Alexandra E. Petri covers trends and breaking news for the Los Angeles Times. She previously was on the Live team at the New York Times, where she helped plan coverage and reported on live events, including the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the R. Kelly trial, the Olympics, the condo collapse in Surfside, Fla., the coronavirus pandemic and the Boston Marathon. Petri even reported on the New York City Marathon while running in it. Petri is a two-time reporting fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism and international studies.
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A review of body camera footage following reports of a possible burglar at San Rafael Elementary revealed no wrongdoing, according to city and police officials.
Jai Rmanii Hicks, also known as Rmanii, was last seen July 16 at around 3 p.m. on the 200 block of West Woodbury Road in Altadena, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said.
The 210 Freeway’s closure will shut down eastbound lanes between the 605 Freeway and Irwindale Avenue from 10 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to last through 5 a.m. Tuesday.
A custodian who has worked at San Rafael Elementary for 14 years was mistaken for a burglar and cuffed. A probe into the police response has been opened.
A chemical leak from a rail car has shut down the 215 Freeway in both directions in Riverside County and prompted the evacuation of more than 100 homes.
A 17-year-old was booked on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting in a Northern California gym’s parking lot, authorities said.
A man and a 17-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the killing of Monterey Park Officer Gardiel Solorio, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón said.
Gardiel Solorio, 26, is survived by parents, siblings and a fiancee.
The victim was identified as Gardiel Solorio, 26, an off-duty officer from the Monterey Park Police Department.