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Alene Tchekmedyian

Alene Tchekmedyian is a Metpro reporter covering breaking news in California. She previously covered Glendale and Burbank police for Times Community News. She received her master’s in journalism from Columbia University after graduating from UCLA, where she worked at the student-run Daily Bruin. She currently serves on the UCLA Communications Board, which oversees the university’s student-run media publications. She grew up in Huntington Beach.
Long Beach police suspend use of app that deletes communications amid concerns about hiding evidence

The Long Beach Police Department has suspended its use of a mobile texting application that permanently erases messages over concerns that it may violate the city’s record retention policy, raising questions about whether evidence was destroyed in criminal and civil cases.

Kevin de León slams Dianne Feinstein over past immigration statements in new campaign ad

Just seven weeks ahead of their November showdown, Kevin de León on Tuesday released a dramatic campaign video attacking Sen. Dianne Feinstein over her statements on one of the most heated topics in California politics: immigration.

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