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Lake Elsinore residents accused of scamming older people into sending them money

Three men accused of conspiring with others outside the country to steal money from elderly Inland Empire residents and people elsewhere in the U.S., claiming they were federal agents collecting fines connected to warrants, were arrested Thursday on federal charges. Anuj M. Patel, 30, and Elmer Miranda Barrios, 35, both of Lake Elsinore, along with Barrios’ cousin, 36-year-old William Margarito Barrios of Mexico, were indicted this month for alleged conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud...
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Man gets 2 years in prison for helping off-duty deputy stage a fake drug raid in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — An East Los Angeles man was sentenced to two years behind bars for helping an off-duty deputy sheriff stage a fake drug raid and steal more than a half-ton of marijuana and cash from a downtown warehouse, according to court papers obtained Wednesday. Daniel Aguilera, 32, was among six defendants convicted of plotting with ex-Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Marc Antrim to rob the legal pot warehouse in October 2018. Aguilera — who was sentenced on Tuesday — pleaded guilty last y...
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Los Angeles could see more than 300 homicides this year, police chief says

Dozens more people have been killed and more have been shot in Los Angeles this year than in the same time the year before, the city’s police chief said Tuesday. Already in 2020, there have been 266 killings, according to Los Angeles Police Department numbers as of Friday. That’s 53 more victims killed than over the same period of 2019. The number is also already more than the total number of killings in 2019 and 2018. And the city is closing in on 1,000 total shooting victims — as of Friday, 97...
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Jackie Lacey, husband sued by BLM members over gun incident

District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her husband were sued Tuesday, Oct. 20, by Black Lives Matter members over an incident in which he pointed a gun at them while they were outside the front door of the Laceys’ Granada Hills home in March. Melina Abdullah, Dahlia Ferlito and Justin Marks brought the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging civil rights violations, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. The suit seeks unspecified damages. Attorney J...
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LAPD is ready for possible election violence

By ERIC HEINZ | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday that his department is prepared to respond to any violence related to the Nov. 3 general election. Voting will start at many Los Angeles County vote centers on Saturday, and voting by mail has been in full force throughout California, with more than 1.5 million early ballots already cast, according to state officials. When asked by the Police Commission what he would tell Los Angeles residents who ...
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Former deputy to LA mayor accused of sexually harassing and assaulting LAPD officer, political worker

LOS ANGELES — A former deputy chief of staff to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was accused Monday of sexual harassment and assault over the past six years, and Garcetti was accused of doing nothing about it. The accusation was lodged by Yashar Ali, a former deputy chief of staff to Gavin Newsom when he was mayor of San Francisco, against Rick Jacobs and alleged Jacobs used to “forcibly kiss me when I worked in politics.” Ali is now a contributor to New York magazine and HuffPost. In a lengthy a...
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Montrose man arrested, accused of scamming investors via an adult entertainment scam

LOS ANGELES — A Montrose man pleaded not guilty Monday to a federal charge of defrauding investors out of more than $1 million via an adult entertainment website scam. Patrick Khalafian, 51, was arrested Friday on a single-count federal grand jury indictment charging him with wire fraud, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. After entering his plea, a Dec. 15 trial date was set, and he was ordered released on $50,000 bond. If convicted, Khalafian would face up to 20 years in federal priso...
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Paramount Pictures worker who barricaded himself inside Hollywood studio detained, police say

The LAPD said a "sexual assault suspect" was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a building at Paramount Studios in Hollywood,.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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LAPD officers wound Fullerton sexual assault suspect outside Hollywood studio

HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles police officers shot at a sexual assault suspect outside Paramount Studios in Hollywood, leading to a 90-minute barricade inside a building on the lot and the arrest early Monday morning of the injured suspect. The suspect was a man under surveillance in the area by Fullerton police conducting a sexual assault investigation, said Fullerton police Corporal Billy Phu. The Fullerton officers attempted to arrest the suspect about 10 p.m. Sunday, he produced a knife and office...
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Paramount shooting: Police open fire on sexual assault suspect at Hollywood studios

