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Closed restaurant building burns in Sun Valley

SUN VALLEY — Crews were battling a major emergency structure fire at a large, vacant and boarded up former restaurant in the Sun Valley area Wednesday night. The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. at the former site of an Acapulco Mexican Restaurant at 8431 Sunland Blvd., near the Golden State (5) Freeway, and escalated from a greater alarm fire to a major emergency fire, said Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters were in a defensive operation for about 50 minutes, “with...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Malibu, Sun Valley, Nettleton, Humphrey, Top Stories LADN, Brian Humphrey, Sunland Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters, Golden State 5 Freeway, Sunland Blvd, Crime and Public Safety, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant


LA district attorney criticized this time by Fresno County DA over new directives

Fresno County’s top prosecutor has penned a letter to her counterpart in Los Angeles County, telling him that a series of directives he issued upon taking office last month are “extreme” and “already wreaking havoc on crime victims.” The letter, dated Monday, Jan. 18, is the most-recent one George Gascon has been sent in recent weeks in which a district attorney from another county has refused to grant him jurisdiction in cases involving defendants accused of committing crimes in his or her coun...
Tags: News, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Bell, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County District Attorney s Office, Fresno County, National Guard Armory, George Gascon, Gascon, Top Stories LADN, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles


Humvee stolen from National Guard Armory in Bell is recovered

BELL — A military Humvee stolen from the National Guard Armory in Bell four days ago was recovered Wednesday, the FBI announced. The theft of the $120,000 military vehicle occurred about 8:15 a.m. Friday, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Saturday. The vehicle was recovered early this morning, according to the FBI, which did not specify where it was found. “We continue to seek information about the party responsible for the theft,” the agency said in a statement. Anyone with information was ur...
Tags: News, Theft, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Bell, Laura Eimiller, National Guard Armory, Auto Theft, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


Small earthquake shakes parts of Southern California

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California a bit Wednesday morning, Jan. 20. The epicenter was beneath the Willowbrook area, south of downtown Los Angeles. The United States Geological Survey reported that it hit at 8:31 a.m., just west of Willowbrook. As of 8:55 a.m., 954 people had reported to the USGS that they felt movement, from Palmdale to Huntington Beach. Related Articles Judge won’t dismiss sentencing enhancements in Woodland Hills murder case ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Earthquakes, Beverly Hills, Usgs, United States Geological Survey, Southern California, Capitol, Woodland Hills, Palmdale, Willowbrook, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Small quake shakes parts of Southern California

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California a bit Wednesday morning, Jan. 20. The epicenter was beneath the Willowbrook area, south of downtown Los Angeles. The United States Geological Survey reported that it hit at 8:31 a.m., just west of Willowbrook. As of 8:55 a.m., 954 people had reported to the USGS that they felt movement, from Palmdale to Huntington Beach. Related Articles Judge won’t dismiss sentencing enhancements in Woodland Hills murder case ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Earthquakes, Beverly Hills, Usgs, United States Geological Survey, Southern California, Capitol, Woodland Hills, Palmdale, Willowbrook, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Judge won’t dismiss sentencing enhancements in Woodland Hills murder case

A judge rejected a bid Tuesday, Jan. 19, by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to dismiss special-circumstance allegations that could result in a life prison term without the possibility of parole for a woman charged, with her accused lover, in the stabbing death of her husband, a prominent hairdresser, at his Woodland Hills home four years ago. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen’s decision in the case of Monica Sementilli, 49, and Robert Louis Baker, 58, marks the latest in a serie...
Tags: News, Putin, Congress, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Kremlin, Baker, Trump, Los Angeles County, Superior Court, Pelosi, Victoria Road, Woodland Hills, LA County, George Gascon


Southern California police, sheriff’s deputies on high alert for Inauguration Day after Capitol attack

Law enforcement officials across Southern California will be on high alert on Inauguration Day, Wednesday, Jan. 20, looking for any hint of violence after the chaotic attack on the U.S. Capitol building by furious supporters of President Donald Trump two weeks ago. While it won’t be anywhere near the level of security already in place in Washington, D.C. for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ swearing in — where thousands of National Guard troops are on patrol, man...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Biden, Orange, Donald Trump, Lapd, Eric Garcetti


