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  • Funeral For Fatal Tour Bus Crash Victim

    Funeral For Fatal Tour Bus Crash Victim

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:05:33 GMT
    Funeral services will be held for University of La Verne graduate student and staff member Arthur Arzola -- who was one of 10 people who died in a crash between a tour bus and FedEx truck in Northern California.
    Funeral services will be held for University of La Verne graduate student and staff member Arthur Arzola -- who was one of 10 people who died in a crash between a tour bus and FedEx truck in Northern California.
  • Drivers In Fiery FedEx/School Bus Crash Had Clean Records

    Drivers In Fiery FedEx/School Bus Crash Had Clean Records

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:25:18 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
  • Fire Truck Crashes Into Monterey Park Restaurant, Several People Injured

    Fire Truck Crashes Into Monterey Park Restaurant, Several People Injured

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:29:18 GMT
    A pair of fire trucks collided at a Monterey Park intersection today, sending one of the trucks careening into a restaurant and leaving several people injured.
    A pair of fire trucks collided at a Monterey Park intersection today, sending one of the trucks careening into a restaurant and leaving several people injured.
  • Fire Officials Confirm Arson Was Cause of San Pedro Elks Lodge Fire

    Fire Officials Confirm Arson Was Cause of San Pedro Elks Lodge Fire

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:16:09 GMT
    A greater-alarm fire that may have been set deliberately destroyed most of an Elks Lodge in San Pedro early today. The fire, atop a hill overlooking San Pedro Harbor, was fought for almost two hours.
    A greater-alarm fire that was set deliberately destroyed most of an Elks Lodge in San Pedro early today. The fire, atop a hill overlooking San Pedro Harbor, was fought for almost two hours.
  • "La peor pesadilla de un padre"

    "La peor pesadilla de un padre"

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:54:02 GMT
    Estaba conversando con una señora que conocí hoy aquí en la ciudad de Chico.
    Estaba conversando con una señora que conocí hoy aquí en la ciudad de Chico.
  • Judge Decides: HB Party “Wet Electric” Will Happen

    Judge Decides: HB Party “Wet Electric” Will Happen

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:18:35 GMT
    On the heels of a riot in downtown Huntington Beach earlier this summer, city officials are trying to halt the oceanfront festival, Wet Electric, from being staged later this month.
    On the heels of a riot in downtown Huntington Beach earlier this summer, city officials are trying to halt the oceanfront festival, Wet Electric, from being staged later this month.
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    Gigi Graciette

    About Gigi Graciette

    Born in Northern California but raised in Hollywood, Gigi Graciette got her first taste of journalism when "La Opinion", Los Angeles' daily Spanish-language newspaper, published her first editorial.
    Born in Northern California but raised in Hollywood, Gigi Graciette got her first taste of journalism when "La Opinion", Los Angeles' daily Spanish-language newspaper, published her first editorial.
  • End Of Watch: LAPD Officer Killed in Crash Is Laid to Rest

    End Of Watch: LAPD Officer Killed in Crash Is Laid to Rest

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-03-14 13:49:43 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Funeral services were attended by local leaders and law enforcement officers from throughout the nation today for Los Angeles Police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Funeral services were attended by local leaders and law enforcement officers from throughout the nation today for Los Angeles Police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee, who was killed when his patrol car was struck by a dump truck in Beverly Hills.
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    'Ashes To Go'

    'Ashes To Go'

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-03-06 04:32:56 GMT
    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day period in which Christians prepare for Holy Week and the celebration of Easter. It is a solemn time of prayer, reflection, introspection and fasting.
    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day period in which Christians prepare for Holy Week and the celebration of Easter. It is a solemn time of prayer, reflection, introspection and fasting.
  • Azusa Hillside Residents Dig Out After Storm

    Azusa Hillside Residents Dig Out After Storm

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 2:24 PM EST2014-03-04 19:24:29 GMT
    Work crews are using tractors and dump trucks to haul away a mountain of storm debris that flowed into the yards of some foothill residents during last weekend's storms.
    Work crews are using tractors and dump trucks to haul away a mountain of storm debris that flowed into the yards of some foothill residents during last weekend's storms. 
  • FBI: Violent Sexual Predator Fugitive May Be Headed To Mexico

    FBI: Violent Sexual Predator Fugitive May Be Headed To Mexico

    Saturday, February 22 2014 12:10 AM EST2014-02-22 05:10:51 GMT
    The FBI is asking for the public's help in locating a violent fugitive who was recently seen in the San Francisco Bay area and may be headed to Mexico. A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information.
    The FBI is asking for the public's help in locating a violent fugitive who was recently seen in the San Francisco Bay area and may be headed to Mexico. A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information.
  • 2 Admit Guilt In Bryan Stow Attack At Dodger Stadium

    2 Admit Guilt In Bryan Stow Attack At Dodger Stadium

    Thursday, February 20 2014 11:23 PM EST2014-02-21 04:23:57 GMT
    Two men who pleaded guilty to the 2011 beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium have been sentenced in Los Angeles.
    Two men who pleaded guilty to the 2011 beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium have been sentenced in Los Angeles.
  • Man Arrested In Deadly Hit & Run In Fontana

