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New L.A.’s Finest Season 2 Trailer Sets Premiere Date For September 

New L.A.’s Finest Season 2 trailer sets premiere date for September Sony Pictures Television and Spectrum Network have released a brand new L.A.’s Finest trailer for the upcoming second season of their Bad Boys spinoff series, revealing the new premiere date which will now be on Wednesday, September 9. Originally scheduled to return last June, Season 2’s first premiere date was delayed in light of the Black Lives Matter movement that had triggered nationwide protests against police brutality...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, La, Los Angeles, TV News, Streaming, Miami, CSI, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Spectrum, Patrick Mckenna, McKenna, Koreatown, Izzy


LAPD investigating possible 'swatting' incident at BLM activist's home

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating a possible swatting incident after heavily armed officers were called to the home of a prominent Black Lives Matter activist on Wednesday morning.
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Fearmongering isn’t the basis of sound policy

The union that represents LAPD officers informed Mayor Eric Garcetti that the police will not help him enforce his orders to shut off the water and power to houses where parties are held. Garcetti said last week he is cracking down on people who have these prohibited gatherings. Of course, the mayor is one person. His ability to enforce anything depends on his ability to order someone to enforce it. He can order the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to turn off the utilities, because the...
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Global coronavirus cases top 20 million as Russia approves vaccine

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his two adult daughters had already been inoculated with the cleared vaccine, which he described as effective. “She’s feeling well and has a high number of antibodies,” Putin said. Russia has reported more than 890,000 cases, th...
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SeaWorld shopping for theme parks that can’t ‘weather the storm’

SeaWorld is putting the old adage of “never let a crisis go to waste” into practice as the theme park giant goes shopping for distressed competitors who can’t weather the storm caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. SeaWorld Entertainment is in the market for theme parks and water parks that don’t survive the coronavirus crisis, according to company officials. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe...
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5 wounded in shooting at Harbor Gateway warehouse party

Five people were wounded early Tuesday at a Harbor Gateway warehouse party, Los Angeles police said. The shooting happened just before 12:40 a.m. in an industrial area at a building at 22904 Lockness Ave., police said. The victims “were attending a large party at the warehouse when an unknown suspect drove up and fired randomly,” said Officer A. Delatorre, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. All of the victims, who apparently did not suffer life-threatening injuries, were hospital...
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Shooting with multiple victims investigated in Harbor Gateway

HARBOR GATEWAY — Multiple victims were reported wounded early Tuesday in a shooting at a warehouse in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles. It was reported  at 12:39 a.m. at 22904 Lockness Avenue, according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department Operations Center. Paramedics were on the scene, he said. No further information was immediately available.   Related Articles Family mourns mother killed in Mulholland Drive mansion party shooting ...
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5 injured in shooting at Harbor Gateway warehouse party

HARBOR GATEWAY — Five people were wounded early Tuesday in a shooting at a party in a warehouse in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles. It was reported  at 12:39 a.m. at 22904 Lockness Avenue, according to Officer A. Delatorre  at the Los Angeles Police Department Operations Center. The victims “were attending a large party at the warehouse when an unknown suspect drove up and fired randomly,” Delatorre said. All of the victims had stable vital signs while hospitalized andundergoing treatment...
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Coronavirus: LAPD officers’ union pushes back on party enforcement

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department officers’ union is pushing back against the potential use of officers in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s efforts to shut off utility service at homes hosting large parties. Garcetti announced the plan last week in response to two headline-grabbing house parties that attracted huge crowds despite a prohibition on such large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the parties ended in a fatal shooting. The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the u...
Tags: News, California, La, Police, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Disneyland, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, LA County, Garcetti, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Police Protective League


Court: LA County owes $8M to family of man killed like George Floyd

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Los Angeles County must pay a full $8 million damage award to the family of a Black man whose death had similarities to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. While subduing Darren Burley in 2012, deputies “used their knees to pin him to the ground with as much body weight as possible,” according to the court’s unanimous ruling. It said Deputy David Aviles put one knee on the center of Burley’s back and the other...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, Police, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, California Supreme Court, Lapd, Usc, Ucla, Compton, Los Angeles County, Floyd


Are California police officers trained enough and in the right things?