Fire spreads along windswept hills in Newhall

A fire broke out Tuesday Jan. 19 in the Santa Clarita area, quickly blackening dozens of acres of brush amid gusty Santa Ana winds. The Towsley fire was reported in Newhall, on the 24000 block of The Old Road. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said. It had spread to about 50 acres of light to medium brush near by 2 p.m., but no structures were threatened at that time. Winds of 20-25 mph were reported in the area at the time the fire started. The cause of the fire was not immediately c...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Santa Clarita, Santa Ana, City News Service, Old Road, Newhall, Towsley, Top Stories LADN, Pico Canyon Road, Crime and Public Safety, Old Road Los Angeles County, Towsley Canyon Trail Please


3 from Beverly Hills face federal charges in Capitol riot

LOS ANGELES — A Beverly Hills salon owner and a prominent anti-vaxxer physician and her spokesman are due in federal court in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday to face charges of participating in the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol. Gina Bisignano, 52, was arrested Tuesday morning, and Simone Gold, 55, and John Strand, 37, were taken into custody Monday, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The defendants — all three are Beverly Hills residents — are expected to make their initial court ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Beverly Hills, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Huntington Beach, Capitol, Southland, Gina


How Long Beach’s Looting Task Force went after criminals who took advantage of protest

Even before day turned to night on May 31, looters smashed windows, entered storefronts and escaped with arms full of wares from Long Beach businesses while demonstrators protested nearby against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. These looters and others damaged storefronts and left strings of debris in the street. And they set fires, one causing major damage to the Men’s Suit Outlet at Seventh Street and Pine Avenue. The march drew mostly peaceful protesters – and in much sm...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Evans, Martin Luther King Jr, Cvs, Southern California, Santa Monica, Anaheim, La Mirada, Herzog, Gustavo Garcia, Tripp


Solving LAPD budget woes get trickier after officer pay raises kick in

Pay raises for Los Angeles police officers went into effect Sunday, despite threats from city officials that refusal to delay the pay spike could result in hundreds more layoffs for a department that already was downsized in 2020. Rank-and-file LAPD officers will see a 3.25% pay increase starting with their next paychecks, according to their union, the Los Angeles Police Protective League. The increase this month stacks on top of 1.5% increase they received in July. According to budget analysts,...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Ice, Union, City Council, Lapd, Moore, Public Safety Committee, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Pacoima


Fire burns unit at Sun Valley motel

SUN VALLEY — Firefighters extinguished a fire Sunday night inside one unit at a Sun Valley motel. The blaze inside the Mt. View Motel at 8065 San Fernando Road was reported at 9:17 p.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange. Firefighters kept the flames confined to one unit, Prange said. The department dispatched 34 firefighters to the scene. They extinguished the fire in under 20 minutes. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remained under investigation. Los...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Malibu, Sun Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Sylmar, Los Angeles Fire Department, San Fernando Road, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure, Nicholas Prange


Man from Orange hid in Chicago airport 3 months due to COVID-19

CHICAGO — A man from Orange, California, who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for three months. Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft after he was arrested Saturday. At a court hearing on Sunday, a judge ruled that Singh could be released if he paid $1,000, but said he was prohibited from...
Tags: News, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, United Airlines, Chicago Tribune, Cook County, Lancaster, Hare International Airport, Singh, LA County, Hagerty, Susana Ortiz, Orange California, National News, Top Stories LADN


1 killed, 2 hurt in Malibu fire that spread from house to nearby brush

MALIBU — One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in connection with a second-alarm fire Sunday in Malibu that started out as a house fire and spread to nearby brush, charring a little under 4 acres. The house fire was reported at 3:34 a.m. in the 2100 block of Rambla Pacifico, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatcher Nicole Larios. By about 5:30 a.m., officials said firefighters had stopped forward progress of the flames. They reached 100% containment of the...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Malibu, Sylmar, Larios, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety, Northridge Newhall, Rambla Pacifico, Nicole Larios


2 found shot, 1 fatally after car crashes in Panorama City

PANORAMA CITY — A man was fatally shot and a second man was wounded inside a car that crashed Sunday outside a hospital in Panorama City. The twin shootings were discovered about 2:20 a.m. when the vehicle crashed outside Mission Community Hospital at 14850 Roscoe Blvd., LAPD reported. Officers were waved down by a security guard who told them about the crash. The car windows were shattered by the gunshots, police said. Inside the car officers found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Shooting, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, Westchester, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sepulveda Boulevard, Top Stories LADN


