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These parts of Studio City are being sprayed for mosquitoes after West Nile was found

STUDIO CITY — The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will treat parts of Studio City with an insecticide Thursday in response to the discovery of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in that community. The truck-mounted mosquito control treatment is scheduled between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. between Colfax and Tujunga avenues, and between Moorpark Street and the Los Angeles River, and is aimed at decreasing the mosquito population and lowering the risk of potential disease transmiss...
Tags: News, Cdc, Sport, Soccer, Epa, Local News, West Nile, Colfax, Studio City, West Nile Virus, Los Angeles River, Tujunga, Top Stories LADN, Moorpark Street, Crime + Public Safety, Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District


Triple-digit heat hitting some Southern California communities

LOS ANGELES — Two LA County Valleys again will swelter in triple-digit highs Thursday, and the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region. Encino is forecast to hit 103 degrees and Palmdale and Lancaster 101. National Weather Service forecasters say that the weather LA County is experiencing this week is fairly typical August weather and not a heat wave, even though temperatures are above normal. The NWS Thursday morning issued a heat advisory that will be in effect from 11 a...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Santiago, Long Beach, Local News, Nws, Southern California, San Pedro, Lax, Santa Monica


L.A. County sheriff says deputies need to wear masks when they can, criticizes inspector general

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted Inspector General Max Huntsman on Wednesday, two days after Huntsman reported to the County Board of Supervisors that sheriff’s deputies are failing to follow public health orders that require them to wear masks on the job. “It’s our concern too, the use of the masks. … We want to flatten the (coronavirus) curve obviously,” Villanueva said in a live online question- and-answer session with members of the public Wednesday. “Deputies...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Protest, Police, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Assembly, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles Los Angeles County, HUNTSMAN, Sheriff s Department, North Hollywood


LA County sheriff says deputies need to wear masks when they can, criticizes inspector general

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted Inspector General Max Huntsman on Wednesday, two days after Huntsman reported to the County Board of Supervisors that sheriff’s deputies are failing to follow public health orders that require them to wear masks on the job. “It’s our concern too, the use of the masks. … We want to flatten the (coronavirus) curve obviously,” Villanueva said in a live online question- and-answer session with members of the public Wednesday. “Deputies...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Protest, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Assembly, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles Los Angeles County, LA County, HUNTSMAN, Sheriff s Department, North Hollywood


Protesters march for 3rd night in L.A., some clash with police

LOS ANGELES — Protests in downtown Los Angeles against police brutality turned violent late Wednesday night as demonstrators and officers clashed in the Third Street tunnel and an unknown number of arrests were made. Officers set up skirmish lines at both sides of the tunnel and corralled protesters, who began fighting with police in riot gear for a brief period before pulling back around 11:10 p.m. Prior to the tunnel clashes, some protesters dressed in all black vandalized the U.S. Bank Tower,...
Tags: News, Protest, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Social Justice, City Hall, Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood, Third Street, Hall of Justice


Pit bull killed in LAPD shooting at North Hollywood homeless encampment

A Los Angeles Police Department officer checking on an illegal dumping report at a homeless encampment in North Hollywood last week shot a pit bull to death when the dog emerged from underneath a camper, Chief Michel Moore said. The shooting happened at the encampment located somewhere on Farmdale Avenue at around 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 19, Moore said at the L.A. Police Commission meeting on Tuesday. Moore said the officer walked into the encampment and was attempting to make contact with someone in...
Tags: Crime, News, La, Police, Animals, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Lapd, Moore, Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood, Top Stories LADN, Officer-involved Shooting, Michel Moore, Crime + Public Safety


Task force announces several dozen arrests tied to recent massive protests in L.A. County

A small group of trouble makers and organized criminals hiding among tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets during region-wide protests in late May are believed to be behind numerous fires, break-ins and assaults on police officers that occurred nearby, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Speaking as part of a region-wide task force, the police chiefs of Los Angeles and Santa Monica and a deputy chief from Long Beach sketched out a detailed portrait of the violence they...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Protest, Minneapolis, California, La, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Wisconsin, Venice, Lapd, Southern California


Long Beach police looking into ‘2020 riots’ merchandise with its name on it

Long Beach police launched an internal investigation this week after a challenge coin with “2020 riots” and its name on it popped up on a firm’s website, authorities said. The Police Department released a statement saying it was aware of the coin and investigating whether an employee helped produce or sell the memorabilia, which was available from an online retailer, Clear Hot Gear. The front of the $14.99 coin shows the letters “LB,” with “Long Beach Police Dept.” and “2020 Riots” printed aroun...
Tags: Crime, News, Police, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lapd, Whittier, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department, Fahey, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Long Beach Police Officers Association


