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Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in Hollywood

By STEFANIE DAZIO | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward. The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division. The man was walking three of Lady Gaga’s dogs at the time ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Shooting, Washington, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Rome, Soccer, Associated Press, Lady Gaga, Hamilton

Man shot during fight at Target in Gardena

GARDENA — A man was hospitalized Thursday morning with gunshot wounds he sustained following a fight with another man at a Target store in Gardena. The men began arguing about 10 p.m. inside the store at 2169 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., near Van Ness Avenue, and then started fighting, which alerted store security, according to Lt. Christopher Cuff of the Gardena Police Department. During the fight, one of the men pulled a gun and fired twice, striking the victim with both shots, then ran from the st...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Whittier, Gardena, Hollywood Highland, Mike Sargent, South Pasadena, Van Ness Avenue, Cuff, Hamilton High School, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze

Tiger Woods undergoes surgery after rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes

Tiger Woods was hospitalized Tuesday, Feb. 23 with multiple leg injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, authorities and his agent said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and Blackhorse Road, near Peninsula High School, just before 7:15 a.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The pro golfer was traveling northbound on H...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Golf, Tiger Woods, Woods, Los Angeles County, Hollywood Highland, North Hollywood, Rancho Palos Verdes, South Pasadena, Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates, Mark Steinberg, Top Stories LADN

Judge: Wife of ‘El Chapo’ will remain in custody

By Michael Balsamo | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal judge has ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to remain temporarily jailed after she was arrested and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel and plotting his audacious escape from a Mexican prison in 2015. Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, appeared by video conference for an initial court appearance before a federal magistrate judge in Washington, D.C. The...
Tags: Washington, Mexico, Virginia, Spain, Sport, Soccer, United States, Mexico City, Associated Press, Justice Department, El Chapo, Guzman, Sinaloa, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Altiplano, Burbank

Security guard injured in shooting at the Hollywood & Highland shopping complex

HOLLYWOOD — A security guard was injured Monday in a shooting at the Hollywood & Highland shopping and entertainment complex and a suspect was taken into custody. Police were called about 4:25 p.m. to reports of the shooting with a person down, said Officer William Cooper with the Los Angeles Police Department. After the shooting, police said a suspect fled the scene north on Highland Avenue. Officers set up a perimeter in the area, and by about 6:30 p.m., had one suspect in custody, Cooper said...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Highland, Southern California, Northridge, Cooper, Whittier, Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Highland, Highland Avenue, South Pasadena, CBS Los Angeles

L.A. supervisors to consider motion supporting victims’ rights

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to consider a proposal on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to ensure that crime victims’ rights remain a priority for the District Attorney’s office. Supervisor Kathryn Barger submitted a motion recommending that county lawyers provide an analysis of the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008 and related state laws and the county policies that support those laws. Barger also asked that they look at any relevant pending ...
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Mother of ‘ER’ actress killed by South Pasadena police settles for $450,000

A federal judge has formally approved a $450,000 settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the mother of an “ER” actress who was fatally shot by police sent to her South Pasadena home to conduct a wellness check, court papers show. Vanessa Marquez’s mother, Delia McElfresh, filed the suit in August in Los Angeles federal court against the city of South Pasadena, its former police chief and other officers, disputing law enforcement’s assertion that the 49-year-old actress was shot in 2018 w...
Tags: News, Nbc, Shooting, US, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Ukraine, Fbi, Soccer, Courts, Police Shooting, Arcadia, Capitol, Marquez, Los Angeles County District Attorney s Office

Mother of ‘ER’ actress killed by South Pasadena police sought $20 million, now settling for $450,000

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has formally approved a settlement in a wrongful death suit filed by the mother of an “ER” actress who was fatally shot by police who were sent to her South Pasadena home in 2018 to conduct a wellness check, court papers show. Vanessa Marquez’s mother, Delia McElfresh, filed suit last August in Los Angeles federal court against the city of South Pasadena, its former police chief and other officers, disputing law enforcement’s assertion that the 49-year-old actress w...
Tags: News, Nbc, Shooting, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, George Clooney, Police Shooting, Clooney, Los Angeles County, Vanessa, Superior Court, Marquez, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, South Pasadena

