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How a piece of candy led to dismissal of San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy

The search for proof that San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Erdem Gorgulu had committed crimes and other ethical lapses while investigating the June 1 looting of a Big 5 sporting goods store in Highland yielded the following evidence against the field-training officer, according to a court document: • A baseball bat with the Big 5 price tag still attached that was found in the trunk of Gorgulu’s private car; • An audio recording of what sounded like a struggle, which if it happened, contrad...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, La, Police, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Highland, Martinez, Superior Court, McMahon, San Bernardino County, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, John McMahon


Man accused of San Fernando Valley sexual assaults of teens he met online

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Authorities sought the public’s help Wednesday in finding possible additional victims of a man who has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting teens he met online. Princeton Bloome, 22, was arrested June 25 on suspicion of sexual assault and faces possible felony charges, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. “Bloome would seek out minor children online and pose as a 17-year-old,” an LAPD statement said. “He used false identities and fabricated stories about his...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Office, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Ron Jeremy, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, CSUN, San Fernando Valley, Topanga, West Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Bloome


L.A. County deputy charged with workers’ compensation fraud

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was charged Monday with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly filing a fake claim for disability benefits. Kevin Adams, 47, of Covina, is set to be arraigned Jan. 11 on one felony count of workers’ compensation insurance fraud. He was arrested Monday  morning and released in less than two hours on zero bail, according to online jail records. Prosecutors said his alleged fraud began in 2015. Adams, who had worked in the custody division at T...
Tags: News, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Adams, Los Angeles County, Kevin Adams, Sheriff s Department, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Jails, LA County Sheriff, Insurance Fraud


In aftermath of protests and the shooting of deputies, LA County Sheriff urges trust in justice system

By STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday criticized elected officials, sports figures and civic leaders for “fanning the flames of hatred” as America grapples with racism and police brutality, saying they instead should emphasize trust in the criminal justice system. Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s comments to The Associated Press came after the weekend ambush of two deputies who were in their parked police vehicle when a man walked up to the passenger’s side and fired ...
Tags: Japan, News, Minneapolis, Police, America, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Associated Press, Rochester, Lebron James, Police Shooting, Lapd, Social Justice


Daimler AG to pay $1.5 billion to settle emissions cheating probes

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and TOM KRISHER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California attorney general’s office say Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called “defeat device software” to circumvent emissions testing a...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Business, News, California, Washington, Germany, Environment, Cars, California News, Sport, Soccer, Vw, Associated Press, Epa, West Virginia University


Man arrested on suspicion of pointing gun at pro-Trump caravan in Woodland Hills

WOODLAND HILLS — A 28-year-old man who allegedly pointed a rifle at a pro-Trump parade in Woodland Hills on Aug. 30 was being held Friday on $100,000 bail, police reported. Hundreds of Trump supporters took part in a vehicle caravan that morning along Ventura Boulevard, heading toward Studio City. At about 11:30 a.m., there was a report of a possible shooting targeting the caravan as it passed by the Chalk Hills Court building in the 20300 block of Ventura Boulevard. According to the Los Angeles...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Young, Trump, Los Angeles Police Department, Woodland Hills, Ventura Boulevard, William Cooper, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety, Chalk Hills Court, Andre Allen Young


How the Dodgers’ social justice campaign will benefit Southern California

On July 16, several Dodger players appeared in a pre-recorded video released by the team. It came nearly two months after George Floyd died beneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. The players had been spurred to use their platform to effect systemic change to racial injustices in their own region. The video ended with pitcher Clayton Kershaw saying, “we must unapologetically say that black lives matter.” Those words resonated. But they were not a shoutout to Black Lives Matter, a globa...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Espn, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Jonas, Southern California, Joe Kelly


Councilman Lee gathers residents affected by July 4 Northridge apartment fire for reunion breakfast

Families impacted by a Fourth of July apartment fire in Northridge reunite for breakfast outside Councilmember John Lee’s office in Chatsworth Monday morning.(photo by Andy Holzman). Families impacted by a Fourth of July apartment fire in Northridge reunite for breakfast outside Council member John Lee’s office in Chatsworth Monday morning. Here, Erika Rivera, Rosa Lozano and Leidy Lozano gather donated goods as part of the event Monday morning. .(photo by Andy Holzman). Sound The ...
Tags: News, Government, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Community, Chatsworth, Council, Lapd, Northridge, Lee, John Lee, Los Angeles City, Sylmar, Los Angeles Fire Department, LAFD