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a four-part series that will examine policing in California following George Floyd’s killing and subsequent protests and calls for widespread reform. Part 1 examined how potential officers are selected. Part 2 explores how police officers are trained. While the killing of George Floyd has prompted widespread criticism of law enforcement around the country and calls for defunding police, some critics have pointed to officer training as part of the ...
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LAPD shoots man allegedly armed with knife in Tarzana

Los Angeles police shot and wounded a man who allegedly charged at officers while armed with a knife Friday, Aug. 7, in Tarzana. The shooting occurred shortly after 6 a.m. near Reseda Boulevard and Oxnard Street, near the Metro G/Orange Line busway, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The wounded man, in his 30s, was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, police said. Officers went to the location in response to a report of a disturbance involving a man armed with a knife, and the...
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First LAPD officer to die after getting the coronavirus was ‘one of the good ones,’ chief says

Officer Valentin Martinez, who died last month after contracting COVID-19, was eulogized Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department’s chief, who said he was known as “one of the good ones,” a cop who treated even those he arrested with respect and dignity. In a socially distanced ceremony, the American flag-draped coffin bearing Martinez, 45, rested just in front of a panorama depicting events from U.S. history at Liberty Hall in the middle of Forest Lawn Memorial Park’s sprawling property in...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ohio, Lapd, Frank Sinatra, Eric Garcetti, Trump, Chris Stapleton, Martinez, Moore, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, San Fernando Valley


LAPD shuts down backyard wedding near Playboy Mansion due to noise

LOS ANGELES — Police shut down a wedding reception in Holmby Hills after receiving multiple noise complaints. Los Angeles police responded Wednesday night to a mansion in the 10000 block of Wyton Drive, not far from the Playboy Mansion, and found a large party taking place. A backyard wedding was being held at the home and few people were wearing masks or practicing social distancing, ABC7 reported. The homeowner told a news photographer he was sorry it took so many calls to police to bring the ...
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The mayor of LA threatened to cut power and water to houses hosting parties after YouTube and TikTok stars kept gathering despite COVID restrictions

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said officials will cut water and power to houses that host parties, which are currently banned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eric Garcetti said that the measure would only be used on homes that repeatedly break the rules. The announcement came a day after a huge party that ended in gunfire and one woman dead. Parties have been thrown and attended by high-profile YouTube and TikTok stars in the area, including by Jake Paul. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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LAPD officer shot in the arm, possibly by friendly fire, during mental health call in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot in her right arm, possibly by another officer, while responding to a mental health call in Hollywood on Wednesday, police said. The officer responded to a call of a suicidal man, involving an approximately 33-year-old man with bipolar disorder, at about 2:10 p.m. at a residence in the 1100 block of North Wilton Place, near Santa Monica Boulevard, according to LAPD Officer Mike Chan. The man was allegedly armed with scissors. Officers...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Compton, CHAN, Los Angeles Police Department, Culver City, Santa Monica Boulevard, Gardena, Andres Guardado, Mike Chan, Top Stories LADN


LAPD: More cars being stolen this year; many recovered near where they were taken

Between a pandemic and an economic recession, Los Angeles residents have much to worry about these days. Add this to the list: Having their cars disappear without a trace. Thousands more vehicles already have been stolen in the city this year compared to years past, and police are puzzling over why. As early as March, Los Angeles police commanders across the city were alerting the public that they were seeing huge jumps in reports of vehicle thefts since lockdowns due to the coronavirus began. L...
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Migos Rapper Takeoff Sued by Woman Who Says He Raped Her at a Party, LAPD Investigating

Takeoff is the subject of a lawsuit and LAPD investigation after a woman claimed the Migos rapper sexually assaulted her at a party in Los Angeles. The woman, who filed the lawsuit under the name Jane Doe, claims Takeoff made her feel extremely uncomfortable at an L.A. party back in June before raping her in the bedroom of the person she says invited her to the gathering. TMZ reports: According to legal docs … the woman claims Takeoff stared at her while at the party and that made her extremely ...
Tags: Celebs, Sexual Assault, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Rape, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lapd, Rape Allegations, Migos, Jane Doe, Takeoff


LA County officials, UCLA and USC experts talk reforming systems with anti-racist policy

Los Angeles County leaders must do a better job of understanding the various structures that have marginalized and red-taped Black people from achieving equity for generations and identify specific outcomes that will improve the community if their reforms to address systemic racism are to succeed, several community leaders, academics and county officials said recently. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas held a virtual forum on Monday, Aug. 3, two weeks after he authored and his board colleagues appro...
Tags: News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local Politics, Johnson, Lapd, Usc, Black, Ucla, Lewis, Los Angeles County, Davenport, Board of Supervisors, Ong


Longtime LA city employee Ron Deaton dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — Friends and colleagues are remembering Ron Deaton, a longtime Los Angeles city employee and former adviser to the City Council, who died on Tuesday at age 77. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer called Deaton “one of the great problem-solvers in L.A. history.” “He was incredibly smart and effective, full of integrity and deeply committed to the people and institutions of Los Angeles,” Feuer wrote on Twitter. “It was a privilege to work alongside him when I served on the City Counc...
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Family mourns mother killed in Mulholland Drive mansion party shooting