Chargers fan declines Super Bowl invitation to help COVID-19 patients

Edwin Mejia received a message last month from fellow Chargers fan Josh Albrektson, but the talking point wasn’t about quarterback Justin Herbert nor new head coach Brandon Staley. Mejia was the subject of this Twitter conversation involving the team he’s loved since Doug Flutie started 16 games for them and threw passes to Curtis Conway and Tim Dwight nearly 20 years ago. Albrektson told Mejia he needed to answer the phone call he was about to get because it was coming from the Chargers. “I can...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Texas, California, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, United States, Super Bowl, Chargers, Tom Brady, El Salvador, Johnson, Tampa

This rapper and singer is using music to promote the cannabis business

When musicians make it big in the industry, one of the first things many do is quit their day jobs. But aspiring rapper and singer Robert Ellis IV, a Redlands native who now performs as Pullupnsplash, got into music industry to promote his day job in marketing and as an independent consultant for several dispensaries and cannabis brands. “Being in the cannabis industry we’re scrutinized, we don’t really have a way to fairly get our voice out. We’re very regulated as far as marketing, so I had to...
Tags: Nbc, California, Marijuana, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Santa, Robert, Ellis, Santa Ana, Redlands, South Pasadena, Robert Ellis, Music + Concerts, Pullupnsplash

Million-dollar cities: Los Angeles-Orange counties housing ranks No. 3 in nation

A pandemic-fueled housing market boosted the number of million-dollar communities in Los Angeles and Orange counties by five last year to 39 — giving the region the third-largest concentration of seven-figure homes in the nation. An annual report by Zillow tracks places where the typical home is worth $1 million or more. Nationwide, there were 312 million-dollar cities in November, up 45 in a year and 104 higher than 2015. The nation’s housing market surged in 2020 with low mortgage rates mixed ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Washington, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, San Jose, Seattle, Orange

LA, Orange County schools receive National Blue Ribbon honors

Nine schools in Los Angeles County and five in Orange County were named National Blue Ribbon Schools on Thursday, Sept. 24, an honor bestowed on campuses based on their overall academic achievement or success in closing achievement gaps among group of students. The U.S. Department of Education recognized nearly 370 schools nationally, including 36 in California. The honor “affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master ch...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Lausd, Local News, Orange County, Castro, San Marino, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Downey

One nasty word for today’s graduates: Plastics

You remember the scene, from one of everyone’s favorite movies, “The Graduate” of 1967, set right here in Pasadena after smart but aimless Benjamin Braddock comes home from college in the East. (The 1963 novel it was based on was by Charles Webb, who recently died; he was from South Pasadena and had himself just graduated from Williams. Mrs. Robinson was probably real.) Benjamin’s parents are having a party to fete him, and a concerned, square elder approaches: Mr. McGuire: I want to say one wor...
Tags: California, Opinion, China, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mrs Robinson, Pasadena, Frank Zappa, Gavin Newsom, Benjamin, McGuire, Elaine, Larry Wilson, South Pasadena

Mother of late ‘ER’ actress files federal suit over daughter’s shooting

By FRED SHUSTER, City News Service The mother of an “ER” actress shot to death at her home during a confrontation with South Pasadena police in 2018 sued the city, its former chief of police and several officers late today in federal court, alleging civil rights violations. Vanessa Marquez, 49, lived in South Pasadena on Aug. 30, 2018, when a friend asked paramedics to check on her, according to Delia McElfresh’s Los Angeles federal court lawsuit. The paramedics brought South Pasadena police off...
Tags: News, Nbc, Police, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Courts, George Clooney, Pasadena, Miller, Clooney, Los Angeles County, Vanessa, Los Angeles Superior Court

Randy’s Donuts is opening soon in Pasadena

Randy’s Donuts will celebrate its opening in Pasadena at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. Between 6 a.m. and noon, guests will receive a free raised glazed doughnut, and the offer will be extended until 9 p.m. for who follow @randysdonutsla on Instagram, according to a news release. The location, at 230 S. Lake Ave., will be the fifth in the Randy’s Donuts chain, which was founded in Inglewood in 1953 and famed for the 32-foot doughnut replica on its roof. This new location won’t have a big doughnut o...
Tags: Instagram, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Wiz Khalifa, Pasadena, Donuts, Southern California, Rubio, Inglewood, McDonald, San Fernando, Randy, El Segundo

100 years after Ray Bradbury’s birth, Neil Gaiman, William Shatner and more are staging a read-a-thon