Motorhome is fully engulfed in fire on Sylmar street

Fire destroyed a motorhome Tuesday evening on the streets of Sylmar, but no one was hurt. Los Angeles firefighters who responded to a report about a vehicle fire about 6:35 p.m. found the motorhome well-involved in fire on the 16000 block of Foothill Boulevard. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze, said a photographer at the scene. Los Angeles firefighters prepare to extinguish the flames in a motorhome Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020, on the 16000 block of Foothill Boulevard ...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Red Cross, Local News, Lapd, Southern California, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Daily News, Sylmar, Foothill Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure


How a North Carolina teen helped sell the LAPD’s unwanted fleet of electric cars

A high school senior in North Carolina unintentionally helped an Alhambra auto dealership offload more than two dozen BMW i3s returned by the Los Angeles Police Department after he wrote a blog post drawing attention to the inventory’s unusually low mileage Andrew Lambrecht, who runs The Current Review, a electric car-focused blog he launched in July, said he is particularly passionate about his favorite vehicle, the i3. While scrolling through used car listings, the 17-year-old came across a sl...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Bmw, North Carolina, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Chevy Bolt, Porter Ranch, Kong


LAPD homicide detectives investigating dead body found after Sepulveda Basin fire, but no foul play suspected

Police were trying to determine how a dead body ended up in an area of the Sepulveda Basin that was scorched by a wildfire over the weekend. Special investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division were looking into the death along with arson investigators from the city’s fire department, said Officer Drake Madison, a police spokesman. Detectives don’t know how the person died. Homicide wasn’t suspected, Madison said. But an intentional killing also hadn’t been ru...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Madison, Bates, Los Angeles Police Department, Japanese Garden, Parks Department, Drake Madison, LAFD, Top Stories LADN, Sepulveda Basin, Encino Neighborhood Council, Pat Bates


Record heat sends more waves of people to LA County’s beaches, parks

An historic heat wave sent the mercury to record levels on Sunday, Sept. 6 — topped by 121 degrees at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Los Angeles County — fueling multiple wildfires, triggering waves of power outages and again sending waves of people headed for beaches and parks during the long Labor Day weekend. Highs climbed deep into three digits in communities all over Southern California, including Van Nuys, Calabasas, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Down...
Tags: Weather, News, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lapd, Malibu, Southern California, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Torrance


Firefighters gain control of blaze near Porter Ranch homes; evacuations halted

Los Angeles city firefighters were able to gain the upper hand over a brush fire that burned near Porter Ranch homes on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. After the fire began to burn about 3:40 p.m. at 18600 West Rinaldi Street, the blaze quickly charred through 5 acres, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. LAPD officers had begun to evacuate homes in the area as 135 firefighters on the ground and in the air battled the fire, fire authorities said. Within 20 minutes, fire crews slowed the p...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Lapd, Lake, Porter Ranch, Azusa, LA County, Los Angeles Fire Department, Rick McClure, 118 Freeway, Lake Hughes


The nation watches LA as DA race pits established Democrat against progressive challenger

For a few weeks in March, it looked like Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey might barely hold onto her job without the need for a runoff. The early vote count March 3 revealed Lacey had received more than 50% of the ballots cast, enough to put away her two challengers, who had split their opposition. But thousands of ballots remained to be counted and, in the final tabulation, Lacey dropped to just under 49%, not enough for an outright victory and setting up what has become a bitt...
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Nation watching LA’s DA race: Battle pits progressive Democrats against more establishment wing

For a few weeks in March, it looked like Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey might barely hold onto her job without the need for a runoff. The early vote count March 3 revealed Lacey had received more than 50% of the ballots cast, enough to put away her two challengers, who had split their opposition. But thousands of ballots remained to be counted and, in the final tabulation, Lacey dropped to just under 49%, not enough for an outright victory and setting up what has become a bitt...
Tags: Business, Crime, News, Minneapolis, California, La, Government, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, David, Soccer, Community