As death rate doubles, air quality regulator suspends limits for cremations in LA County

With the current death rate being more than double that in pre-pandemic years, a permit limiting the number of monthly cremations is Los Angeles County for air quality reasons has been temporarily suspended to assist in relieving the current backlog caused by COVID-19. The 10-day emergency order was made Sunday, Jan. 17, by the South Coast Air Quality Management District at the request of the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the ...
Tags: UK, News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, South Coast Air Quality Management District, LA County, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT


Trump allies were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show

WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near the W...
Tags: Google, Texas, Crime, News, California, Washington, La, White House, Virginia, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Missouri


Reward offered for information on theft of armored military Humvee in Bell

BELL — The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of military Humvee stolen Friday in Bell. A green camouflage #Humvee was stolen from @CaArmyGuard in #Bell CA on Friday. Identifiers include Bumper# 40BSBHQ6; Admin# WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; Reg# NZ311R & Battalion 40TH BSB. Please call 3104776565 to claim a #reward up to 10K for info leading to the recovery #BOLO ### pic.twitter.com/BGDaAzauF2 — FBI Los Angeles (@FBILosAngeles) January 17, 2021 The theft of the...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Theft, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Military, Bell, Trump, US Iran, National Guard Armory, Eimiller, Soleimani, Auto Theft, Top Stories LADN


Wind-driven tree fire spreads to homes, outbuildings in Reseda neighborhood

A wind-driven fire that started in a Reseda tree damaged two homes and four outbuildings, but firefighters doused the vegetation fire Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16, authorities said. Los Angeles City firefighters were called to the 18200 block of West Elkwood Street just before noon, spokesman Nicholas Prange said. However, fire investigators discovered the fire started in ornamental vegetation several blocks north on Stratharn Street and embers were driven by approximately 35 mile-per-hour winds,...
Tags: Crime, News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, Southland, U S Forest Service, Los Angeles City, San Fernando, Santa Ana, Sherman Oaks


Wind-driven tree fire spreads to home, outbuildings in Reseda neighborhood

A wind-driven fire that started in a Reseda tree has burned the roof of a home along with two outbuildings. Firefighters were working to douse the vegetation fire into Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16, authorities said. Los Angeles City firefighters were called to the 18200 block of West Elkwood Street just before noon, spokesman Nicholas Prange said. Approximately 35 mile-per-hour winds drove the fire to the three buildings, one of which was a single-family home, Prange said. The building flames wer...
Tags: Crime, News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, Southland, U S Forest Service, Los Angeles City, San Fernando, Santa Ana, Sherman Oaks


Orange County Congressman Lou Correa says he has COVID-19

Rep. Lou Correa, a Democrat from Santa Ana, said Saturday, Jan. 16 that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “While I’ll miss the much-anticipated inauguration of President-elect @JoeBiden, I look forward to working with the new Admin to unite our country!” Correa said in a Twitter message. Correa wrote that he would quarantine away from his family. Correa, 62, was among the lawmakers who sheltered in the House chamber on Jan. 6 when rioters stormed the Capitol. Correa came in close contact with...
Tags: Twitter, News, Sport, Soccer, House, Santa Ana, Correa, Dulles International Airport, John Bosco, Lou Correa, Check, Top Stories OCR, Brooke Staggs, Coronavirus, Crime and Public Safety, Capitol Correa


Findings of inquest into the death of Andres Guardado are released

The findings of an inquest into the death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was killed near Gardena during a June encounter with two sheriff’s deputies, were released Friday evening. The four-page report, prepared by retired Justice Candace Cooper, who has served on the California Court of Appeals, does not offer any information not already known to the public and concludes that the teen died by multiple gunshot wounds on June 18 in a driveway at 420 West Redondo Boulevard. Guardado’s death “w...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Vega, Kevin Young, Cooper, Los Angeles Superior Court, Andres, Sheriff 's Department, Gardena, Andres Guardado, Guardado, California Court of Appeals, Cristobal, Gascon


California Highway Patrol issues statewide tactical alert ahead of Inauguration Day

The California Highway Patrol ordered a statewide tactical alert Friday to increase available officers in anticipation of possible civil unrest leading up to the presidential inauguration, authorities said. The alert allows CHP to increase overall awareness and the number of officers available to help protect state highways, state buildings, and the state Capitol in Sacramento. “For many months, the CHP has worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the outc...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Washington, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Lady Gaga, Biden, CHP, Local News, Orange, Donald Trump, Louisville


