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Police Seek Public’s Help Solving Black Man’s Killing in Long Beach, Which Some Believe Was a Hate Crime
Fred Taft, 57, was shot dead inside a restroom at a park in Long Beach on July 21, 2018. His family believes it was a racially motivated hate crime. (Credit: David Malonson)
Former police officer charged with trying to have sex with teenager • Long Beach Post
Todd A. Lewitt, 51, used a dating website on July 26 to contact the deputy who was posing as a teenager, prosecutors allege.
Hawthorne man hospitalized and arrested in 405 crash that killed woman
CULVER CITY — A two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning on a 405 Freeway offramp in Culver City left a woman dead and a motorist in custody, authorities said.The crash occurred about 12:50 a.m. on the Venice Boulevard offramp from the northbound freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.Luis
Minivan in Fatal 405 Crash Had Been Reported Stolen
Only minutes earlier, a Culver City patrol unit had pulled over the 2016 Honda Odyssey near the Westfield Mall. But as the officer walked up to the driver's door, the minivan took off and got on the freeway, authorities said. It crashed at the next offramp, going over the median and onto the adjacen
Toyota Pulls Out of Long Beach Grand Prix
Toyota Motor North America has decided not to renew its title sponsorship agreement for the annual Grand Prix of Long Beach, which it has sponsored for 44 years, it was announced Thursday.
Woman Killed After Police Pursuit Ends In Fiery Crash
A chase that started with Culver City police trying to pull a van over on Slauson Avenue ended with a crash into a wall at about 1 a.m. on the Venice Boulevard offramp from the 405 Freeway. Two men and two women, all in their 20s, inside the van had to be extricated with the Jaws of Life.
Ex-Hermosa Beach cop charged with soliciting sex with minor
Todd A. Lewitt, a former police officer with the Hermosa Beach Police Department, arranged a meeting to have sex with the person after making contact with her through an online dating website in late July, according to prosecutors.
Fire At Compton Strip Mall Believed To Be Started With Molotov Cocktail
A fire broke out at the strip mall along Alondra Boulevard, between Atlantic and the 710 Freeway, at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, destroying a laundromat and damaging a number of neighboring businesses.
Residential burglary suspect in custody after short pursuit in Torrance
A man was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and evading arrest after leading police officers on a short pursuit in south Torrance, Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16.
Could Long Beach see a 4 a.m. last call for alcohol? • Long Beach Post
The bill, called SB 905, passed its final committee on Thursday and will head to the full Assembly for a vote within the next two weeks, officials said.
Woman Killed In Crash On Venice Blvd/405 Freeway Off-Ramp
NBC4 reported Culver City police officers had pulled over the driver of a Honda Odyssey on Culver Boulevard for a moving violation, but as officers approached the van, the driver fled. Officers lost sight of the van until they came upon the crash scene, NBC4 said.
Long Beach, Lynwood men convicted of robbing, killing woman in Montrose
Devon T. White, 21, of Lynwood, and James Wesley Trotter, 22, of Long Beach, were convicted of murder, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon stemming from the Aug. 8, 2017, killing of Hye Soon Oh. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegation of murder during the comm
These pro football, baseball and basketball players are giving back to Long Beach • Long Beach Post
Long Beach has always been known as a major producer for sports talent; the city has been turning out NFL players, MLB players, and Olympians since the 1910s with remarkable consistency.
Allowing teens to party at home in Redondo Beach may become criminal
Adults who allow minors to drink alcohol on private property could soon be prosecuted with a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and reimbursement of the city’s legal expenses.That’s according to the first reading of a proposed new ordinance passed unanimously by the Re
DA officially dismisses murder case following death of man charged with killing Long Beach fire captain
Thomas Man Kim, 77, who was accused of shooting to death Long Beach fire Capt. David Rosa and wounding two others, made his first court appearance on Monday, July 9. (Photo by Scott Varley/Press-Telegram, SCNG)
Investigators work to determine cause of Compton strip mall fire
"We don't like seeing these things happen in our city, we take them very serious," Luis Hernandez, Battalion Chief of the Compton Fire Department, said.
Police surround Bixby Knolls business after car chase; no suspect found • Long Beach Post
Police and sheriff’s deputies surrounded a Bixby Knolls office building Wednesday morning after a car chase that started in Carson ended up in Long Beach. Authorities, however, couldn’t find the vehicle after searching the building’s underground parking structure.
During 8-month closure of Blue Line, Metro will have direct shuttles from Long Beach to DTLA
However, one of the most pressing questions for riders has been how the8-month, $1 billion overhaulof the line, and the recently announced shuttle service that will transport riders in the interim, will impact their daily commutes.
SWAT in hours-long standoff in Rose Park area looking for man who shot woman • Long Beach Post
A woman was shot late Monday night in the Rose Park area, and police later called in SWAT and set up a perimeter around a home nearby in an unsuccessful search for the shooter, authorities said.
Water Main Ruptures In Long Beach Neighborhood
According to reports from the scene, the line that ruptured was a roughly 65-year-old, 8-inch main.