Veronica Rocha worked on the Metro desk and at L.A. Now covering breaking news in California. She joined the Los Angeles Times in 2014 and left in 2017. Rocha shared a staff Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2016. Before joining The Times, she worked at the Glendale News Press where she covered crime, courts and anything wacky. Rocha grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Cal State Northridge.
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A cashier who told police she didn’t know she was pregnant when she gave birth in a McDonald’s restroom last week, made a similar claim three years ago when she gave birth to another child in a bathroom, the San Mateo County district attorney said Friday.
A teacher at the elite Brentwood School was charged Friday with repeatedly having unlawful sex with a 17-year-old male student this summer, prosecutors said.
A Camp Pendleton Marine was arrested Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting his estranged wife in Laguna Hills, authorities said.
Law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County stepped up security on trains and buses Friday in the wake of a bombing attack on a London subway.
Russian diplomats were cited this week for violating Bay Area burning restrictions after smoke was seen billowing from their consular office in San Francisco, a day before it was closed under federal order.
Fifteen Marines were injured Wednesday when an amphibious assault vehicle caught fire during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton, according to the Marine Corps.
A McDonald’s cashier is facing an attempted murder charge after giving birth to a boy while at work and then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet inside the Redwood City restaurant, prosecutors said.
A man is barricaded inside an apartment in downtown Los Angeles after stabbing another man with a sword early Wednesday, police said.
If you imagined the skies of California would someday be buzzing with drones carrying tiny vials of pot or edibles for recreational marijuana users, think again because that stoner fantasy was just a pipe dream.