Postal Service to remove collection boxes in L.A., O.C. ahead of potential protests

The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to temporarily remove 14 blue mail collection boxes in Los Angeles and Orange counties as a safety precaution ahead of potential protests. The Postal Service joins many other agencies across the nation making plans for protests leading up to and after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Experts and law enforcement fear the demonstrations could potentially turn violent, after rioters last week breached the U.S. Capitol. “These are tem...
Tags: News, Congress, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Postal Service, Orange, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Main Street, Huntington Beach, U S Postal Service, Civic Center, Pelosi, Van Nuys


LA County DA Gascón gets backing from 65 current and former elected prosecutors

Sixty-five current and former elected prosecutors from across the nation filed a legal brief on Friday, Jan. 15, in support of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and his authority to enact new legal policies. The district attorneys and attorneys general – including former Los Angeles County DAs Gill Garcetti and Ira Reiner –  are listed in the friend-of-the-court brief in a civil case. That Los Angles Superior Court Lawsuit, filed by the Los Angeles County prosecutors’ union in D...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Courts, Nelson, Los Angeles County, Stephan, LA County, Garcetti, Michele Hanisee, Van Nuys, George Gascon, Gascon, Top Stories LADN


Fire engulfs large outbuilding in Sylmar

SYLMAR — A fire engulfed a large outbuilding and at least one vehicle on a property in Sylmar Friday, but no one was hurt. Firefighters sent to the 13000 block of Fellows Avenue about 10:45 a.m. extinguished the flames in about an hour, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Arriving firefighters found several other structures threatened, Prange said. About a dozen horses on an adjacent property were agitated but unharmed. Fire destroyed a large outbuilding containi...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Daily News, Sylmar, Panorama City, Mike Meadows, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Nicholas Prange, Los Angeles Fire Department Arriving, Crime and Public Safety, Northridge Newhall


Fire engulfs large outbuilding, destroys vehicles in Sylmar

SYLMAR — A fire engulfed a large outbuilding and at least one vehicle on a property in Sylmar Friday, but no one was hurt. Firefighters sent to the 13000 block of Fellows Avenue about 10:45 a.m. extinguished the flames in about an hour, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Arriving firefighters found several other structures threatened, Prange said. About a dozen horses on an adjacent property were agitated but unharmed. Fire destroyed a large outbuilding containi...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Daily News, Sylmar, Panorama City, Mike Meadows, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Nicholas Prange, Los Angeles Fire Department Arriving, Crime and Public Safety, Northridge Newhall


North Hollywood man killed in possibly drug-related Van Nuys shooting

VAN NUYS — Authorities on Friday identified a North Hollywood man who was fatally shot in Van Nuys as they continued their efforts to solve the crime. The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Wednesday near Peach Avenue and Hart Street Officer Lizeth Lomeli of the Los Angeles Police Department said. Garrett Quintanilla, 34, died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported. Officers went to the area in response to 911 calls of shots fired, Lomeli said. Quintanilla was found about six feet away from a b...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, Northridge, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Quintanilla, Top Stories LADN, Drug-related Crime


Fatal and fiery crash in North Hills marks end of Van Nuys pursuit

NORTH HILLS — One person was killed in a fiery crash at the end of a pursuit in North Hills, it was reported Friday morning. The crash occurred about 11:40 p.m. Thursday on the Roscoe Boulevard off-ramp from the northbound 405 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The suspect was killed, ABC7 reported, adding a CHP officer was injured, but the extent of the injury was unknown. The fire from the crash ignited some nearby trees and was quickly extinguished. Details of what prompted ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Chase, CHP, Local News, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, North Hills, 405 Freeway, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure, Roscoe Boulevard, North Hills Photo


Does this vehicle really need a smog check every year?

Q.The Department of Motor Vehicles has been requiring a smog check every year – this is my fifth year in a row. How often are smog checks required? I have a 1986 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, purchased new in California, and it has passed smog checks all these years without a problem. But for the last five years in a row, a smog check has been required. – Joel Rothschild, Crestline  A. Goodness, Joel, you must know the hobbies of the man or woman who does your smog checks by know. Something does seem a...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Driving, City Council, Bureau, Joel, Department of Motor Vehicles, Irvine, University Drive, Beth Jacob Congregation, Bureau of Automotive Repair, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Honk



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