six L.A.-area hookah lounges cited for variety of violations

      Six Los Angeles-area hookah lounges were recently cited for a variety of violations during a series of compliance checks, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

      The lounges, located in Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks, were cited for violating smoking and alcohol laws, including smoking inside...

    • Justin Bieber dodges charges in alleged phone snatching
      Justin Bieber dodges charges in alleged phone snatching

      Justin Bieber dodged criminal charges Monday related to an accusation by a woman that he tried to snatch her cell phone at a miniature golf course and batting cages center in Sherman Oaks.

      The Los Angeles City Attorney's office declined to file misdemeanor charges against the 20-year-old Canadian...

    • No felony charge for Justin Bieber in alleged cellphone snatching
      No felony charge for Justin Bieber in alleged cellphone snatching

      Justin Bieber won't face felony charges in connection with accusations by a woman that he took her cellphone at a miniature golf course, prosecutors said Thursday.

      A spokeswoman for the L.A. County district attorney's office said the allegation did not warrant a felony and would be referred to...

    • Justin Bieber accused of attempted robbery at L.A. mini golf course
      Justin Bieber accused of attempted robbery at L.A. mini golf course

      Justin Bieber is under investigation after an allegation of attempted robbery following an incident Tuesday night at a miniature golf course in Sherman Oaks.

      The pop star hadn't yet been questioned as of Wednesday morning, according to L.A. Now

      A woman in the San Fernando Valley reported that...

    • L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district
      L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district

      In the mornings, when Dakeya Brown-Kane takes her 3-year-old daughter to preschool, she tries to distract her with paper to draw on so she overlooks the scantily clad women outside.

      But it's hard to ignore the sultry billboard for the La Perla gentlemen's club near their apartment window on Sepulveda...

    • Man gets 16 months for running over estranged wife's Chihuahua
      Man gets 16 months for running over estranged wife's Chihuahua

      A Sherman Oaks man who pleaded no contest to deliberately running his car over his estranged wife's Chihuahua, killing the dog, was sentenced Monday to 16 months in state prison. 

      Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz handed down the sentence three days after Michael David Parker,...

    • Man pleads no contest to running over estranged wife's Chihuahua
      Man pleads no contest to running over estranged wife's Chihuahua

      A man accused of deliberately running over his estranged wife's Chihuahua pleaded no contest Friday to an animal cruelty charge.

      Michael David Parker, 45, of Sherman Oaks, pleaded no contest to one felony count of cruelty to an animal and admitted to using his car as a deadly weapon, according...

    • Police seeking suspects in Sherman Oaks shooting

      Two men in their 20s were shot and wounded in Sherman Oaks and taken to a hospital Thursday night, CBSLA reported.

      Police were seeking suspects in a shooting near Murietta Avenue and Moorpark Street, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys station told The Times.

      Police received...

    • Man discovered on Van Nuys street with major head trauma
      Man discovered on Van Nuys street with major head trauma

      A pedestrian who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle in Van Nuys is now in critical condition, authorities said.

      Los Angeles firefighters were called to the 13800 block of Weddington Street at 10:10 a.m. Thursday in response to reports of a man with head trauma who had possibly been hit by...

    • Lamar Odom could hire super-lawyer Robert Shapiro -- with a big 'if'
      Lamar Odom could hire super-lawyer Robert Shapiro -- with a big 'if'

      Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom's loved ones may want former O.J. Simpson attorney and LegalZoom founder Robert Shapiro to represent Odom in his DUI arrest.

      But Shapiro says that these days he is not about getting his clients the least amount of punishment but about getting them better -- and that's...

    • Lamar Odom was in minor crash days before DUI arrest
      Lamar Odom was in minor crash days before DUI arrest

      Less than a week before Lamar Odom's DUI arrest early Friday, the NBA veteran was involved in a three-car collision on the same freeway.

      The crash was not reported to authorities, but Los Angeles Times reporter Adolfo Flores said his car was rear-ended by another vehicle hit by Odom's white Mercedes...

    • Leads sought in three fatal L.A.-area hit-and-run collisions
      Leads sought in three fatal L.A.-area hit-and-run collisions

      It was a deadly weekend for pedestrians in the Los Angeles region, with police seeking the public's help in identifying the drivers involved in three fatal hit-and-run collisions.

      In one incident, a 19-year-old woman was struck and killed in South Los Angeles early Sunday morning in what a witness...

    • Plastic surgeon acquitted of charges of illegally taping patients

      A jury has acquitted on all counts a Sherman Oaks plastic surgeon who city prosecutors alleged had clandestinely videotaped female patients after they had undressed for medical examinations, officials said Monday.

      Dr. Lance Everett Wyatt, who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, faced...

    • LAPD captain removed from Rampart command after DUI arrest

      The top commander in the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart station has been removed from his post after being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, police said.

      Captain Steve Ruiz, a 25-year veteran of the LAPD, was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer shortly before 1:30 a.m....

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