Author Ray Bradbury was born Aug. 22, 1920. To celebrate that day, libraries, writers, actors and more will host the First Annual Ray Bradbury Read-a-Thon on Saturday, the 100th anniversary of his birth. While Bradbury is known for such books as “The Martian Chronicles” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” there probably wasn’t much debate over which novel to choose for this special event, the 1953 dystopian tale “Fahrenheit 451.” More: Here’s how you can enjoy Independent Bookstore Day 2020 i...
Tags: Books, Congress, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Star Trek, Things To Do, Soccer, Joan Didion, Pbs, William Shatner, Pacific, Carl Sagan, Marlon James

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia shares the spotlight during Tuesday DNC keynote address

Long Beach savored a small share of the Democratic National Convention spotlight on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Mayor Robert Garcia was one of 17 people from across the country selected as “rising stars” in the Democratic Party to give the keynote address during the second day of the convention. The joint speech pitched former Vice President Joe Biden — who will be officially confirmed during the convention as the Democratic Party’s choice to face President Donald Trump in the November election — as the b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, Senate, Dnc, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Peru, Michigan, Navajo Nation, Nevada, Birmingham

After outcry, U.S. Postal Service halts some operational changes until after election

WASHINGTON — Facing public pressure and state lawsuits, the Postmaster general announced Tuesday he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that critics warned were causing widespread delays and could disrupt voting in the November election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he would “suspend” his initiatives until after the election “to avoid even the appearance of impact on election mail.” The abrupt reversal comes as more than 20 states, from New York to California, announced t...
Tags: Florida, New York, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Sport, Post Office, Soccer, House, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Homeland Security, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Postal Service

South Pasadena councilwoman resigns, apologizes for fake public comments

A South Pasadena city councilwoman apologized Saturday, Aug.15, for making fake email accounts to attack her critics and then announced she will step down Aug. 18. In a statement, Councilwoman Marina Khubesrian said she was “extremely remorseful, embarrassed and mortified by my actions.” “While this happened during a time of great personal stress and when I was facing a serious health issue, there is absolutely no excuse for my conduct,” she said. “I also had some serious reactions to a medicati...
Tags: California, US, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Southern California, Chapman, HARRIS, Los Angeles County, Bray, South Pasadena, Chris Bray, South Pasadena Police Department, Michael Cacciotti, Stephanie DeWolfe, Marina Khubesrian

De Leon expected to be appointed early to seat of suspended LA Councilman Huizar

Former state Sen. Kevin de León is expected to join the Los Angeles City Council as soon as mid-October to take over a downtown Los Angeles and Eastside district seat that became empty after Jose Huizar was suspended in the wake of his arrest in a federal corruption case. But until then, the Chief Legislative Analyst’s office will be supplying a staffer to oversee the district, which includes downtown Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Highland Park and other communities. In a letter sent Tuesday to th...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Kamala Harris, Eastside, Kevin de Leon, LA City Council, De Leon, South Pasadena

LA City Council starts process to redraw city, LAUSD political boundaries

The Los Angeles City Council pressed the start button Tuesday, Aug. 11, on an often-contentious process to re-draw the political boundaries for the city and L.A. Unified School District every 10 years, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Depending on how lines are drawn, the political representation of various city neighborhoods, as well as the fortunes of elected officials, can shift significantly — and occasionally lead to heated power struggles. As soon as next month, city leaders are e...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Trump, South Los Angeles, U S Census, Los Angeles Unified School District, LA City Council

City councilwoman accused of creating fake identities to blast foes, praise allies

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office is reviewing accusations that a South Pasadena councilwoman used fake email accounts to submit public comments praising her allies and attacking critics. The South Pasadena Police Department forwarded the complaint, sent initially to the mayor by resident Chris Bray, to county prosecutors Aug. 3, according to a press release. Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney, confirmed Friday that the matter is under review. Councilwoman Marina...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local Politics, City Council, Donald Trump, San Marino, Bell, City Hall, Trump, Ortiz, Los Angeles County

2021 Rose Parade canceled amid coronavirus, move is 4th in its history

The 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled, Tournament of Roses officials announced on Wednesday, July 14, citing coronavirus concerns, although the Rose Bowl football game is still scheduled. What would have been the 132nd Rose Parade will instead be the fourth cancellation in the parade’s history, according to Tournament of Roses Chief Executive David Eads, who spoke to this newsgroup on Tuesday. announces that the #tournamentofRoses has been cancelled due to #coronavirus restrictions. Plannin...
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The 2021 Rose Parade is canceled for 4th time in its history