Activists pass out breakfast to encampment residents in Van Nuys

A community group breakfast to support homeless was held as the City of Los Angeles Department of Sanitation and LAPD were conducting a sweep along Aetna St. in Van Nuys on Thursday, September 3, 2020. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A community group breakfast to support homeless was held as the City of Los Angeles Department of Sanitation and LAPD were conducting a sweep along Aetna St. in Van Nuys on Thursday, September 3, 2020. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles ...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Lapd, Olga, LA County, Aetna, San Pedro Wilmington, Van Nuys, Jonathan Reynolds, Orange Line, Lahsa, Top Stories LADN, Dean Musgrove Los Angeles Daily News


Amid ‘fiscal emergency,’ LA city employee furloughs loom; police raises, bonuses safe for now

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday, Sept. 2, to declare a fiscal emergency, and moved forward with a plan to furlough nearly 16,000 civilian city employees, but declined to back an effort to push for the deferral of raises and bonuses promised to police officers. Top city budget officials warned that cuts to city services are inevitable in the coming months. They estimate that with the economy unlikely to recover in the near future, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, revenues from lo...
Tags: Business, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, SEIU, City Council, Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Southern California, Los Angeles Police Department, Bonin


LA Police Commission clears detective in fatal Sherman Oaks shooting, but faults tactics

The Los Angeles Police Commission cleared a gang detective who shot a murder and robbery suspect to death in Sherman Oaks last year, but faulted officers for a confused and chaotic surveillance operation that may have led to the fatal confrontation. In its ruling, the four-member commission on Tuesday unanimously disapproved the plan to catch 22-year-old Lazzeri Frazier Jr. outside his apartment in the 5400 block of Kester Avenue on Oct. 16, 2019. But the panel OK’d the three fatal shots a detec...
Tags: News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Lapd, Moore, South Los Angeles, Frazier, Rodriguez, Sherman Oaks, Gardena, North Hollywood, Police Commission, Los Angeles Police Commission


DA reviewing possible criminal charges for 4 LAPD officers involved in Van Nuys protest response

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office is reviewing possible criminal charges for four officers who were part of the response to a Van Nuys protest in early June amid the region-wide George Floyd demonstrations. A spokesman for District Attorney Jackie Lacey confirmed her office was reviewing the misconduct case forwarded by Los Angeles Police Department internal investigators. Ten 10 officers involved in the June 1 incident have been assigned to “non-field duties” during the review, ...
Tags: News, Protest, La, Police, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Pasadena, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Van Nuys, Marino, Jackie Lacey


Friends — and Trump — defend and mourn right-wing activist killed in Portland

By ANDREW SELSKY, GILLIAN FLACCUS and BERNARD CONDON | Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — A supporter of a right-wing group who was shot dead on a Portland, Oregon, street was mourned by both friends and President Donald Trump as a victim of mob violence while an online fundraising effort raised tens of thousands of dollars in his memory. Just hours before he was shot in the chest Saturday night, 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson and a friend were seen heading downtown to protect a flag-waving ca...
Tags: Politics, News, California, White House, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Salem, Jesus, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Social Justice


Supervisors expected to fund body cameras for Sheriff’s deputies

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday, Sept. 1, to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff’s Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to five stations over the next year. The board had set aside $35 million for the cameras without releasing that money to the department. Supervisors Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger co-authored a motion calling for a transfer of funds sufficient to cover the first year of operatio...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Government, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, OIG, Silver Lake, West Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Department, HUNTSMAN, Sheriff s Department, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, City News Service, VILLANUEVA


California moves to consider reparations for slavery

By DON THOMPSON | Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by police. The state Senate supported creating the nine-member commission on a bipartisan 33-3 vote Saturday. The measure returns to the Assembly for a final vote before lawmakers adjourn...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Senate, Dallas Mavericks, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Bradford, Portland, San Diego, Associated Press, Lapd


Pedestrian dies in Arleta after struck by sheriff’s bus

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department transport bus struck and killed a pedestrian Monday morning, Aug. 31, in Arleta, authorities said. The collision happened around 3:20 a.m along the northbound I-5 Freeway at Osborne Street. The pedestrian died, California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson. The bus didn’t have any prisoners on it at the time, he said. The cause of the collision was under investigation, and the condition of the bus driver was unclear. Related Articles ...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Lapd, Southern California, Trump, Peter Nicholson, LA County, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, VILLANUEVA, Top Stories LADN, Arleta, Osborne Street


