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Homicide detectives investigating after body is found inside burned Covina home

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives were investigating Friday after a person was found dead inside a burned home in unincorporated Covina, according to a department statement. County firefighters responded to the blaze about 2 p.m. on the 20900 block of east Mesarica Road. After extinguishing...

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  • 5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond. After trying some new beers and checking out any of the dozens of L.A. Beer Week...

  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

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  • Man held in 'totally random' Covina stabbings, accused of hate crime

    Man held in 'totally random' Covina stabbings, accused of hate crime

    A Latino man was arrested Saturday for allegedly stabbing two black men in the parking lot of a Covina shopping center, said police.   Louis Vasquez, 19, of La Puente was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and a hate crime, police said. Vasquez is a gang member, according to authorities, but...

  • 2 teachers arrested on allegations of sex with students in California

    2 teachers arrested on allegations of sex with students in California

    Two high school teachers in Southern California have been arrested on suspicion of having sexual relations with students on an overnight beach camping trip. South Hills High School teacher Melody Lippert allegedly met a group of male students in November at the beach in San Clemente, where she...

  • 2 teachers accused of having sex with high school students at beach

    2 teachers accused of having sex with high school students at beach

    Two high school teachers with the Covina-Valley Unified School District have been arrested on suspicion of having sexual relations with students at the beach in San Clemente. South Hills High School teacher Melody Lippert allegedly met a group of male students in November at the beach, where she...

  • Man did not try to buy a toddler for $100, Covina police now say

    Man did not try to buy a toddler for $100, Covina police now say

    Rolando Garcia was shopping Wednesday at a meat market in Covina he often frequents when he spotted a mother and her 2-year-old son. He was in a good mood, having just found out that his trucking company in Irwindale had done financially well in 2014. He said he complimented the mother and the...

  • Man offers mother $100 to buy her 2-year-old son, police say

    Man offers mother $100 to buy her 2-year-old son, police say

    Police are looking for a man who allegedly offered to buy a woman’s 2-year-old child for $100 at a Covina grocery store this week. Police believe the incident may have been a case of attempted human trafficking. The woman was shopping with her toddler at the Baja Ranch Market in the 400 block of...

  • Metrolink train hits man on tracks in Covina, killing him

    Metrolink train hits man on tracks in Covina, killing him

    A Metrolink commuter train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Covina on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The westbound train, which started its journey in San Bernardino and was heading to downtown Los Angeles, was between the Pomona and Covina stations when it struck the man about 4:30 p.m.,...

  • Covina motorcycle officer dies from crash with SUV
    Covina motorcycle officer dies from crash with SUV

    A motorcycle officer with the Covina Police Department died Tuesday after colliding with an SUV, authorities said.

    The crash occurred at Citrus Avenue and East Puente Avenue about 2 p.m., Covina Police Sgt. Gregg Peterson said.

    Officer Jordan Corder was pronounced dead at 2:41 p.m. at Citrus Valley...

  • Man held in pepper spraying inside Covina Home Depot; 12 affected
    Man held in pepper spraying inside Covina Home Depot; 12 affected

    A 38-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of using pepper spray inside a Home Depot in Covina, which affected a dozen people, authorities said.

    Covina police arrested Fernando Aldana-Rivera, of Covina, on suspicion of unlawful possession and use of a tear gas weapon.

    Firefighters and police...

  • 5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week
    5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond.

    After trying some new beers and checking out any of the dozens of L.A. Beer Week...

  • Horse going to greener pastures after owner's heartbreaking tragedy
    Horse going to greener pastures after owner's heartbreaking tragedy

    Megan Gaynes noticed the horse when she pulled up to the auction in Mira Loma. He was standing in a pen, his head down, his right hind leg swollen.

    Gaynes, who runs a horse-rescue organization, feared the gelding was in such bad shape that he might hurt himself further if ridden during the auction....

  • Football: Documentary on long-snapper guru Chris Rubio nears debut

     The trailer is out for the documentary taking shape on Chris Rubio, a private coach for long snappers for 12 years.

    Former Charter Oak long snapper Tanner Gibas has been putting together the documentary scheduled to debut in October.

    Long snappers will rejoice.

     

     

  • Three shot, including 4-year old girl, in home-invasion robbery

    Three people, including a 4-year-old girl, were shot Friday during an apparent home-invasion robbery in Covina, police said.

    Authorities were called to the 300 block of South Cedar Drive about 12:30 p.m., said Covina police Sgt. Ray Marquez.

    Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Scott Miller said two...

  • Severely burned body found in Covina; identity remains unknown
    Severely burned body found in Covina; identity remains unknown

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives were unable to immediately identify a burning body found Tuesday near an upscale Covina neighborhood.

    The body was so badly burned that investigators have been unable to even determine the age or sex of the victim, said sheriff's Lt. John...

  • Covina teacher suspected of distributing child porn
    Covina teacher suspected of distributing child porn

    Authorities believe a Covina middle school teacher arrested Wednesday on suspicion of distributing child porn over the Internet may have molested children.

    According to the U.S. attorney’s office, John David Boyle, 49, a teacher at Royal Oaks Middle School, met an undercover operative in his classroom...

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