    Man Arrested In Deadly Hit & Run In Fontana

    Thursday, January 30 2014 4:04 PM EST2014-01-30 21:04:14 GMT
    Around Thursday at noon at a news conference, the CHP announced that they have made an arrest in the hit and run after searching for the driver all morning long.
    Around Thursday at noon at a news conference, the CHP announced that they have made an arrest in the hit and run after searching for the driver all morning long.
  • Sprinkles in Southern California, but Won't Ease Drought

    Sprinkles in Southern California, but Won't Ease Drought

    Sunday, January 26 2014 10:37 PM EST2014-01-27 03:37:56 GMT
    Areas of Southern California are getting hit with some sprinkles today, but not enough to ease near-record drought conditions.
    Areas of Southern California are getting hit with some sprinkles today, but not enough to ease near-record drought conditions.
  • Several Suspects at Large After Fatal Beating of Woman

    Several Suspects at Large After Fatal Beating of Woman

    Saturday, January 25 2014 12:32 AM EST2014-01-25 05:32:26 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] A woman who was severely beaten while waiting in line outside a Santa Ana nightclub was taken off of life-support and pronounced dead early Tuesday afternoon. Police announce the arrest of one suspect
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] A woman who was severely beaten while waiting in line outside a Santa Ana nightclub was taken off of life-support and pronounced dead early Tuesday afternoon. Police announce the arrest of one suspect.
  • Girl Fights Off Kidnapping Attempt At Elementary School

    Girl Fights Off Kidnapping Attempt At Elementary School

    Thursday, January 23 2014 10:46 AM EST2014-01-23 15:46:43 GMT
    A man tries to kidnap a 10 year girl at a North Hollywood school...but she manages to get away. Gigi Graciette joins us now outside Coldwater Canyon Elementary School.
    A man tries to kidnap a 10 year girl at a North Hollywood school...but she manages to get away. Gigi Graciette joins us now outside Coldwater Canyon Elementary School.
  • Brushfire in Pacific Palisades Extinguished, Firefighters On Hot Spot Duty

    Brushfire in Pacific Palisades Extinguished, Firefighters On Hot Spot Duty

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 3:48 PM EST2014-01-15 20:48:51 GMT
    Fire fighters were able to get a brushfire under control as of 6 p.m. Pacific Coast Highway was closed while safety personnel put out hot spots and performed mop up duty.
    Fire fighters were able to get a brushfire under control as of 6 p.m. Pacific Coast Highway was closed while safety personnel put out hot spots and performed mop up duty.
  • Not Guilty Verdicts in Kelly Thomas Beating Trial

    Not Guilty Verdicts in Kelly Thomas Beating Trial

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 11:14 AM EST2014-01-14 16:14:04 GMT
    Two former Fullerton police officers were acquitted Monday of all charges stemming from the death of transient Kelly Thomas.
    Two former Fullerton police officers were acquitted Monday of all charges stemming from the death of transient Kelly Thomas.
  • Red Flag Warnings Extended: Southland Winds, Fire Danger Continues

    Red Flag Warnings Extended: Southland Winds, Fire Danger Continues

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 10:30 AM EST2014-01-14 15:30:19 GMT
    A red flag warning denoting a high wildfire risk stemming from stiff winds and single-digit humidity levels was scheduled to be in effect over much of the Southland again today as temperatures climb into the 80s.
    A red flag warning denoting a high wildfire risk stemming from stiff winds and single-digit humidity levels was scheduled to be in effect over much of the Southland again today as temperatures climb into the 80s.
  • Glendale Freeway Tunnel Scorched By Fire Reopens

    Glendale Freeway Tunnel Scorched By Fire Reopens

    Friday, January 10 2014 11:00 AM EST2014-01-10 16:00:09 GMT
    The California Department of Transportation on Friday reopened the connecting tunnel between northbound Interstate 5 and northbound State Route 2 after an estimated $16.5 million worth of clearance and repair.
    The California Department of Transportation on Friday reopened the connecting tunnel between northbound Interstate 5 and northbound State Route 2 after an estimated $16.5 million worth of clearance and repair work.
  • Star USC Water Polo Player Death Investigated

    Star USC Water Polo Player Death Investigated

    Thursday, January 9 2014 10:12 AM EST2014-01-09 15:12:23 GMT
    The Orange County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a college athlete who just last month helped the University of Southern California water polo team win a national championship.
    The Orange County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a college athlete who just last month helped the University of Southern California water polo team win a national championship.
  • Two Dead, Five Burned In Santa Ana House Fire

    Two Dead, Five Burned In Santa Ana House Fire

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 12:05 PM EST2014-01-08 17:05:19 GMT
    Two people died in Santa Ana today in a house fire that left five other people burned, two critically, authorities said.The fire in the 2100 block of North Hathaway Street was reported at 5:30a.m.
    Two people died in Santa Ana today in a house fire that left five other people burned, two critically, authorities said.The fire in the 2100 block of North Hathaway Street was reported at 5:30a.m.
  • Closing Arguments Continue In Kelly Thomas Beating Trial

    Closing Arguments Continue In Kelly Thomas Beating Trial

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 10:35 AM EST2014-01-08 15:35:08 GMT
    An "angry... unprofessional'' officer eager to "put his hands'' on transient Kelly Thomas set in motion a deadly struggle that amounted to murder, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas argued.
    An "angry... unprofessional'' officer eager to "put his hands'' on transient Kelly Thomas set in motion a deadly struggle that amounted to murder, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas argued.
  • LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Announces Retirement Plans

    LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Announces Retirement Plans

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 9:17 PM EST2014-01-08 02:17:52 GMT
    LA County Sheriff Lee Baca will resign on Tuesday. FOX 11's Christine Devine spoke with Baca briefly on Tuesday morning confirming his intentions to quit.
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will resign on Tuesday. FOX 11's Christine Devine spoke with Baca briefly on Tuesday morning confirming his intentions to quit. Sources also say he informed his senior staff personally of the decision.
  • Another Red Flag Warning Brings Dry, Gusty Winds

    Another Red Flag Warning Brings Dry, Gusty Winds

    Monday, January 6 2014 11:02 AM EST2014-01-06 16:02:26 GMT
    Forecasters are warning of an onslaught of gusty, dry conditions that have raised fire danger in swaths of Southern California. The National Weather Service has predicted a siege of northeast winds.
    Forecasters are warning of an onslaught of gusty, dry conditions that have raised fire danger in swaths of Southern California. The National Weather Service has predicted a siege of northeast winds.
  • Man Shot In Home Invasion Robbery

    Man Shot In Home Invasion Robbery

    Thursday, January 2 2014 10:10 AM EST2014-01-02 15:10:41 GMT
    A man was shot in a home invasion robbery in Huntington Beach today and taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.The man was shot with a handgun after two robbers broke into the residence.
    A man was shot in a home invasion robbery in Huntington Beach today and taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.The man was shot with a handgun after two robbers broke into the residence.
  • New California Laws In 2014 Try To Help Employees, Immigrants

    New California Laws In 2014 Try To Help Employees, Immigrants

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 1:09 PM EST2014-01-01 18:09:33 GMT
    As California's economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year.
    As California's economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year.
  • Forget Times Square! Angelenos Pack Grand Park For NYE

    Forget Times Square! Angelenos Pack Grand Park For NYE

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 10:21 AM EST2014-01-01 15:21:19 GMT
    Grand Park reached capacity for the city's first organized New Year's Eve party and was closed to additional revelers, authorities said today.
    Grand Park reached capacity for the city's first organized New Year's Eve party and was closed to additional revelers, authorities said today.
  • Two Adults, Two Children Found Dead In Fontana Home

    Two Adults, Two Children Found Dead In Fontana Home

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 10:43 AM EST2013-12-31 15:43:03 GMT
    Four people, two of them children, were found killed in a Southern California home, police said. A 16-year-old boy called police Monday night to say his family members were injured or killed in the house.
    Four people, two of them children, were found killed in a Southern California home, police said. A 16-year-old boy called police Monday night to say his family members were injured or killed in the house.
  • Red Flag Warning: More Dry, Windy Weather On Tap

    Red Flag Warning: More Dry, Windy Weather On Tap

    Monday, December 30 2013 10:59 AM EST2013-12-30 15:59:40 GMT
    A wind gust of 78 miles per hour swept across a mountain peak near Malibu early yesterday, as critical fire weather blew in on strong Santa Ana winds. The National Weather Service hoisted Red Flag Warnings.
    A wind gust of 78 miles per hour swept across a mountain peak near Malibu early yesterday, as critical fire weather blew in on strong Santa Ana winds. The National Weather Service hoisted Red Flag Warnings.
  • Four Injured In Valley Street Racing Crash

    Four Injured In Valley Street Racing Crash

    Friday, December 27 2013 11:11 AM EST2013-12-27 16:11:01 GMT
    Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries today after a suspected street race ended in a two-vehicle collision, police said.
    Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries today after a suspected street race ended in a two-vehicle collision, police said.
  • Brush Fire Smolders In Windy Santa Susana Pass

    Brush Fire Smolders In Windy Santa Susana Pass

    Thursday, December 26 2013 10:12 AM EST2013-12-26 15:12:08 GMT
    Southern California firefighters are working to mop up a 10-acre brush fire that was rapidly spread by gusty Santa Ana winds Christmas night.
    Southern California firefighters are working to mop up a 10-acre brush fire that was rapidly spread by gusty Santa Ana winds Christmas night.
  • Christmas In Los Angeles: Church Services & Celebrations

    Christmas In Los Angeles: Church Services & Celebrations

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 11:16 AM EST2013-12-25 16:16:03 GMT
    Christmas in the Los Angeles area today will include traditional Masses and church services celebrating the birth of Jesus and efforts to help the needy.
    Christmas in the Los Angeles area today will include traditional Masses and church services celebrating the birth of Jesus and efforts to help the needy.
  • More Duarte Violence: 16-Year Old Shot & Killed

    More Duarte Violence: 16-Year Old Shot & Killed

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 11:23 AM EST2013-12-24 16:23:37 GMT
    A boy was shot and killed in Duarte in the third shooting in the community in three days, authorities said.The unidentified boy - he was 16, according to broadcast reports - was fatally shot.
    A boy was shot and killed in Duarte in the third shooting in the community in three days, authorities said.The unidentified boy - he was 16, according to broadcast reports - was fatally shot.
  • 7-11 Clerk Shot And Killed In Robbery

