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Coroner: Man who died in Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home overdosed on methamphetamine

WEST HOLLYWOOD — A 55-year-old man who died at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck overdosed on methamphetamine and his death was ruled accidental, authorities said Monday. Timothy Dean, 55, of West Hollywood, seen above, was found dead Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in the West Hollywood apartment of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck. (File Photo) Timothy Dean of West Hollywood was found dead early Jan. 7 at Buck’s apartment in the 1200 block of Laurel Avenue. It was the s...
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Glendale man dies in fall while rappelling down a cliff in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK — Federal authorities say a Southern California man died in a fall while rappelling down a 380-foot cliff in Death Valley National Park. Park officials say Matthew Yaussi of Glendale fell on Saturday near Titus Canyon. Officials say the accident happened while the 41-year-old and a companion were canyoneering — an activity that combines hiking, climbing and rappelling. Yaussi’s body was recovered Sunday by an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy and a California Highway Patrol...
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Suspected LA crime ring members indicted in sales of drugs using the ‘Darknet’

LOS ANGELES — Members of two alleged Los Angeles County crime rings are facing charges of using the Darknet to sell methamphetamine and other drugs nationwide, including shipment of a heroin-filled stuffed animal that led to a fatal overdose in Tennessee, federal prosecutors announced Monday. In a nine-count indictment returned last week in Los Angeles federal court, five members of the Los Angeles-based “Drugpharmacist” drug-trafficking organization — named for the moniker it used on the Darkne...
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Father arrested, charged with child abuse after 6-year-old boy hospitalized with severe head injuries in L.A. County

A 27-year-old father pleaded not guilty to a felony child abuse charge stemming from an alleged attack that landed his 6-year-old boy in the hospital with severe head injuries, authorities said Monday, March 25. Wendell Travon Martin, 27, was arrested March 18 after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to a local hospital by medical personnel to investigate the previous day, Deputy Trina Schrader said. Martin, the boy’s biological father, was identified as the suspect and...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, News, Assault and Battery, Crime, Top Stories Breeze


5 charged in carjack stabbing of pregnant woman in Sunland

Five alleged gang members were charged Monday with attempting to murder and carjack a pregnant woman in Sunland last week. The 33-year-old victim was parking her vehicle outside her home in the 10800 block of Eldora Avenue about 6 p.m. on March 20 when Christian Reyes, 20, Andrew Bran, 19, and Jesus Morales, 18, allegedly ambushed her, according to police and prosecutors. The assailants asked for her phone and decided to take the car when they didn’t get it, authorities said. Reyes allegedly sta...
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Laguna Niguel man wins $5.3 million in suit alleging retaliation over workplace injury at FedEx

LOS ANGELES — FedEx Corp. was ordered Monday to pay $5.3 million to a Laguna Niguel man who said he was fired in 2016, after 25 years at the company, for complaining about how management treated him when he suffered a serious on-the-job injury. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for about 1 3/4 days before finding in favor of 51-year-old Harold Carter on his claims for retaliation, failure to accommodate and failure to engage in the interactive process. After the verdict was handed do...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, News, Airlines, Business, Courts, Lawsuit, LAX, Top Stories OCR, Workplace


Grieving family, community gather at Hacienda Heights funeral for 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones

Weeks after the body of Trinity Love Jones was found on a Hacienda Heights equestrian trail, mourners gathered Monday at the 9-year-old girl’s funeral to honor her life. Pall bearers clad in purple vests — bearing a light purple casket festooned with a bouquet of purple roses — carried the girl’s body into the courtyard of St. John Vianney Catholic Church at noon, pausing in front of a table of 90 candles. Family members, many who were also wearing shades of pink and purple — the girl’s favorite...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, News, Uncategorized, Crime, Murder, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


Sheriff’s deputies investigate body found in Compton

COMPTON — A body was found early Monday in Compton, and authorities were working to determine if foul play was involved in the death. The body was discovered about 1:30 a.m. on the 400 block of West Victoria Street, the sheriff’s department reported. Information was not immediately available on the person’s identity or gender. Related Articles Coroner identifies man killed on Whittier Boulevard in East LA Memorial service planned for Trinity Love J...
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Fewer LA Marathon runners sought medical treatment, but 9 were hospitalized in life-threatening condition

A handful of participants in the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon were sent to the hospital in life-threatening condition on Sunday, but far fewer people requested medical treatment compared to last year, emergency officials said. Paramedics treated 21 marathon participants out of about 24,000 total who trekked the grueling, 26.2-mile race from Dodgers Stadium to Santa Monica. That was significantly less than the 86 who were treated while running the race in 2018. The nine people Sunday who were being ...
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Man pleads guilty in 2017 DUI crash that killed a North Hills woman, injured her toddler daughter

SAN FERNANDO — A North Hills man is facing more than 12 years in state prison for a DUI crash that killed a woman and seriously injured her 23-month-old daughter, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Jose Armando Macias Jr., 23, pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, causing injury, along with an allegation of inflicting great bodily injury upon a child...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, Local News, News, Crash, DUI, Top Stories LADN