134 Freeway crash sparks brush fire in Eagle Rock

EAGLE ROCK — A woman was injured Wednesday when a vehicle crashed and sparked a brush fire on the eastbound 134 Freeway in the Eagle Rock area. The crash was reported about 9 a.m. near Argus Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol. The woman was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, and firefighters extinguished the quarter-acre fire in about 40 minutes, the LAFD reported. Following the crash, the eastbound 134 Freeway was closed at the nearby 2 ...
Tags: News, California, Fire, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Pasadena, CHP, Local News, Eagle Rock, Pacoima, Sylmar, Los Angeles Fire Department, LAFD, Panorama City, Top Stories LADN


Beverly Crest shooting leaves man dead, another wounded; media says it happened at a house party

LOS ANGELES — A man was killed and another man was wounded early Wednesday morning in a shooting in Beverly Crest at what the media is calling a house party. Officers responded to the 2200 block of San Ysidro Drive about 2:30 a.m. and located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A man in his 40s died at the scene, the LAPD reported. Information was not immediately available on his identity. A man in his 30s was taken to a hospital in unknown ...
Tags: News, Shooting, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, Pasadena, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti, Mulholland Drive, Hollywood Hills, Pacoima, Top Stories LADN


Beverly Crest shooting leaves man dead, another wounded; media says it happened at a house part

LOS ANGELES — A man was killed and another man was wounded early Wednesday morning in a shooting in Beverly Crest at what the media is calling a house party. Officers responded to the 2200 block of San Ysidro Drive about 2:30 a.m. and located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A man in his 40s died at the scene, the LAPD reported. Information was not immediately available on his identity. A man in his 30s was taken to a hospital in unknown ...
Tags: News, Shooting, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, Pasadena, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti, Mulholland Drive, Hollywood Hills, Pacoima, Top Stories LADN


Motorcyclist killed in 118 Freeway crash in Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS — A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday night in a crash involving two other vehicles on the eastbound 118 Freeway in Granada Hills. The crash occurred on the connector road to the southbound 405 Freeway at 10:45 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the westbound lanes of the freeway while the motorcycle remained in the eastbound lanes, the CHP said. It was unclear if anyone in the other two vehicles was injured...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Crash, Soccer, CHP, Local News, Motorcycle Accident, Hayvenhurst Avenue, Granada Hills, Top Stories LADN, Balboa Boulevard, Woodley Avenue, Crime + Public Safety, Ronald Reagan Freeway


LAPD SWAT team serves warrant at North Hills hotel, arrests suspect

NORTH HILLS — A police SWAT team served a search warrant at a hotel in North Hills early Wednesday morning and took a wanted suspect into custody. Detectives learned a wanted suspect was at a hotel on the 9400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard and had a search warrant drawn up and executed by a SWAT team about midnight, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The Hometown Inn is at 9401 Sepulveda Blvd. That motel is just north of the Pink Cloud Motel. Sepulveda Middle School is across the str...
Tags: Florida, News, Sport, Soccer, Arrest, Local News, Lapd, Daily News, Los Angeles Police Department, North Hills, Sepulveda Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Sepulveda Blvd That motel, Pink Cloud Motel Sepulveda Middle School


Protesters march for 2nd consecutive night in downtown L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Protesters marched through downtown Los Angeles for a second night Tuesday night, rallying against police brutality and two police shootings in the past 10 days. A small group of protesters rallied on the north side of First Street, across the street from Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, about 10 p.m. with officers in riot gear monitoring their activity, but no arrests were immediately reported. The group moved northeast to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility near Bauc...
Tags: News, Protest, La, Police, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Pasadena, Lapd, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, Kenosha Wisconsin, GLENDORA, Vignes


Coroner attributes Inland woman’s death to Las Vegas mass shooting

LAS VEGAS — The death of a California woman last November stemmed from wounds she received in the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017, a coroner has determined. The decision by authorities in San Bernardino County could add Kimberly May Gervais to the list of 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. However, Las Vegas police do not plan to adjust the death toll, said Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman. He declined Tuesday to comment about Gervais’ death...
Tags: News, Shooting, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Pasadena, Lapd, Las Vegas Strip, Dana Smith, Gervais, Corona, Las Vegas Review Journal