    7-11 Clerk Shot And Killed In Robbery

    Monday, December 23 2013 11:15 AM EST2013-12-23 16:15:02 GMT
    A clerk at a Highland Park 7-Eleven convenience store was fatally wounded during a robbery attempt, police said today. The shooting occurred at 10:26 p.m. Sunday at the 7-Eleven at Avenue 52 and Figueroa.
    A clerk at a Highland Park 7-Eleven convenience store was fatally wounded during a robbery attempt, police said today. The shooting occurred at 10:26 p.m. Sunday at the 7-Eleven at Avenue 52 and Figueroa.
  • US Army Soldiers Remains From Korea War Returns Home To Wife

    US Army Soldiers Remains From Korea War Returns Home To Wife

    Friday, December 20 2013 3:13 PM EST2013-12-20 20:13:22 GMT
    An Army sergeant who died as a prisoner of war in Korea nearly 63 years ago but whose remains were only recently identified was returned to Los Angeles, where his remains were greeted by his 94-year-old widow.
    An Army sergeant who died as a prisoner of war in Korea nearly 63 years ago but whose remains were only recently identified was returned to Los Angeles, where his remains were greeted by his 94-year-old widow and other relatives.
  • Typhus Warning In LA, Avoid Feral Cats

    Typhus Warning In LA, Avoid Feral Cats

    Thursday, December 19 2013 10:32 AM EST2013-12-19 15:32:06 GMT
    Pet lovers need to restrain their hospitable impulses and refrain from feeding or interacting with feral cats following a case of typhus in Manhattan Beach, authorities said today.
    Pet lovers need to restrain their hospitable impulses and refrain from feeding or interacting with feral cats following a case of typhus in Manhattan Beach, authorities said today.
  • Two Dead When Car Loses Control On Freeway

    Two Dead When Car Loses Control On Freeway

    Monday, November 25 2013 12:00 PM EST2013-11-25 17:00:09 GMT
    A young man in an SUV "interfered'' with the driver's steering this morning on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Anaheim, causing the motorist to veer off the roadway and crash into a tree, killing the passenger.
    A young man in an SUV "interfered'' with the driver's steering this morning on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Anaheim, causing the motorist to veer off the roadway and crash into a tree, killing the passenger.
  • Two Killed, Two Injured In Big Rig Crash

    Two Killed, Two Injured In Big Rig Crash

    Thursday, November 21 2013 9:29 PM EST2013-11-22 02:29:17 GMT
    One person was killed and two others injured in an underground six-vehicle crash on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena early today, and a second motorist was killed on the same freeway.
    One person was killed and two others injured in an underground six-vehicle crash on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena early today, and a second motorist was killed on the same freeway.
  • Elderly Man Dies of Beating, Relative Arrested

    Elderly Man Dies of Beating, Relative Arrested

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 7:27 PM EST2013-11-20 00:27:23 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] An 81-year-old man who apparently had been beaten in Glendale died at a hospital today, police said.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] An 84-year-old beating victim died at a hospital today, and a 22-year-old family member was arrested for the crime, Glendale police reported.
  • Suspect Killed In Long Beach Rooftop Shooting

    Suspect Killed In Long Beach Rooftop Shooting

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 11:37 AM EST2013-11-19 16:37:44 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] An officer-involved shooting on the roof of an apartment building in Long Beach today left a suspect dead, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. in the 400 block of Nebraska Avenue.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] An officer-involved shooting on the roof of an apartment building in Long Beach today left a suspect dead, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. in the 400 block of Nebraska Avenue.
  • Former Miramonte Teacher, Pleads No Contest To Molestation Charges

    Former Miramonte Teacher, Pleads No Contest To Molestation Charges

    Friday, November 15 2013 1:14 PM EST2013-11-15 18:14:44 GMT
    A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called "tasting games" pleaded no contest Friday to all the charges against him.
    A once-respected former teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children in what he called "tasting games" pleaded no contest Friday to all the charges against him.
  • CA Assemblyman's Father Found Murdered In Home

    CA Assemblyman's Father Found Murdered In Home

    Thursday, November 14 2013 4:30 PM EST2013-11-14 21:30:00 GMT
    Police say there are no indications that the shooting death of the father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto was related to his son's politics.
    Police say there are no indications that the shooting death of the father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto was related to his son's politics.
  • Woman Found Dead In Her Home, Foul Play Suspected

    Woman Found Dead In Her Home, Foul Play Suspected

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 4:07 PM EST2013-11-13 21:07:36 GMT
    A woman found murdered in a house in San Gabriel had been assaulted and asphyxiated, authorities said today.
    A woman found murdered in a house in San Gabriel had been assaulted and asphyxiated, authorities said today.
  • Memorial For TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez Held Tuesday

    Memorial For TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez Held Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 3:10 PM EST2013-11-12 20:10:15 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Hundreds of colleagues of the Transportation Security Administration officer killed by a rampaging gunman at the Los Angeles International Airport celebrated his life Tuesday at an emotional service.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Hundreds of colleagues of the Transportation Security Administration officer killed by a rampaging gunman at the Los Angeles International Airport celebrated his life Tuesday at an emotional service that included prayers, song and memories of a cheerful man who colleagues said cherished his family.
  • Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Whole Foods Named In E.Coli Recall

    Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Whole Foods Named In E.Coli Recall

