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  • Peacock killer used high-powered pellet gun; more violence feared

    Peacock killer used high-powered pellet gun; more violence feared

    Officials fear an escalation of violence by a man who they say used a high-powered pellet gun to shoot and kill a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz in Palos Verdes Peninsula. The peacock was shot at about 8:20 p.m. July 9 in driveway of a home in the 27000 block of Eastvale Road, said Lt. Cesar Perea,...

  • Dozens of peacock killings in Rolling Hills Estates investigated

    Dozens of peacock killings in Rolling Hills Estates investigated

    The residents of Rolling Hills Estates have always had a difficult relationship with its exotic Indian blue peafowl neighbors. For some, the peacocks — which were imported to the Palos Verdes Peninsula a century ago — bring charm and a rustic feel to the upscale suburb. But other say that the peacocks...

  • Killing of 50 peacocks in Rolling Hills Estates spurs investigation

    Killing of 50 peacocks in Rolling Hills Estates spurs investigation

    Authorities have launched an investigation into the deaths of roughly 50 peacocks that have been killed with arrows, bullets and poison over the last two years in Rolling Hills Estates. The birds -- hard to miss with their large, colorful displays, loud calls and droppings -- have claimed the Rolling...

  • 17 detained after panga spotted off Palos Verdes Peninsula

    17 detained after panga spotted off Palos Verdes Peninsula

    Seventeen people were detained Friday after a panga was spotted off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, federal authorities said. A bystander alerted local police after spotting the 25-foot fishing boat about 8:30 a.m. near Lunada Bay, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration...

  • Torrance police investigating shooting of man in car set ablaze

    Torrance police are investigating the shooting of a man who was one of five occupants in a car destroyed by fire, authorities said. Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 3700 block of Artesia Boulevard in Torrance at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. A short time later police...

  • Detectives investigate woman's 'suspicious' death in Lomita apartment fire

    Detectives investigate woman's 'suspicious' death in Lomita apartment fire

    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of woman whose body was pulled from a fiery apartment in Lomita on Tuesday morning. The woman’s death was deemed suspicious, so arson and homicide investigators will examine the fire scene to get more details, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy...

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