Cheers and jeers for pro-Trump caravan in the Valley

A caravan of supporters of President Donald Trump rolled through the San Fernando Valley on Sunday, snarling traffic and garnering both cheers and jeers. Los Angeles police did not have a count of how many people showed up. But images of the caravan posted to social media showed hundreds of vehicles, many adorned with huge pro-Trump flags. About a half-hour after the event was scheduled to start, police received a call about “shots fired” near where the caravan’s long train passed by apartment c...
Tags: News, Protest, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Local News, Donald Trump, Lapd, BLM, Trump, Valley, Bruce, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles Police Department


LAPD investigating possible shot fired at Trump caravan in Woodland Hills

Los Angeles Police Department officers are searching an apartment building in Woodland Hills for three men who may have fired a shot at a vehicle in a caravan of supporters of President Donald Trump Sunday morning. Police were surrounding the building in the 20500 block of Ventura Boulevard after getting reports of the three men who may have thrown bottles at the caravan. Moments later, someone called police saying the men had brandished a firearm and fired at least once at the caravan, said Off...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Local News, Donald Trump, Lapd, BLM, Trump, Ventura, Cooper, Jerry, Los Angeles Police Department, Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, Studio City


Crime dropped to historic lows as police spending swelled to historic highs. Now what?

Wafts of stinging tear gas still hung in the air. Officers hoisted rifles, tracking unarmed protesters in the cross-hairs. “Less lethal! Less lethal!” officers shouted as they gave chase. “Clear the area!” C.J. Montano, a music student at the Los Angeles Recording School, had already been tear-gassed and hit in the hip and stomach by sponge grenades and rubber bullets that chaotic afternoon of May 30, according to . People had flooded the streets in the Fairfax District to demand changes to pol...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, Police, New York City, Sport, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Williams, Brazil, Wisconsin, Berkeley, Lapd, Baltimore, Eric Garcetti


Activists blockade major cleanups at homeless encampments

Activists set up blockades this week along Los Angeles-area streets to resist comprehensive sanitation operations that they contend displace people from their tent homes and makeshift shelters, despite public health guidelines that advise against dispersing homeless encampments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protesters targeted clean-up operations scheduled around shelters in Hollywood and Van Nuys, where one person was arrested during a clash between protesters and more than a dozen police offic...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Cdc, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, City Council, Council, Lapd, Anthony, Bessemer, Bennett, Ashley, Stern


Anti police graffiti spray-painted on LAPD Van Nuys station, flag burned

VAN NUYS — Vandals burned what appeared to be an American flag and graffiti was left on the walls of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Community Police Station early Saturday morning. Video from the scene showed a variety of anti-police slogans spray-painted on the lower level of the police station, nearby flag poles and an elevator door. The graffiti read, among other things, “Y’all gonna lose pigs,” “Die pigs” and “more dead cops.” A piece of a burned flag was left on a bench outsid...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Social Justice, WNBA, Kenosha, Porter Ranch, Valley, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Van Nuys, VILLANUEVA, Top Stories LADN, Michel Moore, Tyrone Avenue


Protesters sue Sheriff Villanueva, LA County, for alleged civil rights violations during racial justice demonstrations

A group of demonstrators who protested against the in-custody death of George Floyd and the fatal shooting of Andres Guardado in May and June sued Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the county this week, saying deputies violated their civil rights by using excessive force and mass arrests. Filed by attorneys on behalf of the protesters in federal court on Thursday, the lawsuit seeks class-action status and mirrors a similar complaint brought against the LAPD in June on behalf of Blac...
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Protesters target LAPD Chief Michel Moore’s Porter Ranch home

PORTER RANCH — Protesters made their way Thursday night inside the gated community in Porter Ranch where Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore lives and attached anti-police posters to his home before departing the area. The group Black Future Project staged the demonstration and video showed members using duct tape to attach signs to Moore’s garage, front door and walkway while other members shouted derogatory slogans. Among the signs left behind were some reading “Defund LAPD Now,” ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Nba, NHL, Lapd, Social Justice, WNBA, Kenosha, Porter Ranch, Mavericks, Moore, Los Angeles Police Department, Beverly Hills Courier, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze



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