The 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled, Tournament of Roses officials announced on Wednesday, July 14, citing coronavirus concerns, although the Rose Bowl football game is still scheduled. What would have been the 132nd Rose Parade will instead be the fourth cancellation in the parade’s history, according to Tournament of Roses Chief Executive David Eads, who spoke to this newsgroup on Tuesday. He noted the previous three cancellations were all during World War II: in 1942, 1943 and 1945. In 194...
Tags: Amazon, News, Disney, Sport, Soccer, United States, South America, Honda, Pasadena, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Rita Moreno, Salvador, Banda, Pasadena CA, Torrance

Attorney for deputy who fatally shot Andres Guardado says 18-year-old reached for weapon

The deputy who fatally shot Andres Guardado saw the 18-year-old reach for his weapon while face down on the ground, leading to the shooting, his attorney said in a statement. Adam Marangell, an attorney representing Deputy Miguel Vega, who fired six shots at Guardado, said Vega planned to be interviewed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators on Monday, July 13. Marangell’s statement provides the deputy’s first account of what happened after Vega and his partner say they spotted Guardado w...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Soccer, Vega, Los Angeles County, Sheriff s Department, Gardena, Andres Guardado, Guardado, South Pasadena, Top Stories LADN, Officer-involved Shooting, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Coroner

Teen killed by deputy near Gardena was shot 5 times in back, official autopsy says

Andres Guardado, the 18-year-old who was killed by a sheriff’s deputy last month in a parking lot near Gardena, was shot five times in the back with all of the wounds fatal, according to the official autopsy report released Friday, July 10. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office’s report shows virtually the same results as those of a separate autopsy performed at the request of the family and publicly released this week. A detective with the Sheriff’s Department told coroner’s officials in a st...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Soccer, Sheriff 's Department, Gardena, Andres Guardado, Guardado, South Pasadena, Vanessa Marquez, Top Stories LADN, Officer-involved Shooting, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Jonathan Lucas, Kent Wegener

‘Showbiz Kids’ director Alex Winter interviews former child stars about trials and traumas of the business

The idea of making a documentary about child entertainers was something director Alex Winter says he thought about often but always set aside over the past decade. “I came up as a child actor,” he says by phone from his South Pasadena home recently. “I’ve worked with a lot of child actors as a director over the years. And it occurred to me that I had never really seen the story told, in an intimate way, from the subjects themselves. “Especially in a non-tabloid way, where it’s really a more expa...
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Autopsy shows Andres Guardado shot 5 times in back by deputy near Gardena

An 18-year-old Los Angeles man who was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in unincorporated Los Angeles County near Gardena died of a gunshot wound to the trunk and was shot in the back five times, attorneys representing the man’s family said Wednesday, July 8. Andres Guardado was also grazed in the left forearm with an upward trajectory, according to findings of an independent autopsy performed at the request of the family after the Sheriff’s Department placed a security h...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Santa Ana, Andres, Gardena, Andres Guardado, Guardado, Cristobal, South Pasadena, Sheriff 's Department, Vanessa Marquez

The next big music festival you attend may be inside a video game

Rapper Travis Scott blazed through hits such as “Sicko Mode,” “Stargazing” and “Goosebumps” and new single “The Scotts” as Rachel Foy, 42, and her son Atticus, 11, took in the stunning visual effects and graphics of the performance. But the Ontario family wasn’t watching Scott as he performed from some massive, souped-up stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but rather in a video game at home. Atticus is a fan of Fortnite and that’s where he and his mom watched Scott’s Astronomi...
Tags: California, Youtube, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Diplo, Minecraft, Coachella, Duran Duran, World of Warcraft, Ontario, Travis Scott, Namm, Scott

Why there are 3 versions of Percival Everett’s new novel ‘Telephone’

In “Telephone,” the latest novel from Percival Everett, a family medical crisis and a mysterious note prompt a professor to head out on a mission to save a group of women. How the story unfolds, though, will vary from reader to reader, depending on which version of the book you read for one very unusual reason: There are three separate versions of “Telephone,” which was published by Minneapolis-based Graywolf Press in May. “One of my interests is not the authority of the artist, but the authorit...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Minneapolis, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, Usc, Everett, Woodward, Graywolf, South Pasadena, Danzy Senna, Percival Everett, Graywolf Press, Top Stories LADN

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