    Monday, November 11 2013 10:39 AM EST2013-11-11 15:39:16 GMT
    More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli linked to it.
    More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli linked to it.
  • Airports Hold Silent Tribute For Slain TSA Officer

    Airports Hold Silent Tribute For Slain TSA Officer

    Friday, November 8 2013 12:27 PM EST2013-11-08 17:27:15 GMT
    Airports across the country will hold a moment of silence to honor the TSA officer killed by a rampaging gunman at Los Angeles International Airport.
    Airports across the country will hold a moment of silence to honor the TSA officer killed by a rampaging gunman at Los Angeles International Airport.
  • Police Search For A Would-Be Child Kidnapper In Venice Area

    Police Search For A Would-Be Child Kidnapper In Venice Area

    Friday, November 8 2013 10:17 AM EST2013-11-08 15:17:54 GMT
    Police today were warning the public to be on the lookout for a man who tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl in Venice. The man approached the girl about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Police today were warning the public to be on the lookout for a man who tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl in Venice. The man approached the girl about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Road Worker Struck And Injured By Drunk Driver Near LAX

    Road Worker Struck And Injured By Drunk Driver Near LAX

    Thursday, November 7 2013 1:15 PM EST2013-11-07 18:15:58 GMT
    A LAX contract worker was struck and critically injured by a suspected drunk driver this morning near Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
    A LAX contract worker was struck and critically injured by a suspected drunk driver this morning near Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
  • Formerly Silent Bell Police Chief To Testify In Spaccia Trial

    Formerly Silent Bell Police Chief To Testify In Spaccia Trial

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 1:22 PM EST2013-11-06 18:22:34 GMT
    After years of silence while invoking the Fifth Amendment, the former police chief of the corruption-riddled city of Bell said he has decided to tell his story on the witness stand at the trial.
    After years of silence while invoking the Fifth Amendment, the former police chief of the corruption-riddled city of Bell said he has decided to tell his story on the witness stand at the trial.
  • Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting, Two Wounded

    Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting, Two Wounded

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 1:04 PM EST2013-11-06 18:04:52 GMT
    Two people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the West Adams district early today, police said.The victims were seated in a vehicle in the 3700 block of West 36th Street at about 1:42 a.m.
    Two people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the West Adams district early today, police said.The victims were seated in a vehicle in the 3700 block of West 36th Street at about 1:42 a.m.
  • LAPD Officers Accused of Pressuring Women for Sex

    LAPD Officers Accused of Pressuring Women for Sex

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-11-05 20:25:59 GMT
    (FOX/CNS) - Two Los Angeles police officers, formerly assigned to a Hollywood drug unit,  could be fired if found guilty of pressuring women to engage in sex with them while on duty, it was reported today.
    Two Los Angeles police officers, formerly assigned to a Hollywood drug unit,  could be fired if found guilty of pressuring women to engage in sex with them while on duty, it was reported today.
  • Police Investigate Possible Tainted Halloween Candy

    Police Investigate Possible Tainted Halloween Candy

    Monday, November 4 2013 11:45 AM EST2013-11-04 16:45:41 GMT
    On November, 2, 2013, at 9:00 P.M. a child was taken to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of someone who had ingested an illegal drug.
    On November, 2, 2013, at 9:00 P.M. a child was taken to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of someone who had ingested an illegal drug.
  • Judge Rejects Order To Halt Operations At Sriracha Chili Plant

    Judge Rejects Order To Halt Operations At Sriracha Chili Plant

    Thursday, October 31 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-10-31 17:54:16 GMT
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused today to halt operations at an Irwindale chili sauce plant because neighbors don't like the sting in the fall air when the peppers are mashed.
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused today to halt operations at an Irwindale chili sauce plant because neighbors don't like the sting in the fall air when the peppers are mashed.
  • LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy to Stay Through 2016

    LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy to Stay Through 2016

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-10-30 14:46:17 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Ending days of speculation that John Deasy was prepared to step down as superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Ending days of speculation that John Deasy was prepared to step down as superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District board today gave Deasy a "satisfactory'' job evaluation and extended his contract for another year.
  • 710 And 5 Freeway Lanes Re-Opened After Big-Rig Fire Cleanup

    710 And 5 Freeway Lanes Re-Opened After Big-Rig Fire Cleanup

    Monday, October 28 2013 12:02 PM EDT2013-10-28 16:02:29 GMT
    The California Highway Patrol today reopened the last parts of the Santa Ana (5) and Long Beach (710) freeway lanes and connector roads that were closed when a tanker truck carrying crude oil crashed.
    The California Highway Patrol today reopened the last parts of the Santa Ana (5) and Long Beach (710) freeway lanes and connector roads that were closed when a tanker truck carrying crude oil crashed.
  • Twitter Threats Prompt Arrest Of Lawndale High School Student

    Twitter Threats Prompt Arrest Of Lawndale High School Student

    Friday, October 25 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-10-25 17:26:13 GMT
    A 17-year-old female student was arrested today for allegedly making threats via Twitter to shoot students at Lawndale High School, authorities said.
    A 17-year-old female student was arrested today for allegedly making threats via Twitter to shoot students at Lawndale High School, authorities said.
  • Suspect Arrested in Hospital Laptop Thefts

