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  • LAUSD reaches settlement in music teacher sex abuse case

    The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a settlement this week on several lawsuits filed by former students who claim they were sexually abused by a music teacher at Hamilton High School. Anthony DeMarco, the attorney for the plaintiffs, confirmed that a settlement had been reached...

  • Shooting in Palms alley leaves 1 dead; LAPD is investigating

    Shooting in Palms alley leaves 1 dead; LAPD is investigating

    A person was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in an alley of a Westside neighborhood, police said. Los Angeles police received reports of a shooting shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Mentone Avenue in Palms, said LAPD Officer Tony Im. Officers found a male with a single gunshot wound...

  • Man arrested in connection with Palms shootings

    Man arrested in connection with Palms shootings

    Los Angeles police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with a series of shootings in a Westside neighborhood this week that left one man dead and four injured.  James Pickens of Inglewood was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, police said. The initial shooting...

  • No arrests in deadly Palms neighborhood shootings, police say

    No arrests in deadly Palms neighborhood shootings, police say

    Police are still investigating shootings that left one man dead and four others injured after gunfire erupted Thursday in a Westside neighborhood. The deceased was identified as 27-year-old Justin Aguilar, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. His city of residence was unknown. ...

  • 1 dead, 4 injured in Palms shootings

    1 dead, 4 injured in Palms shootings

    One person was killed and four others injured Thursday in a series of midafternoon shootings in a quiet Westside neighborhood, briefly prompting a citywide tactical alert, police said.Gunfire first erupted in the Palms neighborhood about 3 p.m. in the outskirts of Woodbine Park, at Vinton Avenue...

  • Man injured after gunman opens fire at restaurant in Palms

    Man injured after gunman opens fire at restaurant in Palms

    One man was injured Sunday night when a gunman walked into a Palms restaurant and opened fire before fleeing the scene, authorities said. Three male suspects wearing hooded black sweatshirts and black bandannas covering their faces approached Super Pho & Teriyaki on Venice Boulevard around 9:25...

  • 'Lone wolf' with pipe bombs in West L.A. sentenced to eight years
    'Lone wolf' with pipe bombs in West L.A. sentenced to eight years

    A West L.A. man who police said had more than a dozen pipe bombs in his home was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday.

    Robert Colt Wilson, 29, pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles County courtroom Tuesday to felony charges of possessing a destructive device, ingredients to make a destructive...

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