LAPD is advising the public to stay away from the area
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Paramount Studios Police Stand-Off Ends With Suspect Taken Into Custody

Police have taken into custody a sexual assault suspect who barricaded himself in a building on the Paramount Studios lot late on Sunday night. LAPD HQ tweeted that police were first in the area of Plymouth and Melrose, near the Paramount Pictures lot, around 10 p.m. to arrest a sexual assault suspect, but when they […]
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LAPD swarms Paramount Studios lot, officers search for suspect after police shooting

An officer-involved shooting occurred Sunday night at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and a search was underway for a suspect who may be barricaded inside a building near the front gate. The shooting was reported around 10:45 p.m. at the studio on Melrose Avenue near Gower Street, according to Officer A. Delatorre of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center. NBC4 reported the studio was evacuated and locked down as officers looked from the air and ground to confirm whether the suspec...
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LAPD swarms Paramount Studios lot after incident, officers search for suspect

The Los Angeles Police Department urged people to avoid the area of Paramount Studios in Hollywood after an incident there Sunday night. Some broadcast reports said officers were searching for a suspect and noted a large police presence at the site. A command post was set up for the fire and police departments, NBC Los Angeles reported. Police activity in the area of Melrose / Gower. Avoid the area. — LAPD Hollywood Division (@LAPDHollywood) October 19, 2020 #BREAKING: Search for suspect at...
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Video shows LA County Sheriff’s deputy firing on suspect in Willowbrook

WILLOWBROOK — Video surveillance footage shows tense moments in South Los Angeles as a fleeing suspect is chased, then fatally shot, by a sheriff’s deputy in Willowbrook. The imagery, broadcast on ABC7, provides more insight into the death of the Los Angeles man armed with a gun in the unincorporated area near South Los Angeles Friday. The man who died was identified as Fred Williams, 25, by coroner’s investigator K. Weber. While the Sheriff’s Department says there may also be body camera video ...
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Police seek suspect in fatal stabbing of LA Metro employee at downtown rail station

LOS ANGELES  — A Los Angeles Metro employee was fatally stabbed at a downtown rail station, and Los Angeles police were searching for his suspected female killer Sunday, according to police and a transit official. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic woman, age 25 to 30, according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department. According to the LAPD, the suspect got into a verbal argument with the Metro worker at about 10:45 p.m. Friday that escalated to violence. The wo...
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LAPD officers rescue grandmother, infant from carjacked vehicle; suspect arrested

LOS ANGELES — A man allegedly carjacked a running vehicle with an 8-month-old child and the baby’s grandmother inside Saturday, leading to a slow- speed police pursuit through downtown Los Angeles and his eventual arrest. The grandmother and infant were left inside a running car about 2:45 p.m. at Ninth Street and Maple Avenue when the suspect jumped in and drove off with them, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. The elderly woman was the ...
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More reader insight as Successful Aging celebrates 900 columns and 19 years

Dear readers. T his week is a continuation of my 19th annual anniversary column describing what I have learned from our readers this past year.  Ageism and insensitivity: One reader intends to call out those who demean older adults, speaking on behalf of the “beautiful, talented and intelligent (older people) who have contributed so much to what America stands for today.” A 77-year old reader disagreed with my description of ageism as a public health crisis, urging older people to stop w...
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Police shoot dead armed LA man who threatened people at gas station

The incident began at around 9:50pm when LAPD officers were driving by the 76 gas station near the intersection of West 111th and South...
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L.A.’s Finest Cancelled at Spectrum Network After Two Seasons

L.A.’s Finest Cancelled at Spectrum Network After Two Seasons According to The Wrap, Spectrum Network has officially decided not to give Sony Pictures TV’s Bad Boys spinoff series L.A.’s Finest a third season renewal. This cancellation comes after over a month since the Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union-led series had debuted its second season in early September. RELATED: On Becoming A God in Central Florida Season 2 Cancelled at Showtime PB = PB || {}; PB.g...
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Man’s eye ‘exploded’ after being struck by LAPD projectile fired at Lakers revelers