Fire trucks are supposed to have 2 license plates but some don’t

Q. I have noticed that most government vehicles have front and back license plates. Even cops! Even ambulances! But not so with fire trucks. I don’t see a legal carve-out for this omission, and they sure look good without one up front. But what gives? I don’t see cops pulling over Engine 51 on the way to the grocery store! I have seen these missing plates in my town. Randall Marquis, Newport Beach A. Honk looked around, and Newport Beach’s Fire Department isn’t the lone agency out there without ...
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A dozen injured, 1 in critical condition after more than 25-car pileup closes part of southbound 5 Freeway in the Grapevine

Some southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were closed in the Grapevine area on Saturday after fiery a crash involving more than 25 vehicles left 12 people injured with one person in critical condition, authorities said. ADVISORY: SB I-5 at Gorman School Road is backed up due to multiple-vehicle traffic collision leaving only right lane passable and vehicles exiting to alternate routes. Drive safe. pic.twitter.com/Kutp5quTyj — Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) March 24, 2019 Though the cause ...
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A dozen injured, 1 in critical condition after more than 25-car pileup temporarily closes part of southbound 5 Freeway in the Grapevine

Some southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were temporarily closed in the Grapevine area on Saturday after a fiery crash involving more than 25 vehicles left 12 people injured with one person in critical condition, authorities said. ADVISORY: SB I-5 at Gorman School Road is backed up due to multiple-vehicle traffic collision leaving only right lane passable and vehicles exiting to alternate routes. Drive safe. pic.twitter.com/Kutp5quTyj — Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) March 24, 2019 Thoug...
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15 injured, a toddler in critical condition as pileup temporarily closes the southbound 5 Freeway in the Grapevine

All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were temporarily closed in the Grapevine area on Saturday after a series of collisions involving 18 to 20 vehicles left 15 people injured with a 22-month-old child in critical condition, authorities said. Some southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were closed in the Grapevine area on Saturday, March 23, 2019 after a fiery crash involving 18 or more vehicles left 15 people injured with one person in critical condition, authorities said. (Photos by Rick McClu...
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Torrance herbalist surrenders to begin serving jail time after diabetic teen’s death

An on two misdemeanor counts stemming from the death of a 13- year-old diabetic boy in the Harbor Gateway area after he surrendered to authorities on Friday, March 22. Timothy Morrow, now 85, was convicted Feb. 20 of practicing medicine without a license, but jurors deadlocked two days later on a child abuse count stemming from Edgar Lopez’s August 2014 death. Morrow subsequently likely to produce great bodily injury or death following an agreement that his jail term on both counts would run...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, News, Courts, Crime, Top Stories Breeze


HIker reported missing near Snow Valley resort safely escorted through icy canyons

A hiker who went missing from Snow Valley Ski resort was found and escorted to safety through “multiple canyons and cliffs” by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue members early Friday, officials said. The 50-year-old Simi Valley man was medically checked by paramedics and released, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. This skier, who went missing Thursday afternoon, had a charged cell phone and was able to communicate with deputies, Bachman said. “He was dressed for the cold w...
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Kidnapping suspects lead authorities on chase from LA to OC

Kidnapping suspects led authorities on a chase from Los Angeles to Orange counties that ended early Friday on a freeway in Irvine. No injuries were reported. The suspects, in a red Toyota Venza, fled at high speeds from authorities after Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies received a call of a woman being kidnapped just before 11 p.m. Thursday in Palmdale, authorities said. The car traveled onto the freeway, where the California Highway Patrol took over the pursuit. At about 12:30 a.m. Friday,...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, Local News, News, Uncategorized, Chase, Crime, Top Stories OCR


Scooter rider killed in Santa Monica hit-and-run is identified

SANTA MONICA — The coroner’s office on Friday released the name of a 41-year-old man who was killed while riding a motorized scooter in Santa Monica. The man was identified as Michael Ramljak, according to the coroner’s office. The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. March 15 on the 2700 block of Third Street, Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez said. Ramljak was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later. “A preliminary investigation revealed that the male victim was riding a personall...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, Local News, News, Hit-and-run, Top Stories LADN


Storm breaks over Southern California, forecast predict mostly dry weekend

After two days of rain, meteorologists predict a dry weekend across most of Southern California beginning Friday, March 22. A storm that passed over the Southland on Wednesday and Thursday dropped nearly an inch of rain in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to reports from the National Weather service. The agency said the storm continued to produce scattered showers as it traveled east over the region. Remnants of that weather system were expected to d...
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Valley bookkeeper sentenced in Fashion District drug-money laundering scheme

LOS ANGELES — The San Fernando Valley bookkeeper for a Los Angeles Fashion District import-export textile company linked to a money laundering scheme to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars that came from drug traffickers was sentenced Thursday to three months of home detention for failing to report currency transactions over $10,000. Alma Villalobos, 56, of Arleta, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt to pay a $1,000 fine and serve two years of probation. Villalobos pleade...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, DEA, Local News, Wells Fargo, Southern California, Valley, U S Treasury Department, San Bernardino County, Morad, San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Villalobos