Three people were shot, one fatally, early Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, during a party at a home on the 13200 block of Mulholland Drive in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Authorities Wednesday morning sought the persons responsible for a gang-related shooting at a large party taking place at a mansion in Beverly Crest north of Beverly Hills that killed a 35-year-old mother of three and left two other people hospitaliz...
Tags: News, Shooting, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Local News, Lapd, Riverside, Kenny, Ramirez, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles Police Department, Mulholland Drive, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Daily News


5 Los Angeles residents who say they were falsely labeled gangs members sue LAPD

Five people who say they were falsely labeled as gang members in a widening scandal engulfing an elite Los Angeles Police Department unit have filed a lawsuit against the city. The potential class-action suit filed Sunday seeks damages for the five city residents who said they lost jobs and faced legal and personal repercussions as a result of being misidentified as gang associates or entered into the state’s expansive Calgang database as gang members. Last month, California Attorney General Xav...
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Sylmar man charged with arson in torching of Hollywood pizzeria during George Floyd protest

A federal grand jury indicted a Sylmar man Tuesday, Aug. 4, on a charge of arson alleging he set fire to a well-reviewed pizzeria in Hollywood during the civil unrest that roiled Los Angeles in late May. Mario Ernesto Alvarado, 42, is charged with one count of arson following his July 16 arrest on a federal criminal complaint. Alvarado was released on $25,000 bond and is due back in Los Angeles federal court on Aug. 10 for arraignment. If convicted, Alvarado would face a sentence of five to 20 y...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Protest, Minneapolis, Restaurants, Arson, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Highland, Lewis, Floyd, Los Angeles Police Department


1 killed, 3 others wounded in Mulholland Drive mansion party shooting

LOS ANGELES — Four people were wounded, one fatally, when gunfire erupted early Tuesday morning at a large party taking place at a mansion north of Beverly Hills where police had earlier responded to multiple calls of disturbing the peace. Firefighters and paramedics sent to the 13200 block of Mulholland Drive about 12:45 a.m. located three adults who had been wounded, and they were treated at the scene, then taken to a hospital, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A...
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1 killed, 2 wounded in Mulholland Drive mansion party shooting

LOS ANGELES — Three people were wounded, one fatally and two critically, when gunfire erupted early Tuesday morning at a large party taking place at a mansion north of Beverly Hills where police had earlier responded to multiple calls of disturbing the peace. Firefighters and paramedics responded to the 13200 block of Mulholland Drive about 12:45 a.m. and located three adults who had been wounded, treated at the scene, then taken to a hospital, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fir...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Shooting, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Lapd, Mike Rogers, Riverside, Kenny, Laguna Beach, Mulholland Drive, KTLA, Sherman Oaks, Huntington Park


LAPD officer among dozens seen without masks or social distancing at party for first responders

At least one of the people attending a party at a bar in Los Angeles on Friday night -- without wearing masks or adhering to social distancing -- is a Los Angeles police officer.
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Hollywood party for 'first responders' includes at least one LAPD officer

At least one of the people attending a party at a bar in Los Angeles on Friday night -- without wearing masks or adhering to social distancing -- is a Los Angeles police officer.
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5 sue LAPD over misclassification as gang members

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Five local residents sued the Los Angeles Police Department and its chief early Monday, alleging they were falsely classified by officers as gang members or associates, causing job losses and damage to their reputations. According to the proposed class action complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court, LAPD officers “routinely” falsified field interview cards and entered the information into a statewide database. An LAPD spokesman said the depa...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Johnson, Local News, Lapd, Martinez, Jamba Juice, Los Angeles Police Department, East Los Angeles, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, City News Service


The VeepStakes: South L.A. Rep. Karen Bass inching closer to becoming Joe Biden’s VP pick

In the dwindling days before the Democratic National Convention, South Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass has emerged as a top-tier contender to be likely presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate for the White House. Perceived by national pundits as a Biden “short list-er,” Bass, 66, is in her fifth term in Congress representing the 37th Congressional District, which includes South L.A., Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, Miracle Mile, Pico-Robertson, Century City, Cheviot Hills, West Los Angeles...
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Is Rocket ready to walk in Smokey’s footsteps?

In 1944, the US Forest Service was looking for a way to promote forest fire prevention, and decided a fictional bear named Smokey would be the perfect messenger. “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” Remember it? Of course you do. It was burnt into the psyche of every kid growing up in this country. Smokey became a national icon. Now, the question is will Rocket? Rocket the Safety Dog out promoting Safety Rules for kids. (Photo courtesy The Hero in You Foundation) The Los Angeles Police Depar...
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