    Suspect Arrested in Hospital Laptop Thefts

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 6:08 PM EDT2013-10-23 22:08:22 GMT
    CNS) - Alhambra police today arrested a man suspected of stealing two laptop computers containing sensitive medical data belonging to more than 729,000 patients treated at six AHMC Healthcare hospitals.
    CNS) - Alhambra police today arrested a man suspected of stealing two laptop computers containing sensitive medical data belonging to more than 729,000 patients treated at six AHMC Healthcare hospitals.
  • TSA's Admits Hijacking Risk Minimal Amid Lawsuit

    TSA's Admits Hijacking Risk Minimal Amid Lawsuit

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-10-23 16:40:34 GMT
    A court goof apparently reveals the way the Transportation Security Administration really feels about the terrorism risk when we fly.
    A court goof apparently reveals the way the Transportation Security Administration really feels about the terrorism risk when we fly.
  • Surfers 'Battle For The Wedge' In Newport Beach

    Surfers 'Battle For The Wedge' In Newport Beach

    Monday, October 21 2013 1:01 PM EDT2013-10-21 17:01:13 GMT
    The blackball ban. It's a decades old debate at the Wedge - an iconic part of Newport Beach where you can find the 20 to 30 feet waves surfers love. And that's where the debate starts.
    The blackball ban. It's a decades old debate at the Wedge - an iconic part of Newport Beach where you can find the 20 to 30 feet waves surfers love. And that's where the debate starts.
  • Teacher Arrested in Glendale For Sexual Assault

    Teacher Arrested in Glendale For Sexual Assault

    Friday, October 18 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-10-19 00:00:19 GMT
    Delvon Jackson was arrested by Detectives from the Glendale Police Department at district offices. He is currently being held on two counts of sexual assault on a minor.
    Delvon Jackson was arrested by Detectives from the Glendale Police Department at district offices. He is currently being held on two counts of sexual assault on a minor.
  • On-Going Case Of The Death Of Alesia Thomas Takes Another Turn

    On-Going Case Of The Death Of Alesia Thomas Takes Another Turn

    Thursday, October 17 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-10-17 05:11:33 GMT
    The on-going case of the death of Alesia Thomas in police custody took yet another turn today as an attorney for the family says he has new information.
    The on-going case of the death of Alesia Thomas in police custody took yet another turn today as an attorney for the family says he has new information.
  • Arrest Made In LAX Dry Ice Bomb Explosions

    Arrest Made In LAX Dry Ice Bomb Explosions

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-10-16 17:02:12 GMT
    An airport employee was arrested Tuesday in connection with dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport. Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was taken into custody.
    An airport employee was arrested Tuesday in connection with dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport. Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was taken into custody.
  • Malibu High Classes Moved Due To Toxic Scare

    Malibu High Classes Moved Due To Toxic Scare

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-10-09 22:39:57 GMT
    Some classes at Malibu High School will be relocated to other rooms on campus or at nearby Juan Cabrillo Elementary School while an investigation continues into potential health risks on campus 
    Some classes at Malibu High School will be relocated to other rooms on campus or at nearby Juan Cabrillo Elementary School while an investigation continues into potential health risks on campus.
  • Riverside County Cracks down on Pit Bull Breeding

    Riverside County Cracks down on Pit Bull Breeding

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 4:50 PM EDT2013-10-09 20:50:51 GMT
    Riverside County supervisors today set an Oct. 8 public hearing to further consider mandating that, with only a few exceptions, pit bulls older than 4 months in unincorporated communities be sterilized.
    Riverside County supervisors today set an Oct. 8 public hearing to further consider mandating that, with only a few exceptions, pit bulls older than 4 months in unincorporated communities be sterilized for the sake of public safety.
  • Dry Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Warnings

    Dry Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Warnings

    Friday, October 4 2013 10:37 AM EDT2013-10-04 14:37:00 GMT
    Gusty dry winds return to Southern California early Friday with rising temperatures and low humidity increasing the fire danger to critical levels.  Red Flag Warnings will continue until Sunday evening.
    Gusty dry winds return to Southern California early Friday with rising temperatures and low humidity increasing the fire danger to critical levels.  Red Flag Warnings will continue until Sunday evening.
  • 2 Inland Empire Teens In Court For High School Sex Assaults

    2 Inland Empire Teens In Court For High School Sex Assaults

    Thursday, October 3 2013 1:14 PM EDT2013-10-03 17:14:29 GMT
    The Riverside County sheriff's department says two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault that took place on a high school campus at night. A sheriff's statement released Tuesday.
    The Riverside County sheriff's department says two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault that took place on a high school campus at night. A sheriff's statement released Tuesday.
  • 4 People Now Reported Killed In Santa Monica Hangar Jet Crash

    4 People Now Reported Killed In Santa Monica Hangar Jet Crash

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-10-02 01:50:28 GMT
    The remains of four people were recovered today from the wreckage of a private jet that crashed and burned at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday, authorities said.
    The remains of four people were recovered today from the wreckage of a private jet that crashed and burned at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday, authorities said.
  • LAUSD iPads Taken Back From Students After Hacking

    LAUSD iPads Taken Back From Students After Hacking

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-10-01 15:16:08 GMT
    The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious $1 billion plan to equip every student with an iPad appeared today to remain mired in uncertainty.
    The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious $1 billion plan to equip every student with an iPad appeared today to remain mired in uncertainty.
  • Stabbing Suspect Killed In Deputy Involved Shooting