LAPD arrests 2 in carjack stabbing of pregnant woman in Sunland-Tujunga

SUNLAND — Two suspects were in custody Thursday in connection with a carjacking in the Sunland-Tujunga area that left a pregnant woman hospitalized with numerous stab wounds. The crime was reported just after 6 p.m. Wednesday on the 10800 block of Eldora Avenue, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section A man stabbed the female driver in the chest, and he and other suspects took her vehicle, which crashed into some parked vehicles, police said. T...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles Police Department, Sunland, Tony Im, Sunland Tujunga, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, Eldora Avenue, Greg Maga, Frank Kryshak, Kryshak


Chance of rain lingers in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Scattered showers are expected in Southern California Thursday from a storm that, a day earlier, produced virtually no rain in some communities but heavy downpours in others, along with lightning, thunder and hail. Most of Thursday’s rainfall likely won’t materialize until the afternoon, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno. The last of the storm, which arrived Tuesday night, probably won’t show up until Saturday evening, he said, adding that the next weather syst...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Rain, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, Compton, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


Coroner identifies man killed on Whittier Boulevard in East LA

EAST LOS ANGELES — The Coroner’s office on Thursday identified a 35-year-old man who was shot and killed in East Los Angeles. The victim was identified as Jaasiel Ruiz of Los Angeles, according to the coroner’s office. Deputies responded about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday to a call of a gunshot victim on the 6100 block of Whittier Boulevard and located Ruiz suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. ...
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Ford Mustang slams deeply into Arleta home

ARLETA — A car slammed into a house Wednesday night in Arleta, causing minor injuries to the driver. The crash was reported about 6:45 p.m. in the 8600 block of Roslyndale Avenue, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The car, driven by a woman, went deeply into the home, a battalion chief told a reporter at the scene. A woman crashed this Ford Mustang into a home late Wednesday, March 20, 2019, on the 8600 block of Roslyndale Avenue in Arleta, driving deeply into ...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Ford Mustang, Beverly Hills, Local News, Los Angeles Daily News, Littlerock, Newhall, Pico Robertson, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Arleta


Driver sustains minor injuries after car slams into home in Arleta

ARLETA — A car slammed into a house Wednesday night in Arleta, causing minor injuries to the driver. The crash was reported about 6:45 p.m. in the 8600 block of Roslyndale Avenue, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The car, driven by a woman, went deeply into the home, a battalion chief told a reporter at the scene. Related Articles Car kills pedestrian in Pico-Robertson area of LA Six-vehicle crash blocks lanes on 5 F...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Local News, Littlerock, Newhall, Pico Robertson, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Arleta, Crime + Public Safety, Nicholas Prange


Woman critically injured in stabbing during carjacking in Sunland-Tujunga

SUNLAND — A driver was stabbed in the chest during a carjacking in the Sunland-Tujunga area of Los Angeles Wednesday. The carjacking was reported just after 6 p.m. in the 10800 block of Eldora Avenue, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. #BREAKING Pregnant woman injured in stabbing, carjacking in Sunland-Tujunga areahttps://t.co/kZKLX5C9Fi — ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) March 21, 2019 A man stabbed the female driver in the chest and too...
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Memorial service planned for Trinity Love Jones, who was found dead in Hacienda Heights

Relatives of Trinity Love Jones are planning a memorial service for the girl who was found dead along a trail in Hacienda Heights. The memorial service, which is open to the public, will be held at noon on Monday, March 25 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church at 1345 Turnbull Canyon Road in Hacienda Heights, according to Antonio Jones, Trinity’s father, who announced the service on Facebook. Following the service, there will be a burial at Queen of Heaven Cemetery/Mortuary, 2161 S. Fullerton Rd. ...
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LAPD arrests man in sex crimes dating to the 90s in Pacoima; 5 girls were victimized

SAN FERNANDO  — A 56-year-old man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to sex-related charges involving four girls in the 1990s and a fifth in 2012. Felipe Ceja Bautista was charged March 13 with two felony counts of continuous sexual abuse, along with one felony count of committing a lewd act on a child and three felony counts of lewd acts on a child 14 or 15. Felipe Ceja Bautista (Photo courtesy LAPD) The criminal complaint alleges that all but one the crimes occurred between January 1990 and Dece...
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Police continue investigation of anti-Semitic flyers found early this week near West Valley schools

Police on Wednesday continued investigating multiple anti-Semitic flyers found plastered near West Valley schools earlier this week, and they encouraged anyone with information to contact investigators. The posters plastered on and around at least two campuses were printed with swastikas and offensive messages equating Nazism with Zionism and the state of Israel. At least five of the flyers were found Monday morning around El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, and another one alo...
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Spring storm dumps rain, hail on residents from Thousand Oaks to Brea; flooding closes some roads

A spring storm peppered residents from Thousand Oaks to the northern border of Orange County with hail, rain and occasional lightning on Wednesday, March 20. Rain and snow had been forecast to arrive in the Southland Tuesday evening, but fell later than expected. Hail began falling in northern Orange County as early as 1 p.m. as a storm cell lingered above the Brea area, according to the National Weather Service. The agency also reported at about 2:40 p.m. that another cell holding over the Comp...
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