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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.
Hiker is critically injured by boulder; mudslides hit Hollywood Hills and Echo Park

The latest in a series of winter storms that have hammered Southern California since last weekend resulted in 1,800 incidents for the Los Angeles Fire Department, and prompted mudslides and evacuations.

Man is charged after shooting threat at Citrus College

Prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old man suspected of threatening to carry out a shooting at Citrus College in Glendora, resulting in a six-hour lockdown of the campus. 

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