    Stabbing Suspect Killed In Deputy Involved Shooting

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 11:59 AM EDT2013-09-25 15:59:24 GMT
    A suspect was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Laguna Niguel last night and three other people, including a sheriff's deputy, were injured in a related stabbing attack, authorities said.
    A suspect was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Laguna Niguel last night and three other people, including a sheriff's deputy, were injured in a related stabbing attack, authorities said.
  • 2-Year-Old Colton Boy Fatally Mauled By Dogs

    2-Year-Old Colton Boy Fatally Mauled By Dogs

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 1:35 AM EDT2013-09-25 05:35:48 GMT
    Colton police say a 2-year-old boy has been fatally mauled by as many as five dogs, believed to be Pit Bull mixed breeds. How would you solve the problem of Pit Bull related deaths?
    Colton police say a 2-year-old boy has been fatally mauled by as many as five dogs, believed to be Pit Bull mixed breeds. How would you solve the problem of Pit Bull related deaths? Jeff Michael and KABC's Larry Elder weigh-in.
  • 7 Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed At Southern California Car Show

    7 Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed At Southern California Car Show

    Monday, September 23 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-09-23 16:32:37 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle at a Southern California car show over the weekend.
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle at a Southern California car show over the weekend.
  • Saudi Princess Released, Charges Of Human Trafficking Dropped

    Saudi Princess Released, Charges Of Human Trafficking Dropped

    Friday, September 20 2013 12:35 PM EDT2013-09-20 16:35:13 GMT
    A human-trafficking case against a Saudi princess in California has been dismissed.
    A human-trafficking case against a Saudi princess in California has been dismissed.
  • Arrest Made In Riverside County Killing of 6-Year Old Girl

    Arrest Made In Riverside County Killing of 6-Year Old Girl

    Thursday, September 19 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-09-19 17:02:18 GMT
    Authorities say they have arrested a 21-year-old parolee 10 days after a shooting that left a 6-year-old girl dead and her father wounded at a family gathering in Riverside County.
    Authorities say they have arrested a 21-year-old parolee 10 days after a shooting that left a 6-year-old girl dead and her father wounded at a family gathering in Riverside County.
  • Another LAUSD Lawsuit Accuses Teacher Of Molestation

    Another LAUSD Lawsuit Accuses Teacher Of Molestation

    Thursday, September 19 2013 11:14 AM EDT2013-09-19 15:14:23 GMT
    Three former students of a teacher at El Sereno Elementary School are suing the Los Angeles Unified School District, charging that the teacher molested them.
    Three former students of a teacher at El Sereno Elementary School are suing the Los Angeles Unified School District, charging that the teacher molested them.
  • Mom Charged With Killing Autistic Son, 10-Year-Old Daughter

    Mom Charged With Killing Autistic Son, 10-Year-Old Daughter

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 8:30 PM EDT2013-09-18 00:30:37 GMT
    A mother involved in a contentious custody case has been charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in California after a judge ordered them returned to their father in Georgia.
    A mother involved in a contentious custody case has been charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in California after a judge ordered them returned to their father in Georgia.
  • Crews Rush To Cap Gas & Water Well Leak

    Crews Rush To Cap Gas & Water Well Leak

    Monday, September 16 2013 4:27 PM EDT2013-09-16 20:27:44 GMT
    Well specialists today will try to cap a Hawthorne water well that has been spewing methane gas and water for nearly four days, as 37 evacuated families await the "all clear'' to return home.
    Well specialists today will try to cap a Hawthorne water well that has been spewing methane gas and water for nearly four days, as 37 evacuated families await the "all clear'' to return home, a county fire captain said.
  • California Lawmakers Approve Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

    California Lawmakers Approve Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

    Friday, September 13 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-09-13 18:55:21 GMT
    California on Friday is about to become the latest, and largest, state to give illegal immigrants the right to obtain driver licenses, via a bill that's on the desk of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
    California on Friday is about to become the latest, and largest, state to give illegal immigrants the right to obtain driver licenses, via a bill that's on the desk of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, awaiting his signature.
  • Body Found Near Castaic Lake Isn't Missing Student

    Body Found Near Castaic Lake Isn't Missing Student

    Thursday, September 12 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-09-12 17:58:08 GMT
    Authorities say a burned body found near a Southern California lake isn't that of a missing college student but rather an unrelated murder victim.
    Authorities say a burned body found near a Southern California lake isn't that of a missing college student but rather an unrelated murder victim.
  • Armed Man Killed In Deputy Involved Shooting

    Armed Man Killed In Deputy Involved Shooting

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-09-11 02:40:56 GMT
    A man who pointed a gun at deputies was killed this morning in a deputy-involved shooting in East Los Angeles, authorities said.
    A man who pointed a gun at deputies was killed this morning in a deputy-involved shooting in East Los Angeles, authorities said.
  • 2 People Still Missing In Commercial Building Fire

    2 People Still Missing In Commercial Building Fire

    Monday, September 9 2013 10:15 AM EDT2013-09-09 14:15:48 GMT
    It took firefighters 85 minutes to put out a blaze at a two-story commercial structure in Compton this morning, and one firefighter was slightly injured, authorities said.
    It took firefighters 85 minutes to put out a blaze at a two-story commercial structure in Compton this morning, and one firefighter was slightly injured, authorities said.
  • LAPD Continues Hollywood 'Wilding' Crime Spree Probe