FBI reassigned top LA agent after 2018 baseball game buffet

LOS ANGELES — The top FBI official in Los Angeles violated federal ethics regulations by holding a sensitive meeting of agency brass at a 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers playoff game, according to a federal inspector general’s report. Paul Delacourt, then the FBI Los Angeles field office’s assistant director in charge, was reassigned to the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., after the report was first issued in June. The inspector general criticized Delacourt’s decisions and “poor judgement.” D...
Tags: News, Washington, La, Police, Government, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Associated Press, Pasadena, Lapd, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers


New BolaWrap lasso device has only fully wrapped an LA suspect once, but police give it high marks

A lasso-like device the Los Angeles Police Department unveiled earlier this year to wrap up belligerent suspects has only successfully wrapped around a suspect once in nearly eight months of testing, according to records documenting the trial period so far. Officers have only fired the BolaWrap — a small handheld device resembling a garage-door opener that fires an eight-foot long tether — nine times since January, according to a report presented to Los Angeles police commissioners on Tuesday. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Crime, News, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Lapd, Moore, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Police, Bonner, GLENDORA, Top Stories LADN


Tattoo artist gets a year in jail for vehicular manslaughter in L.A. crash that killed YouTube personality

VAN NUYS — A tattoo artist who pleaded no contest in connection with on his 25th birthday was sentenced Tuesday to 365 days in county jail, 250 hours of community service and five years probation. Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino suspended a four-year state prison term that Daniel Joseph Silva could face if he violates his probation, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Silva was driving a 2020 McLaren 600LT at high speed eastbound on Huston Street when he lost...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Social-media, Crash, Soccer, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Corey, Silva, Van Nuys, Huston, Valley Village, Sylmar, Huston Street


Porter Ranch lobbyist to plead guilty in LA City Hall bribery scheme

LOS ANGELES — A longtime Los Angeles City Hall lobbyist and close associate of suspended Councilman Jose Huizar was charged Tuesday with participating in a bribery scheme in which he allegedly brokered deals where a developer client agreed to make $50,000 in political donations in exchange for Huizar’s official actions for the developer’s benefit. In a plea agreement also filed Tuesday, Morris Roland “Morrie” Goldman, 57, of Porter Ranch, agreed to plead guilty to the felony count of conspiring ...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, PAC, City Council, Local News, Goldman, Porter Ranch, Los Angeles City, David Crane, Huizar, Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Hall


Helicopter company in fatal Kobe Bryant crash sues 2 air traffic controllers

The company that operated the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas in January, killing Laker legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, is fighting back against lawsuits by filing a suit of its own contending air-traffic controllers were to blame for the crash. The suit, filed last week as a cross-complaint to litigation against Island Express Helicopters and seeking unspecified damages, contends the crash was “caused by a series of erroneous acts and/or omissions” by a pair of air-traffic controllers...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Kobe Bryant, Federal Aviation Administration, Bryant, Vanessa, Gianna, Calabasas, Ian Gregor, Laker, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Ranch2 fire above Azusa is 93% contained, 4,237 acres burned

AZUSA — The Ranch2 Fire burning near Azusa has been 93% contained after scorching 4,237 acres, and firefighters said Tuesday that the fire is expected to remain at that size. “There has been no growth over the past four days, and this is the final fire size,” the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement Tuesday morning. “Firefighters were able to complete the fire line on the western perimeter in rugged country yesterday, (and) crews are working on cleaning up the fire line, back-hauling equipmen...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Forest, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, Azusa, USFS, Santa Cruz County, Orange County Fire Authority, West Covina, Bonny Doon, Steve Concialdi


22-year-old stabbed to death in Venice

VENICE — Authorities on Tuesday identified a young man who was fatally stabbed in Venice and continued their efforts to find his killer. The crime occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the 500 block of North Venice Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Kristian Ramos, 22, died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported. His city of residence was not known. Investigators believe Ramos and another man were walking together when the other man stabbed him and fled, police said. No...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles Police Department, Ramos, Kristian Ramos, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Crime + Public Safety, North Venice Boulevard


Lake fire is 65% percent contained but won’t reach 100% until Sept. 12

The Lake fire, which has gobbled up 31,089 acres near Lake Hughes, is expected to be fully contained by Sept. 12, 10 days later than initially forecasted, officials said on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Containment – the percentage of the fire’s perimeter that will no longer expand because of barriers such as a lake or a road or firefighters’ work – has progressed to 65%. This map shows the perimeter of the Lake fire on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The blaze is 65% contained. (Map courtesy of the Angeles Natio...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lake, U S Forest Service, Castaic Lake, Top Stories LADN, Lake Hughes, Crime + Public Safety, Pine Canyon, Angeles National Forest All, North Lake Hughes


