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    • Hundreds gather to mourn man killed in Long Beach police shooting

      Hundreds gather to mourn man killed in Long Beach police shooting

      Feras Morad’s little sister used to stumble in public speaking situations -- her face would redden and her speech would falter. Her brother, who qualified for the national speech and debate championships when he was a senior at El Camino Real Charter High School, used to urge his sister to take...

    • Woman who shot at police robot in custody after 22-hour standoff

      Woman who shot at police robot in custody after 22-hour standoff

      Authorities engaged in an armed standoff with an elderly Woodland Hills woman tried tear gas, a flash grenade and a crisis negotiator. When they sent a robot to slowly approach her, she shot at it.  But finally, after 22 hours, the woman who had held a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT...

    • Pierce College campus evacuated after social media threat; arrest made

      Pierce College campus evacuated after social media threat; arrest made

      A 26-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of posting a social media threat against Pierce College, prompting officials to briefly evacuate the campus. Sergio Castanon Jr. of Northridge is a former student at Pierce, said Nicole Nishida, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

    • Masked gunman steals $10,000 from TGI Fridays, pistol-whips worker

      Masked gunman steals $10,000 from TGI Fridays, pistol-whips worker

      A gunman pistol-whipped a TGI Fridays worker and stole more than $10,000 from the restaurant chain's Woodland Hills eatery early Monday morning, police said. The masked thief also spirited away with some of the employees' cellphones. The restaurant, in the 5900 block of Canoga Avenue, was closed...

    • Man barricaded in veterans hall threatening to kill himself, cops say

      Man barricaded in veterans hall threatening to kill himself, cops say

      A man believed to be armed with a shotgun barricaded himself inside of a disabled veterans facility in Woodland Hills on Friday and has threatened to kill himself, authorities said. Los Angeles police responded to reports of a barricaded gunman in the 6500 block of Corbin Avenue around 7:30 a.m.,...

    • Man helping with car battery sexually assaults Pierce College student

      Man helping with car battery sexually assaults Pierce College student

      Authorities are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a Pierce College student in Woodland Hills while providing her with roadside assistance. The incident occurred between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the performing arts parking lot No. 6, near the Music Building, according to a statement from...

    • High-speed street racing, DUI may have led to Woodland Hills crash
      High-speed street racing, DUI may have led to Woodland Hills crash

      Street racing at speeds of more than 100 mph and alcohol may have led to a Woodland Hills accident that left at least four people hospitalized with injuries, authorities said.

      Five people were taken to hospitals after the crash, which occurred about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, the Los Angeles Fire Department...

    • Ivy Academia co-founder sentenced for misusing public funds
      Ivy Academia co-founder sentenced for misusing public funds

      The founders of a San Fernando Valley charter school were sentenced Friday for the misappropriation of more than $200,000 in public funds in a case that could affect charter schools statewide.

      Yevgeny "Eugene" Selivanov, the co-founder of Ivy Academia Charter School, faces 4 years and 8 months...

    • Man charged with attempted murder in Woodland Hills machete attack
      Man charged with attempted murder in Woodland Hills machete attack

      A Woodland Hills man was charged with attempted murder Tuesday after allegedly attacking his estranged wife and her boyfriend, music industry veteran Jerry Sharell, with a machete, officials said.

      Behnam Vasseghi, 57, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on 14 felony counts -- including...

    • Tennis umpire once accused of killing husband returns to U.S. Open
      Tennis umpire once accused of killing husband returns to U.S. Open

      Tennis umpire Lois Goodman, once accused of fatally bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup, told the "Today" show Tuesday that while she is grateful to her attorneys, her life will never be the same.

      Goodman, who is working as a umpire at the U.S. Open in New York this week -- the...

    • Tennis ref once accused of killing husband sues claiming false arrest
      Tennis ref once accused of killing husband sues claiming false arrest

      Tennis referee Lois Goodman, once accused of fatally bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup, is suing the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Coroner, claiming false arrest and malicious prosecution.

      The criminal charges against Goodman, 70, of Woodland Hills, were...

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