    LAPD Continues Hollywood 'Wilding' Crime Spree Probe

    Thursday, July 18 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-07-18 15:16:42 GMT
    Fearing a possible repeat of a crime spree that victimized visitors and businesses in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department beefed up patrols at the Beverly Center Wednesday, but no threats materialized.
    Fearing a possible repeat of a crime spree that victimized visitors and businesses in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department beefed up patrols at the Beverly Center Wednesday, but no threats materialized.
  • Local Firefighters Identified Among Dead In Arizona Wildfire

    LoLocal Firefighters Identified Among Dead In Arizona Wildfire

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-07-02 19:49:54 GMT
    Four Southern California men were among the 19 firefighters killed Sunday in central Arizona in what is being called the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least 30 years.
    Four Southern California men were among the 19 firefighters killed Sunday in central Arizona in what is being called the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least 30 years.
  • Dana Point Missing Woman Found In Compton, Man Sought

    Dana Point Missing Woman Found In Compton, Man Sought

    Thursday, May 30 2013 10:06 AM EDT2013-05-30 14:06:25 GMT
    A 69-year-old Dana Point woman who authorities feared had been abducted was located unharmed this morning at a gas station in Compton, authorities said.
    A 69-year-old Dana Point woman who authorities feared had been abducted was located unharmed this morning at a gas station in Compton, authorities said.
  • The Face of Immigration

    The Face of Immigration

    Thursday, May 2 2013 3:24 AM EDT2013-05-02 07:24:27 GMT
    For as long as the United States of America has been the good old USA, people near and far have dreamt of coming here. As we all know, the American Dream isn't dreamt only by Americans.
    For as long as the United States of America has been the good old USA, people near and far have dreamt of coming here. As we all know, the American Dream isn't dreamt only by Americans.
  • Changes in the Wind for Santa Monica Airport

    Changes in the Wind for Santa Monica Airport

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-05-01 18:16:53 GMT
    Santa Monica City Council took up the debate on Tuesday night on how to make improvements.
    Santa Monica City Council took up the debate on Tuesday night on how to make improvements.
  • Beverly Hills Road Rage Hit-and-Run Caught On Tape

    Beverly Hills Road Rage Hit-and-Run Caught On Tape

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 4:26 AM EDT2013-04-24 08:26:53 GMT
    Beverly Hills Police are searching for a driver accused of intentionally ramming a bicyclist into a dumpster and then fleeing.
    Beverly Hills Police are searching for a driver accused of intentionally ramming a bicyclist into a dumpster and then fleeing.
  • Husband Killed, Wife Wounded In Watts Shooting

    Husband Killed, Wife Wounded In Watts Shooting

    Monday, April 1 2013 3:13 PM EDT2013-04-01 19:13:39 GMT
    A husband was killed and his wife wounded when they confronted at least one suspect outside their home in Watts, a Los Angeles police sergeant said today.
    A husband was killed and his wife wounded when they confronted at least one suspect outside their home in Watts, a Los Angeles police sergeant said today.
  • No Laughing Matter: 7 Arrested for Distributing Nitrous Oxide

    No Laughing Matter: 7 Arrested for Distributing Nitrous Oxide

    Monday, March 25 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-03-25 18:33:39 GMT
    Laughing Gas or "NOZ" as it is called is no laughing matter to law enforcement. Search warrants were served at 17 locations Friday in Southern California.
    Laughing Gas or "NOZ" as it is called is no laughing matter to law enforcement. Search warrants were served at 17 locations Friday in Southern California.
  • Sequestration: Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Released

    Sequestration: Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Released

    Thursday, February 28 2013 12:18 AM EST2013-02-28 05:18:47 GMT
    The Department of Homeland Security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails in anticipation of automatic budget cuts.
    The Department of Homeland Security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails in anticipation of automatic budget cuts, in a move one Arizona sheriff called politically motivated -- and dangerous. 
  • The Mean Streets of LA: Hit and Run Drivers

    The Mean Streets of LA: Hit and Run Drivers

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 10:51 PM EST2013-02-27 03:51:35 GMT
    The mean streets of LA seem even meaner when you factor in those hit and run drivers. It happened again this morning but luckily the couple survived.  But Thomas Price wasn't so lucky.
    The mean streets of LA seem even meaner when you factor in those hit and run drivers. It happened again this morning but luckily the couple survived.  But Thomas Price wasn't so lucky.
  • Doggy Donation Dispute: Biting the Hand That Feeds You

    Doggy Donation Dispute: Biting the Hand That Feeds You

    Thursday, February 21 2013 11:07 PM EST2013-02-22 04:07:17 GMT
    The heartwarming tale of a San Bernardino man being reunited with his dog thanks to the kindness of strangers has apparently turned sour. Dave Thomas threatens to sue woman who collected donations.
    The heartwarming tale of a San Bernardino man being reunited with his dog thanks to the kindness of strangers has apparently turned sour. Dave Thomas threatens to sue woman who collected donations to rescue Thomas's Pit Bull mix 'Buzz Lightyear'.
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