Demonstrators in L.A. protest police shootings in Pasadena and Wisconsin

LOS ANGELES — Officers in riot gear stood watch in front of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters Monday night as a protesters rallied against two police shootings of Black men in the past nine days. About 200 demonstrators were seen marching southbound on Spring Street between First and Second streets, then later along First Street toward Los Angeles City Hall and police headquarters around 10 p.m. Protesters stood along First Street between Main and Spring streets chanting with police in ...
Tags: News, Protest, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Pasadena, Lapd, Tarzana, Los Angeles Police Department, Mike Lopez, Kenosha Wisconsin, Los Angeles City Hall, Top Stories LADN, Officer-involved Shooting


Ex-controller from Glendale sent to prison for 87 months for embezzling $2.8 million from employer

LOS ANGELES — A Glendale man was sentenced Monday to 87 months in federal prison for embezzling $2.8 million from the commercial printing company where he worked and filing false tax returns. Sean Edin Talaee, 63, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II to pay $2.9 million in restitution. The defendant pleaded guilty last year in Los Angeles federal court to mail fraud and submitting a false tax return. In a letter to the court, Talaee wrote that he had “basically ruined” his l...
Tags: News, Theft, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Irs, Burbank, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN, Otis D Wright, Crime + Public Safety, Sean Edin Talaee, Talaee, Printograph Inc


Glendale man sentenced to 32 months already served for scheme involving fraudulent tax refunds

LOS ANGELES — A Glendale man was sentenced Monday to the 32 months he previously served for opening more than a dozen bank accounts that he knew would be used to launder more than $1.8 million in fraudulently acquired tax refunds obtained by using stolen identities. Armen Martirosyan, 62, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John F. Walter, who also ordered him to pay $1.5 million in restitution. Martirosyan pleaded guilty on June 10 in Los Angeles federal court to one count of bank fraud. After...
Tags: Amazon, News, Court, Los Angeles, Bank Of America, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Irs, Wells Fargo Bank, Martirosyan, Republic of Armenia, Charchian, Top Stories LADN


Wife of ex-California Congressman Duncan Hunter sentenced for corruption

By JULIE WATSON SAN DIEGO — The wife of former California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced Monday in U.S. court to eight months of home confinement after pleading guilty to misusing more than $150,000 in campaign funds in a corruption case that ended her husband’s career. Government attorneys noted Margaret Hunter’s cooperation with the prosecution of her husband in arguing against putting her behind bars and for allowing her to serve the sentence at home. Her confinement was ordered ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Government, Senate, California News, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, San Diego, Bill, Department Of Justice, Disneyland, Donald Trump


Sheriff’s deputies are not wearing masks as required, Inspector General says

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are failing to follow public health orders that require them to wear masks on the job, giving the impression they are above the law, the Office of Inspector General warned Monday. “The lack of face coverings puts not only the public at risk but the very law enforcement personnel who are responsible for protecting our community,” Inspector General Max Huntsman stated in a letter to the Board of Supervisors. “Failure of sheriff’s department perso...
Tags: Hollywood, Crime, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, HUNTSMAN, Sassafras Saloon


Southern California heat to stick around this week, but a cool-off is coming

The heat will get worse this week before it gets better. A Norco pig is sloppier than the others when it comes to pigging out on water on a hot, but breezy Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) A Norco hog pigs out on water on a hot, but breezy Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Hats help in 93-degree Norco heat at All Around Rock Supply LLC on Monday, Aug....
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Kristen Stewart, Orange County, Orange, Usc, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Southland


Lake fire is 62% contained; 12 structures, 21 outbuildings destroyed

LAKE HUGHES — Firefighters made progress Monday in the effort to put out the 31,089-acre brush fire near Lake Hughes, which has destroyed 12 structures and 21 outbuildings but is 62% contained, and more evacuated residents are about to return home. At 10 a.m., evacuation orders for residents of Kings Canyon Road east to Shafer Road will be lifted, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Residents can only access the area from Elizabeth Lake Road from the east or Lancaster Road from the north. Resi...
Tags: News, California News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Road, Local News, Lake, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, Santa Clarita, U S Forest Service, Azusa, Yucca, Santa Cruz County



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