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This post has been corrected. See below for details. A Palmdale mother and her boyfriend are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in the alleged torture and beating death of the woman's 8-year-old son. Pearl Fernandez, 29, and her boyfriend, Isauro...
When paramedics arrived at his Palmdale home last week, 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez's skull was cracked, three ribs were broken and his skin was bruised and burned. He had BB pellets embedded in his lung and groin. Two teeth were knocked out of his...
I'm tired of hearing "culture change" held out as a fix for idiocy. That's the standard excuse when institutions fail: A dysfunctional culture is to blame when students don't learn or jail inmates are beaten. And it's the explanation being offered...
Within hours of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, even as the tragedy was unfolding on live television, the machinery of victim fundraising had already started to hum. By 5 p.m. April 16 — less than 26 hours after bomb blasts killed three...
Re "County missed signs of boy's abuse," May 31 As a resident of Los Angeles County, I am appalled and sickened and most of all saddened by the death of 8-year old Gabriel Fernandez from horrific injuries allegedly inflicted by his mother's boyfriend...
Classic car events with tours or rallies are nothing new. One touring the largest military base on the West Coast is. For the first time ever, Camp Pendleton will open its gates for auto enthusiasts to tour its 125,000-acre facility on June 21. The...
Bucking longstanding patterns in the United States, more poor people now live in the nation's suburbs than in urban areas, according to a new analysis. As poverty mounted throughout the nation over the past decade, the number of poor people living in...
Barbara De Maria received calls from her local CVS store in Glendale recently saying that her son's prescription had been automatically refilled, as per his instructions. Problem was, De Maria's son had given no such instructions, and the prescription...
Most of the changes brought on by the Dodgers’ new ownership group have been flashy, headline-grabbing. From a record baseball payroll to over $100 million in stadium improvements, the changes were designed to grab attention and inspire renewed...
Tags: Sports, Baseball, Social Issues, Zack Greinke, Charity
On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals. Those leftovers, however,...
It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
Tags: Family, Entertainment, Adoption, Henry Winkler, Movies
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