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Alene Tchekmedyian

Alene Tchekmedyian is a reporter in the Metro section of the Los Angeles Times. She covers 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.
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At least one person was killed Saturday when a plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Riverside.

LAPD beefs up patrols around mosques after deadly New Zealand terrorist attacks

Los Angeles police are beefing up patrols around mosques after at least nine people were killed in mass shootings targeting at least two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

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