When the hard-foam police projectile struck 22-year-old William Gonzalez in the right eye as he celebrated the Lakers’ NBA title in...
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Woman wounded in LAPD shooting at Canoga Park motel

CANOGA PARK — A suspect was wounded early Thursday morning in an officer-involved shooting at a motel in Canoga Park. The shooting occurred at 20122 Vanowen St., near Winnetka Avenue, about 2:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The address corresponds to the Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn. While the motel has a Vanowen Street address, the structure sits on Winnetka Avenue just south of Vanowen. The suspect was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, and a weapon was re...
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LAPD shoots woman with handgun at Canoga Park motel

CANOGA PARK — Los Angeles police shot and wounded a woman armed with a handgun early Thursday morning at a motel in Canoga Park, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 20122 Vanowen St., near Winnetka Avenue, about 2:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The address corresponds to the Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn. “Officers responded to a radio call of a female trespass suspect …,” an LAPD statement said. “When they arrived they went to the room (where) the woman was...
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California panel recommends limits to police responses to demonstrations; criticizes ‘militaristic’ tactics

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest basketball championship, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday released a report urging better communication and restraint by officers and warning that the use of tactical weapons for crowd control can escalate the sort of violence they are intended to deter. Newsom sought the more than three-dozen recommendations after months of nationwide demonstrations followed the death ...
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California panel recommends limits to police responses to demonstrations; ‘militaristic’ tactics cited

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest basketball championship, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday released a report urging better communication and restraint by officers and warning that the use of tactical weapons for crowd control can escalate the sort of violence they are intended to deter. Newsom sought the more than three-dozen recommendations after months of nationwide demonstrations followed the death ...
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Lakers fans gather to celebrate at Staples Center, despite warnings to avoid the area — arrests reported

Thousands of Lakers fans gathered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the team’s 17th NBA championship late Sunday, despite pleas by city leaders to avoid the area and large crowds because of the coronavirus. Police on horseback move people back as rowdy fans celebrate, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the championship. (AP Photo/Jintak Han) Los Angeles police ...
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At least 76 arrested after Laker fans crowd into Downtown LA

Police arrested 76 people after more than 1,000 Los Angeles Lakers fans gathered near Staples Center on Sunday following the team’s NBA Finals win, with fans packing Figueroa Street just outside the arena to wave flags and chant. Ten were injured and 30-plus buildings damaged. “KOBE. KOBE. KOBE.” STAPLES Center is the place to be rn. pic.twitter.com/BCRHxMHgDy — SLAM (@SLAMonline) October 12, 2020 After a line of Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived on foot and in their vehicles, s...
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At least 76 arrested in L.A. after Lakers championship win

The LAPD said more than 30 buildings were damaged, and eight officers and two other people were injured when celebrations turned destructive.
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Lakers fans gather to celebrate at Staples Center, despite warnings to avoid the area

Thousands of Lakers fans gathered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the team’s 17th NBA championship late Sunday, despite pleas by city leaders to avoid the area and large crowds because of the coronavirus. Helicopter footage showed a large raucous and jubilant crowd cheering and setting off fireworks in the streets outside the Staples Center. Many yelled “Kobe!” Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the CHP announced that the Pico Boulevard and 9th Street off-ramps from the Nor...
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LAPD Estimates Crowd Of 20000 Attendees In Push Again For Peace In Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

A Pro-Armenia rally was held on Sunday afternoon in Beverly Hills in response to the ongoing Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict. Lesley...
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Man, 21, killed in Lake Balboa shooting, woman, 22, in custody

LOS ANGELES — A 21-year-old man was shot and killed at a home in Lake Balboa Saturday morning and a 22-year-old woman was in custody. The shooting was reported in the 17500 block of Strathern Street, near Louise Avenue, at 2 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers arrested the 22-year-old woman in connection with the shooting, police said. Details of what led up to the shooting, including a motive, were not immediately available. The shooting was not gang-related, police s...
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